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Current Super Bowl 52 Odds
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The last week of the 2017 NFL regular season is about to kick-off and I am here to tell you which teams are you best Super Bowl 52 bets based on the current betting odds.
NFL Super Bowl 52 Betting Odds & Top Picks
The Oddsmakers’ Favorite Pick To Win Super Bowl 52: New England Patriots +220
Love ‘em or loathe ‘em, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (12-3 SU, 10-5 ATS) are the prohibitive favorites and it’s easy to see why, even though they’ve got a few blemishes this season. Tom Brady and company rank first in total offense, first in passing, and third in scoring (28.8 ppg). While the Pats have been uncharacteristically mediocre in ranking 29th in total defense, an identical 29th against the pass (254.2 ypg) and 26th against the run (119.7 ypg), New England is somehow ranked a stellar fifth in points allowed (19.3 ppg). Sure, they look more vulnerable this season than they have in the past, but when the chips are down, it’s kind of hard to bet against Tom Brady and Bill Belichick getting it done!
The Smart Pick To Win Super Bowl 52: Minnesota Vikings +500
I really like the Philadelphia Eagles and I love the St. Louis Rams this season, but when it came to making the tough pick as to who was my ‘smart’ pick to win Super Bowl 52, all signs pointed to the Minnesota Vikings (12-3 SU, 11-4 ATS) for me. The Vikings have had a powerful defense for a few years now under head coach Mike Zimmer and that was clearly the case again this season as they finished first in total defense, second against the pass, second against the run and first in points allowed (16.1 ppg).
However, it is Minnesota’s improved offense under veteran quarterback Case Keenum this season that has me – and a lot of other folks believing that Minnesota could win it all this season. The Vikings rank 10th in total offense, 13th against the pass, eighth against the run and 10th in scoring (23.9 ppg). Football fans and analysts everywhere keep waiting for Keenum to revert back to the mediocre quarterback he’s been for the vast majority of his career, but this season, it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen and that means Minnesota could beat anyone!
The Longshot Pick To Win Super Bowl 52: Carolina Panthers +2000
Let me start by saying that yes, Cam Newton is supremely athletically gifted and simultaneously, white-knuckle maddening all at the same time. Still, when I think about the top longshot title contenders, there’s something about Newton and the Carolina Panthers (11-4 SU, 9-6 ATS) that makes me think they could beat anyone. Carolina is ranked fourth in rushing, thanks to Newton (695 yards), veteran running back Jonathan Stewart (680 yards) and rookie Christian McCaffrey (421 yards). While they don’t have what could be considered a powerful offense, the Panthers are ranked a respectable 11th in scoring (23.5ppg). More importantly, Carolina is ranked a solid seventh in total defense and 12th in points allowed (20.3 ppg) and they have a defense that could very well lift them to the Super Bowl title they came up just short of getting just a couple of years ago.
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The NFL regular season is winding down and there are 14 viable Super Bowl 52 winning picks. While some are more viable than others, I’m going to review your best odds and picks to win Super Bowl 52.
What Are The Latest 2018 Super Bowl 52 Odds & Picks?
The 2018 Super Bowl 52 Betting Favorite: New England Patriots +250
All the Patriots do is win football games. That’s not the whole story. The Patriots’ defense has become one of the best units in the NFL. The Pats have the thirtieth ranked defense in the NFL based on yards allowed per game. Based on that stat, the Pats are a terrible play at +250. But, based on the only defensive stat that matters, New England looks awfully difficult to beat.
The Patriots allow less than 19 points per game on average. The average includes giving up 42 points to Kansas City, 33 to Carolina, and 33 to Houston in 3 out of their first 4 games. New England’s defense is very good.
Although the Patriots have Tom Brady at QB and a good defense, they’re a massive underlay at +250. No team in the NFL this season are good enough to offer such low odds to win Super Bowl 52.
The Smart Pick To Win Super Bowl 52: New Orleans Saints +1150
The Saints have lost two out of their last three. The rest of their schedule implies that they should end the season at 12 and 4. If that happens, New Orleans might garner a bye before the NFC Divisional Playoffs.
That’s one of the reasons to like the Saints. The other is that their coach, Sean Payton, and quarterback, Drew Brees, have already won a Super Bowl. Experience means something in the NFL. The Saints have experience in the two most important areas, coaching and quarterback.
If that wasn’t enough, New Orleans has the best rushing attack in the NFL. If the Saints get the bye, it’s going to be awfully tough for any team in the NFC to beat them in the postseason.
The Longshot Pick To Win: L.A. Chargers +2500
No team is hotter in the NFL than the L.A. Chargers. After starting the season going 0 and 4, the Chargers have since won 7 of their last 9. The lone losses have been 13 to 21 to the New England Patriots and 17 to 20 to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Bolts allow 17.3 points a game. They score 22.9 points per. Oh, yes. It also helps that going into Week 15 veteran QB Philip Rivers has secured 4 straight QB ratings of 100 or better.
The 2017 NCAA football season has concluded and the College Football Playoff Selection Committee has made their controversial picks to play for the National Championship.
2018 College Football National Title Odds
Leading the way are the Clemson Tigers who rank first in the nation. Clemson will face the fourth-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl. Meanwhile, the second-ranked Oklahoma Sooners will face the third-ranked Georgia Bulldogs in the Rose Bowl. Now let’s find out who has the best odds to win the 2018 College Football National Championship!
I don’t care if Nick Saban clamored for his Alabama Crimson Tide to make it to the College Football Playoff. That’s what he’s supposed to do. What so interesting is that Vegas feels the Alabama Crimson Tide have the best shot at winning the National Championship even though the best the CFP could do was rank them fourth.
So, what’s the key for Alabama facing the Clemson Tigers in the Sugar Bowl on Monday, Jan 1? Linebacker play. When Shaun Dion Hamilton went down on Nov. 5, Things changed dramatically for the Alabama defense.
The thinking is that if Clemson can beat Alabama, the Tigers should have no trouble beating either Oklahoma or Georgia. Neither Oklahoma nor Georgia have the defense that Clemson has. The Tigers’ defense ranks fifth in the nation in total yards allowed. Clemson’s D ranks second in the nation in average points allowed per. Opponents average 12.8 points per versus the Clemson Tigers.
Likely Heisman Trophy winner Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield leads the Sooners into their College Football Playoff Semifinal versus the Georgia Bulldogs. Oklahoma had some massive wins this season. The one knock is that the Sooners battled teams in the Big 12 might have been a tad overrated. We’ll see on Jan. 1!
Georgia exacted revenge on the only team to beat them this season, the Auburn Tigers, in a stunning 28 to 7 win over Auburn in the SEC Championship on Dec. 2. The Tigers dominated Auburn’s offense while Georgia’s offense got it going versus a decent Auburn defense. Will the Bulldogs win the National Championship?