The Seattle Seahawks may have come up short in their bid for back-to-back Super Bowl championships Sunday night against the New England Patriots, but that didn’t deter oddsmakers as they posted odds for next year’s Super Bowl.
Sports Interaction opened its Super Bowl 50 odds with the Seahawks set as a +500 favorite. The Patriots are just behind on the odds board at +550, followed by the Green Bay Packers at +750.
“This is a great team — a great group of competitors who never gave in, never lost their will, mentally and physically as tough of a group as I’ve been around, and I’ve been around some,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick told reporters.
The Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX hopes were hanging in the balance when Seattle had the ball less than a yard away from New England’s end zone with a minute left in regulation. However, on second-and-goal, the Seahawks chose to throw the ball, which was intercepted by Malcolm Butler.
“I told those guys, ‘That’s my fault, totally,’ “Seattle coach Pete Carroll said after the game. “But we had plenty of time to win the game. We were playing for third and fourth down, give them no time left. But [it] didn’t work out that way.”
Super Bowl XLIX’s odds opened as a Pick ‘em before the public started betting the Patriots heavily. New England move to a 1.5-point favorite before the line swung back the other way to a Pick ‘em before the Pats went off as 1-point favorite before the kickoff.