Updated Super Bowl LV Odds
A crazy Week 2 of the NFL season has had an impact on the updated Super Bowl LV odds for futures bettors. The best online sportsbooks have shaken up their futures odds after a Week 2 that saw a number of stars fall to injury.
Most notable were the injuries to a pair of superstar running backs – the Giants’ Saquon Barkley and the Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey.
Neither the Giants (+25000) nor the Panthers (+25000) were among the favorites to win Super Bowl LV, but Barkley will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL and McCaffrey will miss four to six weeks with a high ankle sprain.
A number of other injuries impacted the Super Bowl LV odds board.
Disaster for the 49ers
RB Raheem Mostert opened the 49ers game against the New York Jets with an 80-yard touchdown run. Later in the first half, Mostert would sprain an MCL and be relegated to the bench. He was not the only one.
San Francisco would watch QB Jimmy Garoppolo go down with an ankle injury and DE Joey Bosa was lost with a knee injury. Bosa will miss the rest of the season. Garoppolo left the game with a high ankle sprain.
The 49ers already had a slew of injuries – WR Deebo Samuel, CB Richard Sherman, and DT Solomon Thomas among them.
Thomas is also out for the season and now the 49ers, who won the NFC title last year have seen their Super Bowl odds shift to +1150. Click here to see more on NFL Super Bowl futures.
Still the Favorites
Defending champion Kansas City is still a favorite to repeat. The other leading favorite just happens to be the Chiefs opponent in Week 3. Baltimore is 2-0 with a pair of easy wins over Cleveland and Houston.
The Chiefs struggled against the Chargers in Week 2 but prevailed on a late game-winning 58-yard field goal.
Both the Chiefs and Ravens are +450 favorites to be the 2020 Super Bowl champion when looking at updated Super Bowl LV odds.
The Los Angeles Rams missed the postseason last year after winning the NFC in 2018. QB Jared Goff and the defense are doing their best to get the Rams back in the mix.
L.A. is 2-0 after wins over Dallas and Philadelphia. As a result, the Rams’ odds to win the Super Bowl have improved to +2000.
The Rams face a big test in Week 3 as they take on 2-0 Buffalo.
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The Big Shift
Ask coaches and players around the league who they think the best NFL quarterback is and the majority will point to one guy – Russell Wilson.
In two games, both Seattle victories, Wilson has thrown for 610 yards and a league-best nine touchdowns.
Wilson is putting himself in the mix for the NFL MVP, an award he has yet to win. In the process, he has helped the Seahawks’ Super Bowl odds improve to +800.
Seattle has won at least 10 games in all but one season – they won nine in 2017 – with Wilson as quarterback. Wilson has played in two Super Bowls and has one ring thus far.
It seems like Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay just don’t get any love. The Packers are 2-0 and averaging 42.5 points per game. They are coming off a 13-3 season, yet they are given +1550 odds to win this year’s Super Bowl.
The same is true of Buffalo, a team that went 10-6 and made the playoffs last year. The Bills are off to a 2-0 start. Quarterback Josh Allen is a rising star and the Buffalo defense has been extremely good under head coach Sean McDermott.
Still, when it comes to updated Super Bowl LV odds, the Bills are listed at +1550 to win Super Bowl LV.