With the NFL season moving past the mid-point, bettors are starting to feel more confident in predicting a Super Bowl matchup, as the wagering activity picks up at SportsBetting.com on the “Possible Super Bowl XLII Matchup”.
The favorite matchup of the betting public at this point, not surprisingly, is the New England Patriots kicking off against the Dallas Cowboys. The odds offered on those two teams taking the field in Arizona this January are 2-1 according to the most updated future odds
The next most popular matchup has Brett Favre and the Packers replacing the Cowboys for the NFC. The odds offered on this one are 4-1.
There’s little wonder, after watching the Patriots go 9-0 to start the year, that they are the odds on favorite to represent the AFC in the big game. The defending Super Bowl champion Colts show up on the list as the possible AFC rep when you get to the 10-1 odds range. The oddsmakers have a 10-1 number hung on the possibility of a matchup between Indy and the Cowboys.
We’ve included the first 13 possible matchups in the list below. There are another 60 or so options not listed (see SportsBetting.com for the full list).
Like the way the Giants are playing? Think the Steelers have a shot at upsetting either New England or Indy (or both)….you can take a shot at the Giants and Steelers playing for the Lombardi Trophy at 40-1. Ten bucks will win you $400.
The list below, made up of only the most favored options, outlines the difference between the two conferences. The AFC has two clear favorites (Patriots and Colts) and one contender (Pittsburgh), while the NFC is still relatively wide open, with Dallas being a cut above and a handful of others in the mix. The NFC has no less than seven teams as possible playoff survivors fitting into spots at the top, while again, the AFC has three.
Whatever your hunch might be, if it’s the Pats and Cowboys (2-1) or the Cardinals vs. the Ravens (6000-1), you can take your shot and maybe cash in after the smoke clears on the NFC and AFC Conference Championship games .
Here is the partial list of the possible matchups and their odds.
- Giants vs. Steelers 40 – 1
- Packers vs. Steelers 35 – 1
- Bears vs. Patriots 25 – 1
- Cowboys vs. Steelers 20 – 1
- Giants vs. Colts 20 – 1
- Redskins vs. Patriots 19 – 1
- Buccaneers vs. Patriots 16 – 1
- Seahawks vs. Patriots 15 – 1
- Packers vs. Colts 15 – 1
- Cowboys vs. Colts 10 – 1
- Field (Any Other Matchup) 5 – 1
- Giants vs. Patriots 5 – 1
- Packers vs. Patriots 4 – 1
- Cowboys vs. Patriots 2 – 1
Again, you can go to SPORTSBETTING.COM for the full list.
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