NFL Super Bowl Odds: Patriots, Seahawks Among Best Bets With Most Value

While not heavy favorites, these four teams are good value bets

by Sean T. McGuire

August 28, 2020

The 2020 NFL season hasn’t yet kicked off, but if the league gets what it wants, commissioner Roger Goodell will be handing over the Lombardi Trophy come February.

While the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens currently possess the best odds to win the Super Bowl, per consensus data, there are a few other teams who might interest bettors. And that’s because, while not heavy favorites, there are teams with good betting odds that have the potential to make a run to Tampa Bay and win Super Bowl LV.

We’ve highlighted four of those teams, two from each conference. But first, here is each team’s odds to win Super Bowl LV, per consensus data:

Kansas City Chiefs +600
Baltimore Ravens +650
San Francisco 49ers +900
New Orleans Saints +1100
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1400
Dallas Cowboys +1600
Philadelphia Eagles +1800
Seattle Seahawks +2000
New England Patriots +2100
Indianapolis Colts +2200
Buffalo Bills +2500
Minnesota Vikings +2500
Pittsburgh Steelers +2500
Green Bay Packers +2800
Tennessee Titans +2800
Chicago Bears +4000
Cleveland Browns +4000
Los Angeles Rams +4000
Los Angeles Chargers +4500
Arizona Cardinals +5000
Atlanta Falcons +5000
Denver Broncos +5000
Houston Texans +5000
Detroit Lions +6600
Las Vegas Raiders +6600
New York Jets +8000
Miami Dolphins +8000
New York Giants +8000
Carolina Panthers +12500
Cincinnati Bengals +15000
Washington Football Team +15000
Jacksonville Jaguars +17500

And now, here are some of the best bets:

New England Patriots, +2100
OK, so we understand the Patriots lost their starting quarterback of the past 20 years and, perhaps even more importantly, some key contributors in the front seven. But the Patriots have Bill Belichick and nobody else does, and that’s why we like their odds, which range from +1800 to +2100, per consensus data.

The Patriots still have star power, too, including Cam Newton, who seems to have the upper hand in New England’s quarterback battle, and Stephon Gilmore, the NFL’s reigning Defensive Player of the Year. The New England secondary is as deep as any in the NFL. And with a healthier offensive line, the run game could be similar to the one that led the Patriots to the franchise’s sixth Super Bowl title not long ago.

Tennessee Titans, +2800
The Titans made a run at the AFC’s Lamar Hunt trophy last season despite losing four of its first six regular-season games. In stepped journeyman quarterback Ryan Tannehill (who the Titans re-signed), while Derrick Henry (playing on a franchise tag in 2020) finished as the NFL’s rushing leader. Head coach Mike Vrabel and Tennessee returned many pieces from its stout defense, which could pave the way for another deep postseason run.

Dallas Cowboys, +1600
The Cowboys, while possessing the best odds of any team included here, still rank outside the top five. A major reason we believe Dallas is capable of putting together a title run is because head coach Mike McCarthy enters Jerry World to replace Jason Garrett. And McCarthy does so with an incredibly talented offensive group, led by QB Dak Prescott, and a defense that put resources into improvements this offseason. Frankly, the NFC East-favorite Cowboys should benefit from having four games against the Washington Football Team and New York Giants.

Seattle Seahawks, +2000
Quarterback Russell Wilson consistently is an MVP candidate, and the Seahawks trading for safety Jamal Adams gives them an All-Pro in the defensive backfield. The Seahawks certainly could have a tough time with playoff seeding thanks to six regular-season games against the 49ers, Rams and Cardinals. But with Seattle’s offense featuring running back Chris Carson and receivers D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett (maybe Antonio Brown is on his way, too?), head coach Pete Carroll has a scary offense to work with.

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