After improving to 8-0 last week, the Los Angeles Rams remain the clear-cut favorites on the Super Bowl 53 odds.
On the latest Super Bowl 53 futures, the Rams are +275 favorites, up from +280 a week ago. The Rams escaped with a close win against the Green Bay Packers last week. But it gets even tougher in Week 9 as they face the New Orleans Saints on the road. The Saints are 10-1 in their last 11 at home.
If the current game odds hold up for their matchup with the Saints, it will be the first time this season the Rams will play as the underdog. If the Rams do win and remain undefeated, it will be interesting to see where their odds end up on the Super Bowl futures.
Super Bowl 53 Odds: Chiefs, Patriots Following Along on Futures
Following the Rams on the Super Bowl 53 odds are the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots. They are both at +550.
The Chiefs and their No. 1 ranked scoring offense appear to have two winnable games coming up against the Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals. After that, they have a road game against the Rams in what could be a possible Super Bowl preview. If the Rams and Chiefs both run the table to that matchup, whoever wins may be the clear Super Bowl favorite.
The Patriots have rather quietly won five straight games, which includes a win over the Chiefs. New England’s hopes of getting back to the Super Bowl may hinge on them getting home field advantage in the playoffs. At home in the postseason the Patriots have won eight straight. Finishing atop the AFC is definitely possible as only two of their remaining eight games are against teams with winning records.
Super Bowl 53 Odds: Texans on the Rise, Packers on the Decline
One of the risers on the Super Bowl futures bettors should keep an eye on are the Houston Texans. After winning five straight to take over first place in the AFC South, the Texans are up to +2200 on the Super Bowl 53 odds. Houston appears to have a clear path to the playoffs with a majority of their remaining games against losing teams. Whether or not they can compete against other contenders remains to be seen.
So-called contenders that continue to plummet down the Super Bowl futures include the Green Bay Packers and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Remember when Green Bay began the season among the Super Bowl favorites? At 3-3-1 on the season, including two losses in their last three games, the Packers have slipped to +3300 on the Super Bowl futures. Things aren’t looking up either with a road game against the Patriots on tap this week.
Jacksonville was also considered to be a Super Bowl contender after making it to the AFC Championship Game last season. Instead, they’ve crashed and burned with four straight losses. This has dropped them to +5000 on the Super Bowl 53 odds. If you think Jacksonville can turn things around in the second half of the season, they’d be a great value. However, right now they look like a wasted bet.