Early 2014 NFL Super Bowl Futures Picks

by Scott on June 2, 2013

We’re still a few months until the NFL regular season begins, but now is the best time to analyze the futures markets to get the best odds available.

I’m going to begin covering the NFL again this year and for my first article I want to talk about the 2014 NFL Superbowl futures odds and my picks.

2014 NFL Superbowl Betting Lines

The Denver Broncos are the favourites to win the 2014 Super Bowl at the MetLife Stadium this upcoming season. The next three teams in the futures market that are close to the Broncos include the Patriots, 49’ers and Seahawks. I’m avoiding the early front runners though and betting the Packers.

NFL TeamSuper Bowl Odds
Denver Broncos+700
New England Patriots +750
San Francisco 49ers+775
Seattle Seahawks+825
Green Bay Packers+1250
Houston Texans+1600
Atlanta Falcons+1800
New Orleans Saints+1900
Baltimore Ravens+2500
New York Giants+2700
Pittsburgh Steelers+2800
Washington Redskins+3300
Cincinnati Bengals+3500
Dallas Cowboys+3800
Miami Dolphins+4300
Chicago Bears+5000
Indianapolis Colts+5000
Minnesota Vikings+5500
Philadelphia Eagles+5500
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+5500
Detroit Lions+6000
San Diego Chargers+6600
St. Louis Rams+6600
Kansas City Chiefs+7000
Carolina Panthers+8500
New York Jets+12500
Arizona Cardinals+16000
Buffalo Bills+20000
Cleveland Browns+20000
Tennessee Titans+22500
Jacksonville Jaguars+32500
Oakland Raiders+32500

Predictions to win the 2014 NFL Super Bowl

Last season the Green Bay Packers (11-5) won the NFC North despite dealing with lots of injuries. The team will be missing some familiar veterans this season including Charles Woodson, Jeff Saturday, Greg Jennings and Donald Driver.

Datone Jones was the Packers 1st round pick (#26) and he fills a hole on the defensive line. The team also signed two rookie RB’s to solidify the backfield in Eddie Lacy (Alabama) and Johnathan Franklin (UCLA). I expect big things from the run game this year.

Aaron Rodgers won’t have Jennings, but he missed a lot of last season due to injury anyways. Randall Cobb will look to improve upon an amazing 2012-13 campaign. Jordy Nelson, James Jones and Jermichael Finley will also be back on the offense.

Green Bay ranked #5 in points last season on offense (27.1 PPG). The run game only ranked #20 (106.4 RYPG), but if Franklin and Lacy can improve the Packers run game this offense should be able to dominate the scoreboard against most opponents.

If Nick Perry and the rest of the defense can stay healthy the Packers should definitely improve defensively. Green Bay struggled against the run last season, but Jones will help on the right side and if the linebackers are healthy as a unit they’ll improve.

Barring any injuries the Packers should win the division again and make the NFL Playoffs. If the Packers have a threatening rush attack in the playoffs and a healthy defense they’ll be able to compete with the stronger defensive teams like the 49’ers.

I’m also taking an early punt on the Green Bay Packers to play the Denver Broncos in the 2014 Super Bowl at 31.5/1 odds. I looked at the AFC and the conference seems a bit weak at the top this season and I think the Broncos are going to be a big force.

Denver improved their already deadly offense by signing Wes Welker this offseason. Denver has to be excited to get back on the field after losing in the playoffs in 2OT against Baltimore who eventually went on to win the Super Bowl last season.

Rookie RB Montee Ball should add some depth to the RB position as well. The defense lost Elvis Dumervil, but they still have lots of talent including Von Miller, Champ Bailey and newly signed Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie who will play opposite Bailey.

I don’t think the Broncos will be quite as good on defense as they were last season, but they won’t need to be because Denver should have the #1 offense in the NFL. Predicting the 2014 Super Bowl match-up is a crap shoot, but at these odds I like this bet.

Where to Bet on the 2014 Super Bowl

Most of you will know how popular sports betting online is, but you may not know where you should bet. The best sportsbook to bet on the Superbowl is 5Dimes, as they have great odds, accept bettors in the United States and always pay out clients.