The Indianapolis Colts, facing 14-1 odds to win the next Super Bowl, improved to the favorite in the field, at least at one sports book, after several high-profile acquisitions in free agency.
The MGM Sportsbook lists the Colts at 6-1, followed by the Seahawks and Packers at 11-2, the Patriots at 6-1, and the Cowboys at 8-1.
The Colts signed veterans Frank Gore and Andre Johnson to bolster their offensive might. The team struggled at the running back spot in 2014 and Johnson helps fill the void left by the departing Reggie Wayne. Though free agency hasn’t done much to improve the Colts defense, which let them down against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, the moves on the offensive side of the ball did enough to provide a jolt in the right direction to the franchise’s fortunes, at least according to Vegas bookies. Andrew Luck also increasingly looks less like the quarterback of the future and more like the quarterback of the present.
The Westgate stands pat with Super Bowl 49’s opponents sharing favorite status for Super Bowl 50. The Bovada likes the Seahawks as the lone favorite.
Footballlocks lists the Packers and Patriots as the teams to beat at 7-1. The Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans remain the longest of longshots at Footballlocks at 300-1. The Redskins, Bucs, and Raiders also face triple-digit-to-one odds.
New England, New Orleans, Denver, and Seattle all factored high on Vegas board before last season.