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
- Patriots +220
- Vikings +500
- Steelers +650
- Eagles +1050
- Saints +1050
- Rams +1100
- Chiefs +2000
- Panthers +2000
- Jags +2000
- Ravens +3500
- Falcons +3600
- Seahawks +6800
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.