Updated Super Bowl 53 Odds: Rams, Pats & Chiefs in Three Horse Race

  • 12 weeks remain in the NFL regular season, but odds suggest the number of favorites are dwindling
  • The Rams have the shortest odds of all to win Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta
  • If you don’t overreact you can find value wagering on the Super Bowl now

Every year fans are surprised at what the NFL standings look like early on. However, it’s important to remember there many twists and turns still to come.

If you are a Falcons fan, perhaps there is legitimate cause for concern. However, just about every other team that was deemed a contender before the year began is still in the mix.

It would have been really easy to get on the Bucs bandwagon early on, or jump off the Patriots gravy train. Neither would be looking so good right now. If you evaluate teams in a steady way, don’t overreact to what you saw most recently, and understand the way teams develop, you may find some value in updated Super Bowl future odds. The odds below are from BetOnline.

Odds to Win Super Bowl 53

Team Odds to Win Super Bowl 53 from BetOnline
Los Angeles Rams 3/1
New England Patriots 7/1
Kansas City Chiefs 7/1
New Orleans Saints 10/1
Jacksonville Jaguars 18/1
Minnesota Vikings 18/1
Baltimore Ravens 20/1
Los Angeles Chargers 20/1
Carolina Panthers 25/1
Chicago Bears 25/1
Cincinnati Bengals 25/1
Philadelphia Eagles 25/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 25/1
Green Bay Packers 28/1
Houston Texans 40/1
Atlanta Falcons 66/1
Cleveland Browns 66/1
Dallas Cowboys 66/1
Detroit Lions 66/1
Tennessee Titans 66/1
Washington Redskins 66/1
Seattle Seahawks 80/1
Miami Dolphins 100/1
New York Giants 100/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 100/1
Buffalo Bills 150/1
Denver Broncos 150/1
New York Jets 150/1
Indianapolis Colts 200/1
Oakland Raiders 250/1
Arizona Cardinals 500/1
San Francisco 49ers 500/1

Can You Justify the Rams at 3/1?

We should have known the LA Rams provided a lot of value to begin the year. They won 11 regular games in 2017, and spent big to improve their roster during the off-season. That said, 3/1 indicates an implied probability of 25%. If you believe the Rams have better than a 25% shot to win it all, they are a good value. Their two stars certainly make a compelling case.

While Jared Goff and Todd Gurley are among the favorites for NFL MVP, what if one of them goes down? The bottom line is there are just to many games left to take that short a price, though the Rams dominance requires you get significant value elsewhere to place a wager.

Perhaps the Chiefs or Patriots?

What the Rams have been in the NFC is how Kansas City has looked in the AFC. Led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the passing attack has looked unstoppable.

Though Mahomes threw his first two interceptions of the season on Sunday in a lopsided with over Jacksonville, the question with the Chiefs is simple. We have seen them start well before and struggle come playoff time. How big a difference does Mahomes make once winter arrives this year?

As for New England, remember when they were 1-2 and the sky was falling? Dominant victories over the Dolphins and Colts have seemingly turned things around. However, is beating Miami and Indy at home that impressive? If you think the Pats beat the Chiefs on Sunday, you need to lock in your value and bet them right now. If you think they falter, there will be a bigger number come Monday if you believe in Tom Brady and Bill Belichick to right the ship as the year moves along.

Where is the Super Bowl Futures Value Now?

Patience, patience. Take a look at the standings. The Vikings are a mediocre 2-2-1, but just one game back in the NFC North. They have already played the Rams, Packers, and Eagles on the road. Sunday’s win in Philly is a very good sign for a talented squad. Take advantage of their 18/1 odds while you still can.

Though losing to Minnesota isn’t ideal, the Eagles are in much the same boat as the Vikings. The defending champs have some serious injuries, and Carson Wentz isn’t back to 100% yet, but do you see the Redskins or Cowboys running away with the NFC East? When all is said and done, the Eagles are going to be in the postseason, and we’ll happily take 25/1 odds that they figure things out when they need to.