NFL futures odds are best described as the “odds to win the Super Bowl”. These are the odds given to each team based on the probability they will win the Super Bowl. As the season progresses the lines are updated to give a clear picture of who the favorite or favorites to win are.
The Tampa Bay Bucs are the Super Bowl LV Champions! Lead by legendary quarterback Tom Brady and a dominating defensive front, the Bucs took control early and never let Kansas City in the game. Both teams are at the top of the list again this year, with the Chiefs expected to return to the big game and win it this time. These odds will change throughout the season, so be sure to check back often to see how the draft and each week’s results impact the odds.
The term “Vegas Odds” has come to encompass any betting line on the game, but it is important to remember that Vegas odds can differ from lines you might see online or from a local bookie.
The “opener” is represents the first crack that oddsmakers take at giving what they think is a fair market price on each team. Once this is set and money starts to come in on different bets, books adjust and the lines eventually settle in.
For the Vegas odds we took a look at the major sportsbooks and found the the majority agreed with the odds at Caesar’s Palace. Almost every book has settled into the Chiefs -3 with -120 juice on that side. There are some slight differences in the total at spots like FanDuel, who have posted it at 55.5, where the consensus is 56.
You won’t find much more variety at offshore books right now, either. The only number that really matters here is if anyone posts the spread at 3.5 points, which we could still see by game time.
First half odds allow you to bet only on the first half of the game. The results are based on the score at halftime, regardless of what the final score ends up being.
By now everyone is familiar with the crazy props available on the Super Bowl each year. You can bet on just about anything. The length of the National Anthem, the coin flip, how many passing yards each quarterback will have, how many times the announcers will say certain words, etc., etc. I’ve posted some of my favorites from Bovada below, however, there are simply too many to list here.