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NFL Odds: Super Bowl 54 Betting Favourites

 

The New England Patriots are slight favourites to win their fourth Super Bowl in just six seasons in 2020.

 

Amid their 2018 regular season struggles, the Patriots were at times referred to as slow, old, and lacking supreme talent. In Super Bowl 53, none of that mattered. New England dominated on defense from start to finish and made a hyper-talented Rams offense look out of sorts as they hobbled their way to just 260 total yards and a meagre three points. While it wasn’t an aesthetically pleasing contest by modern NFL standards, the tension in the game was palpable, as the winner wasn’t decided until late in the fourth quarter.

 

The NFL playoffs odds were all over the place for the Pats. The AFC divisional odds favoured Bill Belichick’s squad by 3.5 points, and the conference championship odds had them as 3-point underdogs. When they first came out, the NFL Vegas odds for Super Bowl 53 gave a small 1-point advantage to the Rams, but the immense amount of betting on New England swung the NFL lines the other way, favouring the Pats by 3 points before kick-off. More than ensuring these NFL odds were justified, Belichick and company humiliated the Rams in a 13-3 defensive showdown to earn their sixth Super Bowl title and third in just five seasons. After highly successful 2018-19 campaigns, both teams are well positioned to compete for a championship once again next season, as the Super Bowl 54 odds show.

 

NFL Betting Breakdown

 

In terms of NFL betting lines for the 2019-2020 season, it’s no surprise that the teams who performed well this year are expected to shine once again next season. The Pats, Rams, Chiefs, and Chargers enjoyed a fruitful 2018 and are regarded as the favourites to compete a year from now, according to Super Bowl 2020 odds. Obviously, the lines will change depending on offseason moves, injuries, and the draft, but when it comes to the NFC divisional odds, keep a close eye on the NFC East, as it promises to be another hotly contested division title in 2019.

 

New England Patriots +650 NFL Odds

 

Despite Tom Brady being one year older and Rob Gronkowski flirting with retirement, it’s hard to imagine tagging anyone other than the Patriots (+650 odds) as the favourites for next year’s Super Bowl at this point. Bill Belichick’s wily schemes are second to none, as has been proven countless times before and once again this season. Look for another solutions-driven year for the legendary squad from Foxboro.

 

Los Angeles Rams +700 NFL Odds

 

While quarterback Jared Goff and the rest of the offense had a deer-in-the-headlights look for most of Super Bowl 53, it’s unlikely we’ve heard the last of the Rams. At just 33 years of age, head coach Sean McVay will learn from this experience and build upon it.

 

Besides the coaching, it was evident that star running back Todd Gurley wasn’t close to 100% physically. He should return with a vengeance in 2019, especially if Los Angeles doesn’t run him into the ground before the playoffs even begin like they did this season. The Rams should continue to threaten their opponents for years to come.

 

Kansas City Chiefs +800 NFL Odds

 

Coming incredibly close to knocking off the Patriots in the AFC championship, the Kansas City Chiefs are one of the favourites for Super Bowl 54 at +800 NFL odds. Getting edged out in overtime by a team like the Patriots is nothing to be ashamed of, and quarterback Patrick Mahomes looks like a superstar in the making. The Chiefs have a lot to work with on the offensive side of the ball, but they’ll have to tighten up a less-than-stellar defense to have a bona fide shot next season.

 

The Challengers

 

When it comes to underdogs who could make the leap in 2019, one team’s NFL playoffs betting odds that shouldn’t go unnoticed is the +4500 San Francisco 49ers. Last season, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL in Week 3 against the Chiefs, but word is that his rehab is going well and the team is hopeful he’ll return in time for training camp.

 

At +5000 on the NFL betting lines, the New York Giants could prove to be a scrappy contender if they can draft a replacement for veteran quarterback Eli Manning. They have an unreal amount of offensive talent, including wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and running back Saquon Barkley. It looks like Manning’s best days are behind him, so it would behoove the team to inject some energy and excellence back into the quarterback position.

 

*Odds as of February 5, 2019

 

 

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