- BetOnline has updated Super Bowl 54 odds for all 32 NFL teams after Week 2 of the preseason
- The Texans’ odds (+3300) have fallen with the news of an impending Jadeveon Clowney trade
- Kyler Murray’s rough outing in week 2 of the preseason dropped the Cardinals to 100-1
While the results of preseason games would never shift Vegas odds, the sheer volume of player news this time of year is something every bettor must keep an eye on.
From the devastating foot injury to Chargers star safety Derwin James, to the injury soap opera that is Andrew Luck’s career, to Ezekiel Elliott’s ongoing holdout and the reinstatement of Josh Gordon, major developments are happening in the NFL every day.
Using BetOnline, let’s look at how the major preseason stories have impacted the Super Bowl odds.
ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL 54
|New England Patriots||+800|
|Kansas City Chiefs||+900|
|New Orleans Saints||+1000|
|Los Angeles Rams||+1200|
|Green Bay Packers||+1600|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+1600|
|San Francisco 49ers||+2800|
|New York Jets||+5000|
|New York Giants||+6600|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+8000|
KEY AFC PRESEASON DEVELOPMENTS
New England’s odds to repeat have moved from +600 to +800 since we checked in before the preseason, but Josh Gordon’s reinstatement should provide a huge boost to the Patriots’ offense.
According to NFL.com’s James Palmer, Tom Brady averaged 56.6 more passing yards-per-game with Flash in the lineup in 2018.
Not since Rex Ryan was in the league have we had so many foot-related stories. First it was Antonio Brown’s frostbitten feet, then came news that Andrew Luck has grown some kind of strange “triangle bone” behind his left ankle, and finally, the sad news about Derwin James suffering a stress fracture in his foot.
Just listened to Colts GM Chris Ballard talking about Andrew Luck injury.
To summarize, Colts doctors right now: pic.twitter.com/DaGzvGot7K
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) August 14, 2019
With receiver Keenan Allen also dealing with an ankle injury and running back Melvin Gordon still holding out, the Chargers are overpriced at +1600. However, I like Indianapolis at +1600 because Luck should miss a month at most and Nick Foles’ Super Bowl 52 performance is proof enough that coach Frank Reich will have backup QB Jacoby Brissett well prepared.
Sticking in the AFC South, the Texans’ odds have plummeted from +2500 to +3300 with the news they may trade star outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney.
KEY NFC PRESEASON DEVELOPMENTS
Philadelphia lost their second- and third-string signal callers (Nate Sudfeld and Cody Kessler) to injuries in the preseason’s first two games.
While Carson Wentz’s rich injury history makes this somewhat of a concern, bookmakers don’t seem too fussed. The Eagles’ odds to win the Super Bowl have actually climbed to +1200 from +1600 just three weeks ago.
Giants co-owner John Mara recently said he hopes that rookie QB Daniel Jones “never sees the field” this season, but the No. 6 overall pick has been impressive through two preseason games.
— TheBigPotato (@The_BigPotato) August 16, 2019
The same can’t be said for No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray, who completed 3-of-8 passes for just 12 yards in week 2 of the preseason and came out of the game with his Cardinals trailing the Raiders 26-0.
While it’s true that coach Kliff Kingsbury is almost certainly saving all of his best stuff for the regular season, the game served as a necessary reminder that Arizona has one of the worst offensive lines and pass-catching corps in the entire NFL.
Arizona’s 100-1 odds to win the Super Bowl seem about right.