The New England Patriots are favored by nine points over the New York Jets in this weekend's Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs, but that's not even the biggest point spread (according to Bodog). That honor belongs to the Chicago Bears, who are giving the surprising Seattle Seahawks 10 points when they visit Soldier Field Sunday afternoon.
Unsurprisingly, all four home teams are favored this weekend, thought with just a three-point spread, the Steelers and Falcons are essentially both a pick 'em.
Complete odds and point spreads for the NFL Playoffs Divisional Round:
- Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers (-3)
- Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons (-3)
- Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears (-10)
- New York Jets at New England Patriots (-9)
The Patriots, AFC East Division champs and the conference's No. 1 seed, is the heavy favorite to advance to Super Bowl XLV, with 5/7 odds, while the Falcons are Vegas' pick to represent the NFC.
Odds to win the 2011 AFC
New England Patriots 5/7
Pittsburgh Steelers 3/1
Baltimore Ravens 5/1
New York Jets 15/2
Odds to win the 2011 NFC
Atlanta Falcons 33/20
Chicago Bears 2/1
Green Bay Packers 21/10
Seattle Seahawks 12/1
As for the Big Game itself, the Patriots are the favorites there too, with 8/5 (have to bet $5 just to win $8), followed by the Falcons and Packers, both of whom are at 11/2. The biggest long-shot right is the 8-9 Seahawks, at 35/1.
Odds to win the 2011 Super Bowl XLV
New England Patriots 8/5
Atlanta Falcons 11/2
Green Bay Packers 11/2
Pittsburgh Steelers 6/1
Chicago Bears 8/1
Baltimore Ravens 9/1
New York Jets 12/1
Seattle Seahawks 35/1