Updated Super Bowl 53 Odds: We Have a New Favorite!

Sep 19, 2018 9:57 PM EDT
  • The Los Angeles Rams are the new Super Bowl favorites following their dismantling of the Cardinals. Their odds moved from +800 to +450 over the past week.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars' win over the Patriots helped them move from +1400 to +800 and also landed the Pats in the bottom three teams in terms of implied probability change this week.
  • The Texans are among the biggest fallers for the second consecutive week, dropping all the way to +4000 after their loss to the Titans.

We have movement atop the odds list! There’s a new Super Bowl favorite in the house and it is the squad formerly known as the Greatest Show on Turf.

Here are the updated odds from the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas. You can track any Super Bowl or division future bets of your own through this page and on the app.

Risers

Rams: +800 to +450 (+7.1% implied odds)

Talk about a meteoric rise. The Rams are now thee team to beat in the NFL, as they’ve overtaken the Patriots atop the odds list. They thoroughly dismantled the Cardinals with ease and are now 2-0 straight up and against the spread.

The Rams’ +54 point differential is best in the league by more than 20 points and 32 points better than the next-best 2-0 team. These boys can play.

Jaguars: +1400 to +800 (+4.4%)

The Jaguars went out and silenced the mighty Patriots this weekend, doing so with relative ease. The offense looked good. The defense looked good. They once again appear to be a legit team.

If the Patriots aren’t the same team they’ve been for the past decade, the Jags have as good of a shot as anybody in the AFC, especially with the Steelers and Texans, who both also started the season with +1200 odds, winless through two weeks.

Chiefs: +2000 to +1200 (+2.9%)

Patrick freakin’ Mahomes, am I right? Guy’s out there trying to throw for 80 TDs this season. The Chiefs’ defense could use some tinkering, but their offense is absolutely loaded with weapons and has been the most dangerous one in the league so far.

They head home in Week 3 for the first time this season to host another young QB in Jimmy Garoppolo and the Niners.


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Fallers

Steelers: +1200 to +2000 (-2.9%)

The Steelers’ offense was firing against the Chiefs, but their defense was an absolute sieve. They were favored in each of their first two games, but have emerged 0-1-1.

To make matters worse, they have to head to Tampa to take on Ryan “The Second Coming of Peyton Manning” Fitzpatrick and the Bucs’ nuclear offense.

An 0-2-1 start would make reaching the playoffs an uphill battle.

Patriots: +500 to +600 (-2.4%)

The Pats are back to where they started before the season at +600. They seemingly lay an egg early on in the season each year, which is then followed by mass hysteria and panic, only to end up with a Super Bowl appearance/win.

This year is a bit different, though, as they went out and got …

Josh Gordon.

His acquisition isn’t going to move the odds on its own, but the Patriots could definitely see their odds improve quite a bit over the coming weeks if he forms an instant connection with Brady and their offense starts clicking.

Texans: +2000 to +4000 (-2.4%)

The Texans make the fallers section for the second consecutive week.

They were a public darling this past week against the Titans, who were without a slew of offensive linemen and their starting quarterback.

Their implied odds have dropped from 7.7% at the start of the season to just 2.4%.

Credit:

Sep 16, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley II (30) runs in for a touchdown during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

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