Patriots and Eagles betting favorites for Super Bowl

Pats and Eagles top NFL Futures Odds to win Super Bowl LIII

June 4, 2018 NFL Football

New England again tops the NFL Futures Odds as the public’s choice.  The Patriots are favored to win Super Bowl LIII.  Superior resume is the main reason.  New England is coming off two consecutive Super Bowl appearances.  They have won eight AFC titles in the Bill Belichick era.  With that has come five Super Bowl championships.  Owner Bob Kraft has overseen the most successful franchise of the modern era.  Or for that matter any era according to many.  Quarterback Tom Brady ages like a fine wine.  But how much of the Pats status is based on the past?

Super Bowl LIII Futures Odds

Date and Time: Sunday, February 3, 2019

Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

NFL Betting Online Odds at SBG: Top Favorites include the Patriots at 6/1, Eagles 8/1, Rams 10/1, Vikings 10/1, Steelers 12/1, Packers 14/1, Saints 18/1, Jaguars 20/1, 49ers 20/1, Texans 22/1, Chargers 22/1, Falcons 28/1, Cowboys 28/1

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Super Bowl LIII TV Coverage: CBS

Tom Brady

Tom Brady is the greatest championship quarterback of all time.  What is most remarkable is that he has never been better.  Most quarterbacks are in the press box by age 41.  Brady will enter training camp at that age.  And with the status as the best in the NFL.  Brady thinks he can play until he is 50.  Nobody is putting up an argument.  But the fact remains that Philadelphia exposed Patriot weaknesses last February.  Belichick may be the ultimate NFL coach for any era.  But his team is far from perfect.

Super Bowl LII Upset

The Eagles 41-33 Super Bowl LII win may have been an upset.  But looking back it should not surprise.  Defense was exposed as a New England weakness.  And why they may be an overlay with the NFL Futures Odds.  With their upset tittle the Eagles are now in a new role.  They are now the hunted instead of the hunter.  They will not be able to ambush teams in 2018.  Or gamblers for that matter.  Everyone is now paying the Eagles full attention.  And with that comes a loss of betting value.

The Past in Mind

As is nearly always the case the public is betting on next season based on last season.  Those who beat the Betting lines in pro football futures look ahead.  That’s because the majority that loses looks behind.  With that in mind finding the team of the future is challenging.  Yet it is also possible.  A combination of last year and momentum is key.  While assessing where the public is flocking.  Because fading the public is half the battle.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville came out of nowhere to nearly win the AFC.  The Jaguars blew a 20-10 fourth quarter lead at New England in the AFC title game.  What makes the Jags so appealing is their upside.  They are a young and emerging contender.  Their best days are still ahead of them.

Rams

The Los Angeles Rams are in similar position in the NFC.  Without question the Rams are a team of the future.

Teams to Watch

To bet New England is to bet NFL Futures Odds based on the past.  Beyond that their Super Bowl loss was quite a tell.  The Patriots are far from invincible.  The Rams and Jaguars offer much more promise.  And with less public money damaging their betting value.

Super Bowl LIII Futures Betting Odds Picks

The Rams and Jaguars make intriguing NFL futures picks.

NFL Betting Online Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Rams to win Super Bowl LIII.