Super Bowl predictions this early usually come back to bite the predictor but based on betting lines provided by the top online sportsbooks, it is likely that the New England Patriots will make another Super Bowl appearance. The Patriots are a safe bet considering how dominant they have been this past decade but often times football can be unpredictable.
Other than the Pats, the following NFC teams have a great chance at making a Super Bowl run in 2018/2019: LA Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers. Each of those teams is built for a Super-season but only time will tell. Other AFC options include the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Minnesota Vikings. All the above-mentioned teams have good future betting lines going into the 2018 season.
PREDICTING THE TOP CONTENDERS FOR SUPER BOWL 53
It is hard for an NFL team to reach the Super Bowl and many great teams have slipped in the pursuit of glory. Last year we saw the Philadelphia Eagles slide their way into the big game with their backup quarterback and dethrone the New England Patriots. The Patriots are a well-maintained machine that is built for Super Bowl appearances under Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. It is safe to say that barring a Brady injury, the Patriots are likely to go deep into the playoffs and possibly another Super Bowl.
The NFC has some young talented teams and predicting the NFC in 2018 is basically like calling a coin toss. The Philadelphia Eagles are the current sportsbook favorite with their Super Bowl-winning quarterback keeping the bench warm. Other teams who could likely upset the Eagles are the LA Rams, Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, or the New Orleans Saints. Any of those teams could get hot at the right time and be fierce post-season competition.
The way things stand now, it looks like there could be a potential rematch between the Eagles and Pats for Super Bowl LIII. While New England has a solid chance, they must get past their rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers fell short of last year’s AFC Championship, so they are looking for a shot at redemption against the Pats. In the NFC, the Eagles had a phenomenal year and surprised many people when their backup quarterback led the team to the big game. Their biggest threats are the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, and the Minnesota Vikings. The odds of a repeat Super Bowl are not worth ignoring, but there are some teams looking to topple the regime.
Top Eight Teams Based on Current Future Odds
The following 8 teams have the best odds to win based on the sportsbooks heading into the 2018-2019 season:
- New England Patriots +600
- Philadelphia Eagles +1000
- Los Angeles Rams +850
- Pittsburgh Steelers +950
- Minnesota Vikings +950
- Green Bay Packers +1100
- New Orleans Saints +1400
- Atlanta Falcons +1500
Our Predictions For Super Bowl LIII
To narrow it down to the respective conference championships, we believe that New England will likely play Pittsburgh in the AFC and New Orleans will likely play the Eagles in the NFC. There are a bunch of young talented teams that could shake things up and make this a very interesting year but based on the preseason games these teams look like they will do well this year. Other teams to look out for are the LA Rams, Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers, and the Atlanta Falcons.
How You Should Approach Betting On The Super Bowl
The two teams playing in the Super Bowl have not yet been determined, so it’s a little early to be betting on this game. Right? Well, it all depends on what you’re after. Let’s say you really think a specific team can win the Super Bowl, and they’re currently going off at 11/1. This means every $1 you bet on your team will net you $11 if they win, so you wouldn’t have to place a huge bet. Get them while they still have favorable odds.
If, for instance, a team starts off with a record of 9-1, you’ll see their odds will change and you’ll be looking at odds like 4/1 or such and your win margin won’t be nearly as large. So place a smaller bet on the team(s) you think will win ahead of time. Just keep it small though; these are long shots which are obviously a lot tougher to hit. To make money during the regular season, you will bet on regular season games and not futures. With the right approach, you could win some money every week.
As the season inches closer to the Super Bowl, keep your eyes peeled for favorable futures that may be in your best interest to help you leverage. If you take your time, do the math, and leverage correctly, you can put yourself in a fantastic position to win a few bucks no matter what.
Always bet with caution. Don’t bet while under the influence of anything, and don’t bet as a strict fan or to chase a win. Do your research and bet a small amount on teams you truly feel have the best shot at winning.