It shouldn’t be much of a surprise to see which teams have reached the 2014 AFC and NFC title games. Entering the regular season, no NFL teams had better odds of winning Super Bowl XLVIII than the four remaining clubs.
According to the latest odds at Bovada.lv, the Seattle Seahawks have the best chance of winning it all. Their odds are slightly better than the Denver Broncos, even though the No.1 seed in the AFC is the bigger favorite this weekend.
Both Seattle and Denver will play at home on Sunday, where they’ve been dominant. Both teams went 7-1 in front of their fans in the regular season. However, the Seahawks’ record of home dominance stretches back to last year, as well, when Russell Wilson led his team to an undefeated mark. A year ago, Peyton Manning’s team was eliminated in a home playoff game.
Following the Broncos, the San Francisco 49ers have the third-best odds. They will have to beat the Seahawks in Seattle to advance, though winning on the road hasn’t proved to be a problem for them yet. In the first two rounds, San Francisco won at Green Bay and Carolina.
The New England Patriots have by far and away the worst odds of winning the Super Bowl. They are 4.5–point underdogs in Denver, and would likely be getting points against either NFC team.
The Seahawks are the favorites to win it all, but they are the only team with a quarterback who hasn’t played in the big game. Tom Brady leads all active signal callers with five Super Bowl appearances. Manning is 1-1 in the contest, and Colin Kaepernick lost to the Baltimore Ravens last year in his first try. In Wilson’s rookie campaign, he reached the divisional round of the playoffs.
Seattle Seahawks +190
Denver Broncos +200
San Francisco 49ers +300
New England Patriots +450