People are always looking for ways to make extra money, and one of the best ways is to predict the winners of popular competitions.
The betting markets for the Super Bowl are always open, and the majority of people wanting to bet on the big game are doing so through online bookmakers. This year’s Super Bowl will be played at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 4th.
Which teams are people betting on to win the 2019 Super Bowl? Let’s take a look.
The New England Patriots Are Favorites To Win 2019 Super Bowl
People wanting to bet on the New England Patriots are basically doing so because they believe that the reigning NFL champions will be better prepared for the big game. Tom Brady’s squad has certainly returned to form this year, rolling over most opponents in their path. The Patriots will play host to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday, January 18th. Jacksonville will be traveling to Foxboro for the big game, but neither side is favored to advance past the first round.
The Pittsburgh Steelers Are Second-Favorite To Win Super Bowl
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the next team on our list, and they’re also quite popular with people wanting to bet on them. The defending Super Bowl champions will play host to the Tennessee Titans in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday, January 25th. The teams met earlier this year in Pittsburgh, with the Steelers running away with a 43–28 victory. The victory earned them the nickname the ‘Steelers Authority.’ They’re currently 11/2-point favorites to win Super Bowl LIV.
Dallas Cowboys Are Third-Favorite To Win Super Bowl
Another team that’s drawing interest from people wanting to bet on them is the Dallas Cowboys. The NFC East champions will play host to the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the playoffs the week before Super Bowl LIV. However, the Cowboys’ season ended quite abruptly with a 17–16 loss in last year’s playoffs to the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings defeated the Cowboys 27–21 in the 2019 season opener. Nevertheless, the Cowboys are still 13/2-point favorites to win Super Bowl LIV.
Seattle Seahawks Are Fourth-Favorite To Win Super Bowl
The Seattle Seahawks are another team that has risen up the ranks this year. After missing the postseason the previous two years, the Seahawks made the 2019 season worthwhile with a 13–3 record. They’ll play host to the Chicago Bears in the first round of the playoffs the week before Super Bowl LIV. The game will mark the 100th time that these two teams have met. The last time they played was back in 1985, with the Bears prevailing 16–9. The defending champions aren’t a popular choice to repeat in the big game, but they’ll be heavily favored to do so.
New Orleans Saints Are Fifth-Favorite To Win Super Bowl
The New Orleans Saints are yet another top team in the NFL this year. They’re currently 15/2-point favorites to win Super Bowl LIV, and they’ll play host to the Los Angeles Rams in the first round of the playoffs. Los Angeles is the defending Super Bowl champions, but they lost their quarterback Jared Goff to a torn ACL at the end of March. Nevertheless, the Rams have since been playing fantastic football, going 7–2 since the start of the year, including a 42–16 victory over the Saints in Week 7. The Rams are 7/2-point favorites to win Super Bowl LIV.
Minnesota Vikings Are Sixth-Favorite To Win Super Bowl
Last but not least, let’s take a look at the Minnesota Vikings. After missing the playoffs the previous two years, the Vikings made the 2019 season worthwhile with a 12–4 record. They’ll play host to the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the playoffs the week before Super Bowl LIV. The teams have never played each other, so this will be a brand new experience for both squads. Although the Cowboys defeated the Vikings 27–21 in Week 1 of the season, the betting markets are anticipating a rough series for the defending Super Bowl champions. Minnesota is 11/2-point favorites to win Super Bowl LIV.
Which teams are people wanting to avoid betting on? The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers are the first and second-most-disliked teams in the NFL this year, according to BetOnline, with the Oakland Raiders, New York Jets, and San Francisco 49ers rounding out the top five. Fans of all the aforementioned teams will be rooting for their rival to lose in the big game. The Chiefs are 14/5-point underdogs at Yankee Stadium, while the Chargers are 11/2-point favorites in the Super Bowl. That’s a lot of chalk for an underdog. A fan of either team might as well put their money on the other team.
The betting lines for the Super Bowl usually settle in around the time that playoff games are being played. For example, the Patriots are currently 4/1-point favorites to win Super Bowl LIV, with the over/under set at 45 points. This means that if you’re betting the game, you’re thinking the total will be closer to 54 points than 42.
The betting odds change frequently, so be sure to check back frequently if you want to keep up with the latest NFL odds. You can also check out OddsShark’s free online betting tool to get the best line for any sport, including the Super Bowl.