Chiefs, Packers join Bucs as early betting favorites for Super Bowl LVI

Super Bowl LV - Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Kansas City Chiefs
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Super Bowl LV has not been in the books for long, but it’s been long enough for sportsbooks to move on to futures betting on Super Bowl LVI.

The Buccaneers are not favored to repeat, but they have been installed as one of the favorites to win the NFC. William Hill has the Chiefs as 11-2 favorites to bounce back from Sunday’s loss with their second Super Bowl crown in the last three years.

The Packers opened slightly ahead of the Bucs, but both teams are now listed as 9-1 to take home the title. The Ravens and Bills are next at 12-1 with the Rams, 49ers, Saints, Browns, and Seahawks rounding out the top 10 at this point.

Much will change between now and next year’s Super Bowl. The current NFL champs are a good illustration of that. They were in the neighborhood of 60-1 when betting opened for Super Bowl LV, but acquiring Tom Brady made a big difference in their outlook for the season.

We can’t know if any moves will have the same kind of impact on the 2021 season, but pieces will start falling into place now that the 2020 campaign is officially in the books.

21 responses to “Chiefs, Packers join Bucs as early betting favorites for Super Bowl LVI

  1. I love my Browns, but they are 2 years away on that defense and also had 31st ranked strength of schedule …. Next year it will be 9th ….

  2. Washington can make it to the Super Bowl, if they get an actual team name. They should become the Washington Sentinels!!!

  3. The Packers hired Joe Barry as their defensive coordinator. Barry is arguably the worst DC in NFL history. Sorry Packers fans, but they aren’t going anywhere next season. LaFleur sabotaged himself with this choice.

  4. They aren’t my favorites….my favorite is the Bucs, then Bills, then Chiefs, then Packers. And the Saints aren’t 12-1 favorites unless Winston shows amazing improvement. He was the guy who held down Tampa Bay

  5. The reduced Cap, the QB shuffling that still looms, makes the favorite harder than normal to predict. Of course, those set at that position are in top ten. The Saints will remain in top ten, if Brees doesn’t retire or higher if they get Watson in a trade. I agree with preliminary odds.

  6. Had to be set before the Packers hired Joe Barry.

    Take a good look at his defenses before you plop money down on GB.

    (when translated; they ain’t winning —-)

  7. While Brady successfully injects the Bucs with “together, we will win”, Rodgers infects the Packers with “ by myself, we will not”

  8. “KC is a 1 ring dynasty!”
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    For starters, one ring is pretty cool.

    But they just won it last year. Was this season the end of them winning a lot, or something? They’ll be in the mix for many years.

  9. I’m guessing the oddsmakers have not noticed that the regular season aaron rodgers and the post season aaron rodgers are not the same guy.

  10. kwjsb says:
    February 8, 2021 at 8:26 am
    I love my Browns, but they are 2 years away on that defense and also had 31st ranked strength of schedule …. Next year it will be 9th …
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    Get ready. We’re goin’!!!

  11. If Rodgers was 40/40 with 600 yards and 8 TDs and the Packers still lost these haters would still blame him.

  12. The Jets or the Dolphins will win the Super Bowl before KC wins another one

  13. crazy how there are 3 (?!?) NFC West teams in the top 10. just shows how good of a division that is.

  14. Baltimore? Lamar Jax is about at his peak. The injuries are right behind him in year 4. The Bills with the additions of Zachary Ertz and JJ Watt will win next year. Or someone at LB.

  15. bobthebob12 says:
    February 8, 2021 at 9:42 pm
    crazy how there are 3 (?!?) NFC West teams in the top 10. just shows how good of a division that is.

    No, it shows how close their fans are to the sports book and how much action the books think they’ll get on those teams. If you’re a good west coast te, your odds are inflated to discourage more bets and reduce the liability. Object for the book is to win, not to predict. VGK top favorite in nhl last 3 years, not close to being top team.

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