With only eight teams remaining in the playoffs, the New Orleans Saints (13-3) are the favorite to win the NFL championship at +260, according to the latest Super Bowl odds released by the South Point Casino and Sports Book in Las Vegas.
The top-seeded Saints had a bye week in the NFC Wild Card, but they will take on the defending champion #6 Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round. The Eagles, buoyed by stupendous, late-game magic from Nick Foles, picked off the #3 Chicago Bears.
SUPER BOWL LIII ODDS
New Orleans Saints +260
Kansas City Chiefs +450
LA Rams +500
New England Patriots +550
LA Chargers +600
Dallas Cowboys +800
Philadelphia Eagles +1000
Indianapolis Colts +1200
** Courtesy of the South Point Casino and Sports Book
The Kansas Chiefs (12-4), the #1 seed in the AFC, are the second biggest favorite on the board at 9-2 odds.
Pats and Rams Offer Great Value
The New England Patriots (11-5) and LA Rams (13-3) were awarded #2 seeds and had the benefit of a bye week in the opening round.
The LA Rams are 5-1 favorites to win the Super Bowl and Sean McVay’s squad is on a collision course with the Saints in the NFC Championship. Only the Cowboys stand in their way in the next round.
The Patriots are 9-2 odds to win the title. The Pats have their flaws, but you can never count out Bill Belichick, especially when he has an extra week to prepare for a playoff game. The Pats are also undefeated at home this season with an 8-0 record in Foxboro.
Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is expected to become the next head coach of either the Green Bay Packers or Cleveland Browns. For now, he’s prepping Brady and the remainder of the offense for a big game against the Chargers vastly underrated defense.
AFC Wild Card: Bolts and Colts
The LA Chargers (12-4) and Indianapolis Colts (10-6) won their Wild Card games to advance to the AFC Divisional Playoffs. The Chargers are 6-1 odds to win the Super Bowl, while the Colts are the longshot on the board at 12-1.
The #6 Colts crushed the #3 Texans in convincing fashion in the AFC Wild Card. Andrew Luck’s offense is a well-oiled machine and all signs point to a shootout in Kansas City against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.
The #5 Chargers got off to a great start against the #4 Baltimore Ravens. Rookie Lamar Jackson woke up in the second half and led a late surge, but the Chargers defense held off the Ravens to advance to the next round. The Chargers head to New England and play Brady and Belichick on their home turf.
NFC Wild Card: Pesky East
Both teams from the NFC East advanced to the NFC Divisional Playoffs. The #4 Dallas Cowboys stopped #5 Seattle Seahawks and the best rushing attack in the NFL. It was a bad beat for some folks, but the Cowboys edged out the Seahawks 24-22. The Cowboys kept their Super Bowl dreams still alive, but bookies in Las Vegas only have them as 8-1 odds to win the championship.
Just when you expected them to lose to the #3 Chicago Bears, the #6 Philadelphia Eagles needed last-second heroics from backup QB Nick Foles to propel them into the next round. Foles is now 7-0 in must-win games with the Eagles over the last two seasons. The defending champs are only 10-1 odds to repeat. You could have gotten the Eagles at 28-1 odds last week.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 7, 2019
Will the Philly magic finally run out in New Orleans? The Eagles are 8-point underdogs against the Saints in the Superdome. Drew Brees and company are ready to knock out the champs and take another step toward winning Super Bowl LIII.