Against all odds, the NFL is on track to end its 2020 season as scheduled with Super Bowl 55, which kicks off Feb. 7 from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face off against the Kansas City Chiefs, effectively playing host as the first team in NFL history to compete in a Super Bowl at its home stadium.
The Chiefs opened as favorites to cover the spread while the over/under opened at a number higher than any closing total in Super Bowl history. We'll be tracking the latest odds below, where you can also find our latest analysis and more information on how to bet the big game.
Super Bowl Futures Report
Chiefs: Reigning champions. Current favorites. Unstoppable force? The Chiefs sure had the look of it during the regular season, losing only one game en route to locking in the AFC’s No. 1 seed before resting Patrick Mahomes in a meaningless second loss in Week 17. It’s no surprise that they’ve maintained their position atop the Super Bowl oddsboard since opening.
Buccaneers: After opening as a +5000 longshot, Tampa Bay skyrocketed up the Super Bowl oddsboard after signing Tom Brady, emerging from free agency with the fifth-best odds to win the NFC. And while a pair of losses to the division-winning Saints ultimately kept the Bucs from the NFC South crown and a home playoff game, they still cruised to the playoffs as a wild-card team. Now the question is whether his arsenal of weapons and their stout defense will be enough to secure Brady his seventh ring.
How To Bet Super Bowl Futures
At this point in the season -- with the current Super Bowl matchup set -- there are limited ways to invest in Super Bowl futures.
Before we get into that, though, let’s define a futures bet: It’s a wager placed on an event that happens, well, in the future. The most common example of futures betting is on championship results, so the most popular type of futures bet in the NFL is just that: Betting on a team to win the Super Bowl.
Often, bettors can find the best futures values before the season and/or during it.
That said, you can already bet Super Bowl futures for the 2021 season.
Super Bowl Betting Tips
The primary betting markets are open for two full weeks between the time the matchup is set on Championship Sunday and when the Super Bowl finally kicks off, which means the odds see plenty of movement from open to close.
Shop for the Best Lines
In addition to tracking the movement, you'll want to shop for the best lines across the primary Super Bowl markets. Thankfully, our NFL odds page makes it easy to compare real-time spreads, totals and over/unders from some of the best online sportsbooks.