Super Bowl LII Betting Odds
Who Will Win Super Bowl LII?
Arizona Cardinals +4400 ------ Atlanta Falcons +1206
Baltimore Ravens +4200 ------ Buffalo Bills +9500
Carolina Panthers +2830 ------ Chicago Bears +11000
Cincinnati Bengals +6000 ------ Cleveland Browns +19000
Dallas Cowboys +873 ------ Denver Broncos +1864
Detroit Lions +6000 ------ Green Bay Packers +1165
Houston Texans +2212 ------ Indianapolis Colts +3444
Jacksonville Jaguars +8000 ------ Kansas City Chiefs +2117
Los Angeles Chargers +5700 ------ Los Angeles Rams +13500
Miami Dolphins +4800 ------ Minnesota Vikings +3779
New England Patriots +441 ------ New Orleans Saints +4700
New York Giants +2330 ------ New York Jets +15000
Oakland Raiders +1408 ------ Philadelphia Eagles +3629
Pittsburgh Steelers +965 ------ San Francisco 49ers +17696
Seattle Seahawks +903 ------ Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3650
Tennessee Titans +4500 ------ Washington Redskins +6300
THE RAIDERS HAVE A RUNNING BACK
How can you make one of the best offenses in the NFL even better? By adding a Pro Bowl running back. Marshawn Lynch was a Pro Bowler from 2011 to 2014, but suddenly retired following an injury-plagued 2015 season. There had been rumors of him coming back last season, but that never materialized and he instead took the year off.
Raiders fans are giddy at adding Lynch to a team that features one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL in Derek Carr and a solid receiving duo in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, but he is 31. If he can rekindle the form that made him one of the best, Oakland has a great chance to win it all.
IT’S NOW OR NEVER FOR JAMEIS
Year Three is going to be a make or break season for Jameis Winston. Dirk Koetter and the Buccaneers have surrounded him with a ton of talent and there will be doubts about whether or not he is the franchise guy the team believes he is if he doesn’t succeed this year.
The Buccaneers added DeSean Jackson in free agency to give Jameis one of the best deep threats in the league and gave him plenty of pieces in the draft too. Tampa Bay used its first selection on OJ Howard, a playmaking tight end from Alabama who is a physical specimen, and then supplemented that with Chris Godwin and Jeremy McNichols. The Bucs still don’t have a great defense, but should have one of the top offenses in the NFL.
HOUSTON IS PUSHING ITS CHIPS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TABLE
The Texans rolled the dice that Brock Osweiler was their guy last season, but that gamble didn’t pan out. Houston traded Osweiler away to Cleveland earlier this offseason and decided to take another chance by moving up in the NFL draft to take him.
It may have cost next year’s first rounder in order to move up to grab Deshaun Watson, but it will be well worth it if he pans out. Houston is set at pretty much every position other than quarterback and even if Watson is just average this season, that would be an improvement from what we saw last year. The Texans are envisaging that Watson can be to them what Dak Prescott was to the Cowboys last year.
Oakland, Houston, and Tampa Bay are all decent bets to make considering the odds on them right now. Oakland and Houston are going to be the favorites to win their divisions, and Tampa Bay is a sneaky pick to win the NFC South.
Another team to look out for is the Miami Dolphins. Miami started off the season with a thud under new coach Adam Gase, but won 9 of its last 11 games on the way to a playoff berth. This team hasn’t made any big splashes, but added another talent to an already star-studded defensive line, and shored up other areas as well. They are undervalued because they are in the same division as the Patriots, but are a solid bet at this price.