With seven teams losing straight up as the favorite last week, some change on the Super Bowl futures odds was to be expected.
Nothing has changed at the top, though. The New England Patriots remain the Super Bowl favorites at +350. That’s up slightly from last week when they were listed at +400. After the Patriots, the shakeup begins.
Moving up to second spot on the odds list are the Atlanta Falcons at +750. Atlanta is one of two remaining undefeated teams, although the Falcons needed a little help from the refs last week versus the Detroit Lions. Atlanta gets a rising Buffalo Bills squad this week and is favored by 8 points.
Sliding into third spot on the Super Bowl futures this week are the Green Bay Packers at +850. Green Bay dropped down to +1000 last week but rebounded with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Packers continue to disappoint bettors with two ATS losses and will need a better showing at home against the Chicago Bears this week to remain an appealing bet.
One team that dropped down the odds this week is the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers climbed to +700 last week but oddsmakers booted them down to +1000 following their upset loss to Chicago. The Steelers have been another tough pick for bettors this season with two ATS losses in three games.
Rounding out the top five on the Super Bowl futures are four teams all locked in at +1200: the Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys.
The Raiders also lost as a favorite last week to the Washington Redskins and it cost them on the odds as they dropped down from +900. Oakland had been climbing the ranks each week and was considered by many to be a true contender in the AFC. Will the Raiders’ embarrassing upset loss to Washington be the beginning of a continuing downfall or can they turn things around in an important divisional matchup with the Denver Broncos this week?
The Chiefs are the other undefeated team remaining and have steadily moved up the Super Bowl futures since upsetting New England to start the season. Kansas City gets Washington this week, which may be a tough draw, as the Redskins are one of the best in the league as the underdog.
The Seahawks stumbled last week in a loss to the Tennessee Titans that pushed them from +900 to +1200 on the odds. Seattle’s offense finally showed up last week, but it wasn’t enough to produce a win. A home game against Indianapolis should be a walk in the park, but at 0-3 ATS this season nothing has come easy for Seattle so far.
The Cowboys rebounded from an upset loss to Denver in Week 3 with a strong win over the Arizona Cardinals to push them back up to +1200. This week Dallas gets the Los Angeles Rams, who saw their odds soar from +20,000 to +7,500.
The biggest losers on the Super Bowl odds this week were the Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants. Baltimore was crushed by Jacksonville in London last week and plummeted from +3300 to +5000. The Giants, a preseason dark horse for many, dropped to 0-3 on the season and from +4000 to +6600 on the Super Bowl futures.