It didn’t take long for Bovada.lv to release odds for the 2013 Super Bowl. In somewhat of a surprise, the Green Bay Packers, not this year’s champion the New York Giants, are the favorites to win the Super Bowl at 6 to 1, followed by New England (7/1), New Orleans (8/1), Philadelphia (12/1), Pittsburgh (12/1), Houston (12/1), Baltimore (14/1) and then the Giants (15/1).
The Seahawks once again get little respect, and can be found way down the list at 60 to 1.
Also of interest for Seahawks fans, Bovada gives the Arizona Cardinals the best chance of landing quarterback Peyton Manning once he inevitably hits free agency in March, giving Manning 2 to 1 odds of playing for Arizona in game 1 of the 2012 season. The Cardinals are followed by Washington (5/2), Miami (3/1), the N.Y. Jets (7/2) and Indianapolis (7/1).
The Seahawks do not appear on the list.
“With Peyton Manning’s situation it has made setting next year’s Super Bowl Odds very difficult and a reason you will see teams like Arizona and Miami at lower odds than what they would be in case Manning signs there,” said Bovada.lv Sportsbook Manager Kevin Bradley. “ As for the Colts, even though there is a slim chance he stays they are at 50-1 but if he does leave will shoot up to around 100-1 and if stays would drop down to around 15-1, just goes to show the importance of a guy like Peyton.”