Following a rout of the Denver Broncos last week, the New England Patriots remain firmly entrenched as the favorite on the Super Bowl 52 futures odds.
The Patriots dominated the Broncos as a road favorite and saw their Super Bowl odds improve slightly, up to +325 from +400 a week ago. New England is listed as the favorite again this week in Mexico City against the Oakland Raiders. Barring a meltdown against the Raiders or a monumental injury, expect New England to be on top of the Super Bowl odds again next week.
The Philadelphia Eagles were on their bye week last week, but still saw their Super Bowl odds improve slightly, up to +475 from +500. The Eagles will get to prove they truly deserve those odds with three of their next four games on the road against the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams.
Rounding out the top three once again this week are the Pittsburgh Steelers at +650. Pittsburgh won last week, but it wasn’t in impressive fashion, as the Steelers barely edged the Indianapolis Colts 20-17 as a 10.5-point favorite. The Steelers have an interesting schedule coming up as their next four games are all night games.
The Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints continue to make modest gains on the Super Bowl futures, as both have leapt over the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs into a share of fourth spot. Both teams are currently getting +1100 odds on the futures, their best of the season so far.
The Rams extended their winning streak to four games last week by throttling the Houston Texans. Not only are the Rams winning, they’re winning big, having outscored their opponents 144-41 during their winning streak. They get two big tests back to back with the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday and the Saints the following week.
Speaking of the Saints, their climb up the odds continues as they’ve now won seven in a row. That streak is expected to continue this week against the Washington Redskins as a 7.5-point home favorite. It gets tough after that with games against the Rams and the Carolina Panthers, whom they’re battling for the NFC South division title.
While the Rams and Saints are on the move up the Super Bowl futures, the Dallas Cowboys are falling down quickly. Dallas dropped to +3300 this week after sitting at +1600 a week ago. A loss to the Atlanta Falcons last week was part of the reason for the drop, but it more likely had to do with Ezekiel Elliott. His on-again, off-again suspension is on again, and this time it looks like it’s going to stick and cost him six games. That means he won’t be eligible to return until Week 16. Dallas has a tough matchup this week against the Eagles and with a 5-4 record the Cowboys will likely need at least two wins with Elliott out to have a chance at the postseason.