The first round of NFL regular-season games are in the books the overreaction to the early results are a rather predictable outcome. With Antonio Brown playing in New England, the Patriots are a lock to win their third NFL title in four years. Cleveland was the most overhyped team in the league. Miami could go 0-16.
The one thing we know is that the AFC is a -150 favorite to win Super Bowl LIV with the money line odds for the NFC set at +130. Right off the bat, there is value in the plus money for that bet. The current parity at the top of this list is firmly in place and there is no single team that is that far ahead of the pact.
The betting spread for the championship game favors the AFC by three points. If anything, the best value could be on the OVER 56 points given some of the Week 1 performances by the top teams’ offenses.
New England and the Kansas City Chiefs should once again battle it out for the AFC title. The Patriots did look impressive in their Week 1 beatdown of Pittsburgh. Yet, maybe the Steelers are just worse than expected. Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes made an early statement for back-to-back MVP awards with this season’s debut against Jacksonville, but he already lost one of his top targets with Tyreek Hill’s shoulder injury.
The Patriots are now clear +150 favorites to win the AFC with Kansas City listed as a +280 second-favorite. These two teams will meet later in the regular season to possibly determine where this year’s AFC Championship Game will be played. It was in Kansas City last season but the Patriots still came away with the win.
Also in the mix is the Los Angeles Chargers at +700 followed by the Baltimore Ravens at +1300. The betting odds start to really drop off from there.
The NFC is a far more competitive conference with as many as five or six teams in the mix for the conference title. While it is tough to say which team survives this gauntlet, the winner will undoubtedly be battle-tested and ready for the challenge against the best the AFC has to offer.
The Philadelphia Eagles have risen to the top of the list in the NFC as +450 favorites. They are followed closely by the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams at +500 betting odds. Zeke is back in Big D and the Dallas Cowboys have slipped into the fourth spot at +700. Green Bay’s road win against Chicago to get things started have the Packers’ odds to win the NFC set at +850. The Minnesota Vikings are next at +1000 with the Bears slipping to seventh on the list at +1400 along with Seattle.
The best betting odds on the board for the actual Super Bowl matchup are the Patriots vs. Eagles at +1250 in what would be a rematch of Super Bowl LII.