Super Bowl Picks: NFL Future Odds Heading into Week 8

Joe Catalano

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:20 PM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 6:20 PM UTC

We have been taking a look at the updated future odds in the NFL after each week and with the Denver Broncos odds continuously moving in their favor, we wonder if now is the time to make our betting pick.

Denver Broncos -3/1 (Seattle is Nowhere in Sight)
Let's face it, the one team that the Broncos don't want to face in a possible Super Bowl matchup is the Seattle Seahawks. The Broncos would not be looking for redemption from their loss to Seattle last year in the Super Bowl. They're desperately looking for a Super Bowl ring. After a beating of a very good San Francisco 49'ers team this past week and a Seattle loss to the St. Louis Rams, the Seahawks have slipped back to 9/1 betting odds while the Broncos are the clear favorites.

The combination of Peyton Manning to Demaryius Thomas looks unstoppable while Ronnie Hillman has provided the Broncos with a solid running game. Let's not forget that the Broncos have cinched their defense up. Their NFL odds are only going to go down if Denver continues to play like this.


Green Bay Packers - 8/1
Green Bay is currently the 2nd favorite and they were so good last week that the network that they were playing on switched to a different more competitive game.

Aaron Rodgers is a huge reason for the Pack's success. The combination of Rodgers and Jordy Nelson struck again and the Panthers and Cam Newton looked like they belonged in Pop Warner Football. Although I think Rodgers is great, Denver would beat them in a potential matchup and the Packers would also possibly face teams like Dallas or Seattle in the NFC Championship Game. The Packers look like a decent price at 8/1, but their road for another ring looks quite difficult.


Dallas Cowboys- 9/1
This is the team that I suggested was a steal at 28/1. The next week they were 12/1 and now they're 9/1. The lottery pick has become one of the betting favorites and the reason for that is the running of DeMarco Murray. Murray is the MVP of this league thus far with 100 yards plus in every game this season. We could possibly season a new season rushing record if Murray keeps up this pace. Owner Jerry Jones would just be happy with a Super Bowl Championship.

This past week, the Giants gave Dallas a run for their money, but the Cowboys have shown that they're for real. You've had several opportunities through my picks to grab this team at great prices. The Cowboys will be in the post-season and could make a lot of trouble for opponents.


Stock Has Dropped

New England Patriots- 12/1 
Even though the Patriots have always had trouble with the Jets, there is no excuse for almost losing last week's game. In reality, New York dominated the game and came out with a 27-25 loss. The Patriots are looking old and with more holes than Swiss Cheese. They are not high on my radar at the moment.


San Francisco 49'ers -14/1
Their 49'ers looks great, but that's because Peyton Manning and Denver blew them out of the building by the 3rd quarter in a 45-17 loss. Until I see major improvement, I have very little to say about Colin Kaepernick and his football team even at this price.


Great Deals

Arizona Cardinals -20/1
I was kind of hoping to see longer odds because this is the Cardinals that we're talking about, but then why should I? Arizona is quite underrated with a 5-1 mark after a 24-13 win over the Oakland Raiders. I know they beat a winless team, but all Arizona does is win ball games.

Running back Andre Ellington is the poor man's Matt Forte and he can run and catch out of the backfield. The question is "Does Carson Palmer have the talent to lead a team to a Super Bowl and win?" If Trent Dilfer can win a Super Bowl, Palmer sure can and with Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald as his receivers, this team is a team to keep an eye on.

They missed the playoffs last season with a 10-6 record last season. 20/1 is a bit disappointing off of their history alone, but this team is much better than the odds provided. Keep an eye on them and possibly make a small future bet.


Pittsburgh Steelers -66/1
I know that the Steelers are a real longshot to win the Super Bowl, but quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has proven that he can win the big one. When you have a team with LeVeon Bell at the running back position and Antonio Brown at the wide receiver position, you're dangerous. Houston found this out last night on Monday Night Football. This price will only go down and I would certainly suggest for those with deep pockets to throw a few dollars down on NFL picks for a team with talent like this. The price is right!

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