It's only early May of 2011, the NFL is in the middle of a lockout, but the sportsbooks have already released the odds to win Superbowl XLVI.
The Raiders are 40 to 1 odds (the same as the 49ers)
This chart says the May 1st odds on the Raiders winning Superbowl XLVI were 40-1. It says the "opening odds" were 75-1. I'm not sure when the line opened. Right after last season ended maybe? The line has already moved from 75-1 up to 40 to 1. I guess people are putting their money on the Raiders!
|Chargers||12 to 1|
|Chiefs||35 to 1|
|Raiders||40 to 1|
|Broncos||60 to 1|
Superbowl Odds.. My formula is simple.
I look for whatever teams have matches against the NFC WEST that year. (In 2010- AFCWEST Chargers, Chiefs & Raiders all posted records 8-8 & above, The NFC South played the NFCWEST & had Tampa Bay, Atlanta & New Orleans all finish above .500).. THE NFC WEST hasn't really improved through the draft & I can't see a lot of Impact Free Agents joining those franchises.
In 2011 the NFC WEST plays AFCNorth & NFCEast... I'd probably hedge my bets by putting money on Baltimore & Pittsburgh & then Philadelphia in the NFCEast (that's such a competitive division)
My logic behind that is cause teams like Pit & Balt have a chance to win 4 guaranteed games from STL, SF, SEA & ARI. If you have an easier schedule then you're likely to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
I think the Raiders odds are fair game... Very good to see the Chiefs odds favoured out. 35 to 1 and Chargers back to 12-1 (on a side note, you're a uneducated gambler if you ever put money on SD to win a Superbowl... You need to go to Rehabilitation if you bet year after year on the BOLTS)