The latest 2013 Super Bowl XLVII Odds have 2011 Super Bowl winner Green Bay Packers favored at +575 moneyline odds, to reclaim the Lombardi Trophy. Next in line is last year’s runner-up, New England Patriots, at +605 odds; the Patriots are followed by NFC Championship Game loser San Francisco 49ers, which is drawing +1150 2013 Super Bowl XLVII odds to capture the franchise’s sixth championship. The New York Giants stunned the football world last season, defeating the favored Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI after an up and down 9-7 campaign that featured two losses to the lowly Redskins. The odds makers are not, however, expecting a repeat performance from Eli Manning and company.
Green Bay Packers (+575): The Packers were the class of the league last season, posting a 15-1 record while ranking first in points per game (35). Green Bay fell flat on its face in the playoffs, though, losing to the eventual champion Giants 20-37 at Lambeau, despite an officiating crew that seemed desperate to keep the Green and Gold’s postseason hopes alive. As miserable as that loss was, it may serve the Packer well this year. It really does not matter what you do in the regular season if you bring no fire to the playoffs. Can we say lesson learned? That remains to be seen, but Green Bay, at +575 odds, looks like a risk worth taking.
New England Patriots (+605): As long as Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are joined at the hip, the Patriots will be in the Super Bowl conversation. New England overcame a leaky defense (411.1 yards per game allowed), something it worked hard to correct in last month’s draft by taking six defensive players with its seven picks, passing its way to an AFC best 13-3 record. If the large crop of defensive rookies can make an impact, it is safe to assume the Patriots will, once again, be the class of the conference.
San Francisco 49ers (+1150): San Francisco lacked the high flying offense that both Green Bay and New England featured last season, but it was efficient nonetheless, averaging just over 13 yards per point. The 49ers did not need a point-a-minute offense, though, as they field the league’s best defense, giving up an average of 308.2 yards and 14.3 points per game. This season should feature more of the same from Jim Harbaugh’s team only quarterback Alex Smith now has more weapons with which to work. The team drafted potential playmakers with its first two picks (wide receiver A.J. Jenkins, running back LaMichael James) and it inked Super Bowl hero, wide out Mario Manningham, two a two year deal back in March.
Giant(s) Musings: The Giants long odds, or longer than expected odds, seem a bit strange. The team did underperform a good deal of the regular season last year, but it was also hit harder by injury than almost any squad in the league. So if you want to hop on the New York bandwagon, now may be the time. If the team jumps out to a hot start, which is likely with home games against Dallas, Tampa Bay, and Cleveland in the first five weeks, that +1850 may drop to +1200.
Complete list of 2013 Super Bowl XLVII Odds: Arizona Cardinals +4550, Atlanta Falcons +2750, Baltimore Ravens +1625, Buffalo Bills +8550, Carolina Panthers +5250, Chicago Bears +3550, Cincinnati Bengals +4250, Cleveland Browns +22500
Dallas Cowboys +2550, Denver Broncos +1250, Detroit Lions +1850, Green Bay Packers +575, Houston Texans +1250, Indianapolis Colts +22500, Jacksonville Jaguars +22500, Kansas City Chiefs +6250, Miami Dolphins +4050, Minnesota Vikings +12500, New England Patriots +605, New Orleans Saints +1525, New York Giants +1850, New York Jets +3050, Oakland Raiders +7550, Philadelphia Eagles +1225, Pittsburgh Steelers +2250, San Diego Chargers +3050, San Francisco 49ers +1150, Seattle Seahawks +5250, St. Louis Rams +8550, Tampa Bay Buccaneers +12500,Tennessee Titans +6250 and Washington Redskins +6250.
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