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Chiefs Continue Climb Up Super Bowl Odds

Chiefs Continue Climb Up Super Bowl Odds - Bovada Sportsbook

The undefeated Kansas City Chiefs have steadily climbed up the 2017 Super Bowl odds board over the past month. After cracking the top five favorites last week, they have passed the Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Falcons for third at +650 heading into Week 6.

The Chiefs opened the season at +2500 just behind the New York Giants at +1600.

Kansas City leads the league in points per game at 32.8. The Chiefs also lead the league in yards per attempt at 6.6. For context, the top offense of a year ago, Atlanta – your Super Bowl runner-up – averaged 6.7 YPA. The Chiefs defense does have some holes that should be accounted for as they rank 27th in yards allowed per game.

Unchanged from last week, the New England Patriots remain favorites at +450. Although their league-worst defense allowed another 400+ yards last time out, they held Tampa Bay to just seven points through the first 58 minutes after yielding 32 points per game the first four weeks.

The Packers did close the gap between lead dog and second, however. With their dramatic comeback win at Dallas, Green Bay’s Green Bay’s futures  stand at +500. They may have also found a long-term solution at running back as rookie Aaron Jones rushed 19 times for 125 yards (6.6 YPR) with a touchdown.

 

Eagles Make Biggest Odds Jump of the Week

The Philadelphia Eagles – winners of three straight – saw the greatest jump in odds from +2200 to +1000, which is where the Oakland Raiders started the season. More on the silver and black’s recent struggles in a second. Philly possesses an elite rush defense ranked second in the league at 62.8 RYAPG and has held their five opponents under 20.0 points per game.

While they adapt to the absence of Darren Sproles in the backfield, Carson Wentz has improved the passing game to the point where four receivers have eclipsed 200 yards with at least one touchdown.

The Raiders lost their third consecutive game in Week 5 to fall to 2-3. With the Chiefs undefeated, the Denver Broncos (+2000) balanced on both sides of the ball and Derek Carr on the mend (back fracture), the AFC West presents a mountain Oakland may not be in a position to summit in 2017. The loss and season outlook has dropped their Super Bowl odds from +1800 to +5000.

And if losing Odell Beckham and Brandon Marshall for the season weren’t enough to illustrate the depths to which the 2017 Giants have fallen, after their loss to the Chargers in Week 5 New York’s Super Bowl odds cratered to +30000.

 

*Odds as of October 11, 2017

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