Super Bowl LIII Odds: Bears a longshot, Eagles top NFC
Super Bowl LIII Odds: Bears a longshot, Eagles top NFC
Online sportsbook Bookmaker released its odds to win this year’s Super Bowl. Last season’s participants, the Eagles and Patriots, lead the way with the Bears the longest shot on the board.
Online sportsbook [Bookmaker](https://www.bookmaker.eu/live-lines/football/nfl-futures) released its odds to win this season’s Super Bowl. Last year’s participants, the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots, lead the way with the Bears the longest shot on the board. Here’s a breakdown of the Super Bowl odds with favorites, value teams and longshots. __The Favorites__ New England Patriots +600 Philadelphia Eagles +800 Los Angeles Rams +1000 Minnesota Vikings +1000 Pittsburgh Steelers +1200 Green Bay Packers +1400 New Orleans Saints +1800 It’s no surprise to see the two teams that met in last year’s Super Bowl open as the favorites entering this season. The Patriots opened as the favorite at 6/1, followed by last year’s champions, the Eagles, at 8/1. New England is always a contender and Philadelphia gets Carson Wentz back from injury. On paper, both teams should be in the mix once again. The Rams were one of the longest shots on the board last year, but after posting an 11-5 record in coach Sean McVay’s first season, Los Angeles comes in tied with Minnesota as one of the three favorites to win it all. The Rams were busy this offseason adding receiver Brandin Cooks, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. There’s a lot of Rams hype entering the season, so that line could go down even more. The Steelers are the only AFC team besides the Patriots with odds less than +2000. Pittsburgh hasn’t been to a Super Bowl since 2010, but the Steelers continue to be a betting favorite thanks to an offense that ranked third in the NFL last season. If Pittsburgh wants to end its Super Bowl drought, the Steelers also got improved play from a defense that ranked fifth. This could finally be the Steelers year. How important is Aaron Rodgers? The Packers went 3-7 last year after Rodgers was injured. With Rodgers healthy again, Green Bay is the fifth betting favorite. Offense is never a problem with Rodgers under center, but Green Bay needs better play from a defense that ranked 22nd last season. The Packers are hoping a defensive-heavy draft leads to improvement on that side of the ball. __The Value__ Jacksonville Jaguars +2000 San Francisco 49ers +2000 Houston Texans +2200 Los Angeles Chargers +2200 Atlanta Falcons +2800 Dallas Cowboys +2800 Baltimore Ravens +3300 Carolina Panthers +3300 New York Giants +3300 Oakland Raiders +3300 Seattle Seahawks +3300 Denver Broncos +4000 Kansas City Chiefs +4000 Any team in this category represents good value to win the Super Bowl for a futures bettor. There are a couple interesting teams on this list. The San Francisco 49ers finished 6-10 last season but ended the year with five straight wins after Jimmy Garoppolo took over as the starting quarterback. The oddsmakers are buying Garoppolo and the 49ers. San Francisco opens tied with Jacksonville as the seventh-highest betting favorite to win the Super Bowl. The Giants are another team the oddsmakers are high on entering the season. New York finished a disastrous 3-13 last year. However, the Giants win total is set at 7.5 and they’re a respectable +3300 to win the Super Bowl. It’s obvious oddsmakers think the Giants will be one of the most improved teams in the NFL under new coach Pat Shurmur. The Seahawks have been a perennial favorite to win the Super Bowl since their title run in 2013. That’s not the case anymore. An aging defense and key personnel losses this offseason now make the Seahawks a value play rather than one of the favorites. One team that looks interesting is the Atlanta Falcons at +2800. Atlanta had a bit of a Super Bowl hangover early last year but finished the season strong, winning five of its final seven games. The Falcons also came a play away from upsetting the Eagles on the road in the playoffs. The offense should be better in its second year under offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. The defense added corner Justin Bethel and defensive tackle Terrell McClain to a unit that ranked ninth last season. __The Longshots__ Detroit Lions +5000 Indianapolis Colts +5000 Tennessee Titans +5000 Cleveland Browns +6600 Tampa Bay Buccaneers +6600 Arizona Cardinals +7500 Washington Redskins +7500 Buffalo Bills +10000 Chicago Bears +10000 Cincinnati Bengals +10000 Miami Dolphins +10000 New York Jets +10000 There’s good news and bad news for Bears fans. The bad news is oddsmakers don’t think much of the Bears. They opened with the longest odds to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy this year. The good news is the Eagles were in this category last season. Philadelphia was +5000 to win it all in 2017. Mitchell Trubisky and the offense are pretty much guaranteed to be better with new coach Matt Nagy and stud receiver Allen Robinson. The Bears also improved a defense this offseason that ranked 10th in the NFL, despite the offense’s struggles. It’s not likely, but digging a little deeper, the Bears have more talent on the roster than most think. If Trubisky takes a big second-year leap, you never know. The most perplexing odds are the Browns at +6600. Cleveland has the lowest line for season win totals (4.5), yet they have better odds to win the Super Bowl than seven teams. The Browns are coming off 1-15 and 0-16 seasons. They’ll be better (they can’t be worse) but Cleveland fans should wait on reserving Super Bowl tickets.2018-05-24T13:58:22.678Z2018-06-01T00:30-05:00