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Patriots Headline Super Bowl LIII Odds

Patriots Headline Super Bowl LIII Odds - Bovada Sportsbook

The New England Patriots were denied a third Super Bowl victory in four years with last Sunday’s stunning 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, but have still opened as early +600 favorites on the Super Bowl LIII betting lines.

New England enjoyed another stellar NFL campaign in 2017, powering to a 13-3 record and its 14th AFC East divisional title in 15 years. The Patriots’ play left them perched as Super Bowl favorites for almost the entire season, but the squad failed to pay out as short -170 chalk in their surprising loss to the upstart Eagles.

The Eagles closely trail New England as a +800 bet on the 2019 Super Bowl futures odds, with the Green Bay Packers rounding out the front of the pack at +900.

Philadelphia opened the 2017 season amid low expectations as a +7500 Super Bowl bet after posting losing records in the previous two seasons. However, with second-year quarterback Carson Wentz leading a potent offense, the Eagles stormed to a league-best 10-1 start to quickly join the Patriots at the top of the odds.

But the Eagles were forced to deal with adversity late in the season. A season-ending injury to Wentz led to a rapid tumble on the NFL futures until backup quarterback Nick Foles powered the team to a pair of outright wins as betting underdogs and its first Super Sunday berth in 14 years.

The Packers hope to rebound in 2018 after missing the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2008. Green Bay entered Week 1 of the 2017 NFL season trailing only the Patriots at +800 on the Super Bowl odds, and looked like championship contenders during a 4-1 start. However, an injury to two-time NFL MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers was followed by losses in five of six games, devastating their playoff chances.

 

Vikings, Steelers Follow on Super Bowl 53 Odds

Following standout seasons in 2017, the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers enter the offseason deadlocked at +1400 on the Super Bowl 53 odds, ahead of the resurgent San Francisco 49ers at +1600.

The Vikings are coming off their best regular season in two decades, posting 13 wins to earn their second NFC North divisional title in three years. Minnesota entered this year’s playoffs behind only New England at +375, but dreams of the franchise’s first Super Bowl victory were dashed in crushing fashion with a demoralizing 38-7 loss to the Eagles as 3-point road chalk.

Minnesota also faces a quarterback quandary enter the 2018 offseason. Veteran Case Keenum performed admirably while leading the Vikings offense last season, however both Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford are expected to return from injuries that kept them on the shelf throughout the 2017 season.

The Steelers also tallied a 13-3 record in 2017, picking up their third AFC North title in four years, but saw their season ended by a 45-42 loss to Jacksonville as 7-point favorites in Divisional Playoff action.

Further down the Super Bowl LIII odds four teams are knotted at +1800, including the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams, Atlanta Falcons, and New Orleans Saints, while the Jaguars are joined at +2500 by Carolina, Houston, Oakland, and Seattle.

 

*Odds as of February 7, 2018

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