Odds To Win Superbowl LII

The initial Super Bowl odds for next season were originally released while New England was still in the midst of celebrating its amazing come-from-behind victory against Atlanta in Super Bowl LI. Now that free agency signings have pretty much run their course and the results of last week’s NFL Draft have settled in, now is the perfect time to take a closer look at the recently updated Super Bowl LII futures odds at BetOnline in an effort to find the best value in the numbers.

Nothing has really changed at the top of the list with the Patriots listed as +350 favorites to successfully defend last season’s world title. There is some intrinsic value in those odds for two big reasons. The first and obvious reason is that New England’s roster should remain basically intact with the key playmakers that helped the team win last year firmly in place for another run at a world title in 2017. Everyone knows that winning back-to-back Super Bowls can be a very tall task, but the last team to do so was New England in 2003 and 2004 with Bill Belichick as the head coach and Tom Brady as the starting quarterback.

While most NFL futures bettors will go chalk with this bet, I do not see the Patriots repeating as champions next season. It is a very hard feat to accomplish and I believe there are one or two other teams out there in prime position to take their place. A good starting point would be the Green Bay Packers at +1100 betting odds, who also boast a head coach and starting quarterback that have won a Super Bowl in the past. The Packers have been a perennial title contender ever since Mike McCarthy took over the reins as head coach and Aaron Rodgers assumed the role of starting quarterback. This duo won it all in 2010 and they have gone to two NFC title games in the past three seasons.

Another perennial playoff contender that has some solid value in its Super Bowl LII futures odds at +1200 would be the Pittsburgh Steelers behind their head coach Mike Tomlin and their starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Add in the likes of running back Le’Veon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown and you have one of the most potent and balanced offensive attacks in the league. The Steelers still need to get past New England after losing last season’s AFC title game, but with the clock ticking on Big Ben’s NFL career the motivation has never been higher.

The Dallas Cowboys could be seen as the up and coming contender after going 13-3 last season following a four-win campaign in 2015. However, the pressure will be dialed up tenfold on quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott heading into their second season in the league which could actually work against the Cowboys’ highly optimistic +950 odds to win it all.

Seattle is still a fan-favorite at +1100 odds, but I see that window of opportunity continuing to close after a steady regression since the Seahawks’ victory in Super Bowl XLVIII in 2013. Atlanta at +1100 is primed to take a major step backwards given the team’s total collapse in last year’s Super Bowl. Oakland is an interesting play at +1200, but the Raiders return to glory may have to wait until they are firmly established in their new digs in Las Vegas.

Things drop off from there with the Houston Texans next at +1600 followed by Denver at +1800 betting odds. Both of these picks would be a reach, but each team should be still good enough to qualify for the playoffs to make things interesting. One AFC playoff team from last season offering some solid value at longer odds would be the Kansas City Chiefs at +2200. My top-value pick in the NFC would be the New York Giants at +2000. While it has been awhile, Eli Manning still has two Super Bowl rings as the Giants starting QB.

SuperBowl 52 Odds

Here are the current odds as of May 11th, 2018 to win this season's Super Bowl 52 as provided by BetOnline

  • Arizona Cardinals 3300
  • Atlanta Falcons 1200
  • Baltimore Ravens 4000
  • Buffalo Bills 8000
  • Carolina Panthers 2800
  • Chicago Bears 15000
  • Cincinnati Bengals 5000
  • Cleveland Browns 25000
  • Dallas Cowboys 900
  • Denver Broncos 1800
  • Detroit Lions 4000
  • Green Bay Packers 1100
  • Houston Texans 1800
  • Indianapolis Colts 3300
  • Jacksonville Jaguars 10000
  • Kansas City Chiefs 2200
  • Los Angeles Chargers 5000
  • Los Angeles Rams 15000
  • Miami Dolphins 5000
  • Minnesota Vikings 3300
  • New England Patriots 325
  • New Orleans Saints 4000
  • New York Giants 1800
  • New York Jets 20000
  • Oakland Raiders 1400
  • Philadelphia Eagles 5000
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 1200
  • San Francisco 49ers 20000
  • Seattle Seahawks 1100
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3600
  • Tennessee Titans 5000
  • Washington Redskins 5000

Opening 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