Super Bowl 51 Betting Lines Have Raiders Improving

The Oakland Raiders are starting to get noticed by the oddsmakers on the Super Bowl 51 odds.
The Raiders have definitely deserved the recognition. After defeating AFC West rivals the Denver Broncos last week the Raiders have taken over first place in the division. They’ve also won six of their last seven games.
That success has moved Oakland up to +1600 on the latest Super Bowl 51 odds. That’s up from +2800 a week ago. Oakland enters their bye week, but could keep storming up the rankings if their winning streak continues.
The New England Patriots are still big Super Bowl favorites at +200 for the second straight week. The Patriots entered their bye last week on a four-game winning streak. They take on the Seattle Seahawks this week for the first time since Super Bowl 49.
Speaking of the Seahawks, they’re up to +800 this week on the futures along with the Dallas Cowboys. Seattle is 4-1-1 in their last six games after a close win over the Buffalo Bills last week.
The Cowboys look like the team to beat in the NFC right now. They won their seventh straight last week after pummeling the Cleveland Browns. Dallas gets a real test this week with a road game against the struggling Pittsburgh Steelers. If Dallas can win their eighth in a row they could be on their way to easily winning the NFC East and also capturing the No. 1 seed in the conference.
While Seattle and Dallas continue moving up the futures the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos are on the decline.
The Packers started the season as Super Bowl favorites. They’re far from that now, having fallen to +1600 on the new futures. After losing their last two games the Packers are 4-4 on the season and sit in third in the NFC North. Green Bay plays their next three games on the road which is bad news for a team that is 2-4 in their last six road games.
The Vikings were once the last remaining undefeated team in the league. Since starting 5-0 they’ve lost three straight and they were favored in all three losses. Minnesota has fallen to +2800 on the Super Bowl futures, down from +1400 last week. The Vikings peaked at +700 just a few weeks ago and they likely won’t get close to that again unless their league-worst offense figures things out.
The Broncos have steadily gone up and down the Super Bowl 51 futures all season. This week they’re down at +2000 following last week’s loss to Oakland. Denver has a tough road ahead with two games against the Kansas City Chiefs, a matchup with the Patriots and another showdown with the Raiders. The chances of a Super Bowl repeat in Denver don’t look good right now.