Early Super Bowl LI PickJosh Bailey
Super bowl 50 isn’t even 24 hours old. Already, the NFL betting odds are out on Super Bowl LI. New England, Seattle and Pittsburgh are all at 8 to 1. They are followed by Green Bay, Arizona and Carolina at 10 to 1. Denver is at 14 to 1.
Are any of the favorites in line for a Super Bowl win in 2017? Is Denver the pick to repeat? See below for who I think is the team to back to win the Super Bowl in 2017!
Super Bowl LI
When: February 5, 2017
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
My Winning Super Bowl LI Pick Are The Kansas City Chiefs At 20 to 1
Denver proved that defenses truly win championships. The Carolina defense held Denver’s offense to 90 yards rushing on 28 carries. That’s a 3.2 yard per carry average. Peyton Manning completed only 13 of 23 passes for 141 yards. He didn’t throw a touchdown but he threw an interception. The Broncos beat the Panthers in Super Bowl 50 because of their awesome defense.
If defenses win championships, I consider the Kansas City Chiefs to be the team to back to win Super Bowl LI. It’s amazing that I’m getting 20 to 1 on the Chiefs. The Chiefs’ D ended up ranked in the Top 10 in total yards allowed, passing yards allowed, rushing yards allowed and points allowed. The Chiefs top defensive players, Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, were both hurt for most of the regular season. The Chiefs still managed to ride their defense to a playoff berth after starting the season out at 1 and 5. Kansas City also has a stud rushing attack and a QB in Alex Smith that doesn’t make a lot of mistakes. The Chiefs are the team to back to win Super Bowl LI in my opinion.
My Super Bowl LI Underdog Pick Are The Oakland Raiders At 50 to 1
The Carolina Panthers went from being a 60 to 1 long shot during the NFL Pre-Season to Super Bowl 50 favoritism. Underdogs can jump up and make a splash in the NFL. Next year’s underdog long shot could be the Oakland Raiders. Oakland, whom might move to Las Vegas, has all the makings of next season’s surprise team.
The Raiders went from 3 and 13 in 2014 to 7 and 9 in 2015. They played in one of the deeper divisions in football. The AFC West sent Kansas City and Denver to the playoffs. Denver was the #1 seed and won the Super Bowl. QB Derek Carr will be in his third season. He went from completing 58% of his passes in his first season to 61% of his passes in his second season. His QB rating ended up at 91.1 this past season. The defense could be one of the best units in the NFL next year.
My underdog pick is Oakland to win Super Bowl LI.