After getting past the Kansas City Chiefs last week in what some were calling a possible AFC Championship Game preview, the New England Patriots are slowing making their way back up the Super Bowl 53 odds.
Heading into their matchup with the Chiefs, the Patriots had fallen behind Kansas City on the Super Bowl futures at +650. The Chiefs were at +600. After their victory in an epic 43-40 shootout with the Chiefs, New England has moved up to +600. The Chiefs are now at +700.
Despite four of the Patriots’ next five games being on the road, it looks like they have a good shot at staying near the top of the futures. They could possibly take over the top spot if the current odds leader, the Los Angeles Rams, stumble. Three of those road games are against the Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans. They are a combined 8-9, although they are 5-2 at home.
Rams Remain Betting Favorites on Super Bowl 53 Odds
As mentioned, the Rams remain the Super Bowl 53 favorites, and this week sit at +333 on the odds. That’s down slightly from the +295 odds they were getting last week. Los Angeles remains undefeated. However, they got a bit of a scare last week in a 23-20 win over the Denver Broncos.
The Rams have what looks to be a cakewalk this week against the San Francisco 49ers. But it gets tougher after that with three of their next four games against the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, and Chiefs.
Notable gains on the Super Bowl futures this week were made by the Philadelphia Eagles and the Baltimore Ravens.
The Eagles’ ride on the Super Bowl futures this season has been like a yo-yo. The defending Super Bowl champs have gone up and down, regularly following wins and upset losses. Last week the Eagles easily defeated the New York Giants to give their Super Bowl odds a bump, up to +1600 from +2000. With upcoming games against the Carolina Panthers and the inconsistent Jacksonville Jaguars, the Eagles’ rise up the online sportsbook odds could continue.
The Ravens are tied with the Cincinnati Bengals atop the AFC North after shutting out the Titans last week. Following that easy win, the Ravens moved up to +1800 from +2500 on the Super Bowl 53 odds. The Ravens still have a lot to prove, considering the teams they have beaten this season are a combined 10-13-1, but they’ll get the chance this week against the Saints.
Jaguars Fall on Super Bowl 53 Odds After Blowout Defeat
The biggest loser on the Super Bowl futures this week were the Jaguars. Jacksonville was a 3-point road favorite last week against the Dallas Cowboys, and they were embarrassed in a 40-7 loss. Jacksonville has lost three of their last four games and dropped from +1400 on the Super Bowl futures to +2200. Luckily, the Jaguars play in the mediocre AFC South, where a 3-3 record is good enough to be tied for first place, so they’re not falling out of the playoff picture at least.