A number of championship contenders lost last week. Of course, it has led to some changes on the Super Bowl 53 odds at the sportsbooks.
One team that has been falling since the start of the regular season is the Pittsburgh Steelers. Just a few weeks ago, the Steelers were among the top five teams on the Super Bowl 53 futures at +1000. Since then, they’ve tied the Cleveland Browns and had their defense exposed in a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Making matters worse for bettors, the Steelers were favored in both games.
The awful start to the season and the ongoing Le’Veon Bell holdout has caused Pittsburgh to drop from +1000 on the Super Bowl futures to their current slot at +1600. If you think Pittsburgh can turn things around, it could be time to make a bet and cash in on more lucrative odds. Or, it may be time to jump ship.
Super Bowl 53 Odds: Patriots, Eagles Slip on Futures
Also seeing their odds drop following losses last week were the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Patriots remain Super Bowl co-favorites, but their stock has fallen slightly after an upset loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. A few weeks ago the Patriots were alone on top and listed at +550. Now they’re at +650, odds they share with the rising Los Angeles Rams.
The Eagles have not started the season off well with a close game against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1. That was followed by an upset loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. The troubling start has forced oddsmakers to knock the Eagles down a few pegs on the Super Bowl futures. Philadelphia now sits at +1200, after holding +850 odds just a few weeks ago.
Things may be looking up for Philadelphia with Carson Wentz set to return this week. Keep an eye on their odds going forward.
Super Bowl 53 Odds: Jaguars, Chiefs on the Rise
Among the notable risers this week, not including the aforementioned Rams, are the Jaguars and the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Jaguars used their upset win over the Patriots to improve from +1200 on the futures to their current position at +900. One of the most important parts of the Jaguars’ victory last week is that Blake Bortles stepped up during the absence of injured running back Leonard Fournette. If Bortles can keep that up when Fournette returns, the Jaguars offense may get as much hype as their defense.
The Chiefs may be the biggest hype bet on the Super Bowl futures right now at +1200. That’s up from +2000 a few weeks ago, and they’ve earned the jump thanks to a red-hot start to the season by Patrick Mahomes. In two games, Mahomes has 10 touchdown passes and no interceptions. He has also led the Chiefs to upset road wins over Pittsburgh and the Los Angeles Chargers.
With Mahomes looking like the real deal flanked by playmakers Kareem Hunt, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, it may be time to buy in on the Chiefs.