The 2015 NFL Playoffs are beginning to wind down and there are just three games remaining in the current season. Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona will be played in a couple weeks, but Championship Weekend is here and now you need to know the betting odds and Vegas picks for the AFC Championship and NFC Championship.
According to the Las Vegas Sun, there is a 54 percent chance that the two top seeds will advance to the Super Bowl for a second straight season. The two top seeds have only gone to the Super Bowl twice in the last 20 years, and if the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots go forward, it will be a third time.
In the NFC Championship game, the Seattle Seahawks are a minus -325 (risking $3.25 to win $1) on the money line to take down the Green Bay Packers. That’s a 75 percent win expectancy when accounting for the house’s hold.
Last year, the Seahawks were 1.5-point underdogs and they ended up destroying the Denver Broncos 43-8 in the Super Bowl.
- Start Time: 3:05 p.m. ET
- TV: NBC
- Betting Odds: Seattle -7.5
- Over/Under: 47 points
Over in the AFC Championship Game, the New England Patriots are a minus-290 favorite over the Indianapolis Colts. That gives a possible 73 percent of victory for the number one seed in the AFC.
NFL experts are extremely one-sided in this game with more than the majority leaning toward the Patriots coming out as the victor. Even with most of the money going the way of the Colts so far, the line has not moved in that same direction according to Mass Live.
- Start Time: 6:40 p.m. ET
- TV: CBS
- Betting Odds: New England -6.5
- Over/Under: 54 points
Looking at both games in Championship Weekend of the 2015 NFL Playoffs, the odds are in the favor of the teams that experts have faith in.
Odds To Win 2015 NFC Championship
- Seattle Seahawks – 10/33
- Green Bay Packers – 27/33
Odds To Win 2015 AFC Championship
- New England Patriots – 10/33
- Indianapolis colts – 27/33
If Seattle and New England make it through Championship Weekend, the Seahawks will start out the layoff as the favorite by 2.5 to 3 points on the opening line. Experts haven’t released their picks yet, but many are already looking at Seattle repeating as champion this year.
Odds To Win Super Bowl XLIX
- Seattle Seahawks – 6/5
- New England Patriots – 9/5
- Green Bay Packers – 6/1
- Indianapolis Colts – 15/2
With two big games this weekend in the 2015 NFL Playoffs, there is going to be a lot of money that changes hands. That will be especially true if the Colts are able to pull out a victory over the Patriots and Packers over the Seahawks. Still, the Vegas picks and betting odds are stating that the favorites are looking like champions.
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