While the world prepares for Sunday’s huge game between New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams, some of us are looking a little farther ahead. Of course, with the current season still active until the final whistle at Super Bowl 53, it might seem a little premature to start getting excited about next year. Well, unless your team has made the Super Bowl this year, that is. Not everyone is a Pats or Rams fan so a lot of people will be hoping to see their team make it next year.

Of all the teams that have a shot at going all the way in 2020, there is no doubt that the Pats and the Rams are among the forerunners. Joining them are teams like the Cleveland Browns. The Browns had a tremendous run this year that all but banished the terrible season in 2016 under Hue Jackson, putting together a 5-3 record to end the year at 7-8-1. Given that they are seen as a team in transition, the odds for them going all the way next year have been significantly cut.

You have to think that the Browns are ready to go even better next year than they have this year. All in all, they lost 36 games in two seasons, so you have to appreciate the fact that bookmakers are putting them ahead of other teams like Tennessee Titans, Detroit Lions, New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. By all means, they are all long shots but, as we have seen in the past, anything can happen in football.

Well, almost. There is a reason why some teams are considered favorites. New England Patriots, for example, have winning down to a habit. The Los Angeles Rams are considered a team that can find the consistency that could carry them to next year’s game, too.

Super Bowl 54 Odds

As seasoned gamblers will know, there can be some great advantages for some to bet ahead on the winner of certain events. As Super Bowl 54 is over one year away, you can certainly avail of higher odds for picking a team now than you would ever get closer to the game.  The drawback, which is quite obvious, is that you do not know just how a team will get on when the season rolls around (and if they will even make the playoffs).

The type of gamblers that tend to bet on futures like the Super Bowl 54 will be those who are fiercely loyal to backing their team, no matter what. For example, an Atlanta Falcons fan that bets on his team to win the Super Bowl every single year will get better odds 12 months before that game and months before the season starts.

Let’s take a look at the odds, that come via SportsBetting.ag. These odds are accurate as of February 1, 2019:

Odds to Win Super Bowl 54

  • Arizona Cardinals +6600
  • Atlanta Falcons +3300
  • Baltimore Ravens +3300
  • Buffalo Bills +6600
  • Carolina Panthers +3300
  • Chicago Bears +1400
  • Cincinnati Bengals +6600
  • Cleveland Browns +2200
  • Dallas Cowboys +2500
  • Denver Broncos +6600
  • Detroit Lions +6600
  • Green Bay Packers +2000
  • Houston Texans +2500
  • Indianapolis Colts +2000
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +3300
  • Kansas City Chiefs +700
  • Los Angeles Chargers +1600
  • Los Angeles Rams +750
  • Miami Dolphins +10000
  • Minnesota Vikings +1600
  • New England Patriots +800
  • New Orleans Saints +800
  • New York Giants +4000
  • New York Jets +6600
  • Oakland Raiders +6600
  • Philadelphia Eagles +2000
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +2000
  • San Francisco 49ers +1600
  • Seattle Seahawks +4000
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +6600
  • Tennessee Titans +5000
  • Washington Redskins +6600

As you can see from the odds above, there are a few teams that are considered as having the tools necessary to win America’s greatest game. While odds are short with these teams, there are also some rank outsiders that sit on the opposite end of the spectrum. As usual, there are a number of teams that are floating in the middle area, and there is some potential value to be gained by backing one of these teams.

However, favorites for the Super Bowl are favorites for a reason. These are the teams that have more than their rivals, in every sense of the word.

Teams Most Favored to Win

Going by the odds above, there are not many surprises when it comes to the teams most favored to win Super Bowl 54. The Patriots come in at +800 to win next year’s game, over a year after they take to the field against the Rams this year. With one of the greatest ever players in Tom Brady and one of the NFL’s most iconic coaches in Bill Belichick, anything can happen.

Even though the Pats are among the favorites, the team that is considered as having the best chance of taking the crown (at least according to SportsBetting) in 2020 is the Kansas City Chiefs at +700. While the excellent Dee Ford, and the talented Steven Nelson and Mitch Morse are moving on to pastures new, the Chiefs are still talented enough to put it up to anyone.

The Rams come in at +750 and look a good prospect to go far again next season. While their Super Bowl 53 game is all that Sean McVay and Jared Goff will be thinking of, if they can emerge as champions this year, there will be little doubt that their odds of winning next year will be further cut. The team has displayed some fantastic offense this season and will be keen to carry that momentum into next year.

However, the one team that has arguably had the best regular season in 2018 – and looked incredibly unfortunate to miss out on a Super Bowl.

Those With a Slight Chance

OK, so it is true that it is way too early to be discussing who could win Super Bowl 54. Free agency and the draft will always mean that things can be shifted up very quickly, but there is no doubt that someone can – and will – get lucky with backing a team in such a future bet. It is a huge gamble, backing a team at this stage (a year out from the game), but it can be very profitable indeed.

There are a few teams that stick out, comparative to the odds they come with right now. Green Bay Packers at +2000 are certainly one of those teams. I like the way their focus is destined to be heavy on offense, and with Matt LaFleur earning comparisons to Sean McVay, we could see some great football coming out of Green Bay next year. Packers fans will certainly be hoping that this is the case. They will also be keen to see if LaFleur can get the best out of the very talented Aaron Rodgers.

Another team I like the look of is the Philadelphia Eagles, who have flattered to deceive in recent times but do have a talented group of players. If Carson Wentz can get his game up, this will be crucial to any success they can hope to have in 2019. The structure is certainly good at Philadelphia, which makes it a good bet that the coaching team can put the tough work in to see some tangible results.

If anything, I think these two teams can put in a good showing in 2019. Are they worth a shot, from a betting perspective? That really depends on how much you are willing to bet and how much faith you have in these teams doing the job.

Those Considered Long Shots

Let’s be frank here: there are a number of teams that, if they should win the Super Bowl in 2020, would be considered miracle men. Of the most unfancied teams are the poor old Miami Dolphins, who come with spectacularly long odds of +10000. Unless something supernatural or wacky happens, I think it is fair to say that the Dolphins stand no chance of winning their first Super Bowl since 1973.

What is quite strange about the decision of oddsmakers to put the Dolphins as the rank outsiders is that they were not exactly the worst team in the NFL last season.  For a start, the Arizona Cardinals are priced at +6600 despite posting just three wins in the season. This does suggest that there is more to SportsBetting’s odds than just form, and this is not surprising.

You would have to be pretty brave to take any of the higher priced teams right now, but there are some who just love a longshot. After all, Mike Tyson’s knockout loss to James “Buster” Douglas and Leicester City’s remarkable English Premier League title win in 2016 were seen as impossible at the time. Of course, these results are few and far between, as any seasoned gambler will know.

That being said, it will come down to your own instinct and perspective to choose who you think will win Super Bowl 2020. After all, there are teams here that can surprise many next season – and with a good run of form and a little bit of luck – could find themselves in a good position come the playoffs. These things are not predictable just yet, hence the high odds.

Why Bet on Super Bowl 2020 Right Now?

Once again, I will reiterate that there is no obligation to place any bets on a game that is one year away. Many bettors won’t dream of wagering on an event that is so long into the future, given that anything can happen that will affect their bets. Being a careful and judicious gambler means taking advantage of everything that you can to help you get those bets over the line. As none of us have a crystal ball – or at least one that actually works – making such bold predictions without evidence is anything but conservative.

Yet, the gamblers among us who chase the big scores are more than likely unperturbed with playing safe. Those who get their kicks out of seeing miracle bets come off will likely gravitate towards the big money bets that can plaster smiles as wide as the Mississippi across their faces. For these guys and girls, this is what gambling is all about.

Then, there are those who will be backing their team to win the Super Bowl next year, regardless of what happens. This type of gambler will jump on the early odds with the understanding that they will make more in winnings if their team wins the game. For these ladies and gentlemen, it makes absolute sense to back their team, right out of the gate, especially if they are considered among the favorites to get over the line.

So, it all comes down to personal choice. If you are brave enough to go for the big odds, you just might find that it works in your favor. Or… it doesn’t. It comes down to your decision, after all, and no one can tell you what to do with your money.

Final Thoughts

While the world prepares for Super Bowl 53 on Sunday, there are many who are looking forward to the new season. Of course, the majority of those with an eye on the next stage of the NFL in 2019 will not be fans of the Patriots and the Rams. That’s sports, after all, but even in sports, occasions like the Super Bowl have the habit of drawing the attention of fans all across the United States and the world.

The Super Bowl is a gigantic occasion of epic proportions and the one game that football fans want to see their team win, at least once in their lifetimes. Additionally, it is one of the biggest sports betting occasions known to man. Thus, you can excuse those who see a little value in betting on who the winner of the best game in the world will be in 2020. It makes sense to some, after all.

As reflected in the odds above, the two finalists this year – The New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams – are among the favorites for next year’s title. Both teams are unlikely to lose much of their strength and the winner will certainly fancy their chances next year.

Although form and momentum are key factors for any team looking to win a Super Bowl, there is also the threat of the dark horses that can come out of nowhere to surprise everyone. The beauty about competitive football is that anything can happen.

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