- BetOnline has updated Super Bowl 54 odds for all 32 NFL teams
- The Cowboys (+2500) are a great sleeper bet with a young, ascending defense and a new offensive coordinator
- The Vikings are one of the league’s most complete teams and an incredible value at 25/1
A month since the draft and about 90 days until the 2019 season gets underway, we’ve entered a rare quiet period on the NFL calendar. I mean, as fans, the only news we’ve had to follow is the Jets’ GM search, a few players signing RFA tenders, and Aaron Rodgers’ complete inability to chug a beer.
With everyone still awaiting the results of the child-abuse investigation on Tyreek Hill, there also hasn’t been much movement on Super Bowl 54 betting lines. Let’s check BetOnline and go over two teams with 25/1 odds who currently represent the best value.
Odds to Win Super Bowl 54
|New England Patriots||+700|
|Kansas City Chiefs||+1000|
|Los Angeles Rams||+1000|
|New Orleans Saints||+1000|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+1400|
|Green Bay Packers||+2200|
|San Francisco 49ers||+2500|
|New York Giants||+5000|
|New York Jets||+5000|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+6600|
*Odds from 06/03/19.
Dallas Cowboys (+2500)
While quarterback Carson Wentz is generating a ton of hype after his performance in OTAs, there has been little buzz on the Eagles’ NFC East counterparts in Dallas.
People seem to forget that the Cowboys fielded one of the best defenses in football last season. With defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence signed to a massive five-year, $105 million contract extension and star linebacker Leighton Vander Esch set to be even better in year two, there shouldn’t be much fall off in year in 2019.
Watch as Kris Richard discusses his excitement about what he sees from the #DallasCowboys defense.
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— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) May 31, 2019
On the offensive side of the ball, the Cowboys improved down the stretch after the Amari Cooper acquisition and there seems to be growing optimism that first-year OC Kellen Moore will add some much-needed juice to one of the league’s most uncreative attacks.
Dak Prescott feels “confident and comfortable” heading into a contract year, and the return of All-Pro starting center Travis Frederick should make running back Ezekiel Elliott more dangerous near the goal line. Don’t be surprised if “America’s Team” returns to their first Super Bowl since 1996.
Dak Prescott on Kellen Moore: “We talk often about things we like, where this offense is going. It’s great. I can say right now, I’m probably as confident and comfortable as I’ve been.” https://t.co/FAaJ50oEfa
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) May 30, 2019
Minnesota Vikings (+2500)
While I admit it’s hard to visualize Kirk Cousins as a Super Bowl champion, Minnesota is talented enough on both sides of the ball to at least contend for the Lombardi Trophy.
Mike Zimmer is a proven defensive coach and the Vikings are loaded on all levels of the defense, especially at corner with Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes, Mackensie Alexander and Mike Hughes, who’s still rehabbing from injury.
What the @vikings offense look like. What will be the influence of Gary Kubiak. @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/KxwDNrwXfV
— Charley Casserly (@CharleyCasserly) May 30, 2019
After drafting center Garrett Bradbury in the first round and bringing in Gary Kubiak to install his zone-blocking offense, there’s also a lot of chatter that the team will run the ball a lot more in 2019 despite having the best receiver tandem in the league in Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen.
When you look at the total package (offense/defense/coaching), there’s not many more complete teams than the Vikings, who are still just one year removed from a 13-3 season.