Updated 2020 Super Bowl Odds
The defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs remain favored to win this season’s NFL title, followed by the Ravens. But what other teams make up the top 10 in terms of the odds and who is the team to beat in the NFC according to updated Super Bowl futures?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com, the Chiefs have the best odds to win the 2021 Super Bowl at 19/4. With Kansas City largely returning the same team that won it all a year ago and New England weakened by the departure of Tom Brady, the Chiefs are the obvious choice to be favored to win it all. They also have a winnable schedule, with six games against the rebuilding Broncos, Raiders and Chargers in the AFC West.
Even though they were eliminated in the Divisional round last season, the Ravens still have the next-best odds to win the 2021 Super Bowl at 6/1. Lamar Jackson will enter his third season and is one of the more exciting players in the NFL, although it’ll be interesting to see if he can continue to progress as a pure passer. Meanwhile, the defense lost Earl Thomas, who was released by the team a few weeks ago after he punched a teammate in practice. Baltimore might not roll through its schedule like it did a year ago, but the Ravens still remain the Chiefs’ biggest threat in the conference.
Which team has the best odds in the NFC?
That would be the Saints at 10/1. While the Bucs grabbed more headlines this offseason, the Saints remain the favorites in the NFC South and to win the conference as a whole. Drew Brees, Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara all return, as well as a stout defense that is arguably the best in the division. That said, after back-to-back-to-back heartbreaking losses in the playoffs, will this be Brees’ last shot to win another Super Bowl?
Rounding out the Top 10
Followed by the Chiefs at 19/4, the Ravens at 6/1 and the Saints at 10/1 are the 49ers at 11/1, the Cowboys and Bucs at 12/1, respectively, then the Seahawks at 20/1 and the Colts, Eagles and Steelers at 25/1, respectively. Those teams round out the top 10 and some teams are intriguing. Tampa Bay, for example, added Brady, Rob Gronkowski and most-recently, Leonard Fournette to an offense that already had Mike Evans and Chris Godwin at receiver. If the pass rush and pass defense can improve, the Bucs could be a thorn in a lot of opponents’ sides this fall. Meanwhile, the 49ers won the conference a year ago but are seemingly flying under the radar, while the Cowboys are loaded with talent, but need to put it all together in what could be Dak Prescott’s final season in Dallas. The Steelers, meanwhile, get Ben Roethlisberger back after nearly making the playoffs a year ago with backup quarterbacks that did not play well.
The Mid-Range Longshots
The Vikings and Patriots are both 30/1, respectively, while the Bills and Packers are 35/1. Cam Newton will take over for Brady in New England and if he’s healthy, the Patriots are suddenly right back to where they’ve been for nearly two decades: The team to beat in the AFC East. That said, the Bills came close to dethroning the Pats last season and added some offensive firepower in Stefon Diggs in an offseason trade with the Vikings this offseason. The Packers reached the NFC title game a year ago and the Vikings pulled off a huge upset of the Saints in the Wild Card round last year, so they’re talented enough to be make a run.
The Intriguing Long Shots
The Cardinals (50/1) probably won’t make the playoffs in Kyler Murray’s second year but they’re going to be fun to watch after adding DeAndre Hopkins this offseason. The Broncos have an exciting young quarterback in Drew Lock who played well in limited time last year as a rookie, while the Titans (60/1) shocked everyone last season by reaching the AFC Championship Game thanks to Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill (both retained this offseason).