NFL Futures: Patriots Look For Record Super Bowl Win
As the NFL celebrates its 100th season of existence, will we witness history being made on the gridiron? Last season, the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 to win Super Bowl 53, as the Patriots played in their third successive Super Bowl Game.
The Patriots are still the favourites (+700) according to NFL Future odds 2019-20.
New England joined two other AFC East Division teams – the Miami Dolphins (Super Bowls 6-8) and Buffalo Bills (Super Bowls 25-28) as the only teams to appear in at least three Super Bowls in a row.
Just as the Dolphins did, the Patriots have won two of their three conscecutive appearances. But can they equal the Bills and make it to a record-tying fourth straight Super Bowl?
If they do so and come out on top in the Super Bowl 2020 odds, New England would set another NFL record. It would be the seventh Super Bowl victory by the Pats, snapping their tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most wins in the history of the big game.
- Bovada lists the New England Patriots (+700) as the betting favorites to win Super Bowl 54 in its NFL future odds
- The Patriots are also the +325 chalk to win the AFC Championship
- The Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints are +400 co-favorites to win the NFC Championship
- The Cleveland Browns, who haven’t made the NFL playoffs since 2002, are the +125 chalk to win the AFC North Division
- Kansas City Chiefs QB Pat Mahomes is the +550 choice to be the MFL MVP
- 1History Hunting Patriots
- 2Challenging New England's Crown
- 3Mahomes Facing Tough MVP Odds
- 4Defensive Player of the Year Odds
- 5Rookie of the Year Odds
History Hunting Patriots
Eight teams in NFL history have won back-to-back Super Bowl titles, including the Patriots in Super Bowls 38-39.
Favorites in the odds to win the Super Bowl, if New England were to repeat as champions, the Patriots would also join the Steelers (Super Bowls 9-10 and 13-14) and the only teams to twice earn successive Super Bowl titles.
At the age of 42, New England quarterback Tom Brady owns the Super Bowl record for wins (six) and appearances (nine) and shows no signs of slowing down.
The NFL futures again lean heavily in New England’s favor. The Patriots have won 10 AFC East Division titles in a row and appeared in the last eight AFC Championship games.
Challenging New England's Crown
The Chiefs came the closest to dethroning the Patriots last season, losing in overtime in the AFC Championship game. But they’ll face a stiff challenge from the Los Angeles Chargers in order to repeat at AFC West Division winners.
Just two seasons ago, the Browns were 0-16, only the second team in NFL history to go through an entire 16-game campaign without earning a victory.
They improved to 7-8-1 last season and look to have a real leader at the helm in QB Baker Mayfield, the 2018 first overall pick in the NFL Draft. The offseason addition of Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. added another dimension to the Cleveland offense.
A team with history on its side in the Vegas odds on the Super Bowl Winner this season figures to be the Indianapolis Colts.
The Colts have gone to four Super Bowls in franchise history, and all four of those trips to the big game came when it was being played in Miami, the site of this year’s Super Bowl.
Led by NFL comeback player of the year QB Andrew Luck, Indianapolis was 10-6 last season, earning an AFC Wild Card playoff spot. The Colts are the odds-on -110 favorites to win the AFC South this season.
In the NFC, the Rams face a difficult task. The last NFC team to make it back to the Super Bowl after losing in the game the previous season was the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl 6 in 1971.
The Saints were a blown official’s call way from a victory over the Rams in last season’s NFC Championship game. They’re a good bet to win the NFC title this time in the NFL future odds.
Mahomes Facing Tough MVP Odds
Since 1998, just one player has repeated as MVP of the NFL.
That was Colts QB Peyton Manning in 2007-08. In his first season as starter in Kansas City, Mahomes led the league with 50 touchdown passes and was second in passer rating (113.8) and passing yardage (5,097) as he won the MVP. That’ll be a tough act to follow.
Luck figures to have a big year and is a solid price at +600. Another to consider might be Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers. He’s at +1000 and the Packers could be due for a big bounceback season.
That’s just one of several NFL Prop Bets to consider for the upcoming season.
Defensive Player of the Year Odds
Lately, the NFL defensive player of the year has belonged to Aaron Donald of the Rams.
He’s the favorite at +200 but right behind him, Khalil Mack (+400) of the Chicago Bears and even JJ Watt (+700) of the Houston Texans offer good value.
Rookie of the Year Odds
Rookie of the year can be a wide-open race, although you have to like the chances of Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray to win the NFL offensive rookie of the year. He’s the chalk at +150.
On the defensive side of the ball, San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Nick Bosa (+750) was the betting choice but he’s recently been usurped by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush (+500).
Bush made 10 tackles in his first NFL preseason game and looks set to carry on the legendary tradition of Steelers linebackers.
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