Super Bowl 52 Betting Odds Update
Are you ready for some football? Well, you’ve still got a couple of months to wait, but there’s no waiting if you want to make an early Super Bowl 52 futures bet.
At Bovada Sportsbook, future odds on Super Bowl 52 have been available since the final whistle of Super Bowl 51. If you check in at the sportsbook right now you’ll find the New England Patriots listed as the Super Bowl favorite at +650, followed by the reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles at +850.
The Patriots remain the class of the AFC and they’re still by far tops in the AFC East, as the rest of the division continues to try to play catchup. If you look closely, there could be a few cracks starting to show in the Patriots, though. First, Tom Brady will be 41 years old when the new season kicks off. Father Time has to come calling eventually, right? The biggest question mark for New England this year could be who Brady is going to pass to. Rob Gronkowski is back, but his injury history is always a concern. Top wideout Brandin Cooks was traded and Julian Edelman, who missed all of last season with a knee injury, is facing a four-game suspension.
Eagles reload for title defense
It’s a little surprising that the Eagles aren’t Super Bowl favorites at Bovada Sportsbook. Not only do they return most of their Super Bowl-winning roster, but they also get starting quarterback Carson Wentz back from injury. Philadelphia also made two interesting additions in veteran receivers Mike Wallace and Markus Wheaton to bolster Wentz’s targets.
After the Patriots and Eagles, the usual suspects show up on the futures with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angeles Rams both at +1000, followed by the Minnesota Vikings at +1100.
Rams, Vikings present NFC challenge
The Rams and Vikings are who we’re going to focus on. Los Angeles looks primed for a Super Bowl run after loading up on both sides of the ball. Brandin Cooks joins the receiving corps, improving an offense led by Jared Goff and Todd Gurley, while Ndamukong Suh being added alongside Aaron Donald on defense just seems unfair.
Minnesota made a splash in free agency by adding quarterback Kirk Cousins. Can he live up to his big-money contract and take a Minnesota team that made it all the way to the conference championship a year ago one step further? While awaiting Cousins’ debut, don’t forget about the return of Dalvin Cook. The speedy running back was on his way to a breakout rookie season last year before a knee injury cut his season short.