- BetOnline has updated Super Bowl odds for every NFL team in the playoff hunt
- The Chiefs (+275) and Steelers (+550) look destined for an AFC Championship classic
- The Seahawks (+1000) and Rams (+1600) are our best bets in the NFC
If you like wagering on pro football, Week 12 of the NFL season showed you why it’s best to wait until Sunday to place your bets this year, with a number of star players on both sides of the ball falling on the COVID-19 list.
Hit the hardest was the Baltimore Ravens, who will field half a team on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh against the undefeated Steelers. Before the AFC North rivals renew acquaintances, we look at the latest Super Bowl odds and survey the pandemic’s wreckage heading into Week 13.
ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL 55
|Team||Current Odds||Trending||After Wk 11|
|Kansas City Chiefs||+275||↑||+300|
|New Orleans Saints||+600||↑||+700|
|Green Bay Packers||+1000||↑||+1200|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+1200||↓||+1000|
|Los Angeles Rams||+1600||↓||+1200|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+6600||↓||+5000|
|San Francisco 49ers||+8000||↑||+15000|
|New York Giants||+10000||↑||+12500|
|New England Patriots||+12500||↓||+10000|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+200000||↓||+50000|
Another week, another opportunity to drool over Patrick Mahomes, who threw for 359 passing yards in the first half (the most since 1978) of an easy 27-24 victory over the Buccaneers, connecting with Tyreek Hill for 269 yards and three touchdowns. Things rarely go as expected in the NFL, but the Chiefs (+275) look headed for consecutive championships.
Last week, we listed a few reasons why the Steelers (+550) might be able to topple Kansas City. Next on that list in the AFC has to be the Titans (+2200), who defeated their AFC South rivals in Indianapolis 45-26 thanks to 178 yards and three TDs from Derrick Henry, and a receiving and special teams score from AJ Brown.
AJ Brown is rocking with Derrick Henry for MVP.
— ESPN (@espn) November 29, 2020
Tennessee of course held a 10-point lead over Mahomes in the first quarter of last year’s AFC Championship Game before losing 35-24, and nothing about Mike Vrabel’s defense to this point suggests they will be able to slow the superstar down this postseason.
Buffalo (+2200) has similarly (and surprisingly) struggled on defense all year, with two of their three losses coming against the Chiefs and Titans. Believing in Josh Allen is always hard, but he’ll inspire some faith if he can lead his Bills past the 49ers and Steelers in back-to-back primetime games in Week 13 and 14.
BEST OF THE NFC
One could say it’s kinda silly that the Saints‘ Super Bowl odds shortened from +700 to +600 after defeating a Broncos team that had to start undrafted wide receiver Kendall Hinton at quarterback, but then you would also have to dock Green Bay (+1000) for beating up on Mitch Trubisky on Sunday night.
At 9-2, New Orleans is currently in the driver’s seat for the sole NFC playoff bye and home-field advantage, but a date with the Chiefs looms in three weeks. Meanwhile, the 8-3 Packers host the Titans in Week 16, but otherwise should run the table.
50,000 pass yards.
Aaron Rodgers became the 11th QB to surpass the mark in his career 🙌 pic.twitter.com/ACH78jjUzt
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 30, 2020
Seattle (+1000) is also 8-3 after a 23-17 victory against a miserable Eagles squad on Monday night. With games against the Giants, Jets and Washington on tap, the Seahawks will be in the mix for the NFC’s No. 1 seed heading into a pivotal Week 16 contest against Sean McVay’s Rams (+1600), who are 5-2 against Pete Carroll’s club all-time.
Bottom line is we believe one of these two NFC West clubs will be in the Super Bowl come February. Russell Wilson and DK Metcalf could go toe-to-toe against Mahomes and Tyreek in the big game while McVay and DC Brandon Staley have the collective brain power to out-scheme most opponents.
Best Bets: Seahawks (+1000) and Rams (+1600) at BetOnline.