The NFL playoffs start on Saturday. 14 of the 32 NFL teams will now embark on a single elimination tournament to see who will be crowned Super Bowl champions on February 12 in Phoenix, Arizona.
There are two New York teams in the mix this time around, which is the most they’ve had in 16 years. The Bills are one of the favorites this year and will be hoping to go on a long run, while the Giants have much longer odds after making their first postseason appearance in 6 years.
We’ll take a look at the Super Bowl odds and give you the three best value bets.
Chiefs Favorites Over the Bills
The Kansas City Chiefs will come into the 2023 postseason as the favorites to win it all. MVP favorite, quarterback Patrick Mahomes is a big reason why. Mahomes continues to change the game with his arm talent and elusive abilities.
The Chiefs will have a first-round bye this year. While Mahomes has been at the helm the past four seasons, the Chiefs have managed to at least reach the conference championship each year.
The Buffalo Bills have the second-best odds to win this year’s Super Bowl, coming in right behind the Chiefs. The difference maker in the odds between these two teams isn’t in the talent. It has everything to do with the first-round bye that the Bills will not have.
The Bills’ first postseason test will come this Sunday at home against the Dolphins, who will be led by a third-string quarterback. If the Bills manage to win this one, it will likely be the Bengals that will come into town for the divisional round.
If the Chiefs and Bills meet in the AFC Championship, the game will take place at a neutral site because of the scheduling conflict that arised from the Bills-Bengals game being postponed following Damar Hamlin’s health scare.
Eagles and 49ers Have Nearly the Same Odds
The Eagles came away with the best record in the NFC this year. Philadelphia will have a first round bye, even while limping into the postseason. The team lost two of its last three but still wound up at 14-3. Jalen Hurts will take the week off to rehab a shoulder injury that forced him to miss a couple games down the stretch.
The 49ers are the best team in the NFC right now. Brock Purdy has taken the NFL world by storm since taking over as the quarterback in the Bay Area. The 49ers also Have the best defense in yards and points allowed per game this year.
The 49ers are a huge Super Bowl threat. They’ll be the ones that kick off the NFL playoffs this Saturday against the Seahawks from Levi’s Stadium.
Best Super Bowl LVII Betting Odds
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The defending AFC Champions, the Cincinnati Bengals, have gotten hot at the right time. The Bengals haven’t lost a game since Week 8 and have proven themselves capable of beating anyone.
The problem Zac Taylor’s team is facing is that they’ve got a tough path to get back to where they were last year. A divisional-round game in Buffalo will likely be what awaits them if they get past Baltimore on Sunday.
Tom Brady’s Buccaneers did not have a good year, finishing at 8-9. Luckily for them, the NFC South was also no good. For their performance this year they were awarded a playoff spot and a home game. They’ll square off with the Cowboys on Monday night.
The Buccaneers have +2800 odds to win Super Bowl 57. These are long odds for a Tom Brady-led team but it’s only because his team struggled all year. If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s to never count number 12 out.
The New York Giants are towards the bottom of the Super Bowl odds table. At +5500 they have the 12th-best odds to bring home the Lombardi Trophy. They’ll get things started this Sunday in Minnesota against the Vikings.
Even with the shortest odds, the Kansas City Chiefs are a great value pick to win Super Bowl LVII. It looks as though each team will have a tough divisional-round opponent, except the Chiefs. We already know Andy Reid’s team is capable of winning it all.
The 49ers are also a great value pick. They look better than every team in the NFC right now and will have home matchups for at least the first two rounds of the playoffs.
Our final value pick is the Buccaneers. They’ll get a Cowboys team first that has not been known for its postseason success in the 21st century. The Bucs have looked sloppy for much of the year, but the playoffs are a new season. With such long odds, don’t be afraid to wager on Tom Brady’s side.