Week 9 of the NFL season is a wrap, which means all 32 teams in the league have played at least half of their schedule. Accordingly, the time has come for football bettors to take a second look at the futures betting board for the Super Bowl 53 odds.

When online sportsbook Bovada released its opening odds to win the big game back in early August, every team harbored hopes of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy by season’s end. And indeed, those opening odds offered 21 teams better than 50 to 1 on a title run.

But three months have passed since then, and in that time, the league standings have been shuffled and scrambled – creating a new class of contenders while relegating former favorites to irrelevance.

Four High-Octane Offenses Heavily Favored on Super Bowl 53 Odds

Back in the preseason, oddsmakers tabbed the New England Patriots as (+650) favorites to win their sixth Super Bowl title of the Belichick / Brady era.

And despite suffering their annual September swoon, the Pats juggernaut has returned with a vengeance. Recently acquired wideout Josh Gordon has solidified the offense, and with Brady calling the shots, New England is scoring an even 30.0 points per game (fourth in NFL). With a 7-2 record and a two-game lead in the AFC East, the Pats’ odds have improved to (+500) at the midway point.

But one team boasts better title odds, a more prolific offense, and a nearly spotless record – the Los Angeles Rams (8-1).

L.A. was ranked third overall in the preseason at (+1000) on the Super Bowl 53 odds, thanks in part to the organization’s “all-in” philosophy to offseason improvement.

Defensive stalwarts Aqib Talib, Marcus Peters, and Ndamukong Suh were brought in to shore up the Rams’ only apparent weakness, but 2018 has been all about L.A.’s explosive offense. At 33.2 points per game, the Rams just can’t be stopped, sending them to the top of the table at (+350).

The New Orleans Saints (7-1) dealt the Rams their only defeat on the year last Sunday, a 45-35 barnburner that may have been an NFC Championship Game preview. That performance upped their points per game mark to 34.9, and with the Saints riding a seven-game win streak, New Orleans has surged from (+1600) to (+500).

The league’s most potent offense, however, belongs to the Kansas City Chiefs with an astounding 36.3 points per game. And while the defense has been suspect so far, Andy Reid’s scheme and Pat Mahomes’ arm have been good enough to put on an 8-1 fireworks show.

The market wasn’t convinced that ditching veteran QB Alex Smith made sense, putting the Chiefs at (+3000) to begin the year. Those doubts have been thoroughly erased by Mahomes and his 29 touchdown tosses catapulting Kansas City to (+550).

Bayside Teams Take a Beating and Tumble to Bottom of Table

On the other end of the spectrum, the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders offered preseason Super Bowl 53 odds of (+2200) and (+3500), respectively.

Those lines put them higher than previous champs like the Ravens, Seahawks, and Broncos, but the bottom has fallen out for both Bay Area squads.

The Niners’ season effectively ended when starting QB Jimmy Garoppolo went down in Week 2, and San Francisco currently sits at 2-7 with a league-worst (+200000) title price.

As for the Raiders, head coach Jon Gruden has torn the entire roster asunder in a blatant attempt to tank for the top draft pick in 2019. Accordingly, Oakland finds itself in a black hole at 1-7 and (+150000).

Super Bowl 53 Odds Movement at the Midway Point

To see how Super Bowl chances for every NFL team have evolved through Week 9, check the table of current and opening odds below:

Team Odds to Win Super Bowl 53 on 11/6/18 Opening Odds on 8/3/18
Los Angeles Rams +350 +1000
New England Patriots +500 +650
New Orleans Saints +500 +1600
Kansas City Chiefs +550 +3000
Pittsburgh Steelers +1200 +1200
Los Angeles Chargers +1400 +2000
Minnesota Vikings +1400 +1200
Carolina Panthers +2000 +3500
Houston Texans +2200 +2200
Philadelphia Eagles +2200 +850
Chicago Bears +2500 +8000
Atlanta Falcons +4500 +2000
Baltimore Ravens +4500 +4000
Cincinnati Bengals +4500 +10000
Seattle Seahawks +4500 +5000
Green Bay Packers +5000 +1200
Washington Redskins +5000 +7500
Dallas Cowboys +6600 +2500
Jacksonville Jaguars +6600 +2000
Tennessee Titans +6600 +4000
Indianapolis Colts +12500 +6600
Detroit Lions +15000 +6500
Miami Dolphins +17500 +15000
Denver Broncos +25000 +4000
Arizona Cardinals +40000 +12500
New York Jets +40000 +20000
Cleveland Browns +50000 +7500
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +50000 +7500
Buffalo Bills +100000 +15000
New York Giants +100000 +5000
Oakland Raiders +150000 +3500
San Francisco 49ers +200000 +2200




Jonathan Zaun

One of Gamble Online's first dedicated reporters, Jonathan has spent well over a decade reporting on the gaming industry. While breaking legal news is his main area of expertise, Jonathan is an avid blackjack player & strategist who follows professional poker closely.

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