The Kansas City Chiefs are the new Super Bowl LIV favorites at 5/4 odds, according to William Hill. The new odds reflect the significant amount of wagers made over the past 24 hours backing Kansas City to win the NFL championship. With four teams remaining in the playoffs, the San Francisco 49ers were the initial favorites to win the 2020 Super Bowl, but their odds slipped to 3/2. Meanwhile, the Green Bay Packers saw their odds adjusted to 7/1 to win the Super Bowl.
The Tennessee Titans, who upset the #1 Baltimore Ravens, are the long shot on the board at 8/1 odds. They face the Chiefs in the AFC Championship this Sunday. The Titans are a consensus +7.5 road dog heading into Arrowhead Stadium.
2020 Super Bowl Odds
Kansas City Chiefs 5/4
San Francisco 49ers 3/2
Green Bay Packers 7/1
Tennessee Titans 8/1
In the NFC Championship game, the Green Bay Packers are also consensus +7.5 road dogs against the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners play their home games at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
In mid-December, you could back San Francisco at 6/1 odds as one of the top NFC teams on the futures board. The Niners gradually improved to 4/1 odds when it looked like they were going to wrestle the NFC West crown away from the Seattle Seahawks. Heading into the postseason, you could get the Niners at 4/1 Super Bowl odds as the top NFC team on the board.
KC Back on Top
The Chiefs began the regular season as the consensus favorite to win Super Bowl 54. They had a rough start to the season, however, when quarterback Patrick Mahomes injured his foot and ankle in the opening game. He looked hobbled the first couple of games, while the offensive line also nursed injuries to multiple starters. The injury bug didn’t let up when they then lost wide receiver Tyreek Hill to a broken collar bone.
Of course, things didn’t truly go off the rails for the Chiefs until Week 7 when Mahomes dislocated his kneecap against the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football. Everyone saw Mahomes wailing in agony as he begged the medical staff to pop his kneecap back into place.
Initial estimates suggested Mahomes would miss four to six weeks. Mahomes only missed two games, however, and the Chiefs went 1-1 without their MVP-caliber quarterback at the helm.
Mahomes looked rusty in his return to action against the Tennessee Titans in November, and the Chiefs lost 35-32. Since then, the Chiefs won their final six games of the season to finish 12-4. Now, Mahomes and the Chiefs will have a shot at avenging their mid-season loss in Nashville.
After throwing four touchdowns in the second quarter to erase a 24-0 deficit against the Houston Texans in the AFC Divisional round, everyone is back on the Mahomes bandwagon. The Chiefs are the new favorite to win the Super Bowl at 5/4 odds.
Go Pack Go
The Green Bay Packers are a popular team, not just in the Midwest, but all over America. Packers fans are everywhere, even in the Bay Area. The Packers were a popular pick to win the Super Bowl in the preseason, even though they had yet to play a game under rookie head coach Matt LaFleur. In August 2019, William Hill listed the Packers with 16/1 odds to win the Super Bowl. They were on par with their NFC North rivals, the Chicago Bears, who were also 16/1 odds to win the title. In case you were wondering, the Minnesota Vikings were listed at 20/1 odds in the preseason.
In mid-December, you could find Green Bay Packers anywhere from 12/1 to 14/1 odds to win the Super Bowl. The Packers weren’t even considered to be in the top tier of Super Bowl favorites at the time, which included the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots as the two most popular picks.
At the start of the playoffs, the Packers were still in the middle of the pack at 10/1 odds.
LaFleur looked good in his first season coaching the Packers, and now has them only one more win away from a Super Bowl berth. It also doesn’t hurt that the team is rallying behind veteran QB Aaron Rodgers, and really wants to get him back to the “Big Game.”
“He deserves it,” said WR Davante Adams. “We’re doing everything in our power to put him in that position.”