Super Bowl Odds Divisional Playoffs
An exciting Wild Card round has wrapped up this past weekend, where we saw many close games coming down to the wire. Three underdog victories show that this years Lombardi trophy is for anyone to grab. The four favorites are suiting up this weekend after a much needed bye which are always beneficial to any players nursing injuries. Let’s see who takes a step closer to reaching Super Bowl LIII. *Betting odds provided by: Sportsbetting.ag
New Orleans Saints
Standing: 1st – NFC South
Playoff seed: NFC #1
Current odds: +250
The top seed in the NFC, the Saints are welcoming the momentum driven Philadelphia Eagles for a trip to the NFC Conference Championship. Last time these two teams met, the Saints won 48-7 in Week 11. It’s fair to expect another Saints victory but don’t expect another blowout in this matchup.
The Saints enter as an 8 point favorite and remain the favorites to reach and win the Super Bowl this year. This is a team that can matchup on paper to any opponent playing this weekend. Sean Payton fields a team that well balanced offensively and defensively and also one with ample playoff experience all over the field. The Saints, who fell short of a Super Bowl trip last year, are coming to finish the journey this postseason.
Kansas City Chiefs
Standing: 1st – AFC West
Playoff seed: AFC #1
Current odds: +400
Coming in as the #1 seed in the AFC, the Chiefs still find themselves with a tough matchup against a hot Colts team. The Chiefs have without question the most explosive offense in the league this year, behind MVP Candidate Patrick Mahomes’ 50 TD regular season. The Chiefs are extremely difficult to matchup against with a do-it-all tight end in Travis Kelce who can work the field as good as a wide receiver and then of course, the speedy, Tyreek Hill who can get the deep ball with the best of them.
The Chiefs are not as strong defensively and this is where the stakes for this game to be an upset rise. If the Colts can manage to make Mahomes uncomfortable this weekend, they field a real chance to come away victorious.
Los Angeles Rams
Standing: 1st – NFC West
Playoff seed: NFC #2
Current odds: +450
The Rams, at one point appearing to be Super Bowl favorites, were slowed down by an injury to their star running back Todd Gurley and back to back losses to the Bears and Eagles during the regular season. The Rams, who are expecting Gurley to return this week, remain a very dangerous team this postseason and are favored to meet the Saints in the NFC Championship game. The Rams are slated to welcome the Cowboys who since acquiring Amari Cooper, look like a brand new team and thus will be coming in with high confidence as the underdogs.
Sean McVay is an up and coming mastermind at the coaching position, and he will have a strong strategy in place to slow down and ultimately end the Cowboys season this Saturday.
New England Patriots
Standing: 1st – AFC East
Playoff seed: AFC #2
Current odds: +600
The Patriots at 2nd in the AFC look to revisit the Super Bowl this postseason following a dramatic loss to the Eagles last year. Patriots were thought of to be on the decline this season, but securing a playoff bye says otherwise. This team is as consistent as they come, facing up against the Chargers this weekend.
The Patriots are 4 point favorites and it’s hard to imagine a Patriots team not playing the AFC Championship game as for seasons where they do not make a Super Bowl appearance, they were still in the Conference championship game. Phillip Rivers is hungry for his first ring but Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are planning to keep Rivers from fulfilling his quest.