In the latest 2020 Super Bowl betting markets, the Baltimore Ravens are 2/1 odds to win the Super Bowl LIV, according to William Hill. The Ravens earned an opening round bye and will rest up during the Wild Card round.
Ever since Lamar Jackson and the Ravens defeated the New England Patriots in Week 9, the Ravens became the most popular team with regard to Super Bowl betting. At the end of Week 9, the New England Patriots lost their first game and fell to 8-1. The Ravens won four straight games to improve to 6-2. Tom Brady and the Patriots were still the favorites to win the 2020 Super Bowl at 3/1 odds, while the Ravens bumped to 9/1 odds as the top two teams on the board.
2020 Super Bowl Betting
Baltimore Ravens 2/1
San Francisco Niners 4/1
Kansas City Chiefs 9/2
New Orleans Saints 6/1
Green Bay Packers 10/1
New England Patriots 11/1
Seattle Seahawks 33/1
Minnesota Vikings 40/1
Philadelphia Eagles 40/1
Houston Texans 50/1
Tennessee Titans 50/1
Buffalo Bills 66/1
In the AFC, the Ravens (14-2) locked up the #1 seed and the Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) secured the other bye with the #2 seed.
In the NFC, the San Francisco Niners (13-3) won the NFC West on the last game of the season to secure the top seed and a bye. The Green Bay Packers (13-3) finished the season with the #2 overall seed. Aaron Rodgers secured a first-round bye and at least one home game at the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field.
The Ravens (14-2) started the season 2-2 and won 12 straight games. They host the winner of the Buffalo/Houston AFC Wild Card battle. The Ravens seem to be on a collision course to host Patrick Mahomes and the KC Chiefs in the AFC Championship. Running back Mark Ingram (calf) hinted he’d play in the divisional round, but who knows the depth of his effectiveness.
The Ravens’ popularity increased in subsequent weeks as the betting markets reflected a significant jump in their 2020 Super Bowl price. The Ravens finally passed the Patriots at the end of Week 13 to become the consensus Super Bowl betting favorite. In Week 13, the Ravens edged out the top team in the West during an ugly bad-weather game in Baltimore against the visiting San Francisco 49ers.
San Francisco 4/1
Jimmy G has two Super Bowl rings, but zero postseason wins. Jimmy G leads the second-highest scoring attack in the NFL that generates 29.9 points per game. They also have the second-best ground game in the league that averages 144.5 rushing yards per game. Only Jackson and the Ravens are better. The Niners are ranked #8 in defense allowing 19.4 points per game.
Kansas City 9/2
After a slow start due to multiple injuries to Mahomes, the Chiefs closed out the season on a high note with a six-game winning streak. Even with an infamous porous secondary, the Kansas City finished the season with the seventh-best defense in the NFL allowing 19.3 points per game.
New Orleans 6/1
Who dat? Drew Brees and the Saints were screwed by the zebras in the NFC Championship game last January. They’ve been on a mission this season. The Saints have been a mid-tier betting favorite to win the 2020 Super Bowl and that’s even with Drew Brees missing almost half the season with a thumb injury. New Orleans is going to be lit this week with the Saints hosting the Vikings in the Wild Card.
Green Bay 10/1
As one of the most popular teams in the NFL, the Packers drew a lot of attention in Super Bowl betting markets. They opened the season as 12/1 favorites even though Aaron Rodgers had yet to play a game with new head coach, Matt LaFleur. Despite a couple of highly publicized blowups on the sidelines to start the season, Rodgers and the offense are getting the job done. The Packers have a run-first mentality with Aaron Jones who tied for the NFL lead with 16 rushing touchdowns. Jones takes a ton of pressure off Rodgers. But if Rodgers has the ball in his hands on the last possession, he’s capable of winning a game all by himself.
New England 11/1
For the first time in his Hall of Fame career, Tom Brady looks human. Sure, the Patriots (14-2) boast one of the top defenses in the league allowing 14.1 points per game. However, Brady will have to pull some magic out of his rear end if they expect to advance beyond the AFC Championship game. If anyone can do it, it’s Brady who guided the Pats to 30 postseason wins.
The Pats lost good favor with the betting public after they suffered a disappointing loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday Night Football in Week 13. Since then, the Pats struggled the rest of the season with a 2-2 record including a humiliating loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 17.
What a difference Chris Carson makes, eh? The Seahawks (11-5) looked like they offered up tremendous value at 8/1 odds to win the Super Bowl heading into Week 16. However, the Seahawks lost Carson in Week 16 after he suffered a hip injury. He will not require surgery, but he’s dunzo for the rest of the playoffs. Carson’s freak injury occurred on the heels of losing backup RB, C.J. Prosise, with a broken arm. Backup Rashaad Penny blew out his knee earlier in the season, so the Seahawks were forced to sign two players off the street to fill in at running back. Marshawn Lynch came out of retirement to help provide veteran leadership in the locker room, while Travis Homer did a remarkable job filling in during a Week 17 loss to the Niners.
The Vikings (10-6) stumble into this game against the Saints with banged up starters, but you can expect both Dalvin Cook (shoulder) and Adam Thielen (hamstring) to suit up in the Superdome. Thielen has been nursing a hammy injury since Week 7.
The Eagles (9-7) snatched the NFC East title away from the Dallas Cowboys, which cost head coach Jason Garrett his job. Carson Wentz has a Super Bowl ring, but he’s still seeking his first postseason victory.