Fresh off the heels of their Super Bowl LII upset win the Philadelphia Eagles have emerged as an 8/1 Super Bowl LIII Futures Odds favorite. The perennial favorite Patriots are an 11/2 chalk to win the next Super Bowl. The two Super Bowl LIII favorites are a classic example of public money influence. The betting public instinctively bets the last two Super Bowl teams as favorites to return. This is despite the fact that there has not been a repeat champion since the 2003-04 Patriots. With that in mind there are plenty of intriguing choices for next year.
Super Bowl LIII Futures Odds and Picks
Date and Time: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Location: Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
NFL Betting Lines: Patriots 11/2, Eagles 8/1
The Golden Rule of handicapping the Super Bowl futures is to think against the public. One glance at the board reveals “favorites” that have the most fans. That is combined with teams that are coming off great seasons in 2017. The key to success with the Super Bowl LIII Futures Odds is to correctly assess true betting value. The modern NFL has roster turnover that rivals college football. The free agent era keeps players moving and rosters flipping. A key to correctly assessing Super Bowl futures is organizational stability and excellence. That is an undeniable reason for the Patriots popularity.
A glance at sportsbook reviews reveals other favorites such as the Green Bay Packers (10/1), Pittsburgh Steelers (12/1), and Minnesota Vikings (14/1). That is followed by the Houston Texas, Los Angeles Rams, and Seattle Seahawks at 18/1. At 20/1 are the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers. The Jacksonville Jaguars are at 22/1. The AFC West arch rival Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders are 25/1.
The most popular and public of teams are the Packers and Steelers. Their favorite status has much more to do with large fan bases than ability. Neither the Steelers or Packers have not been close to a Super Bowl since 2010. The Vikings are getting a lot of love for making the NFC championship game. The Rams and Falcons were 2017 playoff teams fresh on the public’s mind. The Seahawks are a perennial playoff contender. And the Cowboys are a name that is bigger than life, regardless of ability.
Matchup to Watch
Reality based handicapping is essential for success with the Super Bowl LIII Futures Odds. What teams are “reality based” and actually building something that can grow and sustain success? The Jacksonville Jaguars immediately come to mind. Jacksonville emerged from nowhere to make it to the AFC championship game. The Jags led the Patriots at New England deep into the 4th quarter before losing 24-20. Jacksonville’s 2017 success was no fluke. The Jags offense ranked sixth overall and fifth for scoring. Their defense ranked second both overall and for points allowed. Head coach Doug Marrone is among the best minds in the game. Two time Super Bowl champion coach Tom Coughlin arrived last year to lead the front office. This is a team with a future.
Super Bowl LIII Prediction
The Jacksonville Jaguars bring the most potential and value as a Super Bowl futures pick.
Online Football Betting Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars
Online Football Betting Score Prediction: Jaguars 22/1