While the National Football League and its players continue to iron out the details of a new deal, the online sports betting odds have already been released for the next Super Bowl. It is no surprise that the defending champion Green Bay Packers are at the top of the list at 6-1, but it may turn a few heads that the team that they beat in last year’s finale isn’t the top representative from the AFC again this year. While the Pittsburgh Steelers are listed at 8-1 odds to get back to the big game and finally get the job done, the New England Patriots are listed at 6-1.
Although the Carolina Panthers should get a boost from the arrival of Cam Newton as the top selection in this year’s NFL draft, they aren’t getting any sports betting bonus love from the oddsmakers just yet with the worst odds to win as the only team listed at 300-1. The Indianapolis Colts are in the middle of the pack to reach their third Super Bowl in six years at 18-1, with Peyton Manning and company looking to avoid the curse of the game being based in their home stadium at Lucas Oil. Perhaps the best odds listing goes to the San Diego Chargers at 12-1, as this could finally be the year that they emerge as a dark horse that gets the job done and brings home the franchise’s first championship banner.