As the dust settles on Super Bowl 50, following the Denver Broncos destruction of the Carolina Panthers, today we take a look at the early futures odds to claim Super Bowl LI that will play out on February 5, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Pleased that we avoided any need greed - we were able to build our bankroll by hedging up our Panthers Super Bowl 50 futures wager and we hope our loyal readers followed suit by doing the same. Bookmakers at SportsInteraction are offering some big prices on the 2017 National Football League Championship game. The odds are definitely at their ripest right now.
New England Patriots: Open as AFC and overall favorites
Seemingly the case for ages now, the Patriots are once again one of the top favorites to bring a Super Bowl Championship back to New England. Second chalk last year at this time with a +700 ML price, just behind Seattle who were favorites with +550 odds, New England is on the top of the board this year with a +701 money line. Pittsburgh (+1000) is the second favorite out of the AFC while the Super Bowl Champion Broncos (+1400) are third and tied with Dallas as the sixth overall chalk. The Host City Houston Texans have been tagged with a lofty +4000 NFL Championship price as they are looking to be the first team to participate in a Super Bowl on their home turf.
Green Bay Packers: Rodgers & Crew lead the NFL as top Super Bowl LI chalk
After a disappointing 2015 NFL season, by their lofty standards, Green Bay is the top NFC favorite to claim the Vince Lombardi Trophy 361 sleeps from today. As was the case last February, when they had six of the top nine favorites, the NFC is well represented at the top of the SportsInteraction betting board again this year. Five of the top eight Super Bowl LI chalk teams are from the NFC as Seattle, Carolina, Dallas and Arizona join the Packers. Not seeing much of drop off from the Panthers, in fact they will be better with stud WR Kelvin Benjamin returning from injury, our first horse in the Super Bowl LI race is Carolina with a three-unit futures wager at SportsInteraction.
SportsInteration Super Bowl LI – NFL 2017 Championship Futures Odds
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Filling out the Final Four, a pair of Midwest Region Semifinals games, plus the Championship match, will be contested at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. First up, #1 Kansas clashes with #5 Clemson at 7:07 PM ET and then #2 Duke duels with #11 Syracuse at 9:57 PM ET on Friday, March 23, 2018. The title fight follows on 24/03/18. Let's preview and pick the Midwest matchups.
With the West and South Region Final Four squads determined, action from the East and Midwest plays out on March 23 and 24, 2018. Battling at TD Garden in Boston, #1 Villanova Wildcats face #5 West Virginia Mountaineers at 7:27 PM ET prior to the #2 Purdue Boilermakers versus #3 Texas Tech Red Raiders tussle at 9:57 PM ET. Winners meet on 24/03/18 to decide the East Final Four squad.
Regional Semifinal and Championship matches kick off the Road To The Final fall as a trio of South Region contests play out on March 22 and 23 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. #7 Nevada vs #11 Loyola (CHI) get the action going at 7:07 PM ET prior to #5 Kentucky vs #9 Kansas State squaring off at 9:37 PM ET on March 22, 2018. These duels are strangers in a strange land matchups.
Thursday night hockey features a dozen games in the run up to the playoffs, including a massive clash between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Nashville Predators in Music City. Florida will travel to Ohio to meet with the Blue Jackets, a game with significant ramifications for the post season picture in the eastern conference. NHL picks and pucklines for March 22nd also includes superb value for the Blackhawks, Capitals and Golden Knights.