Early Super Bowl LIV Odds: New England Patriots Favored to Win
Foresight, unlike hindsight, is not always 20/20. Which doesn’t stop legal betting sites from making an educated guess as to who will win Super Bowl LIV in 2020. Why not? Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Especially when the minute hand is pointing at the New England Patriots. In that case it’s not just an educated guess. This guess earned a PhD and graduated magna cum laude. As expected, the Pats just won their sixth Super Bowl ring in the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era. New England’s defense prevented the Los Angeles Rams from scoring a single touchdown. The defensive lock allowed Brady, Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, and Sony Michel to do just enough damage to win. Forbes contributor Don Yaeger says “you’re wrong for hating the Patriots.” In the words of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, “oderint dum metuant.”
Super Bowl LIV odds from GTBets.eu
- New England Patriots +600
- Kansas City Chiefs +700
- Los Angeles Rams +800
- New Orleans Saints +900
- Chicago Bears +1400
On the day of the Super Bowl, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported several Patriots were considering retirement. “Asked this week if he’s going to retire, Gronkowski said, “I’m thinking about how to get myself to go full go [against the Rams].” He isn’t alone in pondering retirement. Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty opened up this week about possible retirement, and his brother Jason is also considering it,” Rapoport wrote. I would take his insights with a grain of salt, though. Maybe Gronk was speaking Polish and something got lost in translation. But there was nothing in his answer that could be construed as “pondering retirement.” There’s also the fact that Tom Brady will turn 42 in August. But his age is irrelevant. I wouldn’t be surprised if one day he became the first quarterback to win a posthumous Super Bowl ring.
Super Bowl LIV odds from MyBookie.ag
- NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS +650
- KANSAS CITY CHIEFS +700
- LOS ANGELES RAMS +700
- NEW ORLEANS SAINTS +750
- LOS ANGELES CHARGERS +1200
Second on online sports betting sites oddsboards are the Kansas City Chiefs. Second year QB Pat “Armed and Dangerous” Mahomes took the Chiefs as far he possibly could. Which was all the way to the AFC championship game where they succumbed to the Pats. Hey, the kid’s good, but he ain’t no miracle worker either. Mahomes was the 2018 NFL most valuable player, offensive player of the year, and passing touchdowns leader. He threw 383 of 580 (66%) for 5097 yards with 50 TDs and 12 picks in the regular season. Mahomes’s numbers were so good it almost seems inevitable that he’ll experience some degree of regression next season. However, as long as he doesn’t regress to Alex Smith levels, the Chiefs will have a chance at besting the Patriots.
Super Bowl LIV odds from Intertops.eu
- New England Patriots 8.00
- Kansas City Chiefs 8.00
- Los Angeles Rams 9.00
- New Orleans Saints 9.00
- Los Angeles Chargers 15.00
Two out of three legal betting sites give the Los Angeles Rams slightly better odds than the New Orleans Saints. The Rams were evidently not ready for the big time just yet. The only reason they went to the Super Bowl instead of the Saints was the referees’ incompetence. Ray Charles could have seen that pass interference from miles away. And he’s not just blind but has been dead for fourteen years. Coincidentally, having a pulse doesn’t seem to be a requisite to become an NFL official. Having said that, Sean McVay’s Rams have been constantly improving and will only get better in time. Better and more experienced as well. As for the Saints, they’ll enter next season with the proverbial chip on their shoulder. However, last season was a perfect storm. And there’s no way of knowing whether the all the pieces will come together as seamlessly again.