5Dimes oddsmakers released the updated Super Bowl LIV odds after the playoff field was finalized Sunday night. Pre-season public favorite Cleveland failed to make the playoffs after a failed season. The defending Super Bowl Champion Patriots started the season strong but with zero offensive weapons and an aging QB, New England sputtered to the finish line losing to the tanking Dolphins thus having to play a wild card game. Five teams are atop the Patriots on the Super Bowl betting odds board.
Odds To Win Super Bowl LIV
- Baltimore Ravens +240
- Kansas City Chiefs +400
- San Francisco 49ers +410
- New Orleans Saints +700
- Green Bay Packers +900
- New England Patriots +1600
- Seattle Seahawks +2500
- Philadelphia Eagles +3500
- Minnesota Vikings +4000
- Tennessee Titans +4500
- Buffalo Bills +4500
- Houston Texans +5000
Baltimore Ravens +240
Baltimore (14-2) will hit the playoffs as the hottest team in the league, having won 12 straight games and star quarterback Lamar Jackson is this year’s runaway MVP winner. With the highest scoring offense in the league (33.2 ppg) and a defense that ranks fourth overall and third in points allowed, the Ravens have the look of a conference finalist at the very least this season and one of the very best Super Bowl picks on the board.
Kansas City Chiefs +400
Not only did the Chiefs manage to go 12-4 for the second consecutive season behind reigning league MVP Patrick Mahomes, but more importantly, the Chiefs are playing their best football of the season at just the right time, having won six straight to close out the regular season. Kansas City’s defense has improved dramatically over the last month and a half by not allowing more than 21 points in each of their last six while limiting three of those opponents to nine points or less. Right now, I believe the Chiefs, who rank fifth in scoring (28.2 ppg) and seventh in points allowed (19.3 ppg), are the only team in the AFC capable of beating Baltimore.
San Francisco 49ers +410
While I’m still not overly fond of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, the fact of the matter is that San Francisco (13-3) has an elite defense that ranks eighth in points allowed (19.3 ppg) and can shut down even the most high-powered offenses. Despite Jimmy G’s shortcoming, Frisco still managed t rank a stupendous second in scoring (30.2 ppg). The Niners might not be back to their Joe Montana and Jerry Rice-led heyday, but San Francisco will definitely be difficult for anyone to beat this coming postseason.
New Orleans Saints +700
Drew Brees and company are on fire, having won seven straight games to close out the regular season. The Saints (13-3) ranked a decent 13th in points allowed (21.3 ppg), but it is their high-powered, third-ranked offense (28.6 ppg) that should put fear in the hearts of their NFC counterparts this postseason. After coming up agonizingly short of reaching each of the last two Super Bowls, I think it’s quite possible the Saints could not only win the NFC, but make my preseason pick of a Super Bowl title come true this time around.
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Green Bay Packers +900
The Packers (13-3) might have won a stellar 13 games this season and they might have won the NFC North while securing a first round playoff bye. Still, I’m not really high on Green Bay’s Super Bowl hopes seeing as how they rank a solid ninth in points allowed (19.6 ppg), but an uninspiring 15th in scoring (23.5 ppg). Believe it or not, Aaron Rodgers is no longer the best quarterback in the league, or hell, the best signal-caller in the NFC playoffs.
New England Patriots +1600
The perennially-powerful Patriots (12-4) might be one of the top contenders to go back-to-back this season, but clearly, Tom Brady and company aren’t as good as we’ve seen in the past. While the Patriots still have an elite defense that leads the league in fewest points allowed (14.1 ppg), New England hits the playoffs having lost three of five including a season-ending 27-24 loss at home against Miami that cost them a first round playoff bye. Right now, I’m thinking New England is the third best team in the AFC postseason, if that!
Seattle Seahawks +2500
I love superstar signal-caller Russell Wilson, but Seattle (11-5) has had too many head-scratching moments for my taste this season and the Seahawks are clearly too reliant on Wilson to make plays through the air and with his legs. While Seattle ranks an encouraging eighth in scoring, they also finished the regular season ranked an uninspiring 21st in points allowed (24.8 ppg). If any of Seattle’s playoff counterparts can keep Wilson in check, not even the return of beloved running back Marshawn Lynch will be enough to put them over the top.
Philadelphia Eagles +3500
Philadelphia (9-7) battled a ton of injuries this season, but the Birds are playing well at the right time, having won four straight to win the NFC East and reach the playoffs. The Eagles rank 12th in scoring (24.1 ppg) and 15th in points allowed (22.1 ppg), but you should know that Philly has held seven of their last nine opponents to 17 points or less, including New England, Seattle and Dallas. Despite their struggles, Philly entered the 2019 regular season as one of the top Super Bowl contenders in the NFC and I believe they could pull off at least one upset this postseason.
Minnesota Vikings +4000
If superstar running back Dalvin Cook isn’t back to full health by the start of the playoffs, Minnesota’s Super Bowl hopes won’t go very far. The Vikings (10-6) might have finished the regular season ranked ninth in scoring (25.4 ppg) and sixth in points allowed (18.9 ppg), but without Cook in the backfield, Minnesota clearly isn’t the same team and one that certainly won’t go far if they’re forced to depend on mediocre veteran signal-caller Kirk Cousins.
Tennessee Titans +4500
Tennessee has gone a red-hot 7-3 since naming veteran Ryan Tannehill their starter in Week 7. More importantly, the Titans rank an impressive 10th in scoring (25.1 ppg) stellar third in rushing (138.9 ypg) and solid 12th in points allowed (20.7 ppg). Tennessee has scored more points than any team in the league since Week 9 while topping the 30-point mark six times and the 40-point plateau twice during the span. Believe it or not, I can imagine the Titans pulling off a playoff upset, if not two.
Buffalo Bills +4500
Josh Allen and the Bills (10-6) have been arguably the biggest bunch of overachievers in the league this season. Buffalo finished the regular season ranked second in points allowed (16.2 ppg) and even though they rank just 23rd in scoring (19.6 ppg) I think the Bills are capable of getting past anyone in the AFC outside of Baltimore and Kansas City.
Houston Texans +5000
The Texans (10-6) might not have been the most consistent team around, but they do have a superstar in quarterback Deshaun Watson and a bunch of talent on the defensive side of the ball. Still, Houston has been wildly inconsistent this season despite winning 10 games and I just can’t see the Texans doing much if they get out of their wild card matchup.