Can Lamar Jackson and the incendiary Baltimore Ravens live up to their status as Super Bowl favorites? Could Baltimore fall to streaking Kansas City and reigning league MVP Patrick Mahomes or could Tom Brady and the New England Patriots overcome their late season struggles to go back-to-back?
In the loaded NFC, will San Francisco get it done after nabbing the top seed in the conference playoffs? Could Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints finally reach the Super Bowl after coming up agonizingly short the last two seasons or will Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks pull off the huge conference upset to reach their third Super Bowl under their MVP caliber superstar? With the start of the NFL playoffs taking place this coming weekend, now is a perfect time to take a look at the latest odds to win Super Bowl LIV.
Updated Super Bowl LIV Odds – December 30th
- Super Bowl LIV Odds: +200
Let’s see…the Ravens have an unstoppable quarterback unlike any we’ve ever seen in the NFL and they’ve won a dozen straight games to close out the regular season. Baltimore also leads the league in scoring (33.2 ppg) while ranking fourth in total defense and third in points allowed (17.6 ppg). Make n mistake about it, dispatching Lamar Jackson and company will take a special effort that only a few teams look capable of.
Kansas City Chiefs
- Super Bowl LIV Odds: +300
You can sleep on Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs if you like, but the reigning league MVP and his band of merry mates have heated up at just the right time. Kansas City won six straight to close out the regular season and the Chiefs rank a stellar fifth in scoring (28.2 ppg). Still, it might be their improved defense, which finished a stunning seventh in points allowed (19.3 ppg), that could lead them to hoist the Lombardi Trophy for the first time in Andy Reid’s career.
San Francisco 49ers
- Super Bowl LIV Odds: +350
The 49ers got the top seed in the NFC playoffs by going 13-3 this season and Frisco is definitely elite on the defensive side of the ball in limiting the opposition to just 18.3 points per game (8th). While the Niners also managed to rank a stupendous second in scoring (30.2 ppg), let it be noted that San Francisco has ranked 24th in points allowed since Week 9. If Frisco has to rely on Jimmy G to lead them to victory, I don’t see the Niners winning it all.
New Orleans Saints
- Super Bowl LIV Odds: +350
The Saints (13-3) have won straight games, so they’ll hit the postseason with plenty of momentum. New Orleans finished third in scoring (28.6 ppg) thanks, mostly to the outstanding play of ageless wonder Drew Brees. The Saints also finished the regular season ranked 13th in points allowed (21.3 ppg). Experience isn’t a factor and neither is motivation, after the Saints have come agonizingly close to reaching each of the last two Super Bowls.
Green Bay Packers
- Super Bowl LIV Odds: +700
The Packers won 13 games to get the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs and they have a future Hall of Fame quarterback in Aaron Rodgers. While Green Bay ranks an encouraging ninth in points allowed (19.6 ppg), they also rank a modest 15th in scoring (23.5 ppg). More importantly, Rodgers hasn’t looked like the superstar we’ve all come to know and love this season. Green Bay’s main man finished an uninspiring 20t in quarterback rating behind the likes of Baker Mayfield, Jameis Winston and Daniel Jones and that spells trouble for the Packers this postseason if you ask me.
- Super Bowl LIV Odds: +900
The Seahawks (11-5) were my ‘under the radar’ pick to come out of the NFC and despite their blemishes, it could still happen, even if it is a bit of a stretch to imagine. Still, this is a team that beat the top-seeded Niners once this season and were an inch away from taking the regular season series against the Niners. While Seattle ranks an encouraging eighth in scoring, they also finished the regular season ranked an uninspiring 21st in points allowed (24.8 ppg). Still, with a perennial MVP contender leading the way in star quarterback Russell Wilson, Seattle looks quite dangerous despite their fairly long odds.
New England Patriots
- Super Bowl LIV Odds: +1800
Tom Brady and the Patriots managed to win a dozen games this season, but they definitely have their share of blemishes this season. While the Patriots still have an elite defense that ranked first in fewest points allowed (14.1 ppg), New England also lost three of their final five regular season games, including their completely stunning 27-24 Week 17 home loss against Miami that cost them a first round playoff bye. Personally, I believe New England’s loss to Miami is foreboding of things to come.
- Super Bowl LIV Odds: +3500
- Super Bowl LIV Odds: +4000
Minnesota has an elite defense that ranks sixth in points allowed (18.9 ppg). The Vikings also have a dangerous offense that put up 25.4 points per game to rank ninth in scoring, The bad news however is that star running back Dalvin Cook may or may not be at full strength in the postseason after getting injured in Week 16. Not only that, but Minnesota has not beaten a team with a winning record on the road this season and they’ve haven’t won a road playoff game in 15 years. Oh, and then there’s the fact that no one has any ‘real’ confidence in mediocre quarterback Kirk Cousins.
- Super Bowl LIV Odds: +4000
The Texans (10-6) managed to win the AFC South and they have a legitimate superstar in quarterback Deshaun Watson. The bad news however is that Houston ranked a modest 14th in scoring (23.6 ppg) while actually giving up more points per game (24.1 ppg) than they put on the board this season. To make matters even worse, the Texans rank a dismal 29t in passing yards allowed and that just doesn’t bode well in a conference that features elite signal-callers like Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady.
- Super Bowl LIV Odds: +4500
The Eagles (9-7) overcame a ton of injuries o win the NFC East, but the fact of the matter is that their three conference rivals were all mediocre at best and five of their nine wins this season came against the Cowboys, Giants and Redskins. Philadelphia finished 12th in scoring (24.1 ppg) and 15th in points allowed (22.1 ppg), so this is a team that isn’t elite on either side of the ball. More importantly, the Birds are still quite banged-up and it looks like a matter of time before their luck runs out.
- Super Bowl LIV Odds: +7500
Tennessee might be the sixth seed in the AFC, but the Titans will hit the postseason as one of the hottest teams in either conference after winning seven of their last 10 since turning to veteran quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The Titans finished the regular season ranked an encouraging10th in scoring (25.1 ppg) and a phenomenal third in rushing (138.9 ypg). Tennessee also ranks a decent 12th in points allowed (20.7 ppg) and the Titans have scored 30 points or more six times over their last 10 while topping the 40-point mark twice during the span. Right now, Tennessee looks quite dangerous and totally capable of pulling off at least one playoff upset.