Updated 2020 Super Bowl Odds
After the Titans shocked the top-seeded Ravens on Saturday night and the 49ers thumped the Vikings in their Divisional round matchup, what are the latest odds for each remaining team to win the Super Bowl?
San Francisco 49ers (9/5)
After the Ravens were eliminated by the Titans on Saturday night, the 49ers became Super Bowl favorites according to oddsmakers from online sportsbook Sportsbook.com. The Niners used their defense and ground attack to dominant the Vikings, specifically in the second half. The 49ers allowed 29.4 points per game over their past five games of the regular season but held the Vikings to just 10 points on Saturday. Minnesota recorded just seven first downs, including zero on the ground, which tied for the third-fewest in a playoff game in NFL history. Their 147 yards of offense were their third fewest in a playoff game in franchise history.
Meanwhile, the 49ers rushed by design on 69% of their plays on Saturday, which according to ESPN Stats & Information, was the highest designed rush percentage in a playoff game since the 2009 Wild Card round (Jets and Ravens both topped 69%). Their rushing attack largely negated a rather pedestrian passing day by quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who completed just 11-of-19 pass attempts for 131 yards with one touchdown and an interception.
Kansas City Chiefs (2/1)
Depending on what happens Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs might move ahead of the 49ers in terms of 2020 Super Bowl favorites. According to our NFL Betting Odds page, the Chiefs are between 9 and 9.5-point favorites for their Divisional round matchup with the Texans. While the Chiefs defeated the Colts in the Divisional round last year, Kansas City has a poor track record at home in the playoffs. The Chiefs are just 3-8 at Arrowhead Stadium during the playoffs, which is the worst home playoff record for any team in the Super Bowl era. The only other teams in that span with a losing record in home playoff games are the Chargers and Bears.
Tennessee Titans (6/1)
The Titans had the longest Super Bowl odds on the board entering the NFL playoffs but now they’re a respectable 6/1 to win it all. Tennessee is the first 6-seed to beat a 1-seed in the playoffs since the 2010 postseason when the Packers and Jets each accomplished the feat. Since 2010, 6 seeds had lost nine straight games to 1 seeds, including the Vikings, who lost earlier Saturday in San Francisco to the 49ers. The Titans defense contained Lamar Jackson while the Ravens defense had no answer for Derrick Henry, who rushed 30 times for 195 yards, including 137 after contact. He also threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Corey Davis in the upset. The Titans will now face either the Chiefs or Texans in the AFC Championship game next Sunday.
Green Bay Packers (9/1)
It’s interesting to see the Packers listed behind the Titans when it comes to their Super Bowl odds, although Tennessee has already advanced to the next round so perhaps it’s not all that surprising. With a win over the Seahawks on Sunday night, Green Bay will advanced to the NFC Championship Game, which will be held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara next Sunday. The Packers are just 5-5 in their last 10 home playoff games, with Aaron Rodgers posting a 3-2 record at Lambeau Field in the postseason. Rodgers is just three touchdown passes shy of matching Brett Favre for most passing touchdowns in Green Bay postseason history.
Seattle Seahawks (13/1)
Despite being a 4-point underdog tonight at Lambeau, the Seahawks are drawing the majority of betting tickets from bettors according to our NFL Public Betting Chart page. That said, history stands in Seattle’s way of advancing to the Super Bowl. That’s because the Seahawks have never reached the NFL title game after playing on the road in the postseason. They’re looking to win multiple road games in the same postseason for the first time in franchise history.
Houston Texans (20/1)
The Texans have the longest odds to win the 2020 Super Bowl, although things will change dramatically if they can upset the Chiefs as 10-point road underdogs on Sunday. That’s because if Houston is able to accomplish what Tennessee did on Saturday night in Baltimore, then the Texans will host the Titans in the AFC Championship Game next weekend. Houston has already beaten Kansas City this season, which occurred Week 6 at Arrowhead when the Texans erased a 17-3 deficit to post 20 points in the second quarter in an eventual win and cover as a 3.5-point underdog. The blueprint to upset the Chiefs today is the same as it was back in October: Limit Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City’s offensive possessions. IN that win, the Texans limited the Chiefs to a 20:12 time of possession, which was their lowest in a regular season home game since TOP was first tracked in 1977.