We are now nearing the midway point of the season, and some contenders for the Super Bowl are starting to rise to the top. One of the early favorites have dropped, and some teams have risen to the top from the middle of the pack. This will be a fascinating end to the season as close to half a dozen teams can win the Super Bowl.
The Super Bowl is always exciting, and even popular bookies such as Caesars and BetMGM would love to spread the NFL best bets with the fans. Some of them can be found below.
The Buffalo Bills are currently the favorites for the Super Bowl per BetMGM. The Bills set at +500 odds to win the Super Bowl and do not look like they’ll fall much from that at all. The Bills have scored a ton of points this year, and their defense has improved a little bit.
The Bills have scored 32.7 points a game while allowing just 15.6 points per game. Quarterback Josh Allen is in great shape to garner the league’s Most Valuable Players award. Allen has thrown for nearly 2,000 yards on the season, with 17 touchdowns and just 3 interceptions. If he continues at this pace, this will be a tough team to stop as the postseason arrives.
The Bucs are the second favorite team to win the Super Bowl, according to BetMGM. The Bucs have been playing very undisciplined and have not been themselves this year yet sit at 6-2. Per this ESPN article, the Buccaneer’s biggest downfall has been penalties this year: Tampa Bay does have Tom Brady at quarterback, which definitely will help them into the postseason as he is one of the top quarterbacks of all time.
Brady was unable to orchestrate a come-from-behind win on the road in New Orleans, but his overall body of work continues to impress. Brady has found Mike Evans 8 times this season, while Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown continue to be great assets as well.
The Rams are +650 favorites to win the Super Bowl, according to BetMGM. The Rams are bolstering their team as they traded for the Broncos Von Miller just before the trade deadline. They are going to have a great shot at winning the Super Bowl this year as their offense and defense has been rolling this year.
After trading for Matt Stafford in the offseason, their offense has taken a huge step forward. Sean McVay’s offense has scored 245 points on the season. The Rams are doing it with Stafford and his ability to get the football to Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. Kupp is one of the elite receivers in the league with 10 touchdowns and just shy of 1000 yards through 8 games. If the Rams defense gels together, then they will be able to make a long run. Of course, seeing the prize at the end of the tunnel, hosting the Super Bowl is going to give them a ton of motivation. The Rams are third in betting odds to win the Super Bowl. You can grab the Rams at +650.
The Packers are back to their winning ways this year as they sit at 7-1. They do not have a ton of weapons on the offensive side of the ball, but they do have Aaron Rodgers behind center. The news of Rodgers missing the Week 9 game against Kansas City is a big one, not only because it puts Jordan Love behind center, but it brings up the question of how long Rodgers will miss.
This will be the second straight week that Rodgers/Adams connection that’s taken over the league will not play. Adams has 2 touchdowns this season but has caught 52 passes on the season. The Packers have the fourth-best odds to win the Super Bowl this year. Please take a look at our NFL articles about all teams here. Look for the Packers to make a run at the NFC title this season. Green Bay is listed at +850 to win the Super Bowl.
The Cowboys are playing really well this year, and their offense has been humming along this season. Dak Prescott has returned and is flourishing in Mike McCarthy’s offense. Look for the Cowboys to have great success on offense throughout the year but rely on their defense to win games. The Cowboys can win shootouts, but they might lose a few games if their defense starts to struggle.
The Cowboys have won six straight games since losing their Week 1 affair on Thursday Night Football to Tampa Bay. Dallas, of course, needs to see Prescott back on a full-time basis before they get too excited about the postseason. If he gets back to full strength, look for the Cowboys to make a run this year at a Super Bowl. Dallas is +950.
Sixth on the betting odds to win the Super Bowl is the Arizona Cardinals. Kyler Murray is putting up Most Valuable Player type numbers, and coming off their bye week, they look to be rested and ready to dominate the second half of their schedule much like they did the first half.
Murray has thrown for over 2,200 yards thus far and has 17 touchdown passes. The Cardinals have a nice core of receivers with Hopkins, Kirk, Green, and Moore, while Chase Edmonds and James Conner guide the offense on the ground. The Cardinals are listed at +1000 to win the Super Bowl.