Colts are the new Vegas favorite to win Super Bowl 50

The Colts are the favorites to take home the Lombardi Trophy. (NFL)
The Colts are the favorites to take home the Lombardi Trophy. (NFL)

Andre Johnson said he signed with the Colts because he felt like Indianapolis gave him the best chance to win a Super Bowl and at least one Nevada sportsbook agrees with him that Indy has the best chance.

At the MGM Sportsbook in Las Vegas, the Colts have been pegged as the favorites to win Super Bowl 50. MGM must have been listening in on the phone call Johnson had with Frank Gore this week.

“After I got released by the Texans, Frank called me,” Johnson said, via ProFootballTalk.com. “He called me right after it happened and was just like, ‘What are you gonna do?’ I’m like, ‘Frank, I don’t know. I just got released. I don’t know.’ I asked, him ‘Who do you think has the best chance to win a Super Bowl?’ And he was like, ‘Indy.’ And I was like, ‘That’s my same choice too so let’s do it, let’s go for it.’ And they were able to get both of us here.”

The Colts odds improved after Indy went crazy during the first three days of free agency, signing Gore, Trent Cole, Kendall Langford, Todd Herremans and Johnson. Those five players will join a team that only came up one game short from playing in Super Bowl XLIX.

Before free agency started, the Colts had 14-1 to 12-1 odds at most Vegas sportsbooks.

It’s also possible that the MGM really, really liked the fact the Colts dumped Trent Richardson on Thursday.

Overall, the five top favorites to win Super Bowl 50 at the MGM book are the Colts (5-1), Seahawks (11-2), Packers (11-2), Patriots (6-1) and Cowboys (8-1), according to the odds obtained by ESPN.com.

Just because the Colts are the favorites at the MGM doesn’t mean they’re the favorite everywhere though.

The Seahawks and Patriots are 6-1 co-favorites to win Super Bowl 50 at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, while the Seahawks and Packers are 6-1 co-favorites at William Hill.

At Bovada, the Seahawks are the sole favorite to win Super Bowl 50 with 5-1 odds. The Colts have 9-1 odds at Bovada, an improvement from the 14-1 odds they faced before free agency started.

If you’re now wondering who the longest longshot is, the answer to that questions is Jacksonville and Tennessee. Both teams are facing 200-1 odds to win Super Bowl 50.

One of the most notable drop in odds hit the 49ers, who were listed at 16-1 in February, but have since dropped to 33-1.

Next season’s Super Bowl will be played on Feb. 7, 2016, and televised by CBS from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

Odds to win Super Bowl 50 from Bovada

Seattle Seahawks 5-1

New England Patriots 6-1

Green Bay Packers 7-1

Indianapolis Colts 9-1

Denver Broncos 12-1

Dallas Cowboys 14-1

Philadelphia Eagles 20-1

Pittsburgh Steelers 20-1

Arizona Cardinals 25-1

Baltimore Ravens 25-1

New York Giants 25-1

Cincinnati Bengals 33-1

Detroit Lions 33-1

Miami Dolphins 33-1

New Orleans Saints 33-1

San Francisco 49ers 33-1

Atlanta Falcons 40-1

Buffalo Bills 40-1

Carolina Panthers 40-1

Kansas City Chiefs 40-1

San Diego Chargers 40-1

Chicago Bears 50-1

Houston Texans 50-1

Minnesota Vikings 50/1

St. Louis Rams 50-1

New York Jets 66-1

Cleveland Browns 75-1

Oakland Raiders 75-1

Washington Redskins 100-1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 150-1

Jacksonville Jaguars 200-1

Tennessee Titans 200-1

Source:  CBS Sports

 


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The Eagles will have to replace LeSean McCoy, but they don’t necessarily need to do so with one player.

After Chip Kelly and Co. made the stunning move of agreeing to ship McCoy to the Bills on Tuesday, the Eagles have a vacancy at running back. McCoy’s 626 carries over the last two years are the most of any running back during that time frame, so his workload won’t be easy to shift.

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