Super Bowl Odds Update After Week 11: Ravens Flying Up The Board

  • The Patriots (+250) are still the favorites at BetOnline despite having arguably their worst offense since 2003
  • The Ravens’ Super Bowl odds improved to +450 following a dominant win over the Texans
  • Philadelphia (+2500) and Pittsburgh (+12500) saw their title odds plunge after ugly offensive performances

It was only natural to be skeptical of the Ravens as they headed into their Week 8 bye at 5-2 with wins over the Dolphins, Cardinals, Steelers and Bengals and a loss to the Browns.

However, after dominant victories over the Patriots and Texans in the past three weeks, Baltimore is starting to make believers out of oddsmakers, climbing from +1400 a month ago to +450 today to win the Lombardi Trophy

John Harbaugh’s club is still listed behind New England in BetOnline’s latest Super Bowl odds update, but should they be?

ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL 54

Team Current Odds Trending Last Week
New England Patriots +275 +250
Baltimore Ravens +450 +650
New Orleans Saints +600 +650
San Francisco 49ers +700 +900
Kansas City Chiefs +900 +900
Green Bay Packers +1200 +1000
Dallas Cowboys +1600 +2000
Minnesota Vikings +1600 +1600
Seattle Seahawks +1600 +1400
Philadelphia Eagles +2500 +1600
Los Angeles Rams +3300 +2500
Houston Texans +4000 +2500
Indianapolis Colts +5000 +5000
Oakland Raiders +5000 +4000
Buffalo Bills +8000  +4000
Cleveland Browns +8000 +10000
Carolina Panthers +10000 +4000
Tennessee Titans +10000 +10000
Pittsburgh Steelers +12500 +3300
Chicago Bears +15000 +10000
Jacksonville Jaguars +15000 +10000
Los Angeles Chargers +15000 +10000
Atlanta Falcons +25000 +15000
Denver Broncos +25000 +15000
Detroit Lions +50000 +25000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +50000 +50000
Arizona Cardinals +100000 +50000
New York Jets +100000 +500000
New York Giants +250000 +100000
Miami Dolphins +10000000 +1000000
Washington Redskins +10000000 +2500000

BALTIMORE IS THE TEAM TO BEAT

On pace to score the most fantasy points in a season, Lamar Jackson added four more touchdowns to his jaw-dropping totals (2,258 passing yards, 19 pass TD, 6 INT, 788 rushing yards, 6 rush TDs) in Sunday’s 41-7 beatdown of Houston.

With the Chargers’ 23-17 Wild Card Round victory over the Ravens still fresh in our minds — and the sudden ends of the careers of Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III still in our collective memory banks — it’s almost as if we all expect someone to stop Jackson eventually.

The only catch is that Lamar is already a better passer (4th in the NFL in passer rating) and rusher (10th in rushing yards) than both those guys and offensive coordinator Greg Roman has built his offensive system specifically for his star pupil.

Jackson is also unlikely to have to play from behind that much now that the Ravens’ loaded secondary (Jimmy Smith, Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters, Brandon Carr, Earl Thomas) is fully healthy.

Call me a prisoner of the moment, but I would much rather bet on a balanced Baltimore squad at +450 than back a New England (+250) team with their worst offense since 2003.

RISERS AND FALLERS

San Francisco jumped from +900 to +700 after an unconvincing win over the division-rival Cardinals. The 49ers haven’t been able to get anything going on the ground over the past three games, but matters should improve once they get the game’s best tight end, George Kittle, back in the lineup.

Philadelphia’s ugly offensive effort against the Patriots caused their odds to descend from +2500 to +1600 in the past week.

While the 5-5 Eagles likely don’t have the offensive weaponry necessary to win another Super Bowl, keep in mind that they play the Dolphins, Redskins and Giants (twice) over the last six weeks of the season, so the playoffs aren’t entirely out of the question.

An even bigger odds plunge occurred in Western Pennsylvania, where Pittsburgh dropped from +3300 to +12500 after Mason Rudolph chucked four interceptions in a 21-7 loss to the Browns on Thursday night.

The Steelers’ dominant defense and soft schedule might be enough to squeak into the playoffs in a weak AFC, but a championship is completely out of the question given they’re trotting out the worst quarterback in the league.

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.