The odds are out and the teams have been named—in spite of COVID-19, it appears we’re still going to be able to have a Super Bowl, which means it’s time to talk about the potential winners and their sports betting odds. Despite a completely unheard of season, the NFL is still seeing popular teams rise to the top as the season gets underway. Now that we’ve seen a few weeks of play, let’s talk about who’s picked to win the BIG game.
With the current odds, according to DraftKings courtesy of MichiganSharp.com, the two best teams for the title include the Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens. KC is currently at a +175 and Baltimore sits at a +300 at the time of this writing. Below, we’ll dig a little deeper into the top six teams and what puts them on top.
KC Chiefs (+350)
The Chiefs are off to an impressive start, boasting a 4-0 record and a #1 ranking in the AFC West. The roster seems to hold up and the coach/quarterback combination of Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes is outstanding.
Baltimore Ravens (+600)
The offensive scheme makes Baltimore an easy choice. At 3-1, they’re ranked second in the AFC North. Of course, the fact that they padded their defense when it was already pretty hardy doesn’t hurt their chances, either.
Green Bay Packers (+600)
Green Bay is undefeated after Aaron Rodgers led the Pack over the Atlanta Falcons in week 4. Aaron Rodgers looks excellent with a great depth at wide receiver and a solid run game. The pack may be back.
Buffalo Bills (+1500)
Buffalo is one of the better teams in terms of defense and taking a defense-forward approach to the game. They have a developing offensive line and a strong corner play, so it’s not unheard of to assume that their 4-0 record is the start of a journey to Super Bowl victory.
Pittsburgh Steelers (+1800)
Mike Tomlin and the coaching staff are what set the Steelers on the route to Super Bowl success, as they’re currently ranked first in their conference. Some critics say they need to tweak the offense, but it seems to be working so far. Minkah Fitzpatrick will surely help the team seal the deal, and their 3-0 record is a good indicator that they’re ready to win.
Indianapolis Colts (+2200)
The Colts have excellent playoff odds, as always, but their Super Bowl odds are quite low in most seasons. This year, however, they’re still making the list with their current 3-1 record and #2 ranking in the AFC South. The Titans might be ahead of them now, but with upcoming games, a shift is likely in the favor of the Colts.
New England Patriots (+2800)
The Patriots might not have Tom Brady, but they have the best head coach in the league. It will be interesting to see how the team takes a new quarterback in Cam Newton, and whether it creates a new opportunity for the offense or a new version of Newton himself. Of course, they’re sitting second in the AFC East at 2-2, so that’s a good start.
These odds and predictions are current at the time of this writing but may be subject to change. Keep up to date with us for all of the information you need about placing your wagers on Super Bowl LV.
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