The Baltimore Ravens (9-2) are now the clear favorite to win Super Bowl 54 at 3/1 odds. The Ravens face a tremendous test this weekend when they host the San Francisco 49ers.
Lamar Jackson, the favorite to win the MVP, leads a high-octane Ravens attack that averages 35.1 points per game. The Ravens, ranked #4 in defensive DVOA, boast the fifth-best scoring defense in the NFL allowing only 18.4 points per game.
Last week, the Ravens saw their Super Bowl numbers move to 9/2 odds. This week, the Westgate SuperBook adjusted Super Bowl 54 odds and the Ravens are at the top of the board as a 4/1 favorite to win the championship.
The defending champion New England Patriots (10-1) hold the top record in the AFC. Bill Belichick crafted the top defense in the NFL, but their major flaw is with their inconsistent offense. Anyone can read Tom Brady’s body language and determine he’s frustrated and not thrilled with the current state of the offense. Something is slightly off in the post-Gronk world, but Brady and Belichick only have five more games to smooth things out before the NFL playoffs begin in January.
Oddsmakers adjusted New England’s Super Bowl lines from 14/5 last week to 7/2 this week.
SUPER BOWL 54 ODDS (As of 11.26.19):
Baltimore Ravens 3/1
New England Patriots 7/2
New Orleans Saints 4/1
San Francisco 49ers 7/1
Kansas City Chiefs 10/1
Seattle Seahawks 12/1
Minnesota Vikings 12/1
The New Orleans Saints did not see their odds move from last week’s adjusted number of 4/1.
The San Francisco Niners (10-1) moved up from 8/1 to 7/1 odds after they destroyed last year’s NFC champs, the LA Rams, on Sunday Night Football.
The Seattle Seahawks (8-3) improved their road record to 6-0 with a victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Their odds increased from 16/1 to 12/1.
Lamar Jackson keeps getting better and better with every game. He tossed five touchdowns in the blowout against the LA Rams. The Ravens got off to a hot start when rookie WR Hollywood Brown lived up to his moniker. Jackson connected with Brown for two touchdowns in the first quarter.
The Ravens generate 35.1 points per game. Jackson leads the top-rushing team in the NFL that cranks out 210.5 yards per game. That’s 65 more yards than San Francisco (ranked #2 with 145.6 yards per game).
Everyone keeps gushing about the Patriots impenetrable defense (10.6 points per game). San Francisco gets a lot of love with their second-ranked defense (14.8 ppg). The Ravens are ranked #5 allowing only 18.4 points per game, yet somehow their defense has flown under the radar. John Harbaugh’s defense is third best in the NFL at stopping the run allowing only 87.1 rushing yards per game. The Ravens’ pass defense is average, but vastly improving since the addition of Marcus Peters.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 26, 2019
The Ravens saw their Super Bowl odds initially jump to 9/1 after they served the New England Patriots their first, and only loss, of the season back in Week 9. Since then, bettors have been backing the Ravens in droves. The Ravens are now 3/1 odds and the favorite to win the Super Bowl heading into Thanksgiving.
Niners for Real? Ravens Test
The San Francisco Niners (10-1) joined the Patriots as the first two teams to win ten games this season. The Niners did not face a strong schedule to start the season. However, they’re in the middle of their toughest three-game stretch of the season with matchups against Green Bay, Baltimore, and New Orleans.
The Niners steamrolled the Green Bay Packers 37-8 on Sunday Night Football to pass their first test with flying colors. Fans were expecting a shootout between Aaron Rodgers and Jimmy Garoppolo, but the Packers’ offense never showed up.
The Niners square off against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore this weekend as a +6 road dog. Two of the best defenses in the NFL (Niners #2 DVOA, Ravens #4 DVOA) meet the top two scoring offenses in the league (Ravens 35.1 ppg, Niners 30.2 ppg).
This fun matchup could be a preview of Super Bowl 54, so do not miss Week 13’s Game of the Week.