Super Bowl 55 Odds Post Draft Update: Chiefs and Ravens Favored

  • The Chiefs (+650) and Ravens (+700) both juiced up their running games in the 2020 NFL Draft 
  • The Packers’ Super Bowl odds dropped from +1800 to +3300 after a series of strange picks  
  • Tampa Bay’s odds (+1200) are now shorter than the back-to-back-to-back NFC South champion Saints (+1400)  

While the football nerds on Twitter would contend “running backs don’t matter,” the two favorites to win next year’s Super Bowl, the Chiefs (+650) and Ravens (+700), clearly disagree.

Kansas City used the last pick of the first round to select pass-catching dynamo Clyde Edwards-Helaire from LSU, sending fantasy football scribes into an immediate frenzy. Then, early on Day 2, Baltimore added firepower to the NFL’s top ground attack, grabbing Ohio State thumper J.K. Dobbins to pair with Mark Ingram and Lamar Jackson.

With the NFL’s virtual draft in the books and sports fans now staring into an empty abyss, let’s examine the updated odds to hoist the Lombardi Trophy next February.

ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL 55

Team Current Odds Trending Feb. 3/2020
Kansas City Chiefs +650 +500
Baltimore Ravens +700 +800
San Francisco 49ers +1000 +700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1200 +6600
New Orleans Saints +1400 +1600
Dallas Cowboys +2000 +1600
New England Patriots +2500 +900
Philadelphia Eagles +2500 +1800
Pittsburgh Steelers +2500 +2000
Seattle Seahawks +2500 +2500
Buffalo Bills +2800 +4000
Green Bay Packers +3300 +1800
Indianapolis Colts +3300 +3300
Minnesota Vikings +3300 +2500
Cleveland Browns +4000 +3300
Tennessee Titans +4000 +2500
Arizona Cardinals +5000 +8000
Atlanta Falcons +5000 +3300
Chicago Bears +5000 +3300
Denver Broncos +5000 +5000
Houston Texans +5000 +3300
Los Angeles Chargers +5000 +2200
Los Angeles Rams +5000 +2500
Las Vegas Raiders +6600 +4000
Miami Dolphins +8000 +10000
Detroit Lions +10000 +6600
New York Jets +10000 +6600
Carolina Panthers +15000 +6600
Washington Redskins +20000 +10000
Cincinnati Bengals +25000 +8000
Jacksonville Jaguars +25000 +8000
New York Giants +25000 +6600

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The 49ers (+1200) used the first of their two first-round picks on a replacement for DeForest Buckner on the interior, grabbing DT Javon Kinlaw at #14. Then they added another pass-catching weapon for Jimmy G in freak-athlete Brandon Aiyuk at #25. But one could argue they saved their best move for Day 3.

For the cheap price of a 5th-round pick and a 3rd in 2021, San Francisco acquired Trent Williams from the Redskins, immediately filling the void left by Joe Staley’s retirement with another left tackle with a Hall of Fame-worthy resume.

Tampa Bay‘s rise to +1200 from +6600 back in February of course has more to do with the arrival of the greatest quarterback and tight end of all time than what occurred during the draft, but selecting Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs at No. 13 was just what the doctor ordered for a team with an immobile 43-year-old behind center.

It’s hard to justify the Buccaneers having shorter Super Bowl odds than the perennially snake-bitten Saints (+1400), who used the draft to beef up their O-Line (Cesar Ruiz) and add talent at linebacker (Zack Baun).

After signing Jameis Winston on Sunday, we’re only one Drew Brees injury away from the former No. 1-overall pick getting a chance to fulfill his revenge fantasy against Bruce Arians and the Bucs.

POST-DRAFT LINE MOVEMENT

While we won’t know who really won the 2020 NFL Draft for months or even years, Jerry Jones and the Cowboys (+2000) get to wear the crown for now. Halfway through a boring first round where every pick went chalk, Dallas somehow had Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb fall into their laps at No. 17.

On paper at least, adding a guy that many draftniks considered to be the best wide receiver in a loaded class to an offense already featuring Dak Prescott, Zeke Elliott, Amari Cooper, and Michael Gallup seems absurd and unfair. Since even Mike McCarthy shouldn’t be able to screw this one up, the Cowboys look like the strongest value on the board.

The odds of their NFC East division rivals in Philadelphia dropped from +1800 to +2500 following a much-ridiculed draft, but adding speed on the outside (Jalen Reagor) and backing up the always-injured Carson Wentz with Jalen Hurts seems wise.

The Packers also drew the ire of the internet after moving up to draft quarterback Jordan Love in round one. Apparently, oddsmakers don’t agree with the “Aaron Rodgers will be extra motivated this year” narrative, lengthening Green Bay’s Super Bowl odds from +1800 to +3300.

Steve Dominey

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