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Opening Betting Odds to win Super Bowl 54

The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams by a score of 13-3 to win Super Bowl LIII. The moment that the confetti fell, sportsbooks were already thinking about the odds for Super Bowl 54. The four teams with the best odds to win Super Bowl 54 were the final four teams this season, and they all look loaded again. Let’s take a closer look at the opening betting odds to win Super Bowl 54.

The Favorite:

Kansas City Chiefs +600: The Kansas City Chiefs have opened up as a 6/1 favorite to win Super Bowl 54 next season. The Chiefs looked like the best team in the National Football League for much of the season but came up just short in the AFC Championship Game against the Patriots. With quarterback Patrick Mahomes leading an explosive offense, the Chiefs are the betting favorites for a reason next season. Kansas City might need some help on defense if they want to take the next step.

The Next Wave:

Los Angeles Rams +800: The Los Angeles Rams’ offense got shut down in the Super Bowl, but they will still be absolutely loaded next season. Los Angeles has shown the ability and willingness to spend big money in the offseason, and the Rams should be even better next season. Don’t be surprised if the Rams are the NFC representatives in the Super Bowl again next season.

New England Patriots +800: It comes as no surprise to see the New England Patriots near the top of this list. The Patriots are one of the best franchises in professional sports, and they get the job done every year. There will likely be a ton of turnover on the Patriots roster, but they always have a shot if Tom Brady is their quarterback.

New Orleans Saints +800: The Saints were one blown pass interference call away from making it to Super Bowl 53, but this felt like their best chance. New Orleans was an offensive juggernaut all season long, but quarterback Drew Brees will be one year older next season. The Saints will certainly factor into the mix, but they missed out on a great opportunity in Super Bowl 53.

Contenders:

Los Angeles Chargers +1400: Quarterback Philip Rivers is still looking for his first Super Bowl ring and time is running out. The Chargers have a pair of awesome running backs in Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler, and they can score points. If Los Angeles can figure out their defense, they can contend next season.

Chicago Bears +1400: Defense is the main reason that the Bears can contend for a Super Bowl title next season. The Bears were absolutely dominant in 2018, and they will bring much of the same roster back. If quarterback Mitchell Trubisky can take the next step, the Bears could become the class of the NFC.

Pittsburgh Steelers +1400: There was plenty of drama surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018, and they will have to get that solved before the new season begins. Pittsburgh has plenty of offensive weapons, and they play in a division that they should be able to control. The Steelers will make a return to the playoffs in 2019, but they have plenty of flaws.

Minnesota Vikings +1600: The Vikings paid quarterback Kirk Cousins a ton of money before the 2018 season, and all that got them was a spot on the couch in the playoffs. A lot went wrong for Minnesota this season, but they still have a talented roster that can make a playoff run. The Vikings will have to find a way to score points against the Bears after their rival dominated them twice in 2018.

Green Bay Packers +1600: Green Bay hopes that new head coach Matt LaFleur can find a way to get Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense to take the next step. Rodgers is still one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL but hasn’t been himself in recent seasons. Green Bay should be good, but they are likely the third best team in their division.

Longshots:

Eagles +2000
Cowboys +2000
Ravens +2000
Colts +2000
Browns +2000
Texans +2000

There are some division champions including in this group, but all of these teams appear to have some flaws. The Indianapolis Colts seem like the best team out of this group, but the health of Andrew Luck is always a big question. The Cleveland Browns appear to still be a few years from competing for a championship, but there is plenty of hype surrounding Baker Mayfield and the young Browns team. Picking someone from this group might be the smartest decision to get some return on your bet.

Everyone Else +3000 or Higher:

It is certainly possible that someone from this group of teams can win Super Bowl 54, but there isn’t a team that really jumps off the page. The Miami Dolphins have the worst odds at +30000, and they should be one of the worst teams in the NFL next season. Teams always go from worst to first in the NFL, but it would be an absolute shock if these teams made the jump.

NFL Divisional Round Betting Odds and Predictions

The NFL Divisional Round is set to begin on Saturday, Jan 12 and NFL fans will be treated to four terrific games. The home teams are favored in each contest, with the biggest spread being just 8.0 points. Let’s take a look at the four divisional round games before picking a winner for each game.

Kansas City Chiefs -5.5 vs. Indianapolis Colts:

The AFC’s top overall seed, the Kansas City Chiefs, will host the upset-minded Indianapolis Colts on Saturday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium. The Colts were able to reach this round by beating the Houston Texans in the Wild Card Round. There is no doubt that the Chiefs were the much better team during the regular season, but the Colts are red-hot. Kansas City has also had a rough past in terms of winning playoff games, and head coach Andy Reid will have a big monkey on his back in this game. The only way that the Colts will be able to stay in this game is if they get another huge game from their defense. Indianapolis allowed just seven points in their first playoff game, and rookie linebacker Darius Leonard is the leading tackler in the NFL. I think that this will be close for most of the game, but Patrick Mahomes is simply too good for the Chiefs. Mahomes threw for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns during the regular season, and he will put on a show in his first ever playoff game. Bet the Kansas City Chiefs -5.5 over the Indianapolis Colts.

Los Angeles Rams -7.0 vs. Dallas Cowboys:

The Rams looked like the favorites to win the Super Bowl for much of the season, but then the month of December hit. Los Angeles lost two of their final four games of the season, and quarterback Jared Goff took a big step back. The Rams still have one of the best players in the NFL in running back Todd Gurley, who appears to be fully healthy for this game. Dallas meanwhile, won seven of their final eight games, and their offense is really starting to click. The Cowboys have played terrific defense all season, allowing just over 20 points per game, but they can now win on both sides of the ball. I’m still not completely sold on quarterback Dak Prescott, but running back Ezekiel Elliott is good enough to carry that offense. Elliott ran for over 130 yards in the Wild Card Round and should have a big game against a struggling Rams defense. The Rams will find a way to win this game, but it will be close. Take the points and bet on the Dallas Cowboys +7.0 in this game.

New England Patriots -4.0 vs. Los Angeles Chargers:

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are looking to make another run to the Super Bowl. Standing in the Patriots way is Philip Rivers and the red-hot Los Angeles Chargers. Rivers is having the best season of his career, throwing for over 4,300 yards this season in leading the Chargers to a 12-4 record. Los Angeles has a ton of offensive weapons, most notably Melvin Gordon. Gordon ran for just 40 yards in the Wild Card Round, but he should be able to feast on a weak Patriots defense. The Chargers offense will be able to put up some points in this game. New England doesn’t look like the same team from a season ago, and there are plenty of holes in their game. The Patriots did go 8-0 at Foxboro Stadium during the regular season, but Tom Brady started to show some signs of age. It just feels like the Chargers are the much better team in this game, and they will go into Foxboro and take down Brady and the Patriots. Bet the Los Angeles Chargers +4.0 over the New England Patriots.

New Orleans Saints -8.0 vs. Philadelphia Eagles:

The defending champion Eagles just refuse to be eliminated and were able to survive against the Chicago Bears in the Wild Card Round. Nick Foles has now led the Eagles to four straight playoff victories but will face an extremely tough test this weekend. Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints were almost unstoppable all season long on offense, and they are nearly impossible to beat at home. The Saints averaged over 31 points per game this season, and they should destroy an Eagles team that has struggled to defend the pass. The Eagles have had a terrific turnaround of late behind Foles, but there is a reason that they went just 9-7 during the regular season. Philadelphia lost by a score of 48-7 earlier this season, and this game likely won’t go much better. New Orleans has way too much offense for the Eagles, and they will get a comfortable win. Bet the New Orleans Saints -8.0 over the Philadelphia Eagles.

NFL Week 15 Betting Odds and Predictions

With just three weeks left in the NFL regular season, there are still plenty of playoff races still yet to be decided. There are a handful of key games on the Week 15 schedule that could help to determine the 2018 playoff field. Let’s take a look at the five best NFL games to bet on this weekend, with a prediction for each game.

Denver Broncos -3.0 vs. Cleveland Browns

The Broncos suffered a devastating blow to their playoff chances in week 14 with a loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Denver will likely need to win out and receive some help to sneak into the playoff field. Cleveland likely has no chance to make the 2018 playoffs, but they continue to show improvement, including a 26-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers in week 14. Baker Mayfield threw a touchdown pass in his 10th consecutive game in week 14, but the rookie will face a top defense in this game. The Broncos have allowed just over 21 points per game this season, and they have been even better at Mile High Stadium. The Broncos need a big win to keep their playoff hopes alive, and they will get it in this game. Bet the Denver Broncos -3.0 over the Cleveland Browns.

Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions +2.5

It seems a little odd that the Bills are 2.5 point favorites in this game against the Detroit Lions. Buffalo comes in with two straight losses, and they feature the second-worst offense in the NFL. The Bills are averaging just 15.3 points per game, and their rookie quarterback has thrown for just over 150 yards per game. Detroit comes into this game after beating the Arizona Cardinals on the road by a score of 17-3. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has thrown for over 3,100 yards already this season, and wide receiver Kenny Golladay is nearing 1,000 receiving yards. Neither team is very good, but the Lions feel like the clear pick in this game. Take the points and bet the Detroit Lions +2.5 over the Buffalo Bills.

Chicago Bears -5.5 vs. Green Bay Packers

One of the oldest and best rivalries in football will take center stage at Soldier Field on Sunday. The Chicago Bears have been one of the best storylines in the league this season, and they have a chance to win the NFC North for the first time since 2010. Green Bay would love to spoil the party for the Bears, but they aren’t exactly playing great football this season. The Packers already fired head coach Mike McCarthy earlier this month, and they just don’t have the feel of a normal Packers team. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has absolutely dominated the Bears during his career, but this time it will be different. Chicago is coming off of a game in which they gave up just 6 points to the Los Angeles Rams, and the defense will shut down Rodgers and company in this game. Bet the Chicago Bears -5.5 over the Green Bay Packers.

Los Angeles Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles +9.5

The Rams will be featured on Sunday Night Football for the second week in a row and will be looking to erase the memory for a miserable week 14 loss. The Eagles, meanwhile, are fighting for their playoff life and a loss in this game would likely end their playoff hopes. Los Angeles still has one of the most feared offenses in the entire NFL, averaging 32.7 points per game. Running back Todd Gurley has already run for over 1,200 yards this season, and quarterback Jared Goff is closing in on 4,000 yards passing. Philadelphia looked much better in their week 14 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, but they are still looking for a more consistent offense. The Eagles are averaging just 21.6 points per game and will need to play well in this game. Philadelphia is a desperate team, and that should help them out in this game. The Rams should get a bounce-back win in this game, but it won’t be a double-digit game. Take the points and bet the Eagles +9.5.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Washington Redskins +7.0

The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Washington Redskins in what will likely be a low scoring affair. Both teams will be starting backup quarterbacks, and both offenses have been horrible all season long. Cody Kessler will start for a Jacksonville team that is averaging just 16.3 points per game. The Jags have lost eight of their last nine games and are limping to the finish line. Washington hasn’t been much better under third-string quarterback Mark Sanchez. Sanchez has been forced into duty due to a pair of tough injuries to Washington quarterbacks. This game will be ugly, but it will also be close. The Jaguars should win the game, but giving any team seven points against that offense is just too many. Take the points and bet the Redskins +7.0.

NFL Week 13 Betting Odds and Predictions

The 2018 NFL regular season is nearing the home stretch as teams are making a run at the playoffs. There are several terrific matchups on the schedule for week 13. Let’s take a look at the five best games to bet on around the NFL this weekend.

Atlanta Falcons -1.0 vs. Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens will head into Atlanta on Sunday and will be trying to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Falcons will need to win out to even have a chance at the playoffs after a disappointing start to the season. Atlanta has lost three straight games, and their offense is all out of sorts of late. Quarterback Matt Ryan has thrown for over 3,600 yards this season but has been inconsistent in the red zone. The Falcons have also given up 27.9 points per game, and their defense has taken a big step back from a season ago. Baltimore intends to start rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson again this week in this game, and he has provided a spark to the Ravens offense. Jackson has been running like crazy in the past two games, but he has taken advantage of a pair of horrible defenses. Baltimore is making a late push at a playoff run, but those dreams will take a big hit in this game. The Falcons should be able to score on the Ravens, and they will win this game at home. Bet the Atlanta Falcons -1.0 over the Baltimore Ravens.

Detroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Rams -10.0

The Los Angeles Rams will return from their bye week by taking on the Detroit Lions during week 13. The Rams enter this game with a 10-1 record, and still have their sights set on the top seed in the NFC. Detroit has struggled this season and suffered a crushing loss to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day. The Lions offense has been a mess all season long, and they will be without two of their top playmakers in this game. Wide receiver Marvin Jones was recently placed on injured reserve by the team, and running back Kerryon Johnson is still injured. The Rams are led by quarterback Jared Goff and Todd Gurley, and their offense has been unstoppable all season long. Los Angeles should be focused and refreshed coming off of their bye week, and they will blow out the Lions. Bet the Rams -10.0 over the Lions.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers -3.5

The Carolina Panthers will try to snap a three-game losing streak when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers looked like one of the top teams in the NFC through the first 10 weeks of the season, but the wheels have started to fall off. Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was sharp in the week 12 victory over the San Francisco 49ers but will face a much tougher defense in this matchup. Tampa Bay has struggled to play defense this season, and that won’t work against Christian McCaffrey and the Panthers offense. Look for the Panthers to snap their losing streak with a big win in Tampa Bay. Bet the Carolina Panthers -3.5 over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Houston Texans -5.5 vs. Cleveland Browns

The red-hot Houston Texans will host the improving Cleveland Browns on Sunday at NRG Stadium. The Texans have won eight straight games after their win over the Titans on Monday Night Football, and have all but locked up the AFC South. The Houston defense has been playing at a high level, allowing just 20.2 points per game this season. Quarterback Deshaun Watson is starting to look like the player he was last season, and the Texans should be able to score some points against a young Browns defense. Cleveland has gone 4-6-1 so far this season, and with rookie quarterback, Baker Mayfield leading the way, look like a team that could make the playoffs next season. Mayfield and the Cleveland offense are in for a tough test in this game, and things won’t go well for them on Sunday. Bet the Houston Texans -5.5 over the Cleveland Browns.

New England Patriots -5.0 vs. Minnesota Vikings

Perhaps the best game on the week 13 schedule is a matchup between the New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings. This game was billed as a potential Super Bowl preview in the preseason, and both teams are starting to show signs of that taking place. The Patriots are starting to get healthy again, and tight end Rob Gronkowski was a monster in their week 12 victory over the Jets. The Vikings got a great performance from Kirk Cousins in a Sunday night win over the Green Bay Packers last weekend. This should be a terrific football game that will come down to the last few minutes. Fortunately for the Patriots they still have Tom Brady, and he will lead New England on a late game-winning touchdown drive. Bet the Patriots -5.0 over the Vikings.

Updated Betting Odds to win Super Bowl 53

The 2018 National Football League season is in the preseason stage, where teams are preparing for the 16 game grind of the season. The updated betting odds have been released, and let’s take a look at some of the favorites to come away with the Super Bowl in February of 2019.

New England Patriots +650

The Patriots are the runaway favorites out of the AFC East. New England is still loaded with talent, and have one of the best quarterback/head coach combinations in the history of the National Football League. New England changes many parts of their team, but the core is still in tact and the team is still loaded. The Patriots are once again the favorites to win the Super Bowl, despite losing last season to the Eagles in the final game.

Philadelphia Eagles +850

The Eagles are the defending champions, and one of the teams with not many question marks coming into the season. The biggest question for Doug Pedersen’s group is their quarterback position. Will Nick Foles start the season or is Carson Wentz ready to take back over behind center? The Eagles are the huge favorites out of the NFC East, but if they do not watch it, teams like the Cowboys or Giants could sneak up on them.

Pittsburgh Steelers +1000

Many say this is the final run that the Steelers have in them. The core is aging, and talk about Le’Veon Bell going elsewhere is pretty popular. Antonio Brown is a little banged up in the preseason, and there are question marks throughout the roster. This is going to be a challenge for Mike Tomlin, but as the third favorite in the NFL, you never know what you will get from this squad. The Steelers should run away with the AFC North.

Los Angeles Rams +1100

Only behind the Eagles in the NFC – fans are pumped for the second season in Los Angeles. The Rams are loaded on offense, and their head coach is an offensive guru. Todd Gurley is a good choice for league MVP, especially after getting paid in the offseason. Aaron Donald is the big question mark for the Rams, as he does not appear to be starting the season on the roster. The Rams are a good value when you are betting on a Super Bowl 53 champion.

Minnesota Vikings +1100

The Vikings are a season removed from losing in the NFC title game. Remember that game last season where they came away with a miracle against the Saints? They will need more skill than luck this season. The Vikings are the favorites out of the NFC North, but Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are lurking just behind them. It will be a new Vikings offense with a new quarterback, but can the defense continue to be outstanding is the big question?

Green Bay Packers +1400

The Packers are the top team in the betting odds that are NOT favorites to win their division. The Packers are projected to finish behind the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North. Can Aaron Rodgers regain some magic and lead his team to the Super Bowl again? Green Bay has plenty of challenges, but their biggest could be at receiver, where there are several new names in the mix for Rodgers to throw to.

New Orleans Saints +1800

Another NFC team in the mix. The favorite out of the NFC South, and still stinging coming off their divisional loss to the Vikings a season ago. The offense will face some challenges early, while the defense is the question mark the entire season. Look for the Saints to be in the mix. New Orleans is the favorite to win the NFC South.

Houston Texans +1800

If you are betting the Houston Texans you are putting many eggs in the same basket for a quarterback that missed last season. DeShaun Watson is talented, but is he able to come away with enough to get his team to the Super Bowl, or first things first win the AFC South. The Texans need to stay healthy, but that is the name of the game in the National Football League.

San Francisco 49ers +2000

The 49ers are fully ready for the Jimmy G full season. It will be interesting coming into the season for the 49ers as a team that has struggled in the division to be a favorite to reach a wildcard spot. The Rams and Seahawks appear to be obstacles for sure.

There is a look at the most recent betting odds to win Super Bowl 53. Best of luck with all your Super Bowl bets, and we hope you are able to cash some great bets when February of 2019 arrives. Enjoy the season!

NFL Betting: Top 5 Super Bowl Betting Odds Favorites

As the calendar has now shifted to July, NFL teams will be set to open up training camps later this month. The first regular season game will take place on September 6th, which is just under two months away. Last year’s Super Bowl was an absolute thriller that was won by the underdog Philadelphia Eagles. Super Bowl LIII will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s never too early to start thinking about who will hoist the Lombardi Trophy next February. Let’s take a look at the top five favorites to win the Super Bowl this season.

New England Patriots +650

 It should come as no surprise that the New England Patriots are the early favorite to win Super Bowl LIII, even after falling to the Eagles last season. The Patriots still have the dynamic combination of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, and they are always a top contender. One key for the Patriots will be keeping tight end, Rob Gronkowski, healthy for the entire 2018 season. New England made some great free agent signings and trades this offseason that should shore up some of their weaker areas. The Patriots signed cornerback, Stephon Gilmore, to a large contract this season, but he improves their defense greatly. The Patriots will need to find a way to replace the loss of both Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola, but Belichick always seems to make things work out. New England will have a say in who wins the Super Bowl this year.

Philadelphia Eagles +850

The Philadelphia Eagles burst onto the scene last season, and rode the momentum all the way to a Super Bowl victory. The Eagles enjoyed playing the role of underdog last season, but now they are one of the favorites. Quarterback, Carson Wentz, is on schedule to return to the Eagles in time for the season opener, but Nick Foles remains as a viable backup option. Philadelphia made a few key moves this offseason that improved their chances of repeating. The Eagles signed veteran wide receiver, Mike Wallace, who will provide them play making capability. They also added Michael Bennett in a trade with the Seahawks, which will improve their defense. The Eagles play in a tough NFC East Division, but they appear to have the most talent in the NFC.

Pittsburgh Steelers +1000

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a rough end to their 2017 season when they were stunned by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Divisional Round. The Steelers defense was torched in that game, and gave up a whopping 45 points in the loss. Pittsburgh must find a way to improve on defense if they are going to contend in 2018. The Steelers will once again feature a potent offense with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger leading the way. The steady quarterback will also have his favorite weapon, Antonio Bryant, back with him for another season. Running back, Le’veon Bell, is the third All-Pro player on the offensive side of the ball for the steelers. Pittsburgh has the offensive tools needed to win, but the defense must play better.

Los Angeles Rams +1100

 No team in the National Football League has seen their odds to win the Super Bowl rise as much as the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams have had a terrific offseason, and are now seen as a real threat to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC. The Rams made great improvements last season, and were the highest scoring team in the NFL. Los Angeles made a total of six trades this offseason, but their biggest move occurred in free agency, when they signed defensive star, Ndamukong Suh. The Rams also tried to fix their defensive woes by bringing in cornerbacks, Aqib Talib, Marcus Peters, and Sam Shields. It is pretty clear that the Los Angeles Rams are going for it this season, and the talent on their roster might just be enough to win the Super Bowl.

Minnesota Vikings +1100

The biggest question for the Vikings this offseason was deciding which quarterback they were going to employ as their starter. Minnesota appeared to have capable quarterbacks on the roster, but brought in former Redskins’ quarterback, Kirk Cousins, this offseason. Cousins will now have the pressure of leading the Vikings back to the Super Bowl squarely on his shoulders. The Vikings also added a key piece on the defensive side of the ball by signing defensive end, Sheldon Richardson, as a free agent this winter. Minnesota is still looking to add a third receiver before training camp begins, but the Vikings are bringing a majority of the Division champion team back from 2017. Minnesota will have to find a way to get past the Packers again this season, but the Vikings are a team that should factor into the playoff mix in 2018.


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