Despite winning a potential Super Bowl LIII matchup last week against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Los Angeles Rams are no longer the lone favorite on the Super Bowl LIII odds. The Rams are now listed as +325 co-favorites with the New Orleans Saints on those futures.
The 10-1 Rams have the NFC West title all but locked up, but the problem facing the Rams in the long run could be that one loss. The only team the Rams have lost to so far this season are the Saints, and to get to the Super Bowl there’s a good chance that the Rams will have to get through the Saints. Can they win the rematch?
The Saints look unbeatable right now. They have won nine straight, including last week’s 48-7 drubbing of the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, and have wins over the Rams and the Minnesota Vikings. At 9-1 the Saints have the chance to gain home-field advantage throughout the postseason if they keep winning and the Rams stumble. That could be a deciding factor as the Saints are 12-1 in their last 13 homes games, and they’ve won six straight in the postseason at home. On the road in the playoffs the Saints are on a 1-7 run.
Super Bowl LIII Odds: Chiefs, Patriots, Steelers Round Out Favorites
The rest of the top on the Super Bowl LIII odds after the Rams and Saints are the Chiefs at +550, the New England Patriots at +650, and the Pittsburgh Steelers at +900.
The Chiefs suffered their second defeat of the season to the Rams last week. Scoring 51 points and not winning clearly points out the Chiefs’ biggest weakness – their defense. Improving their defense before the postseason may be the difference between the Chiefs heading to the Super Bowl or heading home early.
The Patriots were on their bye last week, but still have lots to prove this week coming off a shocking upset loss to the Tennessee Titans. The Steelers have won six straight, but their toughest tests are still to come with back-to-back games against the Patriots and Saints coming up in December.
Super Bowl LIII Odds: Bears, Colts Teams to Watch on the Futures
Two teams on the rise on the Super Bowl futures bettors may want to keep an eye on are the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts.
The Bears are now at +1500 on the odds; that’s up from +2000 last week and +3300 a few weeks ago. The Bears have a firm grip on first place in the NFC North after winning four straight, including a win over the Minnesota Vikings last week. The Bears face the Rams in early December in what should be a battle between a top offense and a top defense.
The Colts are up to +4000 on the Super Bowl futures. They may not sound that great, but they were +8000 a week earlier, and +25000 earlier this season. The Colts have won four straight games to challenge for a Wild Card spot in the AFC. They’ll face two of the other Wild Card contenders this season, so their shot at the postseason could be in their own hands.