The early Tremendous Bowl 55 odds function a transparent favourite within the 2021 NFL playoffs discipline: the crew that raised the Lombardi Trophy final yr.
Oddsmakers have put in the Chiefs because the heavy chalk on their boards, with FanDuel Sportsbook posting odds of plus-190 (guess $100 to make $190) coming into wild-card weekend. Kansas Metropolis accomplished its 2020 NFL common season with a 14-2 document; its solely losses had been to the Raiders in Week 5 and the Chargers in Week 17. The season-ending loss didn’t have an effect on KC’s seeding; it’s No. 1 for the AFC playoffs.
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The NFC discipline is tighter, with the top-seeded Packers (13-Three within the common season) opening as plus-500 favorites (or 5-1 odds) and the No. 2 Saints (12-4) at plus-750.
Individuals who wish to attempt getting cash predicting the Tremendous Bowl 55 winner have two extra selections in 2021 than in earlier years, due to the NFL increasing the playoff discipline from 12 groups (six every within the AFC and NFC) to 14 groups (seven every).
Tremendous Bowl 55 odds
Per FanDuel Sportsbook, listed here are the percentages of every crew within the 14-team 2021 NFL playoff discipline profitable Tremendous Bowl 55 in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 7.
Although the sector has expanded, the variety of rounds within the NFL playoffs has not modified. There’ll nonetheless be the wild-card spherical, the divisional spherical, convention championships and the Tremendous Bowl. The first change to the playoff format is to the variety of groups receiving a first-round bye. Simply the highest seeds — which, for 2021, are the Chiefs and Packers — will get the wild-card weekend off. Beforehand, the highest two seeds in every convention robotically superior to the divisional spherical.
Chiefs Tremendous Bowl odds: +190
Kansas Metropolis regarded like a prohibitive favourite early within the season as Patrick Mahomes and his mates on offense rolled by the primary 4 weeks of the 2021 schedule. Then got here a 40-32 dwelling loss to the Raiders in Week 5. Simple wins over the Broncos and Jets adopted, however the dominance stopped there.
The Chiefs reeled off seven consecutive wins to start out the second half of the season, however the common profitable margin was simply 3.9 factors. The streak ended with the Week 17 loss to the Chargers. One can assume that Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Co. will step it up now that the Chiefs are in win-or-go-home mode. However when you’re a believer in mathematical traits quite than momentum and motivation, KC’s 19-10 odds may appear like poor worth.
Packers Tremendous Bowl odds: +500
Inexperienced Bay had moments of dominance and doubt in 2020 due to a spotty protection. First, although, the dominance: Aaron Rodgers mounted a robust challeng to Mahomes for NFL MVP, his predominant argument a 48:5 touchdown-to-interception ratio. No. 1 vast receiver Davante Adams benefited essentially the most from Rodgers’ prolific passing; he completed with 115 receptions, 1,374 yards and 18 touchdowns.
The Pack completed No. 1 within the NFL with 509 factors, however they had been simply 13th in scoring protection, permitting 369. Inexperienced Bay allowed 30 or extra factors 4 occasions within the common season.
Kansas Metropolis had an identical profile: sixth in scoring offense (469 factors), 11th in scoring protection (367 factors allowed). If it matches up with Inexperienced Bay within the large sport in Tampa, then look lengthy and laborious on the over/beneath.
The Payments and Saints verify in because the co-third selections at +750. Each groups completed within the prime 5 in scoring (spot a development right here?). Buffalo has a rising younger QB in Josh Allen whereas the Saints have a fading outdated QB in Drew Brees, however each males have deep supporting casts. Allen’s working capacity provides Buffalo an enormous edge. . . . The Buccaneers (+1100), Ravens (+1200) and Seahawks (+1200) signify the following degree within the discipline. Tom Brady will likely be competing for a seventh Tremendous Bowl title in his first season away from the Patriots. The Bucs will attempt to turn out to be the primary crew to host a Tremendous Bowl. Baltimore went over the three,000-yard mark because it led the league in speeding. QB Lamar Jackson completed ninth within the NFL in speeding with 1,005 yards. Seattle will lean laborious on Russell Wilson, after all. . . . Subsequent come the Steelers (+2000), Titans (+2100) and Rams (+2400). Tennessee, like Baltimore, is run-first. Derrick Henry rumbled for two,027 yards on the bottom. The Steelers gained the AFC North on the power of their 11-Zero begin, not their 1-Four end. LA may need QB Jared Goff (damaged thumb) obtainable for the playoffs. . . . The Colts (+3400) do not get a lot credit score for his or her 11 wins. Perhaps it is as a result of they should journey to Orchard Park. . . . The narrative of Baker Mayfield (+4800) as scrappy underdog is just too straightforward, however the Browns are going to Pittsburgh, which, as famous, hasn’t regarded a metropolis of champions of late. . . . The Bears (+8500) sneaked in at 8-8; Washington (+13000) gained a division at 7-9. Their rewards? A matchup on the Saints and a house sport in opposition to Brady and Co., respectively.