The Super Bowl futures had few major shakeups following Week 7 of the NFL season, but you can be guaranteed at least one team with get a bump after Week 8. That’s because the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings meet up this week in a playoff rematch. This could shuffle the Super Bowl LIII odds a little.
Heading into Week 8, the Saints are holding steady at +800 on the Super Bowl LIII odds for the second straight week. Minnesota is also in the same place in back-to-back weeks at +1200. That puts them fourth and fifth, respectively, on the futures.
Both teams are the current favorites in their divisions and a trip back to the playoffs looks inevitable, despite there being eight weeks left in the season.
However, this week’s matchup could impact who gets home field down the road in the postseason. Obviously, look for the winner to make a gain on the odds and the loser to drop. In case you forgot, last season the Vikings edged the Saints 29-24 as a 5.5-point home favorite, thanks to Stefon Diggs’ last-second miraculous touchdown. The game is dubbed “The Minneapolis Miracle“.
Super Bowl LIII Odds: Rams Improve at Top of Futures List
Looking at the top of the Super Bowl futures, you’ll once again find the Los Angeles Rams. They’re getting +280 odds this week, up slightly from +333 a week ago. The Rams remain the only undefeated team in the NFL, and they’re running away with the awful NFC West division. Three of the Rams’ next four games are against tougher opponents in Green Bay, New Orleans and Kansas City. This could impact the odds if the Rams finally lose.
Following the Rams again this week are the New England Patriots at +550. After winning four straight, the Patriots look like they’re in cruise control as their offense begins to take off. Three of New England’s next four games are on the road, where they’re 2-3 in their last five. They do get the luxury of facing Buffalo, Tennessee and the Jets, though, so it might not matter.
Rounding out the top teams on the Super Bowl LIII odds list at online sportsbooks are the Kansas City Chiefs at +600. The Chiefs have been the best betting option in the league this season at 7-0 against the spread. It will be interesting to see where they land on the Super Bowl futures in a few weeks when they face the Rams in Mexico City.
Super Bowl LIII Odds: Risers and Fallers Ahead of Week 8
If you’re looking for key risers and fallers on the odds this week, the standouts are both from the AFC South – the Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Houston has been soaring up the Super Bowl futures after winning four straight. They’re up to +2800 after sitting at +5000 just two weeks ago. The rise could continue, too, with winnable matchups against Miami and Denver coming up before their bye week.
The Jaguars are heading in the opposite direction after losing three straight and four of their last five. They’ve sunk to +4000 on the Super Bowl futures, down from +1400 two weeks ago. Jacksonville faces another team faltering right now, the Philadelphia Eagles, so the bleeding will stop for at least one of them.