Super Bowl LIII Odds Favorites, Dark Horses & Underdogs - July 16th

SB LIII Odds Favorites, Dark Horses & Underdogs – July 16th

Written by on July 16, 2018

There can only be one team that wins the Super Bowl LIII, but there are a handful of teams who head into the season with a legitimate shot at being the one. Behind those Super Bowl odds favorites come the group of teams from which a dark horse or two will emerge, while the serious underdogs sit at the bottom of the pack. Knowing where each of the 32 NFL teams belongs will help you handicap all the games more effectively this season, so let’s break them up into 3 groups.

Super Bowl LIII Odds Favorites, Dark Horses & Underdogs – July 16th

Super Bowl Favorites

  • New England Patriots +400
  • Philadelphia Eagles +750
  • Green Bay Packers +750
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +800
  • Los Angeles Rams +900
  • Minnesota Vikings +1000
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +1600
The teams that we will find in this group are the elite batch of the NFL, and it all begins with the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles. It’s easy to forget that they won it all with a backup QB under center throughout the playoffs, so they may be even better this season. The Pittsburgh Steelers have one of the most potent offenses in the league and are always in with a shot, assuming that they can get past the New England Patriots. There is some concern about a potential drop off this season, but this team always seems to find a way to win.The Green Bay Packers have been hammered by injuries over the past couple of seasons, but if they can stay healthy, look out. Much like the Steelers, the Atlanta Falcons are an offensive juggernaut that needs to be taken seriously. Did the Minnesota Vikings finally get the QB who can take them to the promised land? Only time will tell, but we do know that defense is going to rock. The LA Rams took a huge step forward last season and have been active in free agency to get even better this year. The Jacksonville Jaguars came within one play of making the Super Bowl last season, but can they go one better this year?

Super Bowl Dark Horses

  • San Francisco 49ers +1600
  • New Orleans Saints +1800
  • Los Angeles Chargers +2300
  • Detroit Lions +3300
The teams in this group are all likely to finish in or around 8-8, but with a little luck, they may go even better. The New Orleans Saints had a great season last year, but can they repeat that success? The San Francisco 49ers got a whole lot better with Jimmy G at the QB position and are the team with a ton of buzz surrounding them. The Detroit Lions have a great QB, but their lack of other solid parts may prove to be their undoing.Look for the Niners to fight and reach the Super Bowl LIII.The LA Chargers missed out on the postseason due to a tiebreaker last year, proving that they are close to making a breakthrough. A playoff appearance and win last year proved that the Tennessee Titans are moving in the right direction. The Redskins, Cowboys, and Broncos, as well as the Kansas City Chiefs, are all knocking on the door, but can any of them actually break it down? The Baltimore Ravens probably fit in here, too.

Super Bowl Underdogs

  • New York Giants +4000
  • Buffalo Bills +5500
  • Cleveland Browns +6500
  • Chicago Bears +8000
  • New York Jets +12000
There really is no point in going into any great detail about these teams, as there is no chance that any of them get anywhere near a Super Bowl. The New York Giants are arguably the best of this bunch, but the likes of the Browns, Bills, Jets, and Bears are going to deliver nothing but disappointment for their fans.
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