After winning five straight games and taking over top spot in the AFC North, the Pittsburgh Steelers are starting to make some noise on the Super Bowl 53 odds.
Over the last four weeks, the Steelers have slowly been moving up the odds, hitting +1000 this week. Not only have the Steelers been winning, they’ve been knocking off their rivals in the AFC North with wins over all three teams from the division in their last five games. Pittsburgh also delivered a rout over the surging Carolina Panthers.
The Steelers’ chances of keeping their winning streak going and continuing to climb up the Super Bowl futures look good. They have the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars coming up this week, followed by the Denver Broncos. Real tests come further down the line, however. The Steelers have the Los Angeles Chargers, New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints coming up in their future.
Super Bowl 53 Odds: Rams Continue to Lead the Futures
As Pittsburgh rises up the Super Bowl 53 odds, the top spot continues to belong to the Los Angeles Rams at +325. That puts them slightly ahead of the Saints at +400 and the Kansas City Chiefs at +500. Expect at least a bit of a shakeup for the Rams and Chiefs this week, as the two heavyweights battle in Los Angeles. If the Rams were to be upset and the Saints get past the Philadelphia Eagles, could we see the Saints listed as the favorite next week?
One team headed in the wrong direction on the Super Bowl futures this week is the New England Patriots. Following their upset loss to the Tennessee Titans last week the Patriots dropped from +500 to +650 on the odds. New England gets its bye week to recover. Then, the Patriots should have a walk in the park against the New York Jets in Week 11. New England will get to prove it is still a contender the week against the Minnesota Vikings. They also have a tough matchup in Pittsburgh in a few weeks.
Super Bowl 53 Odds: Bears Team to Watch Going Forward
One team on the rise that bettors may want to keep an eye on is the Chicago Bears. Chicago has reeled off three straight wins to sit in first place in the NFC North. The Bears have also risen up to +2000 on the Super Bowl 53 odds. Before winning three in a row, they were +3300.
The Bears can prove they’re a legitimate contender this week. They face a massive test when they play the Vikings for the first time this season. Chicago also faces the Rams in a few weeks. If you think the Bears are a Super Bowl threat, the time to place a bet on the futures might be now.
One other team bettors may want to keep an eye on this week is the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas has been going up and down the Super Bowl futures all season, but got a boost up to +5000 last week after upsetting the Eagles. The NFC East is a bit of a logjam right now and appears to be the Washington Redskins’ division to lose. But with games against Washington and Philadelphia remaining, Dallas is by no means out of it.