The Houston Texans continue to be a Super Bowl darkhorse, despite winning nine straight games. On the latest Super Bowl LIII odds, Houston is listed at +1600, up from +2000 a week ago – and that still puts them behind five other teams in the pecking order set down by the oddsmakers.
One major reason for Houston’s place on the odds may be that during their winning streak they’ve only faced one team that currently has a winning record.
Furthermore, none of the Texans’ remaining games are against teams over .500 either, so keeping the streak going all the way to the playoffs could happen. The big question on bettors’ minds is, will they keep winning in the postseason all the way to a Super Bowl? If the answer is yes, they would be a nice bet on the futures right now.
Super Bowl LIII Odds: Rams Back Atop the Futures
While the Texans sit stuck in sixth place on the Super Bowl futures, the top spot has been reclaimed by the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams sit alone on top at +300, followed by the New Orleans Saints at +330. That’s a reversal of last week’s standings after the Saints were upset by the Dallas Cowboys. The Saints will try to rebound this week on the road against the only other team that has beaten them this season – the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Rams could be in tough this week on the road against the Chicago Bears. Chicago is coming off a loss against the New York Giants, but that was without starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky. If he’s out again this week, what looked like a prime showdown a few weeks ago could end up being an easy romp for the Rams. It will be interesting to see what that game does to the Bears’ Super Bowl odds, which currently sit at +1800.
Super Bowl LIII Odds: Eagles Underdogs on Chart
One team we’re keeping an eye on this week that bettors may have already cast off are the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles currently sit outside the playoff picture and they’re huge underdogs to repeat as Super Bowl champs at +4000.
However, the Eagles have won their last two games and are only one game back of the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Eas. And they play Dallas this week in a game that will likely make or break their season. If the Eagles can pull off the upset this week to get back in the playoff picture, it doesn’t get any easier with their next two against the Rams and Texans. If they can topple other Super Bowl contenders, though, it could put them back on track.
Also in our sights this week are the Kansas City Chiefs. The release of Kareem Hunt hasn’t hurt the Chiefs much on the odds as they still sit tied for third spot with the New England Patriots at +550. That could and should change in the next three weeks as the Chiefs have three straight games against current playoff teams in the Baltimore Ravens, Los Angeles Chargers and Seattle Seahawks.