Opening Super Bowl 55 Odds Favor Chiefs vs 49ers Rematch

  • BetOnline installed the Chiefs (+500) as Super Bowl 55 favorites
  • Tom Brady will likely return to the Patriots (+900) despite rumors of the veteran QB landing with the Chargers (+2200) or Raiders (+4000)
  • The Steelers (+2000) and Seahawks (+2500) are strong values heading into the offseason

After Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs became the first team in NFL history to win three games after trailing by ten or more points in a single postseason, it’s no surprise to see Kansas City open as favorites to win Super Bowl 55.

The bigger question is whether Kyle Shanahan’s San Francisco 49ers can return to the big game with a quarterback they attempted to hide throughout their playoff run.

Let’s look at the opening odds at Bet Online and throw out some speculative sleeper bets to win next season’s Lombardi trophy.

ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL 55

Team Odds
Kansas City Chiefs +500
San Francisco 49ers +700
Baltimore Ravens +800
New England Patriots +900
Dallas Cowboys +1600
New Orleans Saints +1600
Green Bay Packers +1800
Philadelphia Eagles +1800
Pittsburgh Steelers +2000
Los Angeles Chargers +2200
Los Angeles Rams +2500
Minnesota Vikings +2500
Seattle Seahawks +2500
Tennessee Titans +2500
Atlanta Falcons +3300
Chicago Bears +3300
Cleveland Browns +3300
Houston Texans +3300
Indianapolis Colts +3300
Buffalo Bills +4000
Las Vegas Raiders +4000
Denver Broncos +5000
Carolina Panthers +6600
Detroit Lions +6600
New York Giants +6600
New York Jets +6600
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +6600
Arizona Cardinals +8000
Cincinnati Bengals +8000
Jacksonville Jaguars +8000
Miami Dolphins +10000
Washington Redskins +10000

QUARTERBACK QUESTIONS

Oddsmakers seem to believe Tom Brady will be back in New England next season, giving the Patriots a one-in-nine chance (+900) to extend their dynasty into the next decade.

The long odds for other rumored suitors, such as the Chargers (+2200) and Raiders (+4000), also show why it’s so unlikely that the six-time champion leaves town. Brady wants to add to his legacy and Bill Belichick obviously provides him with the best chance to win.

With news that Drew Brees is exploring his options in the broadcast booth, you can get the Saints (+1600) at bargain-basement prices, especially if the 41-year-old were to return.

The Colts‘ odds (+3300) would also shorten if they’re able to bring in Philip Rivers and pair him with his former offensive coordinator Frank Reich. While the 38-year-old looked cooked with the Chargers last season, Indianapolis has the kind of offensive line that can rejuvenate careers.

POTENTIAL SLEEPER TEAMS

Given that Mike Tomlin finished 8-8 with Mason Rudolph and “Duck” Hodges behind center, the Steelers (+2000) should be contenders if Ben Roethlisberger successfully recovers from elbow surgery and loses the 50-to-100 pounds he packed on while injured.

With Defensive Player of the Year runner-up TJ Watt, last year’s first-round pick Devin Bush and Minkah Fitzpatrick (who they already spent this year’s first rounder on) wreaking havoc on all levels of their defense, Pittsburgh could emerge as the top challenger for Kansas City’s crown.

Looking down the board a bit further, it’s hard not to like Seattle at +2500, simply because Russell Wilson is one of the best quarterbacks in football.

In a division with a cap-crunched Rams team with a below-average QB and a crippled running back, and a 49ers squad who could very well suffer from the dreaded Super Bowl hangover, the perennially-underrated Seahawks are in a superb position to reach the postseason for the seventh time in the past eight seasons.

Steve Dominey

Steve has almost 15 years of experience in marketing, PR and sports television. After acquiring a Journalism degree from Carleton University, he assembled highlight packs for Canada's most-watched sports network (TSN) before transitioning to a career in communications. He describes himself as a good father, great dog owner, and mediocre gambler and husband.