NFL Football Betting

NFL Odds: Moving From Super Bowl 52 to Super Bowl 53

Super Bowl 52 was another classic this past Sunday. It was a wild offensive game that saw Tom Brady set a Super Bowl record with 505 yards passing. Both teams combined for only one punt and 1,151 offensive yards. This game had everything except for defense, and the Eagles came out on top with an offensive display that nobody saw coming. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles started the season as Carson Wentz’ backup and finished it as Super Bowl 52 MVP, throwing for three touchdowns and also catching a trick-play touchdown in what was a huge fourth and goal call at the end of the first half. The Eagles embraced the role of the underdog and are now Super Bowl champions.


Super Bowl 53 Odds

With Super Bowl 52 behind us, it’s time to start thinking about next year’s Super Bowl odds. For those of you who had the foresight to bet on the Eagles early last year, you were handsomely rewarded. Even after a 3-1 start to the season, the Eagles were +2200 to win the Super Bowl. Those odds were even lower before the season. Now is the time to start looking at some odds for next season that perhaps you can capitalize on.


The Favourites

Despite coming out on the losing end of Super Bowl 52, the Patriots will begin the off-season as favourites to win Super Bowl 53, with odds of +600. The Super Bowl champion Eagles are behind them at +800. Both teams are set up well again for another postseason run.


The Favourites

The Green Bay Packers (+900), Pittsburgh Steelers (+1400) and Minnesota Vikings (+1400) are the next three teams on the list. The Packers are contenders every season as long as quarterback Aaron Rodgers stays healthy, and the Steelers have one of the most lethal offensive attacks in football. The Vikings lack the offensive punch that the Packers and Steelers possess but proved this past season that they have one of the most balanced teams in the NFL.

The San Francisco 49ers are next on the list at +1600 Super Bowl betting odds, which shows an incredible jump in the odds compared to last year. The 49ers can thank quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for that, as the team went 5-0 to finish the season with Garoppolo at the helm.

The Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams and Atlanta Falcons round out the “contenders” list at +1800 and each of these teams present good value on a bet. The Cowboys will be looking to redeem themselves after last season’s disappointment and it should help that star running back Ezekiel Elliott will be available for the full season. The Saints, Rams, and Falcons were all playoff teams this past season and have three of the most dangerous looking offenses in the entire NFL. It wouldn’t be a shock to see any of these four teams make a Super Bowl run.


Best of the Rest

Contenders were mentioned above, but in reality, well over half of the league could be considered contenders. We’re at a point in the off-season where teams have new coaches in place, but we also haven’t reached free agency or the draft. There is still some big quarterback dominos to fall into place. If Kirk Cousins leaves Washington, which seems like a certain after the team traded for Alex Smith, where will Cousins go? Early rumors have him linked to teams such as the Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets among others. 

The Broncos are +3300 and the Bills and Jets sit at +6600 as we go to press. These long odds will almost certainly change for the better if Cousins were to go to one of these teams. What about the Jacksonville Jaguars? The Jaguars possessed the NFL’s most feared defense last season and reached the AFC Championship game, losing by only four points to the Patriots. Even if the Jags don’t improve on their quarterback situation, it’s hard not to like the Jaguars at +2500.


A Hail Mary Longshot

Not surprisingly, the Cleveland Browns have the longest odds of any team entering the 2018 season. The Browns have won a total of one game in the last two seasons – a shockingly horrendous total. Despite that, they continue to add top talent in the draft and are bound to improve. Take a walk on the wild side and show the Browns some love at +10000 Super Bowl odds. Anything can happen in the NFL.


*Odds as of February 7, 2018