Super Bowl Odds updated heading into Divisional Round
By Bob Garcia
We’re heading into the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs and have already seen the two No. 3 seeds knocked out in Pittsburgh and Seattle. That has caused a little bit of a shakeup in the updated Super Bowl odds at the Americas Cardroom sportsbook.
Kansas City (+207) is the solid overall favorite as the defending champion. I believe they caught a huge break with Cleveland upsetting Pittsburgh last week during Wild-Card Weekend. Otherwise, a very red-hot and physical Baltimore squad (+653) would be making their way into Arrowhead Stadium this week.
While it would surprise me to see any team but Kansas City win the AFC, the same can’t be said for the NFC. I could easily see any one of Green Bay (+422), New Orleans (+522) or Tampa Bay (+719) winning the conference. The top-seeded Packers’ real advantage is making teams come and play in the “Frozen Tundra” of Lambeau Field. They really don’t have a huge advantage from purely a talent perspective.
Even the NFC’s fourth team, the L.A. Rams, have a lot of value at their +2094 odds. This is a top-notch defense that will be no pushover for Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay this Saturday. If they pull off the upset (as 7-point ‘dogs), they’ve already proven they can win in Tampa Bay (27-24 in November). One of the big keys this week is how quarterback Jared Goff’s thumb responds after being forced into duty last game.
Super Bowl Odds
1. Kansas City Chiefs +207
2. Green Bay Packers +422
3. Buffalo Bills +512
4. New Orleans Saints +522
5. Baltimore Ravens +653
6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers +719
7. Los Angeles Rams +2094
8. Cleveland Browns +3574