With the wild card round complete and just 8 teams remaining, it’s time to take another look at the most recent NFL futures odds to win Super Bowl 52.
2018 Super Bowl 52 Betting Odds & Picks
- Patriots 8/5
- Vikings 3/1
- Steelers 5/1
- Saints 6/1
- Falcons 8/1
- Eagles 14/1
- Jaguars 20/1
- Titans 80/1
5Dimes NFL Oddsmakers Super Bowl 52 Favorite Pick To Win: Patriots 8/5
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times. No matter how you feel about the Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the rest of the New England Patriots (13-3 SU, 11-5 ATS) there’s a reason why they’re favored to repeat as Super Bowl champs!
Despite the reported power struggle between Brady and Belichick that allegedly resulted in backup Jimmy Garoppolo being traded to the San Francisco 49ers, the Patriots are masters at not letting outside distractions get in the way of their regular season and playoff success.
New England is still an offensive powerhouse as they finished the regular season ranked a stellar first in total offense, second in passing, 10th in rushing and second in scoring (28.6 ppg). While the Pats gave up a ton of yards between the 20 yard lines while ranking an uncharacteristic 29th in total defense, 30th against the pass and 20th against the run, they buckled down once their opponents got near the red zone and consistently kept them from scoring touchdowns, by finishing fifth in points allowed (18.5 ppg).
Whether there really is some massive ‘drama’ going on inside the Patriots organization or not, they still have the look of a team that is going to be very difficult – if not impossible – to beat – once they get their postseason started with their home divisional round date against Tennessee.
The Super Bowl 52 Expert Pick Vikings 3/1
As I wrote a week ago, there really are a handful of teams I could have chosen as my ‘smart’ pick to win it all, but in the end, I’m an ‘old school’ guy that believes that defense still wins championships. The Vikings (13-3 SU, 11-5 ATS) certainly fit the bill after finishing the regular season ranked first in total defense, second against the pass, second against the run and first in points allowed (15.8 ppg). In essence, Minnesota could beat any team remaining in the chase to win Super Bowl 52 – as long as they can score a few points. Until I see otherwise, I’ve got to believe that veteran quarterback Case Keenum can maintain the consistent quality level of football he’s played since becoming Minnesota’s starter earlier this season if only because he’s not being asked to go out and win games with his passing. No, for Keenum, all he has to do is not lose the game with foolish turnovers and Minnesota will have a chance to beat any and everyone!
The Super Bowl 52 Sucker Pick: Falcons 8/1
Okay, okay, so, before their Wild Card upset over the Los Angeles Rams this past weekend, I wasn’t really on board with Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons, and I am still not! The Super Bowl hangover is real and a Pats v Falcons rematch is unlikely.
After leading the league in scoring a year ago en route to their Super Bowl 51 appearance, the Falcons are now getting it done a different – and better – way this season, even though they’re not quite scoring as many points as they did last season.
This season the Falcons have a legitimate defense that can keep them in games against anyone – and they still have the ability to put points on the board in a hurry with their handful of offensive playmakers. Not only that, but Atlanta is peaking at the perfect time as they now head into their divisional round showdown against Philly have won seven of their last nine games overall.
The Falcons closed out the regular season ranked ninth in total defense and an even more encouraging eighth in points allowed (19.7 ppg), which is why Philadelphia is now the first top seed in NFL history to be an underdog in the divisional round. For the defending Super Bowl loser, the Falcons aren’t offering much value as a whopping 8/1 pick to win Super Bowl 52!