The growth in American Football Betting on both sides of the Atlantic means the Super Bowl is one of the biggest betting events of the sporting calendar.
A host of teams head in to the NFL season with ambitions of making Super Bowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix in Arizona on 1st February 2015. Seattle Seahawks are reigning champions after their big win over Denver Broncos in New York last year, althoughh betting market is intriguing this season.
In the NFC, the main hopes of Super Bowl success come in the form of the Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, Saints and Seahawks, while the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers are potential dark horses.
In the AFC, the Colts are joined by the Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers at the head of the betting along with the New England Patriots and the Broncos, who will also be looking for a big year.
|New England Patriots||3||3||3||3||10/3||10/3||3||3|
|Green Bay Packers||9/2||9/2||5||9/2||5||9/2||5||5|
|New Orleans Saints||50||50||50||50||40||50||33||50|
|San Diego Chargers||66||80||80||80||80||80||66||66|
|Kansas City Chiefs||100||80||100||80||80||80||80||100|
Seattle Seahawks 43 - 8 Denver Broncos
The table below details the past Superbowl winners and the handicap that they were assigned by the bookmakers prior to the game, indicating the trends of how well the favourites and underdogs have performed down the years.
|Year/Super Bowl||Winning Team||Losing Team||Score||Winning Team's Handicap|
|2014 - XLIX||Seattle Seahawks||Denver Broncos||43 - 8||+2|
|2013 - XLVII||Baltimore Ravens||San Francisco 49ers||34-31||+3.5|
|2012 - XLVI||New York Giants||New England Patriots||21-17||+3|
|2011 - XLV||Green Bay Packers||Pittsburgh Steelers||31-25||-3|
|2010 - XLIV||New Orleans Saints||Indianapolis Colts||31-17||+7|
|2009 - XLIII||Pittsburgh Steelers||Arizona Cardinals||27-23||-7|
|2008 - XLII||New York Giants||New England Patriots||17-14||+12|
|2007 - XLI||Indianapolis Colts||Chicago Bears||29-17||-7|
|2006 - XL||Pittsburgh Steelers||Seattle Seahawks||21-10||-4|
|2005 - XXXIX||New England Patriots||Philadelphia Eagles||24-21||-7|
|2004 - XXXVIII||New England Patriots||Carolina Panthers||32-29||-7|
|2003 - XXXVII||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Oakland Raiders||48-21||+4|
|2002 - XXXVI||New England Patriots||St Louis Rams||20-17||+14|
|2001 - XXXVI||Baltimore Ravens||New York Giants||34-7||-7|
|2000 - XXXIV||St Louis Rams||Tennessee Titans||23-16||-7|
|1999 - XXXIII||Denver Broncos||Atlanta Falcons||34-19||-7.5|
|1998 - XXXII||Denver Broncos||Green Bay Packers||31-24||+11|
|1997 - XXXI||Green Bay Packers||New England Patriots||35-21||-14|
|1996 - XXX||Dallas Cowboys||Pittsburgh Steelers||27-17||-13.5|
|1995 - XXIX||San Francisco 49ers||San Diego Chargers||49-26||-18.5|
|1994 - XXVIII||Dallas Cowboys||Buffalo Bills||30-13||-10.5|
|1993 - XXVII||Dallas Cowboys||Buffalo Bills||52-17||-6.5|
|1992 - XXVI||Washington Redskins||Buffalo Bills||37-24||-7|
|1991 - XXV||New York Giants||Buffalo Bills||20-19||+7|
|1990 - XXIV||San Francisco 49ers||Denver Broncos||55-10||-12|
After the thrilling finale to the last Super Bowl, there is sure to be massive interest in the next event, with a host of teams battling it out for favouritism in the latest betting market.
The Super Bowl will be held on 1st February 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, and it promises to be another great sporting spectacle for the punters with so many betting markets available throughout the season.....
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