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NFL Betting: 2019 Post-Draft Super Bowl Odds

The 2019 NFL Draft was so deep that potentially high-impact players were drafted into the later stages of Day 3. Not only was this exciting for teams in need, as they were able to fill multiple positions with players that could slot in as early as next season, but it also made for some dramatic picks that raised the ire of fans and experts. Fans of the New York Giants are still scratching their heads after their team used their coveted No. 6 pick to take QB Daniel Jones, who was thought to be a late-first round pick at best. Meanwhile, the second defensive end taken in the draft, Josh Allen, was thought to be a top-three pick, but fell to the Jacksonville Jaguars, who happily snapped him up at No. 7. 

While no team wants to finish last in the league, there are rewards for the pain. There were no surprises when the Arizona Cardinals selected the consensus top QB in the draft in Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray. With new head coach Kliff Kingsbury having the ear of Cardinals’ management, they opted to equip the former Texas Tech coach with an athletically-gifted pivot that has the big arm and mobility to run Kingsbury’s ‘Air Raid’ offence. That selection resulted in the trade of Arizona’s top pick from 2018, Josh Rosen, to the Miami Dolphins, which allowed the Cards to provide Murray with some support with the selection of WR Andy Isabella at No. 62. Arizona is still near the bottom of the NFL Vegas odds at +10000, but they are sure to improve upon their 3-13 record from last season with their draft day additions.

While the draft is designed to level the playing field in many respects, a deep class allows those that finished at the top to also address roster needs. For example, the defending champion New England Patriots were able to take a highly-touted receiver in N’Keal Harry at No. 32 to bolster a receiving corps that suffered a big blow when Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement earlier this year. In addition, the Los Angeles Rams were able to get some insurance for the injury risk that Todd Gurley has become when they drafted RB Darrell Henderson No. 70 out of Memphis. We’ll explore the other top contenders and how the 2019 NFL Draft impacts their Super Bowl odds as teams prepare for training camp. 

NFL Betting Breakdown

Teams that hold the top NFL odds to win Super Bowl LIV weren’t shaken up by the draft this spring. They’ve established their places among the elite in the NFL through drafting years ago and are in the enviable position of cashing in on their sound decision-making. While it’s unlikely for the draft to significantly impact the following year’s Super Bowl, we’ll look at how the top teams drafted and where they sit with several months remaining in the offseason.

1. New England Patriots +700 NFL Odds

At the top position on the NFL betting lines are the New England Patriots. The defending champs did well to offset the loss of Gronk by picking N’Keal Harry, who should slot into a starting role as a rookie. They also filled gaps at two key defensive positions by drafting CB Joejuan Williams out of Vanderbilt at No. 45 and DE Chase Winovich at No. 77. By trading down in the draft, the Patriots were also able to add veteran DE Michael Bennett from the Philadelphia Eagles. But after losing several defensive ends this offseason, the Pats will need to continue to explore the trade market to fill out their D-line.

2. Kansas City Chiefs +750 NFL Odds

Many see the style of the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense as the new wave in the NFL. They possess arguably the best QB in the NFL today and the reigning league MVP in Patrick Mahomes. That alone will ensure the Chiefs are contenders in 2019-20. But what about the rest of the team? Unfortunately, the Chiefs’ offseason has been mired by controversy around their star receiver Tyreek Hill. With Hill’s status unknown for 2019-20, it’s difficult to say if the Chiefs will need to search for help at the WR position. They did, however, fill a void by trading their No 29 pick in this year’s draft for DE Frank Clark. Clark will shore up a gap on the Chiefs’ defense and will make them a more complete team heading into Week 1.

3. New Orleans Saints +900 NFL Odds

The New Orleans Saints’ big splash in the NFL Draft came when they selected Texas A&M’s Erik McCoy, who is expected to be the starting Center for Brees come Week 1. With RB Mark Ingram asking for as much as $8 million per year this offseason, the Saints opted to sign Latavius Murray out of Minnesota to backup Alvin Kamara. They also managed to lure TE Jared Cook to the Big Easy to join a string of passing threats for Brees. As a result, the Saints should be contenders once again in 2019-20.

4. Los Angeles Rams +1100 NFL Odds

All season, Sean McVay successfully called his team’s offense; that was until he ran into the Patriots in the final game of the year. Despite that, Rams’ management seemed content to stand pat with the majority of last season’s roster staying in tact. In addition to drafting a backup for Gurley, they added Safety Taylor Rapp at No. 61 and signed LB Clay Matthews to bolster their defense.

Underdogs

If you’re looking for some value picks on the NFL lines, you can look for a balance of legitimate contenders with favourable NFL odds. The Seattle Seahawks (+2500) and the Oakland Raiders (+6000) offer a unique opportunity to potentially cash in on teams that aren’t on the forefront of bettors’ radar, but could have the combination of elite playmakers and veteran players that are needed to make a push for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. With a few moves, clubs such as these could pay dividends come 2020. As always, continue to check in for the developing odds at Bodog Sportsbook.

*Odds as of April 29, 2019

 

 

NFL Football Betting Guide

 

NFL Football Betting Guide