Patriots favored to win 2014 Super Bowl

By Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Patriots are not only favored to win this year's Super Bowl, they're favored to win next year's, too.

The LVH SuperBook opened New England at 6-to-1 to win Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Feb. 2, 2014, ahead of the Broncos and 49ers at 8-to-1.

And it's not just because the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady combo shows no signs of slippage. The Pats, even money to win this year's big game, are the definition of a “public” team in Vegas. People love to bet on them, no matter the line. Whether or not they beat the Ravens to advance to this year's Super Bowl, the Patriots will draw heavy action in next year's Super Bowl futures.

New England hasn't won a Super Bowl since 2005. The Pats came agonizingly close in 2008 and 2012, losing to the Giants each time.

Seven of eight teams in last week's divisional playoffs head the 2014 Super Bowl odds. But the Ravens, at 20-to-1, have longer odds than non-playoff teams like the Steelers and Saints at 15-to-1.

Next year's game will be the first cold-weather Super Bowl. LVH pegged the Giants at 20-to-1 and the Jets at 50-to-1 to win it in their home stadium.

Vegas gives the Raiders and Jaguars the worst chance of winning next year's Super Bowl. Each opened at 150-to-1.

The Colts look like a value pick at 40-to-1.

Odds to win 2014 Super Bowl

Patriots 6-1
49ers 8-1
Broncos 8-1
Packers 10-1
Seahawks 10-1
Texans 12-1
Falcons 15-1
Steelers 15-1
Saints 15-1
Ravens 20-1
Giants 20-1
Redskins 30-1
Bears 30-1
Bengals 30-1
Cowboys 30-1
Chargers 30-1
Lions 40-1
Vikings 40-1
Colts 40-1
Panthers 40-1
Jets 50-1
Eagles 50-1
Dolphins 50-1
Rams 50-1
Buccaneers 50-1
Browns 50-1
Chiefs 50-1
Titans 100-1
Bills 100-1
Cardinals 100-1
Raiders 150-1
Jaguars 150-1

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