Real Money Super Bowl Betting Favorites, Contenders and Underdogs after November
We’ve passed the halfway point of the 2020 NFL betting season as most teams continue to fight for playoff positioning and to boost their Super Bowl odds. While it’s still a bit too early for teams to clinch a spot in the postseason, a number of NFL squads have increased their odds of making it to this year’s Super Bowl at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
When it comes to Super Bowl betting, there are many factors to take into account before choosing which team to support. Betting on Super Bowl favorites is always tempting as it gives you the best odds of getting paid out, but keep in mind that those odds will also limit the return on your investment. Betting on Super Bowl contenders may require a bit more faith in the team, but will provide you with a larger potential payout. Lastly, betting on Super Bowl underdogs requires a bit of bravery as the team is likely a longshot, but the payoff could be huge!
For those of you planning on Super Bowl Betting in 2020, we’ve compiled a list of the top favorites, contenders and underdogs to win the big game. We factor in the teams’ strengths, weaknesses and current Super Bowl odds in order to give you a preview of the teams most likely to win it all this season. Have a look at the betting odds below and strategize on how to win some real money betting on this year’s Super Bowl.
Super Bowl Favorites
Kansas City Chiefs +275
The Chiefs position atop this list shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, as the defending Super Bowl champions have been the best team in football for quite some time now. Kansas City has only one loss in the past calendar year, and they don’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. Patrick Mahomes is putting up another MVP-caliber season with an incredible 27:2 TD to interception ratio, while the defense has become one of the better stop-units in the league. With so many dangerous weapons, including the best quarterback on the planet, Kansas City’s dream of back-to-back Super Bowl titles may soon become a reality.
Pittsburgh Steelers +500
The Steelers were far from a Super Bowl favorite to begin the 2020 NFL season, but reeling off 10 straight wins to start the year will go a long way in lifting a team’s Super Bowl odds. Veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has looked excellent in return from last year’s season-ending elbow injury, and he’s getting lots of support from JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Conner and other offensive playmakers. Having said that, the Steelers Super Bowl odds rests with their defense; this unit is among the league’s elite and gives them a legitimate chance at becoming Super Bowl champions.
New Orleans Saints +650
Despite missing All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas for the majority of the team’s first eight games, the Saints have grinded out some big wins and currently find themselves atop the NFC South. Thomas has since returned to the lineup, but now it’s Drew Brees who’s out for an extended period of time. Yet even with all of these challenges, the Saints keep on marching. As long as Brees can return in time for the playoffs and running back Alvin Kamara continues his strong play, betting on New Orleans’ odds to win the Super Bowl could be a winning strategy.
Super Bowl Contenders
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +800
It doesn’t take an NFL betting expert to see why the Bucs are a Super Bowl contender in 2020; Tom Brady, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Rob Gronkowski are just a few of the Pro Bowl players on Tampa’s offense. As if that weren’t enough, the Bucs went out and landed wide receiver Antonio Brown to boost their Super Bowl odds even more! The Bucs defense has also taken huge strides this season, as players like Ndamukong Suh, Jason Pierre-Paul, Devin White and Lavonte David have helped build one of the league’s best defensive units. Brady is no stranger to Super Bowl success and just may be able to lead his new team to glory in 2020.
Seattle Seahawks +1000
The Seahawks looked very much like a Super Bowl team to start the year, but their odds have taken a slight dip in recent weeks. In spite of recent losses to the Cardinals, Bills and Rams, Seattle has fought back to retake top spot in the NFC West. The Seahawks offense is one of the league’s best, while their defense continues to improve with the addition of defensive end Carlos Dunlap and the return of injured safety Jamal Adams. Head coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson have plenty of Super Bowl experience, and Seattle’s current odds make them an intriguing option for Super Bowl betting.
Green Bay Packers +1100
It’s hard to argue the Packers Super Bowl potential with how well Aaron Rodgers has been playing so far this season; the future Hall of Fame quarterback has been excellent and currently leads the league in passer rating. Rodgers has had lots of help from wide receiver Davante Adams, who leagues the lead with 106 receiving YPG and has grabbed 10 touchdowns in just eight games played. While Green Bay’s defense has struggled at times, they have plenty of talent on the front end and also boast the league’s best cover corner in Jaire Alexander. If Rodgers and the Packers get hot at the right time, Green Bay’s Super Bowl odds could make you a lot of money come February.
Super Bowl Underdogs
Indianapolis Colts +2000
Indy’s Super Bowl odds took a huge hit after their Week 1 loss to the Jaguars, but the team has looked rock solid ever since. The Colts offense isn’t sexy, as they are led by an elite offensive line and strong running game, but it’s their defense that makes them an appealing betting option for the Super Bowl. Led by defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and linebacker Darius Leonard, Indy is currently allowing the second-fewest yards per game in the NFL. If the defense can continue its strong play and quarterback Philip Rivers can avoid costly turnovers, the Colts could make for a great Super Bowl underdog.
Buffalo Bills +2500
If you want an idea of how long it’s been since Buffalo’s enjoyed some postseason success, their current starting quarterback wasn’t even born the last time the Bills won a playoff game! All of that may soon change as the 2020 Buffalo Bills have all the components of a championship football team. Josh Allen has taken big strides forward at the quarterback position, benefitting greatly from the addition of wide receiver Stefon Diggs. If the Bills can continue their strong play and claim the AFC East title, you’ll be getting incredible value on the team’s steadily improving Super Bowl odds.
Arizona Cardinals +3000
Super Bowl betting sometime requires a lot of faith in your team and that is especially true with longshot picks like the Arizona Cardinals. While their team may be young and have limited playoff experience, quarterback Kyler Murray and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins have been terrorizing opposing defenses over the first half of the season. The Cards may not be the odds on favorite to win this year’s Super Bowl, but betting on underdogs like this is a great way to hit a massive payout.