Super Bowl 53 Betting Odds Favorites, Smart Picks & Dark Horses

Super Bowl 53 Betting Odds Favorites, Smart Picks & Dark Horses

Written by Eric Williams on Wednesday,February 7, 2018 1:28, EDT

Super Bowl 52 may still be fresh in your mind, as it should be, seeing as how it was one of the best season-ending title tilts of all-time, but guess what? It’s time to turn our eyes to the prize that awaits at the end of the 2018 NFL regular season and that is Super Bowl 53. That’s right NFL betting enthusiasts, if you love betting on football, you know that it is literally, never too soon to start analyzing the Super Bowl 53 betting odds while making some predictions.

Thanks to the expert analysis that you’re about to get on the favorites, smart picks, and top dark horses to win Super Bowl 53, you could make a wager right now on next season’s Super Bowl champion that ends up being one of the best things you do all year – if you nail your pick correctly that is!

Anyway, let’s just get on with that analysis before someone tries an onsides kick or something.

Super Bowl 53 Betting Odds Favorites, Smart Picks & Dark Horses

Top Contenders

New England Patriots

  • Super Bowl 53 Betting Odds: +500

Despite losing Super Bowl 52 to Philadelphia, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are the prohibitive favorites to win Super Bowl 53 and they’ll definitely have a chance seeing as how they have been the most consistent winners in the NFL since 2001. However, New England needs to fix their defense and replace coordinator Matt Patricia who just bolted to take the head job in Detroit.

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Super Bowl 53 Betting Odds: +700

I expect the Philadelphia Eagles to contend for the Super Bowl for the next decade, seeing as how they just won it all with backup Nick Foles under center and have a flat-out superstar in young franchise quarterback Carson Wentz plus a boatload of talent at the skill positions with guys like Alshon Jeffrey, Nelson Agholor, Jay Ajayi and rookie Corey Clement.

Green Bay Packers

  • Super Bowl 53 Betting Odds: +800

The Green Bay Packers are a +800 pick, but that’s a bit too high right now, even if they do have the best quarterback on the planet in Aaron Rodgers. Save your money, Green Bay has too many issues to fix this offseason and right now, they’re behind teams like Philadelphia, New Orleans, the Rams and Vikings if you ask me!

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Super Bowl 53 Betting Odds: +1000

The Pittsburgh Steelers are a perennial title contender and will be again next season if they re0-sign running back Le’Veon Bell to go along with aging quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Antonio Brown.

Minnesota Vikings

  • Super Bowl 53 Betting Odds: +1200

The Minnesota Vikings have to answer a question at quarterback on whether case Keenum or Teddy Bridgewater is the answer and they could use one or two more playmakers on offense, but outside of that, their perennially powerful defense makes them one of the top Super Bowl 53 contenders on the board.

Smart Picks

Los Angeles Rams

  • Super Bowl 53 Betting Odds: +1750

The Los Angeles Rams are offering some excellent value as a +1750 pick, seeing as how they made the playoffs this past season and now have one of the most dangerous offenses in all of football and an improving defense.

New Orleans Saints / Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Super Bowl 53 Betting Odds: +1850

I love New Orleans as a +1850 pick to win Super Bowl 53. The Saints have a phenomenal offense that features two talented running backs, not to mention a future Hall of Fame quarterback in Drew Brees. If New Orleans can add one or two more players on defense I like their chances of winning the NFC as well as anyone.

The Jaguars are also offering some stupendous value as +2000 pick seeing as how they nearly upset New England in the AFC Championship. If they can replace quarterback Blake Bortles with someone better, they could very well represent the AFC in Super Bowl 53 next year.

Atlanta Falcons

  • Super Bowl 53 Betting Odds: +2000

The Falcons struggled mightily on offense last season after leading the NFL in scoring in 2016. However, their defense took a huge step forward this past season and they’ll be in their second year under offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian come next season.

Oakland Raiders

  • Super Bowl 53 Betting Odds: +2100

The Oakland Raiders have a boatload of talent on offense and just need to get superstar linebacker Khalil Mack some help on defense moving forward. I like the addition of head coach Jon Gruden, but I’m not sure if I would have given him an insane $100 million to lead my team to the Promised Land.

Carolina Panthers / Seattle Seahawks

  • Super Bowl 53 Betting Odds: +2500

The Carolina Panthers have a powerful defense and the NFL’s most unique quarterback in Cam Newton. Now, all they need to do is add a little more talent at the wide receiver position and get Christian McCaffrey the damn ball more next season!

Last but not least, the Seattle Seahawks are also offering some nice value as a +2500 pick if you ask me. Sure, the Seahawks aren’t the same perennial powerhouse they were a few seasons ago, but I’m thinking Seattle could get right back in the Super Bowl mix with a few shrewd offseason free agent acquisitions and a smart NFL Draft.

According to the Super Bowl 53 Betting Odds, the Seahawks are not among the favorites to win it all.

Let’s not forget they’ve got an MVP caliber quarterback in Russell Wilson and a defense that is still very good, if not quite as good as they were in their Legion of Boom heyday!

Dark Horses

Houston Texans

  • Super Bowl 53 Betting Odds: +1850

The Houston Texans have a flat-out star in quarterback Deshaun Watson and what should be a powerful defense again next season. If Houston can add a tight end and a power running back, I think they could surprise in a big way next season.

Dallas Cowboys

  • Super Bowl 53 Betting Odds: +2000

The Dallas Cowboys have a pair of stars in quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott, but they need to improve their defense in a big way and stop letting owner Jerry Jones play GM damn it!

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Super Bowl 53 Betting Odds: +3000

The Kansas City Chiefs are a perennial playoff participant, but they’ll have a first-time starter under center in quarterback Patrick Mahomes and a head coach that keeps coming up short once the postseason rolls around.

Los Angeles Chargers

  • Super Bowl 53 Betting Odds: +3000

The Los Angeles Chargers are one of my favorite dark horse picks for next season, seeing as how they have a gun-slinging veteran quarterback, a gifted running back and a defense that took a big step forward this past season.