Odds To Win Superbowl LII

Now that all of the hoopla has died down from New England’s thrilling come-from-behind 34-28 overtime victory against Atlanta in Super Bowl LI, it is time to look into your crystal ball to find which of the 32 NFL teams has what it takes to win next season’s championship.

Bovada has taken the lead with a full set of Super Bowl LII futures odds for all 32 NFL teams. The trick to making the most of this early betting opportunity is to try and find the best value in these odds. Any futures odds posted this far out are heavily influenced by two main things. Last season’s results and the current perception of the betting public. The sportsbooks do not want to get burnt by setting a presumed favorite’s odds too high, so they will naturally hedge them lower. This in turn, tends to drain some of the value out of going chalk.

Ironically enough, the last time any NFL team won back-to-back Super Bowl titles was New England in the 2003 and 2004 seasons. The Patriots have been opened as +400 favorites to once again accomplish that feat in 2017. As mentioned, most of the value in these current odds has been lessened when you take into consideration that Dallas is second on the list at +750 followed by Green Bay, Pittsburgh and Atlanta at +1200.

The Patriots are undeniably a great team, but it took a minor miracle to add this year’s world title to their impressive resume. I do not care how much head coach Bill Belichick and future “Hall of Fame” quarterback Tom Brady get fired up for the ‘Blitz for Six’ (a term the team recently trademarked), it is going to be a much tougher road to even get to Super Bowl LII next season with such a big bull’s eye on your back.

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I would also discount the Cowboys’ lofty odds to win a Super Bowl title next season. Once again, that +750 number has more to do with public perception as opposed to this team’s true value. Everything that could possibly go right for Dallas last season did and Jerry Jones’ Boys could still not get past the Divisional Round of the playoffs despite being the No. 1 seed in the NFC. Both quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott have extremely bright futures in the NFL, but the Cowboys are not going to sneak up on anyone in 2017.

Green Bay and Pittsburgh always add value to their odds as perennial Super Bowl contenders and at +1200 each team would be worth a small play. The same cannot be said for Atlanta heading into next season since it is highly unlikely it will be able to bounce back from such a devastating loss. Look what happened to Carolina this past season after getting pasted by Denver in Super Bowl 50.

Moving down the list of futures odds to win Super Bowl LII, you have the Raiders at +1400, but we are not even sure where this team will be playing its home games next year. If they do shift from Oakland to Las Vegas as planned, why not make a bet on the home team in the sports gambling capital of the world.

Seattle is another one of those perennial contenders, but after beating Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII before losing to the Patriots the following season in the title game, the Seahawks’ window of opportunity may be starting to close at +1400 odds to bounce back with a title run next season.

I actually like the value in the Kansas City Chiefs at +2500. Andy Reid is a quality coach that knows how to get his team into the playoffs. He just has to figure out how to take the next step after coming up just short in his tenure in Philadelphia.

2018 Super Bowl Odds

  • New England Patriots +350
  • Dallas Cowboys +750
  • Atlanta Falcons +1200
  • Green Bay Packers +1400
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +1400
  • Oakland Raiders +1400
  • Seattle Seahawks +1400
  • Denver Broncos +1800
  • New York Giants +2200
  • Houston Texans +2500
  • Carolina Panthers +2800
  • Kansas City Chiefs +2800
  • Minnesota Vikings +3300
  • Indianapolis Colts +3300
  • Arizona Cardinals +3300
  • Tennessee Titans +3300
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +5000
  • Baltimore Ravens +5000
  • Cincinnati Bengals +5000
  • Miami Dolphins +5000
  • New Orleans Saints +5000
  • Philadelphia Eagles +5000
  • Detroit Lions +6600
  • Washington Redskins +6600
  • Buffalo Bills +6600
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +6600
  • Los Angeles Chargers +6600
  • Los Angeles Rams +7500
  • New York Jets +10000
  • Chicago Bears +10000
  • Cleveland Browns +10000
  • San Francisco 49ers +10000