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Odds to Win Super Bowl 53: Bettors Flocking to Early Patriots’ Odds

Immediately after New England beat the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime to conclude a thrilling AFC championship game, sportsbooks opened the Patriots as 1-point underdogs against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 53. Unsurprisingly, that didn’t last long.

Right after Bovada set the line, Patriots money started to flood in at a rapid rate. As of Monday morning, the Pats’ +1 number had moved all the way to -2. Less than a day later, the Patriots’ spread reached the key number of -3. The total was sitting at 57.5 as of this writing. Even though we’re a little under two weeks out from the big game in Atlanta, it’s safe to say oddsmakers are going to be Rams fans.

Pats making fourth Super Bowl appearance in five years

With both conference championship games going to overtime, the semifinals more than made up for a lackluster divisional round. New England’s 37-31 triumph over Kansas City was wild from start to finish, and now the Pats are heading back to the Super Bowl for the ninth time in the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era. The Patriots opened the season with +750 odds to win Super Bowl 53, and that number climbed as high as +800 prior to Week 16.

The Rams booked their ticket to Atlanta thanks to a 57-yard overtime field goal by Greg Zuerlein to top the New Orleans Saints 26-23 in heartbreaking fashion. L.A. got a little help from the officials with 1:49 remaining in the fourth quarter, as Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman got away with a blatant missed defensive pass interference call on Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis.

Rams should embrace underdog role

After the contest, Saints head coach Sean Payton told reporters he spoke to the NFL’s head of officials about the play and was told it was a “blown call.” Regardless, the Rams are set for a Super Bowl 36 rematch against New England, 17 years after the Pats beat them 20-17 in the first championship of the Brady/Belichick era.

The Rams, who opened the campaign with a +1200 price to win Super Bowl 53, have seen that number steadily decline since Week 1. The Rams seeing their role reverse from favorites to underdogs is not necessarily a bad thing, as dogs have won six of the last seven Super Bowls. In that span, underdogs are 6-1 ATS.

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Odds to win Super Bowl 53
TeamOdds
New England Patriots-150
Los Angeles Rams+130

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And then there were four. With only the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams remaining in the hunt for the right to be crowned Super Bowl 53 champion, the Saints remain the front-runners to go all the way.

Bovada has tabbed the Saints as +175 front-runners to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in Atlanta on February 3, with the Chiefs (+275), Patriots (+333) and Rams (+350) sitting behind them on the oddsboard.

Rams have already lost in Louisiana this season

With the Saints possessing home-field advantage in the NFC championship game, it makes sense to see them retain the favorite label. New Orleans overcame a poor start to dispatch the reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles 20-14 in the divisional round but failed to cover the closing -8.5 spread in the process. Bovada opened Drew Brees and company as 3.5-point home favorites vs the Rams with a total of 57.

Los Angeles left little doubt about who was the better team in a 30-22 triumph over the Dallas Cowboys, as the team continues to prosper under head coach Sean McVay. The Rams, who were 6-2 SU (4-4 ATS) away from home in the regular season, suffered one of those losses to the Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in a Week 9 45-35 setback and will be looking for revenge this time around.

Mahomes, Brady set to put on a showdown for the ages

It’s a battle of experience vs youth at the quarterback position in the AFC, as regular-season MVP favorite Patrick Mahomes goes up against five-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady at Arrowhead Stadium. The shop opened Mahomes and the Chiefs as 3-point home chalk with a total of 57 for the postseason contest.

The Patriots once again showed up when it matters most in a dominating 41-28 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers in the divisional round. New England has been a different team on the road compared to the friendly confines of Gillette Stadium, however, evidenced by the Pats winning only three of eight road games in the regular season despite possessing a perfect record at home.

We’ll throw it over to you: who do you think is going to emerge as the Super Bowl 53 champ? Have your say in the comments.

Odds to win Super Bowl 53
TeamOdds
New Orleans Saints+175
Kansas City Chiefs+275
New England Patriots+333
Los Angeles Rams+350

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With an exciting Wild Card Weekend in the books, eight teams remain in the hunt to be crowned champions of Super Bowl 53. According to oddsmakers, the New Orleans Saints remain the undisputed favorites to win the Lombardi Trophy.

The Saints are the +250 front-runners at Bovada, with the Kansas City Chiefs (+400), Los Angeles Rams (+400), New England Patriots (+550) and Los Angeles Chargers (+900) rounding out the top five.

Colts are rising up the ranks

Due to first-round byes, the Saints, Chiefs, Rams and Patriots’ odds stayed largely the same, but the same can’t be said for the other four clubs in contention. The biggest movers on the oddsboard were the Indianapolis Colts, who saw their price move all the way from +3000 to +1200 after easily beating the Houston Texans 21-7 on the road.

The Colts, who travel to Kansas City in the divisional round, look like the real deal right now. Indy limited the Texans to the fewest points of the first round of postseason games and dominated on offense, posting a playoff franchise-record 200 rushing yards, with 148 of them coming from Marlon Mack.

Kansas City has a long history of playoff futility and the Colts have won 10 of their past 11 games, so it’s within the realm of possibility to expect their run to continue. Bovada opened Andrew Luck and company as 5-point road underdogs for their matchup with the Chiefs.

Underdog Eagles continue to prove doubters wrong

Elsewhere, the Philadelphia Eagles continued their unprecented success behind Nick Foles and beat the Chicago Bears 16-15 thanks to a last-second missed field goal by Bears kicker Cody Parkey. Philly is now +1400 to win its second championship in as many years after being available for +3300 prior to Wild Card Weekend – the longest odds on the board.

The Chargers took care of business against the fumble-prone Baltimore Ravens and rose from +1500 to their current price of +900, while the Dallas Cowboys (+2500 to +1800) dispatched the Seattle Seahawks. Both teams now face tough road tests against the Patriots and Rams, respectively, so it’s safe to say they have their work cut out for them in order to advance.

Odds to win Super Bowl 53
TeamOdds
New Orleans Saints+250
Kansas City Chiefs+400
Los Angeles Rams+400
New England Patriots+550
Los Angeles Chargers+900
Indianapolis Colts+1200
Philadelphia Eagles+1400
Dallas Cowboys+1800

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We have reached the playoffs and heading into Wild Card Weekend we are able to eliminate some teams vying for a Super Bowl ring this year. Oddsmakers still have the New Orleans Saints as the favorites to win it all and the gap has widened as we confirmed the 12 teams that have advanced to the postseason.

Bovada has the Saints pegged as the +240 favorite followed by the Los Angeles Rams at +425, the Kansas City Chiefs at +470, the New England Patriots at +650 and the Chicago Bears at +675 to round out the top five teams on the oddsboard.

Colts providing most value heading into playoffs

Indianapolis rolls into the postseason having won nine of its last 10 games and heads to NRG Stadium for its wild-card game, a place it won in earlier this season. The Colts possess one of the best offensive lines in the NFL this season, providing quarterback Andrew Luck plenty of time to dissect his opponents and find an open receiver.

Last year, the O-line allowed an average of 3.5 sacks per game, the most in the NFL. Fast-forward 12 months and the Colts gave up just 1.1 sacks per game this season, the fewest in the NFL. Kansas City, Houston and New England rank in the bottom 11 teams in the league for passing yards allowed per game and if those teams can’t get a rush on Luck, the Colts at +3000 are providing fantastic value.

Do the Bears pose a threat in the NFC?

Like Indianapolis, Chicago finished the season on a 9-1 run, with its only loss coming in overtime at New York (Giants) without starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. The Bears open the playoffs by hosting banged-up Philadelphia and then, assuming they get through the Eagles, they collide with the Los Angeles Rams in a rematch from Week 14. Chicago won that game 15-6, limiting Todd Gurley to just 28 rushing yards and forcing Jared Goff to throw four interceptions.

Chicago allowed the fewest points per game in the NFL this season at just 17.7. We have seen the top teams in the NFC get stifled by top-end defenses and the Bears may find their way in Super Bowl 53 because of this. At +675, the Bears are providing better value than the Rams at +425, and Chicago already got the better of them in Week 14.

For more NFL betting info, head over to our NFL page. Here’s a look at the book’s full list of odds:

Odds to win Super Bowl 53
TeamOdds
New Orleans Saints+240
Los Angeles Rams+425
Kansas City Chiefs+470
New England Patriots+650
Chicago Bears+675
Baltimore Ravens +1300
Los Angeles Chargers+1500
Dallas Cowboys+2500
Houston Texans+2500
Seattle Seahawks+2800
Indianapolis Colts+3000
Philadelphia Eagles+3300

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Entering Week 17, the landscape of the NFL playoffs is not yet set and one of the most wide-open postseasons we’ve seen in years is on the horizon. When it comes to odds lists at sportsbooks, the New Orleans Saints remain the clear front-runners to go all the way.

At Bovada, the Saints are the +250 favorites to win Super Bowl 53. The Los Angeles Rams (+390), Kansas City Chiefs (+450), New England Patriots (+650) and Chicago Bears (+800) make up the rest of the top five at the shop. Last week the Saints were available for a price of +270 and they saw their odds increase after topping the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-28 to improve to 13-2.

The Chiefs, Patriots, Houston Texans and Los Angeles Chargers have clinched playoff spots in the AFC, while the Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers remain in contention.

Steelers are on the verge of missing the postseason 

The Steelers’ setback to the Saints was crushing for their playoff aspirations, as they started Sunday morning occupying the No. 4 seed and now sit all the way back in No. 8. Pittsburgh now needs some help to reach the promised land. The Steelers will make it if they beat the Cincinnati Bengals and the Ravens lose at home to the Cleveland Browns, which would give them the AFC North. The Steelers could also be the No. 6 seed if the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts tie, which is not very likely.

Oddsmakers aren’t expecting much from the Steelers, as they fell from +1800 to +4000 after Week 16. It’s the opposite story for the Ravens, who improved from +2700 to their current number of +1600 after topping the Los Angeles Chargers.

Vikings, Eagles set to battle for final NFC playoff spot

In the NFC, the Saints, Rams, Bears, Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks have already booked their tickets to the playoffs. The Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles are left to battle it out for the final wild-card spot and it’s the Vikings who have the upper hand. Minnesota can clinch a playoff berth with a win over the Bears in the final regular-season game, or if the Eagles lose to the Washington Redskins. Philly needs to beat the Redskins and have the Vikings lose to the Bears in order to make it.

Bovada is giving the edge to the purple and gold in this regard, evidenced by Minnesota jumping from +4500 to +2800 in light of their easy victory over the Detroit Lions last week. The Eagles, meanwhile, have the longest odds on the board at +5000.

For more NFL betting info, head over to our NFL page. Here’s a look at the book’s full list of odds:

Odds to win Super Bowl 53
TeamOdds
New Orleans Saints+250
Los Angeles Rams+390
Kansas City Chiefs+450
New England Patriots+650
Chicago Bears+800
Los Angeles Chargers+1200
Baltimore Ravens+1600
Dallas Cowboys+2500
Houston Texans+2500
Minnesota Vikings+2800
Seattle Seahawks+3300
Indianapolis Colts+4000
Pittsburgh Steelers+4000
Tennessee Titans+4000
Philadelphia Eagles+5000

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After their second loss in a row, the 11-3 SU Los Angeles Rams continue to see their odds to win Super Bowl 53 slip after Week 15.

Heading into their Monday Night Football matchup with the Carolina Panthers, the New Orleans Saints are the +275 favorites to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in February at Bovada. The Rams, who were +315 last week, are now +410. Next up at the shop are the Kansas City Chiefs (+550), New England Patriots (+700), Chicago Bears (+800) and Los Angeles Chargers (+800).

The Rams, who fell to the Bears 15-6 two weeks ago and lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 30-23 in Sunday Night Football, have already clinched the NFC West, so if this is the worst football they play all year, it won’t matter much in the long run.

Jared Goff’s recent struggles are noteworthy and the defense hasn’t been nearly as sharp as we’re accustomed to seeing, however, so bounce-back wins over the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers could go a long way in sending this team into the postseason on the right foot.

Chargers look like they’re for real

If there were still any doubters about the 11-3 Chargers, they were quickly silenced in light of Los Angeles’ huge 29-28 victory over the Chiefs in Thursday Night Football. The AFC playoff picture was shaken up due to the Bolts’ win, and L.A. is now tied with Kansas City at the top of the AFC West.

Bovada moved the Chargers’ Super Bowl odds from +1000 to +800 as a result of their huge triumph, which is the highest they’ve appeared on the odds list all year. The Chiefs own the tiebreaker advantage over the Chargers and are the only AFC squad that is guaranteed the top seed by winning out, yet Los Angeles proved it can hang with the best in the NFL. By all accounts, this year’s Chargers team is not looking like the same old Chargers of the past.

Who are you putting your money on to go all the way this season? Have your say in the comment section.

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The New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams have been battling over the last few weeks for the right to be called the Super Bowl 53 favorite, and ahead of Week 15, the Saints have once again leapfrogged the Rams at the top of odds lists.

The Saints are tabbed as +300 Super Bowl favorites at Bovada, with the Rams (+315), Kansas City Chiefs (+480), New England Patriots (+700) and Chicago Bears (+900) rounding out the top five. Last week, the Rams came in at +300, while the Saints sat at +330.

Rams-Bears SNF matchup had huge impact on futures markets

The Rams entered Soldier Field in the Week 14 edition of Sunday Night Football as 3-point road favorites but were thoroughly outplayed from start to finish in a 15-6 setback to the Bears. Quarterback Jared Goff felt the pressure from the vaunted Bears pass rush and threw four interceptions without any touchdowns in his worst game of the season. Star running back Todd Gurley, who leads the NFL in rushing yards, was held to a minuscule 28 yards without a score on 11 carries.

While the Rams lost the title of Super Bowl front-runners, the setback likely won’t have much of an impact on them when all is said and done. It’s a different story for the Bears, though. Chicago’s chances to claim the Lombardi Trophy for the first time since 1986 spiked from +1800 to +900 in light of the huge triumph. With the NFC North looking like a lock and games against the Packers, 49ers and Vikings left on their schedule, the Bears look like they’re here to stay.

Vikings’ odds are trending in the wrong direction

The Minnesota Vikings’ stagnant offense has been an issue all season long, and that issue reared its ugly head yet again in Minny’s 21-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. The 6-5-1 Vikings are still in the mix in the NFC wild-card race, but oddsmakers are losing confidence in Kirk Cousins and company. After the loss to the Seahawks, Minnesota’s championship odds fell from +3300 to +5000.

Two other teams have become afterthoughts in the eyes of sportsbooks. The Broncos, who dropped a winnable game on the road against the lowly San Francisco 49ers, tumbled all the way from +6600 to +15000. Losers of five straight, the free-falling Carolina Panthers join the Broncos at +15000 odds despite being available for +8000 entering Week 14.

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Entering Week 14, the landscape of the NFL is looking as wide open as it’s been in quite some time. In the sports betting world, a new favorite has emerged in Super Bowl 53 odds.

The Los Angeles Rams are once again Super Bowl front-runners, as Bovada has tabbed Jared Goff and company as the +300 faves to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in February. The New Orleans Saints (+330), Kansas City Chiefs (+550), New England Patriots (+550) and Los Angeles Chargers (+1100) comprise the rest of the top five at the shop.

The Saints topped the list last week but lost the favorite label after a 13-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Thursday Night Football, which ended New Orleans’ 10-game winning streak. Drew Brees and the rest of the Saints’ high-octane offense were out of sorts against the suddenly potent Cowboys defense from start to finish. Next up for the Saints is a road matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a contest where sportsbooks opened them as hefty 8-point favorites.

How ’bout them Cowboys?

Due to the weakness of the NFC East, the Cowboys are garnering plenty of respect from oddsmakers right now. With the Redskins forced to turn to Mark Sanchez under center – their third starting quarterback of the season – and the Giants out of the playoff picture, the Philadelphia Eagles are the biggest threats to the Cowboys’ hopes of winning the division.

Dallas has emerged as the heavy -333 favorite to win the East at Bovada, so with a postseason appearance likely on the horizon, the shop is lowering its Super Bowl odds as a result. In light of the Cowboys’ big win over the Saints last week, the book moved their championship price from +3300 to +2500.

Here come the Seahawks

Projected by many to finish on the outside of the playoff picture looking in this year, the Seattle Seahawks have been one of the league’s biggest surprise teams. At 7-5 SU, the Seahawks are firmly in the mix for an NFC wild-card spot, and if they can get by the Minnesota Vikings this weekend, they’ll be in the driver’s seat with winnable games against the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals remaining.

Seattle is making a serious move up the Super Bowl odds list right now, jumping from +4000 to +2800 after last week’s huge 43-16 win over the 49ers. If Pete Carroll can continue getting the most out of his team down the stretch, they could provide some excellent long-shot value for football bettors.

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For the first time in the 2018 NFL season, the New Orleans Saints are favored to win Super Bowl 53.

The Saints are the new +300 favorites to win the championship at Bovada, eclipsing the Los Angeles Rams. Last week, the Saints and Rams were tied for the top spot on the oddsboard at +325.

Behind the Saints are the Rams (+320), Kansas City Chiefs (+600), New England Patriots (+600), Pittsburgh Steelers (+1000), Chicago Bears (+1400), Los Angeles Chargers (+1400), Houston Texans (+2000), Minnesota Vikings (+2000) and Dallas Cowboys (+3300).

The Saints didn’t play their best football against the Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiving Day but still managed to pull out a 31-17 victory regardless. The triumph was the Saints’ 10th in a row, as New Orleans and the Rams share identical 10-1 SU records as the best teams in the NFL. After a disappointing last-second loss to the Vikings in the 2017 playoffs, it’s clear Drew Brees and company are on a mission that could easily result in a Super Bowl berth, and their odds will likely continue to improve as the season concludes.

When will the Texans get some respect?

Despite winning its eighth straight game, Houston’s Super Bowl odds haven’t changed.

While the Saints’ winning streak has been something to behold, the Texans’ run has been equally impressive. In light of a 34-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans in the Week 12 edition of Monday Night Football, the Texans have now rattled off wins in eight consecutive games and have a comfortable lead atop the AFC South at 8-3 SU. A lot of people wrote off the Texans after an 0-3 start to the campaign, yet they’re looking like legitimate Super Bowl contenders right now.

While Houston’s play on the field has been turning heads, it hasn’t been the same story at sportsbooks. The Texans’ odds held steady at +2000 after their MNF win, which is especially strange since their prime-time win came against a division rival. Still, if you think sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson can continue to take the Texans to new heights, their current price is appealing.

Three teams can kiss their Super Bowl hopes goodbye

Week 12 served as the evaporation of playoff hopes for three teams, as the Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers all witnessed major odds shifts in the wrong direction.

The Bengals, who had already been struggling in the absence of injured wide receiver A.J. Green, lost Andy Dalton for the season and will now have to rely on second-stringer Jeff Driskel going forward. Cincy’s Super Bowl odds fell all the way from +9000 to +15000 after losing to the Cleveland Browns.

The Redskins suffered a similar fate when starting quarterback Alex Smith broke his leg in Week 11, and Washington simply couldn’t hang with the archrival Dallas Cowboys in a 31-23 setback on Thanksgiving. With Colt McCoy at the helm, the Redskins look like they’re about to fade away in the NFC playoff hunt, and Bovada dropped them from +4500 all the way to +12500 since last week.

Green Bay’s inability to win on the road reared its ugly head yet again in a 24-17 loss to the Vikings in Minneapolis. The Packers’ postseason aspirations were already on thin ice before the game and are now hanging by a thread, as the green and gold hold about a three percent chance of making the postseason. The book clearly expects them to be a non-factor going forward, evidenced by their price movement of +6600 to +10000.

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For the first time since Week 3, the Los Angeles Rams are not the lone favorites to win Super Bowl 53.

The red-hot New Orleans Saints are tied with the Rams atop the Super Bowl oddsboard at Bovada with a price of +325. The Kansas City Chiefs (+550), New England Patriots (+650), Pittsburgh Steelers (+900), Chicago Bears (+1500), Los Angeles Chargers (+1500), Houston Texans (+2000), Minnesota Vikings (+2200) and Dallas Cowboys (+4000) round out the top 10 at the shop.

Here come the Saints

At 9-1 SU, the Saints have rattled off nine straight victories since losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1. New Orleans dominated the reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles last week in the form of a 48-7 blowout win in Louisiana. With a home matchup vs the struggling Atlanta Falcons on deck in Week 12, Drew Brees and company should continue to see their stock rise going forward.

After losing to the Saints, the Eagles’ Super Bowl odds fell from +3300 to +6600.

It was always sunny in Philadelphia for the Eagles after their win over the Patriots in the big game back in February, but things are looking pretty bleak for the franchise right now. At 4-6, Philly will likely have to run the table in order to sniff the postseason – a tough ask with games against the Texans and Rams left on the schedule. In light of the Eagles’ loss to the Saints, the book dropped their Super Bowl price from +3300 all the way to +6600.

The Rams and Chiefs put on a show on Monday Night Football in what was one of the most memorable NFL games in recent history, as Los Angeles’ huge 54-51 victory was something to behold from start to finish. Kansas City is not going to be discredited as a Super Bowl contender for losing a shootout to the Rams, but the Chiefs’ odds did drop slightly from +500 to +550 since last week.

Three teams are trending in the wrong direction

Elsewhere around the league, the Packers, Redskins and Titans fell out of the favor of oddsmakers. Green Bay’s 27-24 loss to Seattle saw the Packers let yet another winnable game slip away, and head coach Mike McCarthy’s seat is getting hotter every day.

Washington lost starting quarterback Alex Smith to a gruesome leg injury and will be forced to roll with career backup Colt McCoy going forward, while the Titans looked bad in a 38-10 road loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Green Bay (+3500 to +6600), Washington (+3300 to +4500) and Tennessee (+5000 to +6600) joined the Eagles as the biggest losers of Week 12 odds-wise.

Here’s a look at the book’s full list of odds. Where do you think the value lies? Have your say in the comments.

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With Week 11 of the 2018 NFL season almost here, the Los Angeles Rams remain the Super Bowl favorites, but a pair of teams are closing the gap on them rapidly.

The Rams are the +325 front-runners at Bovada, with the New Orleans Saints (+400), Kansas City Chiefs (+500), New England Patriots (+650) and Pittsburgh Steelers (+1000) shaping up the top five.

After losing in Week 10, the Patriots’ Super Bowl odds fell from +500 to +650.

While the Rams have been entrenched as the championship favorites since September, the Saints and Chiefs are on the rise in the eyes of oddsmakers. New Orleans stretched its winning streak to eight thanks to a 51-14 blowout of the Cincinnati Bengals, which caused their odds to jump from +500 to +400 in the process. The Chiefs moved to 9-1 thanks to a 26-14 triumph over the Arizona Cardinals, as the shop moved them into the No. 3 spot on the oddsboard.

Entering a matchup as 6.5-point favorites against the Tennessee Titans, the Patriots suffered through their worst game of the year in a 34-10 setback. New England is no stranger to uninspiring regular-season performances, but they normally happen earlier in the season instead of in mid-November. Bovada dropped the Pats to fourth on the list, as their Super Bowl chances fell from +500 to +650 in light of the poor showing.

Watch out for the Texans

The Houston Texans, who are available for +2500 at the shop, are well rested after their Week 10 bye and hit the road for a contest with the NFC East-leading Washington Redskins on Sunday. After losing three straight to start the season, the Texans have rattled off six straight wins to grab sole possession of first place in the AFC South and haven’t shown any signs of slowing down.

While the Texans look like they’re for real, sportsbooks are still undervaluing them a bit. Despite sitting out last week, Houston’s odds dropped from +2200 to +2500. Simply put, if you think Deshaun Watson and company can continue their run and make some noise in the playoffs, the time to bet them is now.

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The 2018 NFL season is nine weeks old, and the playoff landscape is starting to take shape. When it comes to odds on which team will win Super Bowl 53, the Los Angeles Rams are still the undisputed front-runners despite suffering their first loss of the season in Week 9.

The Rams are +350 favorites to go all the way this year, with the New England Patriots (+500), New Orleans Saints (+500), Kansas City Chiefs (+550) and Pittsburgh Steelers (+1200) rounding out the top five on the odds list.

The Saints are for real

Los Angeles entered its matchup with the Saints as a 2-point favorite but was outperformed by Drew Brees and company in the Bayou State to the tune of a 45-35 result. Regardless, the Rams still deserve to be Super Bowl favorites, but we haven’t seen their defense get lit up in that fashion in the campaign.

The Saints, who were +650 prior to their big win over the Rams, look like a completely different team from the club that lost 48-40 in Week 1 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. New Orleans has won seven straight since the setback and doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. Next up is a Week 10 road matchup with the A.J. Green-less Cincinnati Bengals in what’s shaping up to be another winnable game.

Three teams are spiraling downward

While the Saints were the darlings of Week 9, the Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys found themselves on the other side of the fence thanks to a trio of underwhelming performances. The Redskins were a very popular pick at home against the Atlanta Falcons but got blown out 38-14. Washington’s Super Bowl odds plummeted from +2800 to +5000, while the Falcons saw their chances rise from +6600 to +4500 in light of the win.

The Packers’ showdown with the Patriots at Gillette Stadium was dubbed as a matchup for the ages due to the star power at the quarterback position, yet the Packers once again failed to produce away from home, falling to New England 31-17. Now at 3-4-1 SU and third in the NFC North, the green and gold have their hands full to make a postseason run. If they’re to get there, they’ll have to improve on their 0-4 road record. Green Bay’s championship odds fell from +3300 to +5000 after losing in Massachusetts.

Cowboys fans and backers alike were expecting big things at AT&T Stadium in the Week 9 edition of Monday Night Football against the Tennessee Titans, but “America’s Team” ended up on the wrong side of a 28-14 score after failing to score any points in the second half. The suddenly weak NFC East looks like it’s up for grabs, but oddsmakers are already writing off the ’Boys thanks to an odds shift from +4500 to +6600.

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We’ve reached the halfway point of the 2018 NFL season, and the usual suspects remain atop odds lists at sportsbooks when it comes to Super Bowl betting.

The Los Angeles Rams are the +275 championship favorites at Bovada, with the New England Patriots (+550), Kansas City Chiefs (+550), New Orleans Saints (+650), Los Angeles Chargers (+1600), Minnesota Vikings (+1600), Pittsburgh Steelers (+1600), Carolina Panthers (+2200), Houston Texans (+2200) and the Philadelphia Eagles (+2500) rounding out the top 10.

Seahawks look like they have their swagger back

The Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions’ Week 8 clash was expected to be a close one, but the Seahawks easily topped the Lions in front of their hometown fans 28-14. The Seahawks are notoriously slow starters, yet this year’s team was expected to take a major step backward even after its predictable stumble out of the gate.

After their Week 8 win, the Seahawks’ Super Bowl odds moved from +5000 to +3300.

Even in light of the season-ending injury to star safety Earl Thomas, the Seahawks once again look like legitimate contenders after rattling off wins in four of their last five games to improve to 4-3 SU on the year. After Seattle’s triumph over Detroit, Bovada dropped the Seahawks’ Super Bowl chances from +5000 to +3300. The Seahawks have a tough schedule over the next month with games against the Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers on tap, so we’re going to learn a lot about if they’re for real or not going forward.

Whose odds are trending downward?

The Lions are on the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to the respect of oddsmakers, as Detroit ranked as the biggest loser of the week thanks to an odds shift of +5000 all the way to +10000. On Tuesday, the Lions shipped wide receiver Golden Tate to the Eagles for a third-round pick, implying the front office may have thrown in the towel on the campaign.

Elsewhere, the Vikings’ odds fell from +1200 to +1600, the Baltimore Ravens moved from +2500 to +3300 and the Green Bay Packers are now +3300 after being available for +2500 prior to Week 8.

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As we approach the halfway point of the 2018 NFL season, the teams at the top of oddsboards at sportsbooks remain largely the same.

The Los Angeles Rams remain the +280 favorites to win Super Bowl 53 at Bovada, with the New England Patriots (+550), Kansas City Chiefs (+600), New Orleans Saints (+800) and Minnesota Vikings (+1200) rounding out the top five.

Redskins are rising up the ranks

Very quietly, the Washington Redskins have grabbed sole possession of the suddenly weak NFC East at 4-2 SU. The ’Skins edged out the archrival Dallas Cowboys 20-17 at home in Week 7 and saw their Super Bowl odds jump from +5000 to +3300 as a result – the biggest leap on the odds list from the weekend.

The Redskins, who were +6500 at the start of the campaign, have been one of the biggest surprise teams in the NFL so far. Washington’s defense has been its strong suit, as the unit ranks seventh in the NFL in points allowed per game (20.2) and fifth in yards allowed per game (325.7). Alex Smith has been a steady presence under center in his first year with the franchise, while Adrian Peterson has turned back the clock to give the team a reliable starting running back after rookie Derrius Guice tore his ACL in the preseason.

What’s going on in Jacksonville?

To say the Jacksonville Jaguars are experiencing a team crisis right now would be a massive understatement. The Jaguars’ 20-7 loss to the Houston Texans in Week 7 gave them three straight setbacks, as the club now sits at 3-4 SU and has to travel to London for a matchup with the reigning champion Philadelphia Eagles at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. After the loss, the Jags’ chances to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in February fell from +2000 all the way to +4000.

After Week 7, the Jaguars’ Super Bowl odds fell from +2000 to +4000.

Thanks to two fumbles in the first half, Blake Bortles was benched in favor of Cody Kessler, yet the ex-Cleveland Brown didn’t fare much better against the Texans. Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone has stated Bortles will return to the starting role in England, but it goes without saying that the Jaguars are an extremely hard team to trust for the time being. Jacksonville’s appearance in the AFC championship game a year ago was a high point for the franchise, but the team is starting to look like the Jaguars of old right now.

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With six weeks of the NFL season officially in the books, the Los Angeles Rams remain the undisputed favorites to win Super Bowl 53.

At BetOnline, the Rams are +350 favorites, with the New England Patriots (+700), Kansas City Chiefs (+750), New Orleans Saints (+1000) and Minnesota Vikings (+1200) making up the top five.

Vikings return to the good graces of oddsmakers

The Vikings were projected as a legitimate threat to win the championship prior to the season’s kickoff yet looked like anything but for five weeks. After opening the year with a win over the San Francisco 49ers followed by a tie vs the archrival Green Bay Packers in Week 2, the Vikings were flat-out embarrassed in the form of a 27-6 blowout at the hands of the lowly Buffalo Bills at U.S. Bank Stadium.

But Minny has fared much better since then, putting in a spirited effort in a 38-31 road setback to the Rams before rattling off wins over the Philadelphia Eagles (23-21) and Arizona Cardinals (27-17). As a result, the Vikes’ odds of winning the first Super Bowl in franchise history improved from +1800 to +1200 after Week 6. With a Week 7 matchup vs the New York Jets on deck, the purple and gold have a good chance of improving their record to 4-2-1.

Are the Cowboys back in the Super Bowl picture?

It looked like the Dallas Cowboys were in for yet another long year through five weeks, but Dallas’ 40-7 demolition of the Jacksonville Jaguars at Jerry World has both Cowboys fans and bettors believing this team might have a shot to compete in the suddenly weak NFC East after all. In light of the huge win, Dallas’ Super Bowl odds spiked from +6600 to +4000, the biggest jump at the book.

The Cowboys’ Super Bowl odds jumped from +6600 to +4000 after Week 6.

The Cowboys scored a total of 83 points in their first five contests prior to the offensive explosion last weekend, and Dallas is now tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for second place in the division. Both Dallas and Philly are a half-game behind the Washington Redskins, whom the Cowboys play in Week 7. The ’Boys are 3-0 SU at home and 0-3 on the road, so the matchup with the Redskins could go a long way to finding out what the true mettle of this team is.

Odds as of October 16 at BetOnline

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Week 5 in the NFL provided some clarity to an otherwise unpredictable season, as the contenders are starting to separate themselves from the pretenders on the gridiron.

According to Super Bowl odds from BetOnline, the Los Angeles Rams remain the heavy +300 favorites to win Super Bowl 53, with the Kansas City Chiefs (+700), New England Patriots (+700), New Orleans Saints (+1000) and Jacksonville Jaguars (+1800) right behind them.

Outlook of the NFC South is becoming clearer

The NFC South is widely considered one of the toughest divisions in football, yet two teams are trending upwards and two are heading in the opposite direction entering Week 6. Thanks to a massive 43-19 win over the Washington Redskins in Monday Night Football, the Saints look like Super Bowl contenders once again while topping the division at 4-1 SU.

The Panthers’ Super Bowl odds improved from +4000 to +2500 after Week 5.

The Carolina Panthers have enjoyed some major highs and lows in the Cam Newton era, but the Auburn product has looked great during Carolina’s 3-1 start. In light of the Panthers’ 33-31 victory over the New York Giants, Carolina’s Super Bowl odds improved from +4000 to +2500 – the biggest jump on the board. The Panthers have a road date with the Redskins next week before facing the Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens and Tampa Bay Buccaneers – all winnable games.

The Bucs, who had a bye in Week 5, have their hands full in order to stay in contention in the division. The Falcons’ 1-4 start has been a nightmare for Atlanta fans, and oddsmakers have already written off their season. Matt Ryan and company’s Super Bowl odds fell all the way from +4000 to +6600 after a brutal 41-17 road loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and expecting the Falcons to become the first team in NFL history to both host and play in the big game in February is looking like a small miracle at this point.

Can the Packers salvage their season?

To say Green Bay has had its fair share of issues through the first five weeks of the campaign would be a massive understatement. The 2-2-1 Packers could easily be 1-4 if Aaron Rodgers didn’t complete a historic comeback in the second half against the Chicago Bears in Week 1 and if Minnesota Vikings kicker Daniel Carlson didn’t miss two overtime kicks the following week.

Speaking of kicking problems, longtime Packers kicker Mason Crosby put forth the worst performance of his career in Green Bay’s 31-23 loss to the division rival Detroit Lions on Sunday. Crosby missed five field goals and an extra point in the setback – the most failed field-goal attempts in an NFL game since 1997. The Packers have plenty of time to get back on track, yet sportsbooks dropped them from +1800 to +2800 on the oddsboard in light of the loss.

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Week 4 in the NFL has come and gone and the Los Angeles Rams remain the undisputed favorites to win Super Bowl 53.

Fresh off a 38-31 shootout win over the Minnesota Vikings in Thursday Night Football, the Rams remain the +350 favorites to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in February at BetOnline. The Kansas City Chiefs (+700), New England Patriots (+800), Jacksonville Jaguars (+1000) and New Orleans Saints (+1200) round out the top five on the oddsboard.

Who’s on the rise?

When it comes to odds moves over the past week, the Chicago Bears (+2500 to +2200), Baltimore Ravens (+2800 to +1800) and Cincinnati Bengals (+4000 to +3300) saw their championship chances improve. The Bears offense exploded to the tune of a 48-10 blowout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while the Ravens topped their division rival Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday Night Football. The Bengals held on to edge the Atlanta Falcons in one of the many entertaining matchups of the weekend.

Steelers’ Super Bowl odds are tumbling

Speaking of the Steelers, Pittsburgh finds itself tied with the Cleveland Browns in the basement of the AFC North through four weeks at 1-2-1. The Steelers are looking like a shell of their former selves so far, as the club is clearly missing the presence of star running back Le’Veon Bell, who’s been away from the team due to a contract dispute.

The good news for fans of the black and gold is Bell is expected to report to the Steelers during the team’s Week 7 bye and “definitely plans to play football for Pittsburgh this season,” according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. While bringing Bell back into the fold will give the Steelers a boost, it won’t help Pittsburgh’s atrocious defense that’s allowed 29 points per game in 2018, seventh-worst in the NFL. In light of the Steelers’ setback to the Ravens, Pittsburgh’s Super Bowl odds fell all the way from +1200 to +2800.

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Since Super Bowl 53 odds came out in February, the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams have been neck and neck at the top of the list. Three weeks into the 2018 NFL season, the Rams have given themselves some major breathing room apart from Tom Brady and company.

At Bovada, L.A. is all alone at the top of the oddsboard with a price of +400. The Patriots (+800), Kansas City Chiefs (+900), Philadelphia Eagles (+1100), Minnesota Vikings (+1200) and Jacksonville Jaguars (+1200) are right behind them.

Are the Rams worth the price?

It seemed like Los Angeles general manager Les Snead was running the front office in Madden mode in the offseason, and it soon became clear the Rams were all-in with the new (and expensive) faces Snead brought in. Ahead of Week 4, the Rams have certainly looked the part of a Super Bowl favorite in light of a convincing 35-23 beatdown of the crosstown rival Chargers. As a result, the 3-0 Rams saw their chances of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy increase from +650 all the way to the current number of +400.

When it comes on placing a futures bet on the Rams, it seems like the best course of action is to wait. L.A. has some tough tests on the way, starting with a Week 4 Thursday Night Football clash with the Vikings. With matchups against the Green Bay Packers (Week 8), New Orleans Saints (Week 9), Chiefs (Week 11) and Eagles (Week 15) remaining, bettors can surely get a better price if the Rams falter at all as the season progresses.

What’s going on in New England?

I wasn’t trying to jinx New England when I told Pats fans not to fret about them in this column a week ago, but after the Patriots suffered a 26-10 road loss to the Detroit Lions in Sunday Night Football, it’s become clear something is not quite right in Massachusetts.

Bovada moved the Pats’ Super Bowl odds to +800 after they were available for +650 prior to the game, and it’s easy to understand why. New England is now 1-2 ahead of a Week 4 home date with the AFC East-leading Miami Dolphins, a team that’s traditionally played them tough. The Pats are no strangers to September losses, yet it feels a little different this time around. A bounce-back performance in front of their hometown fans is badly needed for New England.

After the Steelers topped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-27 in Monday Night Football, Pittsburgh’s odds of winning the Super Bowl improved from +1600 to +1200. The Bucs, who suffered their first loss of the year, saw their chances fall from +3300 to +4000.

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Week 2 of the new NFL season is in the books, and according to sportsbooks, the New England Patriots have some company at the top of Super Bowl 53 odds lists.

The Patriots and Los Angeles Rams have the best odds to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in February at +650 at Bovada. Right behind them are the Minnesota Vikings (+900), Jacksonville Jaguars (+900) and Kansas City Chiefs (+1200).

Don’t fret about the Patriots

It seems like every year the Pats have at least one bad loss in September, and New England’s 31-20 setback to the Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field was far from the performance we’re used to seeing from Tom Brady and company. The Patriots defense couldn’t contain Jags quarterback Blake Bortles, as the 26-year-old threw for four touchdowns along with 377 yards in the air in the victory.

With the triumph, the Jaguars’ odds of winning the Super Bowl increased from +1200 to +900. The Pats, who were +600 a week ago, have a much easier matchup against the Detroit Lions in Week 3. We’ve seen enough from the Patriots over the years to know that a setback in September won’t matter much in the long run, especially considering the general weakness of the rest of the AFC East. Help is on the way for the Pats offense, as the Browns traded speedy wide receiver Josh Gordon to New England for a fifth-round pick on Monday.

Here come the Chiefs

Veteran bench boss Andy Reid has long been labeled an excellent regular-season coach who can’t win in the playoffs, but the arrival of second-year signal-caller Patrick Mahomes has many Kansas City Chiefs fans dreaming of a trip to Atlanta on February 3, 2019. Mahomes, who threw for 256 yards and four touchdowns in Kansas City’s 38-28 Week 1 win over the Los Angeles Chargers, followed that up with a 326-yard, six-touchdown performance in a 42-37 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

The Chiefs’ Super Bowl odds have improved from +2000 to +1200 after Week 2.

That puts Mahomes ahead of Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Charley Johnson’s nine touchdowns through the first two games of a season. The Chiefs defense has left a lot to be desired, but Mahomes’ eye-popping stats have caused oddsmakers at Bovada to lower the Chiefs’ Super Bowl odds from +2000 to +1200 after Week 2. Kansas City’s chances to go all the way will likely only get slimmer from here on out, so if you think Mahomes has what it takes to bring the Chiefs over the playoff hump, the time to bet them is now.

Bears’ odds are on the move

In light of the Chicago Bears’ 24-17 triumph over the Seattle Seahawks in Monday Night Football, the Bears improved to 1-1 on the year and saw their Super Bowl odds improve from +5000 to +3500 in the process. The Seahawks, who look like a shell of the team that went to back-to-back Super Bowls only a few seasons ago, are now +8000 after being available for +6600 prior to the tilt.

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The 2018 NFL season got off to a roaring start, and there’s been no shortage of odds movement at sportsbooks when it comes to which squad will hoist the Lombardi Trophy in February.

The Vikings’ Super Bowl odds have improved from +1100 to +800.

At Bovada, the New England Patriots are the +600 favorites to win Super Bowl 53, with the Minnesota Vikings (+800), Los Angeles Rams (+800), Philadelphia Eagles (+900), Green Bay Packers (+1000), Pittsburgh Steelers (+1100), Jacksonville Jaguars (+1200), New Orleans Saints (+1500), Atlanta Falcons (+2000) and Kansas City Chiefs (+2000) right behind them.

Patriots locked in at the top

The Pats have been locked in as the front-runners to win the sixth Super Bowl of the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era since they lost to the Eagles in the big game, and barring anything disastrous, they’ll be the faves for the time being. New England’s odds did shift a bit, however, dropping slightly from +550 to +600 despite beating Houston 27-20 at Gillette Stadium.

Watch out for the Vikings

The biggest move on the board came from the Vikings, whose Super Bowl chances improved from +1100 to +800 after they easily topped Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers 24-16. Minny’s defense was excellent in 2017 and is primed to be even better this season, as the unit ended the day with three interceptions and a fumble.

New quarterback Kirk Cousins fit into the offense seamlessly in his first start in purple, so expect the Vikes to receive plenty of love in Super Bowl futures going forward. It was the opposite story for the Niners, evidenced by San Francisco’s chances decreasing from +2000 to +3300.

Best of the rest

Elsewhere, the Falcons (+1500 to +2000), Chargers (+2000 to +2500) and Cowboys (+2800 to +4000) also saw their odds worsen, while the Jaguars (+1800 to +1200), Chiefs (+2500 to +2000) and Panthers (+4000 to +2800) moved up the board.

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