Five-time Super Bowl Champions - the Green Bay Packers and three-time Champions - the New England Patriots are joint favourites to win Super Bowl XLVII, ahead of the kickoff to the 2012 season. This according to odds released by JustBet, the Supreme Ventures sports betting brand.
The Packers, who last won the Super Bowl in 2010, are favoured at odds of 6.50 (or 11/2) to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy this season while the Patriots, who lost to the New York Giants in last season's title game, are also listed at odds of 6.50. New England last won the title in 2004 but have lost to the Giants on their last two trips to the Super Bowl in 2007 and 2012.
The Giants are further down the favourites list, at odds of 20.00 (or 19/1) to repeat as Champions.
The Giants will open the 2012 Regular Season at home against the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 7:30pm (Jamaica time). The Playoffs will begin on Saturday January 5, 2013 and end with the Champions being crowned at Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, February 3, 2013.
Other teams favoured to take home the trophy this season are: the San Francisco 49ers (five-time Champions), the Philadelphia Eagles (yet to win a Super Bowl), and the Houston Texans (also without a title) each at odds of 12.00 (or 11/1); the New Orleans Saints (2009 Champions) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (the franchise with the most Super Bowl titles - 6) each at odds of 15.00 (or 14/1); and the Baltimore Ravens (2000 Champions ) at odds of 18.00 (or 17/1).
Along with the Giants, the Denver Broncos are also listed at odds of 20.00 (or 19/1), while the Atlanta Falcons and the Dallas Cowboys (the team with the second most titles - 5) are each listed at odds of 25.00 (or 24/1).
JustBet is also offering odds on which team will emerge Champion in each conference - the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC), and thus represent their respective Conference in the Super Bowl. The Patriots are favoured to win the AFC at odds of 3.10 (or 21/10), while the Packers are favoured to win the NFC at odds of 3.50 (or 5/2).
JustBet has also released odds on which team will win each Division (AFC North, AFC South, AFC East, AFC West, NFC North, NFC South, NFC East, NFC West) and odds will also be released for every regular season and playoff game, throughout the 2012/2013 season.
In addition to the variety of betting options available this NFL season, fans can also come out to watch all the NFL games at the ARENA Sports Bar locations at Acropolis Barbican, Acropolis Portmore and Coral Cliff in Montego Bay. Monday night football games will especially attract a variety of bar and menu specials for patrons.
For further information on the NFL betting with JustBet, interested persons can call the Supreme Ventures Sports Betting Customer Service Centre at 1-888-429-5785 or visit their website at www.supremeventures.com/justbet, facebook at www.facebook.com/justbet and twitter at www.twitter.com/justbet_ja.