With the NFL regular season now in the history books and the start of the playoffs here, now is the perfect time to take a look the the most recent updated NFL futures odds to win Super Bowl 52.
This look at the favorite, smart pick to win it all and top longshot selection, will both, inform and entertain while giving you some expert insight that could help you cash in big on the value-packed odds to win it all surrounding three teams.
2018 Super Bowl 52 Odds & Picks
- Patriots 2/1
- Vikings 4/1
- Steelers 9/2
- Saints 5/1
- Rams 12/1
- Eagles 15/1
- Chiefs 22/1
- Jaguars 22/1
- Falcons 25/1
- Panthers 30/1
- Titans 80/1
- Bills 80/1
The 2018 Super Bowl 52 Betting Favorite: Patriots 2/1
Whether you love Tom Brady and the perennially powerful New England Patriots (13-3 SU, 11-5 ATS) or can’t stand the sight of them with every fiber of your being, you have to admit that it’s been very difficult to beat the Pats ever since Brady and head coach Bill Belichick became joined at the hip.
However, if you’re a Patriots ‘hater’ then you may have some hope this season that someone will derail the reigning champs in their bid to win back-to-back Vince Lombardi trophies. While the Pats are favored to repeat as Super Bowl champions, they’ve got a couple of blemishes this season, particularly on the defensive side of the ball.
While the Patriots rank a stellar first in total offense, second in passing, 10th in rushing and second in scoring (28.6 ppg) heading into the playoffs, New England also ranks an uncharacteristic 29th in total defense, 30th against the pass and 20th against the run. The bad news for the Patriots opponents is that, while they gave up a ton of yardage, they also kept the opposition out of the end zone at a high rate as they finished fifth in points allowed (18.5 ppg). Again, love ‘em or loathe ‘em, the Pats are going to be difficult to dispatch, though not impossible this season – I think!
The 2018 Super Bowl 52 Smart Pick: Vikings 4/1
There are a handful of teams I could have chosen as my ‘smart’ pick to win it all, but when all was said and done, I’m thinking the Minnesota Vikings (13-3 SU, 11-5 ATS) have the best shot of any NFC team to win Super Bowl 52 – as long as they can continue to get some quality play from veteran quarterback Case Keenum and put a decent amount of points on the board.
First and foremost, Minnesota has a stupendous defense that can give anyone problems, Brady and the Pats included. Minnesota finished the regular season ranked first in total defense, second against the pass, second against the run and first in points allowed (15.8 ppg).
However, this season, they also ranked 11th in scoring, 11th in passing, seventh in rushing and 10th in scoring (23.9 ppg). Case Keenum had a career year by throwing 22 TD passes and a modest seven interceptions while completing a stellar 67.6 percent of his passes for 3,547 yards. The Vikings have a big, powerful running back in Latavius Murray and a trio of excellent, if underrated, wide receivers in Adam Thielen, Stephon Diggs, and Laquon Treadwell, not to mention a sure-handed tight end in Kyle Rudolph.
If Minnesota puts some points on the board, they’re going to be very difficult to beat and right now, I just don’t see Case Keenum reverting back to the average quarterback he had previously been for the vast majority of his now, seven-year career.
The Longshot Super Bowl 52 Pick: Panthers 30/1
Again, I could have gone with a handful of teams as my top longshot to win it all, like the Chiefs or Falcons, but I’ve just got this feeling that Carolina can beat anyone in the league in a one-game setting, plus they’re 30/1 odds are stupendous for a team with a legitimate chance.
While the Panthers ranked just 19th in total offense and an uninspiring 28th in passing, Carolina still has a powerful rushing attack that ranked fourth and an offense that managed to finish a respectable 12th in scoring (22.7 ppg). The Panthers also have a very solid defense that ranked seventh overall, 18th against the pass, third against the run and 11tb in points allowed (20.4 ppg).
While Cam Newton is never going to be the ‘super accurate’ drop-back passer from the pocket that some people still want him to be, he’s the only quarterback in the league that can absolutely obliterate a defense with his rushing ability and that unique skill-set gives opposing defenses nightmares and can change the complexion of a game in a heartbeat. The Panthers do have some blemishes, but again, in a one-game setting, they really could beat anyone as their 33-30 Week 4 win over New England and 31-24 Week 14 over Minnesota shows.