The NFL season is moving forward as expected, albeit with a couple of games rescheduled due to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. It appears as though the Super Bowl will be played on Sunday, February 7, 2021, in Tampa Bay, Florida. Even if the date of the big game is moved back to later in the month or early March, it will be played. This is the perfect time to place a futures wager on the winners of the AFC, NFC, and on the Super Bowl. Learn how to place a wager here if you are unsure.
AFC Super Bowl Predictions
As it currently stands, the Pittsburgh Steelers are the lone undefeated team in the AFC, sitting atop the AFC North at 6-0. The next best teams in the AFC are the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens, with 6-1 and 5-1 records, respectively. All of these teams have great odds to win the AFC division they are in. However, Kansas City is the overwhelming favorite in the odds to win the AFC conference and the Super Bowl. And that is simply because they have the best quarterback in the game. As long as Patrick Mahomes is healthy, the Chiefs will be the favorite for the title in the ’20-’21 season.
History shows heavy favorites rarely win the Super Bowl. The ball takes funny bounces, leading to unexpected outcomes. The value for Super Bowl odds lies in the underdogs. Check out the odds on a couple of longshots to win the AFC and you will find fantastic NFL betting value on the board for teams like the Buffalo Bills, the Cleveland Browns, the Tennessee Titans, and the Las Vegas Raiders.
NFC Super Bowl Predictions
The NFC is nowhere near as stratified as the AFC. More than half a dozen NFC teams have a legitimate shot at winning this year’s Super Bowl. In particular, the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals, and Los Angeles Rams all have a realistic chance of not only making it to the big game but winning the title. If Tampa Bay wins the Lombardi trophy, it will be the first time that the team representing the host city wins the Super Bowl.
However, Tom Brady is over 40, Rob Gronkowski is a shadow of his former self and wide receiver Chris Godwin is dealing with a broken finger. There is solid value on the board for teams like Seattle and Los Angeles to win the NFC. Arizona is a dark horse in the NFC that would pay quite a nice return with an NFC title.
Before placing any NFL wagers, always check our NFL injuries page for updates and read up on how they should be a part of your decision-making.
The Best Way to Bet on the Super Bowl
There is no sense betting hundreds or thousands of dollars on a Super Bowl favorite such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Kansas City Chiefs this early in the year when an injury could derail the entire season. The NFL odds have the potential to significantly change as the season unfolds. The best value is on the teams with significant talent, easy schedules, and a realistic chance of going all the way. As an example, if the Buffalo Bills were to trade for a defensive tackle or if the Cleveland Browns were to deal for a wide receiver to replace the injured Odell Beckham, either team would pique the interest of experienced gamblers.
Keep in mind, there is no home-field advantage in this year’s playoffs as crowd capacity is limited to 20% or less throughout the majority of the league. It appears as though the second wave of COVID-19 is spreading across the United States as well as the rest of the globe so fans probably won’t be permitted into home teams’ stadiums in the months to follow. Keep up to date on NFL COVID-19 updates here.
If you do not feel comfortable placing a football futures bet this early in the season, there is no harm waiting until the weekend of the big game to place an online bet on one or several bets. You can even wager on Super Bowl prop bets such as the outcome of the coin toss, the player to score the first touchdown, the team leading at the end of the first half, the over/under point total, the Super Bowl spread, Super Bowl lines and so on. In the meantime, be sure to check out the weekly NFL lines and you are sure to find a couple of NFL matchups that catch your eye.
NFL Betting Made Easy
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Even if you won’t wager on football games leading up to the big day, it doesn’t hurt to make your deposit today. Create an account, deposit funds and you will be ready to go once Super Bowl LV is here. Who knows, you just might fall in love with a long shot to win the Super Bowl, place a futures bet well ahead of the big game, and rake in the cash once a victor is crowned.