Updated Odds to Win Super Bowl 52 as the Playoff Chase Begins

Just days after Super Bowl 51 concluded in February with yet another New England Patriots title, online sportsbook Bovada posted their opening futures for Super Bowl 52.

Obviously, the Pats were favored to repeat at (+400) with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick back in the fold, but after that, the list of contenders was diverse indeed.

The Dallas Cowboys were tabbed as the most likely challenger at (+750), with the Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and last year’s runner-up Atlanta Falcons (+1200) lurking close by.

Fast forward to today – with Week 13 looming and half the league still vying for a playoff spot – and those odds have been adjusted wildly across the board.

Take those Cowboys as an example.

Less than a month ago, Dallas was 5-3 and in firm control of an NFC Wild Card spot. Today, having finally lost breakout running back Ezekiel Elliott to a six-game suspension, and suffering through injuries to stars like left tackle Tyron Smith and linebacker Sean Lee, the Cowboys are riding a three-game losing streak at 5-6.

As a result, Dallas’ odds to win the Super Bowl have tumbled from (+750) all the way to (+15000).

Sticking with the NFC East, the Philadelphia Eagles entered the year lumped into the league’s also-rans, sporting (+5000) odds along with six other teams. In fact, only nine teams offered worse title odds ahead of the year.

But head coach Doug Pederson has harnessed the powers of second-year quarterback Carson Wentz to put up an NFL-best 31.9 points per game. As a result, the Eagles are 10-1 and a virtual lock to win the division. Philly also has the inside track to a first-round bye and home field advantage throughout the playoffs, and at (+350), the Eagles have enjoyed by far the most positive line movement thus far.

Heading down the home stretch, Philadelphia has pulled nearly even with New England in the Super Bowl 52 futures race – so bettors who got on board the Wentz-wagon early have a huge edge.

Another big mover is the Los Angeles Rams, after a surprising 8-3 start has them atop the NFC West standings. With second-year quarterback Jared Goff looking like a number one overall draft pick for the first time, and stars like running back Todd Gurley and wide receiver Robert Woods leading the way, the Rams have the second-best scoring offense in football at 29.9 points per game.

L.A. began the year as big (+7500) underdogs to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, but today those odds have improved to (+1400).

And if you’re looking for another futures ticket that’s definitely a dead duck, the Denver Broncos were (+1600) against winning it all, before a 3-8 start doomed them to (+100000) longshot status.

Only three teams have been removed from the Bovada betting board so far – the New York Giants (2-9), the San Francisco 49ers (1-10), and the Cleveland Browns (0-11).

For the Niners and the Browns, that comes as no surprise, with both among the preseason cellar-dwellers at (+10000). But in the case of Big Blue, the Giants’ stunning fall from grace has seen them drop from (+2500) all the way out of contention with a quarter of the season to spare.

For a full look into the Super Bowl 52 futures betting movement, check out the table below, which highlights odds on February 7 and today:

Team SB Odds on 2/7 Team SB Odds on 11/28
New England Patriots +400 New England Patriots +250
Dallas Cowboys +750 Philadelphia Eagles +350
Green Bay Packers +1200 Pittsburgh Steelers +600
Pittsburgh Steelers +1200 New Orleans Saints +1200
Atlanta Falcons +1200 Minnesota Vikings +1200
Denver Broncos +1600 Atlanta Falcons +1200
Oakland Raiders +1600 L.A. Rams +1400
Seattle Seahawks +1600 Carolina Panthers +1800
Minnesota Vikings +2000 Seattle Seahawks +2200
Carolina Panthers +2500 Kansas City Chiefs +3300
Indianapolis Colts +2500 L.A. Chargers +3300
Kansas City Chiefs +2500 Jacksonville Jaguars +4000
New York Giants +2500 Tennessee Titans +4000
Arizona Cardinals +3300 Detroit Lions +6600
Houston Texans +4000 Oakland Raiders +6600
Tennessee Titans +4000 Baltimore Ravens +6600
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +5000 Cincinnati Bengals +7500
Baltimore Ravens +5000 Buffalo Bills +10000
Detroit Lions +5000 Dallas Cowboys +15000
Cincinnati Bengals +5000 Washington Redskins +15000
Miami Dolphins +5000 Green Bay Packers +20000
New Orleans Saints +5000 Arizona Cardinals +25000
Philadelphia Eagles +5000 Houston Texans +50000
Washington Redskins +6600 New York Jets +100000
Buffalo Bills +6600 Miami Dolphins +100000
Jacksonville Jaguars +6600 Chicago Bears +100000
L.A. Chargers +6600 Indianapolis Colts +100000
L.A. Rams +7500 Denver Broncos +100000
New York Jets +10000 Tampa Bay Buccaneers +100000
Chicago Bears +10000 San Francisco 49ers Off Board
Cleveland Browns +10000 New York Giants Off Board
San Francisco 49ers +10000 Cleveland Browns Off Board