Just two weeks ago we posted a blog about NFL Super Bowl futures and the odds have changed quite bit on several of the teams we wrote about. The odds for the winner of Super Bowl 47 are fluid and constantly change throughout the season. Each week’s games affect the numbers, sometimes greatly. This week two of the biggest movers so far this season face off in Kansas City as the Giants (+5, 44) travel to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Look at what Andy Reid has done with the Kansas City Chiefs!! A team that only a year ago won just two games over the entire season, is 3-0 under Big Red. The Chiefs opened the season as longshots at 50-1 to win the Super Bowl. Today they sit at 25-1 at Bovada, 22-1 at Bookmaker and 28-1 at most Las Vegas sportsbooks. Kevin Bradley, Sports Book Manager at Bovada.lv told OSGA, “The Chiefs have been one of the biggest movers with odds cutting in half to 25-1, while the Giants are 75-1.”
The New York Giants are a mess so this move seems more than valid. This perennial contender has started the season at 0-3 and Eli Manning has been very un-Manninglike. The Giants started the season at 25-1 to win the Big Game, fell to 33-1 after Week 1 and are now down across the board at sportsbooks worldwide. However, it looks like many books have an opinion on the Giants! The Las Vegas Hilton has them at 120-1 to win it all, Bookmaker has them at 100-1 and Bovada has them listed lower than most outlets at 75-1.
Bradley explains Bovada’s lower number on the Giants. “Maybe you would think at 0-3 that the Giants should be a bit higher, but considering the strength (or lack thereof) of that division and if they get a couple wins a row, they could be right back in the mix.”
If you plan to bet on Super Bowl futures, it may be best to look at a team after big loss, rather than a big win. Last week the 1-2 49ers were down to 12-1 after opening the season 6-1. Today after defeating the 1-2 Rams, the Niners sit at 9-1 to win it all.
Current Super Bowl odds from Bovada list Denver as the favorite at 7-2, Seattle at 17-4, San Francisco at 9-1, and New England at 10-1. If New Orleans defeats Miami on Monday night, look at them to creep into the top 4. For the complete odds click here.
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