The song remains the same atop the Super Bowl 52 futures odds again this week. The New England Patriots reeled off their seventh straight win last week and remain the Super Bowl favorite at +250. The Patriots face Buffalo this week as an 8-point road favorite. Considering they’re 24-3 straight up in their last 27 versus the Bills, the chances of them being Super Bowl favorites again next week look good.
Slotted in behind New England are the Philadelphia Eagles at +375. The Eagles have a nine-game winning streak intact this week as they head to Seattle to face the Seahawks as a 6-point road favorite.
Rounding out the top three again this week are the Pittsburgh Steelers at +600. That’s down slightly from +500 a week ago. It could be because they only beat Green Bay by a last-second field goal last week, despite being favored by 14 points.
The biggest risers on the odds list this week are the Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders and Atlanta Falcons.
The Chargers and Raiders both won last week and remain in the hunt for top spot in the awful AFC West. Los Angeles has won two in a row and five of its last seven after starting the season 0-4. That’s allowed the Bolts to keep pace in the West and it gave them a bump in the Super Bowl futures, up to +3300 from +6600 a week ago.
For the Raiders, they haven’t posted back-to-back wins since opening the season 2-0, but the oddsmakers are still giving them a chance. Oakland has moved up the Super Bowl futures to +6600 from +12,500 a week ago. Oakland should have an easy win at home this week against the New York Giants before an important showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs in two weeks.
The Falcons continue their rise back from the dead after posting their third straight win last week. They are in a wild-card spot and still have a shot at the division with two games against the New Orleans Saints remaining on the schedule. Atlanta’s rise up the odds list continued, as the Falcons have hit +1200 after sitting at +2000 last week.
When it comes to teams dropping down the Super Bowl futures this week, the standouts are New Orleans, Kansas City and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Saints had their eight-game winning streak stopped by the Los Angeles Rams last week and it cost them. New Orleans is still fourth on the odds list at +1200, but that’s down from +750 last week. They’re in tough this week against the Carolina Panthers, with the winner getting sole possession of first place in the NFC South and likely a nice bump up the Super Bowl futures.
The Chiefs have been on a downward spiral for weeks after losing three straight and five of their last six games. On the Super Bowl futures, they’re down to +3300, but have the chance to rebound this week with a winnable game against the New York Jets.
Finally, the Jaguars suffered a big drop, down to +4000 from +2500 after an upset loss to Arizona snapped their four-game winning streak. Jacksonville is in a tough battle with Tennessee for the AFC South crown, but still has a wild-card berth in sight if the division slips away.