NFL Week 1 was full of action. The San Francisco 49ers put 41 points on the Detroit Lions to get their first win of the year. The Miami Dolphins squeaked by the New England Patriots in a battle of former Alabama QBs. The Cleveland Browns failed to keep a lead against the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs, losing 33-29 following a late Baker Mayfield interception. And the slate was capped off by an incredible comeback win by the Las Vegas Raiders against the Baltimore Ravens. Well, whether it’s due to overreactions or not, the sports betting world has responded after an electric Week 1, with some new odds on the team to win the Super Bowl. Here’s where some of the Super Bowl odds stand heading into Week 2.
Saints and Steelers Cut Down SB Odds
One of the most shocking scores in Sunday’s games was the final result of Green Bay and New Orleans. In a game in which the Packers were favored by 4.5 points, the Saints absolutely dominated the game 38-3. New QB Jameis Winston tossed 5 TDs without a single pick, silencing some doubters that didn’t think he could replace Drew Brees. Most importantly, the Saints defense shut down the reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who passed for 133 yards and 2 interceptions. The Saints Super Bowl odds on DraftKings dropped from +3000 to +2200 after the win. If they keep beating playoff teams, expect those odds to keep going down.
The Pittsburgh Steelers, like the Saints, went into the season without getting much respect. After their home exit in the Wild Card round last year, the team faced questions about Ben Roethlisberger’s longevity and whether they can compete in the AFC North. With a big 23-16 win over the Buffalo Bills, who were favored by 6.5 points, the Steelers silenced some doubters. The defense contained the dynamic Buffalo offense, including MVP candidate QB Josh Allen. Coming off the win, the Steelers Super Bowl odds have gone from +4500 to +3500.
Packers and Ravens See Odds Jumps After Losses
On the other side of the Saints were the Green Bay Packers, who have to feel like they’ve been punched in the mouth after Sunday’s loss. However, their Super Bowl odds haven’t risen dramatically after the game, going from +1300 to +1400. The Baltimore Ravens saw a bigger increase due to their Monday Night Football collapse. While the Ravens started at +1400, last night’s loss has pushed their Super Bowl odds to +1800 on DraftKings. The Ravens are currently dealing with significant injuries to their secondary and running backs, so it’s possible those odds will continue to climb as the team adjusts.
Chiefs and Buccaneers Remain the Favorites
Two teams that saw no change in their Super Bowl odds were the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Both teams had comeback wins against competitive teams, with the Bucs taking down the Cowboys and the Chiefs taking out the Browns. Currently on DraftKings, the Chiefs have +500 Super Bowl odds with the Buccaneers close behind at +600. Expect those numbers, and many others, to fluctuate throughout the season.