Excerpt: "The Patriots are not only favored to win this year's Super Bowl, they're favored to win next year's, too.
The LVH SuperBook opened New England at 6-to-1 to win Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Feb. 2, 2014, ahead of the Broncos and 49ers at 8-to-1.And it's not just because the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady combo shows no signs of slippage. The Pats, even money to win this year's big game, are the definition of a “public” team in Vegas. People love to bet on them, no matter the line. Whether or not they beat the Ravens to advance to this year's Super Bowl, the Patriots will draw heavy action in next year's Super Bowl futures.New England hasn't won a Super Bowl since 2005. The Pats came agonizingly close in 2008 and 2012, losing to the Giants each time.
Seven of eight teams in last week's divisional playoffs head the 2014 Super Bowl odds. But the Ravens, at 20-to-1, have longer odds than non-playoff teams like the Steelers and Saints at 15-to-1.
Next year's game will be the first cold-weather Super Bowl. LVH pegged the Giants at 20-to-1 and the Jets at 50-to-1 to win it in their home stadium.
Vegas gives the Raiders and Jaguars the worst chance of winning next year's Super Bowl. Each opened at 150-to-1.The Colts look like a value pick at 40-to-1.Odds to win 2014 Super Bowl:
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