NFL Betting: Super Bowl 55 Odds Update
Recent NFL free-agent signings and trades have shaken up the Super Bowl 55 futures odds a bit, with one team rocketing up the odds after signing a new quarterback.
We’ll get to that quarterback signing in a second, but as usual we’ll start at the top where the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs are favorites to repeat at +600 at Bovada Sportsbook.
The Chiefs will return to the field with close to the same team that won the Vince Lombardi Trophy in February. Led by Patrick Mahomes, who’s flanked by Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, the Chiefs’ high-powered offense should help Kansas City remain a Super Bowl contender for years.
Checking in closely behind the Chiefs on the Super Bowl odds list are the Baltimore Ravens at +750. NFL MVP Lamar Jackson was a one-man wrecking crew through the air and on the ground last year and is one of the most dangerous players in the league with the ball. The Ravens’ already strong defense added Calais Campbell, which should improve their pass rush.
Niners third on Super Bowl 55 oddsboard
The only other team getting triple digits on the Super Bowl odds are the San Francisco 49ers at +850. The 49ers came up just short last season, losing Super Bowl 54 to the Chiefs. Last year’s No. 2 defense should lead the 49ers to the playoffs again where they’ll look for Jimmy Garoppolo to help them take that last step.
The team we mentioned earlier with the new quarterback arrives next, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers share +1200 odds with the New Orleans Saints.
Before signing Tom Brady, the Buccaneers were likely on no one’s list of Super Bowl contenders. Adding a six-time Super Bowl champion will do that. Brady will have a much better receiving corps in Tampa Bay than he did in New England last season thanks to Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and O.J. Howard. However, the protection he’ll get from his offensive line will take a step back and at 43 years old next season, how much does he really have left?
The Saints brought back Drew Brees after he led New Orleans to another NFC South title last season. He’ll have another weapon to play with after the signing of Emmanuel Sanders, adding to last year’s No. 4 scoring offense.
Brady-less Pats +2000 on odds list
While the Buccaneers’ odds have risen with the addition of Brady, his old team the New England Patriots have dropped to +2000 underdogs on the Super Bowl futures. A few other notable teams on the odds list include the Tennessee Titans at +2400, the Buffalo Bills at +2500 and the Los Angeles Rams at +2800.
Buffalo will look to make a move in the AFC East now that Brady’s gone, and the addition of Stefon Diggs should give their passing game a boost. The Titans made it to the AFC championship game last year but still get little respect from the oddsmakers. The Rams’ window may have closed after they missed the playoffs last season and dispatched running back Todd Gurley in the offseason.