Saints and Colts Alive in Super Bowl Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Super Bowl betting has the #1 seeds, the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts still alive after each team got easy wins in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

The Saints and Colts are the two favorites in Super Bowl odds as each team will have home field advantage in their respective conference championship games.

Super Bowl betting is still popular on both the Saints and the Colts. The Saints were very impressive as they routed last year’s Super Bowl runner-ups, the Arizona Cardinals 45-14.  The Saints were so impressive that they led 35-14 at the half and shutout the Cardinals in the second half.  Drew Brees threw touchdown passes to Jeremy Shockey, Devery Henderson and Marques Colston and Reggie Bush looked like a superstar for a change as he had a great 46-yard TD run and an 83-yard punt return for a touchdown.

In the AFC in Super Bowl odds it was all Indianapolis as the Colts completely shutdown Baltimore in a 20-3 win.  Quarterback Peyton Manning threw two touchdowns to Austin Collie and the defense dominated the Ravens.  The Colts held the Ravens without a touchdown in their dominating win. The last time the Colts hosted the AFC Championship game was three years ago and they went on to win in Super Bowl betting that year as they defeated the Chicago Bears.  That win in Super Bowl betting also came in Miami, the host city for Super Bowl XLIV.

It is easy to forget in Super Bowl betting that the Colts started the season 14-0 while the Saints started 13-0.  The Colts rested their players in the last two games and didn’t care about a perfect season while the Saints lost their last three games.  Both teams proved they are back as the favorites in Super Bowl betting.  The Saints have Drew Brees and a potent offense while the Colts have Peyton Manning and an offense that is also very capable of putting points on the board.  This past week each team also got good defensive performances and in Super Bowl betting that is a huge key since the team with the better defense usually is the victorious team in Super Bowl odds.

The New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts are the favorites in Super Bowl odds and after their wins this past week it is easy to see why.

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