Sure, the 2017 NFL regular season may be only three weeks old, but as football betting enthusiasts everywhere likely know, it’s never too soon to start taking a look at the real contenders and pretenders to cash in on their value-packed Super Bowl LII odds.With that thought in mind and Week 4 quickly approaching, let’s take a look at the most recent updated odds to win Super Bowl 52 at Minnesota with a few thoughts on several contenders, long shots, and straight-up pretenders.
Updated Super Bowl LII Odds & Game Info
Super Bowl LII Legitimate Contenders
- New England Patriots: 7/2
- Atlanta Falcons: 10/1
- Green Bay Packers: 10/1
- Pittsburgh Steelers: 10/1
- Kansas City Chiefs: 12/1
- Denver Broncos: 25/1
AnalysisWith Tom Brady tossing a whopping eight TD passes over his last two games to help New England (2-1) pull out wins, it’s kind of easy to see why New England is the prohibitive favorite to win back-to-back Super Bowls.Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons are off to an impressive 3-0 start and look like they’re going to really challenge to make consecutive Bowl appearances.The Green Bay Packers (2-1) fell just short of reaching Super Bowl 51 a year ago, but look like legitimate contenders through three games and besides, when you’ve got Aaron Rodgers as your quarterback, you’re always a contender.Despite taking a humbling loss in Week 3 against Chicago, the Steelers (2-1) also have the look of a team that is going to challenge for a berth in the AFC Championship game at the very least.Personally, if you ask me, no team has looked better this season than the Kansas City Chiefs (3-0). Rookie running back Kareem Hunt is a ‘monster’ and veteran quarterback Alex Smith is throwing the ball around like never before. At 12/1 the value that Kansas City is offering right now makes them totally worthy of a Super Bowl futures odds wager.The Denver Broncos are getting some surprising offense so far this season to go along with a defense that is still as good as anyone. Besides, at 25/1 odds, Denver is offering a ton of value!
Just Off the Mark
- Detroit Lions: 40/1
- Tennessee Titans: 20/1
- Oakland Raiders: 16/1
- Dallas Cowboys: 14/1
- Philadelphia Eagles: 33/1
- Houston Texans: 50/1
- Baltimore Ravens: 50/1
AnalysisMatthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions would be 3-0 were it not for a last-second outcome. Still, they’ve been pretty impressive so far if you ask me. I also like what I see out of Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans, especially after they smacked Seattle around in their 33-27 Week 3 win.As far as the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys are concerned, they’ve both got enough offense to get it done, even though the Cowboys got man-handled in Week 2 against the Broncos. If either of these title contenders plays any sort of competent defense, they could really challenge.
It’s Gonna’ Take Some Work
- Seattle Seahawks: 14/1
- Minnesota Vikings: 25/1
- Washington Redskins: 40/1
- Carolina Panthers: 50/1
- Los Angeles Rams: 66/1
- Jacksonville Jaguars: 66/1
AnalysisIf someone – anyone – starts to actually block for the Seahawks on the offensive line, well, the sky could be the limit. – or as Michael Jordan once said – the ceiling. The Minnesota Vikings have the defense to contend with anyone, now, if only they could score the ball consistently. I know Cam Newton is regressing faster than my hairline, but he’s going to get it together at some point right?
Super Bowl LII Pretenders
- Arizona Cardinals: 40/1
- New York Giants: 40/1
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 40/1
- Miami Dolphins: 66/1
- New Orleans Saints: 66/1
- Buffalo Bills: 80/1
- Indianapolis Colts: 80/1
- Chicago Bears: 125/1
- Cincinnati Bengals: 125/1
- Los Angeles Chargers: 150/1
- New York Jets: 250/1
- Cleveland Browns: 500/1
- San Francisco 49ers: 500/1
AnalysisThe Arizona Cardinals have let me down in a big way so far this season after I expected them to rebound this season after having their two-year playoff run and a three-year run of recording double-digit victories snapped a year ago. The New York Giants foolishly failed to improve their pitiful rushing attack from a year ago and now they look like a team that simply can’t get out of their way.The Cincinnati Bengals are a huge disappointment after making some impressive offseason moves to improve their offense. It’s more of the same heartbreaking losses for Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers after leaving San Diego. If there’s a team I like to get off of this list and into some sort of respectable Super Bowl LII contention, it’s the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Recent Super Bowl History (Last 10 Match-Ups)
- LI: New England Patriots 34 – Atlanta Falcons 28 (OT), NRG Stadium.
- L: Denver Broncos 24 – Carolina Panthers 10, Levi’s Stadium.
- XLIX: New England Patriots 28 – Seattle Seahawks 24, University of Phoenix Stadium.
- XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks 43 – Denver Broncos 8, MetLife Stadium.
- XLVII: Baltimore Ravens 34 – San Francisco 49ers 31, Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
- XLVI: New York Giants 21 – New England Patriots 17, Lucas Oil Stadium.
- XLV: Green Bay Packers 31 – Pittsburgh Steelers 25, Cowboys Stadium.
- XLIV: New Orleans Saints 31 – Indianapolis Colts 17, Sun Life Stadium.
- XLIII: Pittsburgh Steelers 27 – Arizona Cardinals 23, Raymond James Stadium.
- XLII: New York Giants 17 – New England Patriots 14, University of Phoenix Stadium.