NFL Super Bowl Odds at Bovada: Update
It’s been an exciting start to the 2021 NFL campaign, with tons of drama throughout the season’s opening six weeks. From an NFL betting standpoint, the Super Bowl odds of several contending teams has already seen significant movement. Things can change in a hurry when betting on the NFL, and it’s important to keep track of the latest happenings around the league. Whether it’s the slow start of the Super Bowl betting favorite Kansas City Chiefs or the surprising improved play of the Dallas Cowboys, a team’s Super Bowl odds can go up or down for a variety of reasons. Bovada Sportsbook has tons of football futures available, including Super Bowl odds for all 32 NFL teams. Let’s take a closer look at some of the top contenders to win this year’s Super Bowl, based on each team’s current betting odds at Bovada.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +500
The defending Super Bowl champions are off to a solid start this season, going 5-1 in the team’s first six games. While they were already one of the betting favorites to win this year’s Super Bowl and repeat as champions, their Super Bowl odds have only improved since the start of the season. Even at the age of 44, Tom Brady continues to impress at quarterback and has already thrown 17 touchdown passes on the year. With Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski stretching the field, Tampa’s offense has looked unstoppable at times. The Bucs defense is solid at the first two levels, but the team’s secondary is their biggest weakness. Despite the signing of veteran CB Richard Sherman, Tampa is still vulnerable to the pass and will need to improve in this aspect if they want to become the first team to win back-to-back NFL titles since the Patriots accomplished the feat with who else at quarterback but…Tom Brady.
Buffalo Bills +700
This year’s Buffalo Bills are a perfect example of a how a hot start can significantly impact a team’s Super Bowl odds. Buffalo was +1300 to win the Super Bowl before the season began, but after starting the year 4-2 with a point differential of +105, the Bills are now +700 to win it all. Buffalo has an excellent defense, having already posted two shutouts on the year. There biggest weakness last year was getting to the quarterback, but it appears they’ve solved that issue with improved play from their front seven. It goes without saying that quarterback Josh Allen is the key to the Bills winning the Super Bowl. The ascending quarterback appears to be enjoying another MVP-caliber season, throwing passes to WRs Stefon Diggs and Emmanuel Sanders, along with TE Dawson Knox. If Allen continues to deliver, the Bills may just have what it takes to finally bring Buffalo to the promise land.
Kansas City Chiefs +700
Despite being Super Bowl favorites for the entire offseason, it took the Chiefs only a few games into the 2021 campaign to see their odds rise from +500 to +700. They still have All-Pro QB Patrick Mahomes and the NFL’s most potent offense with WR Tyreek Hill and TE Travis Kelce, but Kansas City is just 3-3 on the year. The Chiefs have had an uncharacteristically high number of turnovers this season, but the defense is the team’s biggest problem. Statistically speaking, Kansas City has one of the worst stop units in the NFL, allowing 29.3 points per game. That will certainly need to be fixed before playoff time if the Chiefs plan on making their third Super Bowl appearance in as many years. If you’re looking for some solid betting value, you may want to bet on KC’s current Super Bowl odds before they turn things around this season.
Los Angeles Rams +800
After acquiring quarterback Matthew Stafford in a blockbuster trade over the summer, odds makers and betting expects weren’t quite sure what to expect from the Rams this season. Los Angeles wasted no time in showing the league what they’re capable of, playing some excellent football and posting a record of 5-1 to start the year. Stafford has fit into head coach Sean McVay’s system perfectly, spreading the ball around with ease to his top WRs, Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. The defense has plenty of star power as well, with DPOY Aaron Donald and All-Pro CB Jalen Ramsey patrolling the field. As a result, the Rams have seen a major shift in their Super Bowl odds, dropping from +1500 to +800. This year’s Super Bowl will be played on the Rams’ home field at SoFI Stadium in Los Angeles, which would be a nice playing advantage if they can make it to the big game.
Green Bay Packers +900
The Packers were one of the top Super Bowl betting favorites heading into the season, and they have lived up to their reputation as they lead the NFC North with a record of 5-1. It helps to have the defending MVP on your side; Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has picked up where he left off last season, throwing for 12 touchdowns and just 3 interceptions over the first six games of the year. All-Pro wide out Davante Adams has been his usual unstoppable self, while RB Aaron Jones continues to torch defenses as a receiver out of the backfield. Green Bay’s defense has been just average at best to start the season, but should improve once CB Jaire Alexander returns from IR. The Packers Super Bowl odds have only improved since they began the season at +1200 and will continue to do so as long as they keep winning.
Arizona Cardinals +850
The Cardinals have seen the biggest shift in their Super Bowl odds, as the NFC South club has gone from +4000 in the preseason to just +850 following their 6-0 start to the year. The offense has been led by QB Kyler Murray, who seems to have taken a big step forward this season. Murray has been unstoppable with both his arm and legs, combining for a total of 17 touchdowns. If Murray can limit his turnovers and the defense can hold the fort, Arizona will be tough to beat. Although their Super Bowl odds have already dropped significantly, the Cardinals still offer great betting value at +850.