Super Bowl 54 Odds Tracker: Steelers, Saints Tumble Following Roethlisberger, Brees Injuries

Sep 18, 2019 08:00 PM EDT
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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Ben Roethlisberger

  • Following injuries to Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees, the Steelers and Saints have seen their respective Super Bowl odds fall dramatically.
  • The Patriots are expectedly still favorites after a 43-0 victory in Miami.

Don’t worry if you missed Week 2 of the NFL season, you didn’t miss much … other than two of the best quarterbacks of the past couple of decades going down with significant injuries.

First it was Ben Roethlisberger being replaced by Mason Rudolph for what seemed at the time to be discomfort in his throwing arm. He went from being questionable to return to the game to out for the season following a Monday MRI, and the Steelers’ season outlook took just as big a tumble. Pittsburgh, which was listed at 40-1 to win the Super Bowl last week, now sits at 66-1.

In the 4 p.m. ET slate, Drew Brees injured his thumb after contact with Aaron Donald while finishing a throw. After literally being unable to pick up a football, he didn’t return to the game, the Saints lost and their Super Bowl odds fell from 9-1 to 16-1.

And mixed into all of that, the Patriots beat up on the Dolphins, 43-0, to remain Super Bowl favorites. Their odds moved only slightly, though.

Here are the full updated odds from PointsBet.

Click on the date to sort.

Super Bowl 54 Odds Tracker

Preseason Notes

  • The Colts’ chances of winning the Super Bowl were decimated following the Andrew Luck retirement news. They had initially been a trendy choice, moving from +2000 to +1000, but have since dropped back to +8000.
  • The Rams’ implied odds have dropped the second most in the league since they opened at +600 back in January. Now at +1400, their chances have fallen from 14.3% to 6.7% in the eyes of the oddsmakers.
  • The Jaguars made a big jump from +6000 to +2500 thanks to Luck’s retirement. Along with the Raiders (+8000 to +4000), they are one of the biggest movers among longshots.

Super Bowl Betting History

In this century, there have been just three teams with longer than 22-1 preseason odds: the 2001 Patriots (+6000), the 2007 Giants (+3000) and the 2017 Eagles (+4000). Five of the past six winners have entered the season with shorter than 10-1 odds.

Historical odds via sportsoddshistory.com

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