With the 2019 NFL season kicking off on the 5th of September, many punters are looking to place outright wagers now on who will win the Super Bowl.
While this may seem a bit premature, the benefits of getting in early are numerous, and the odds may well be better now than in 17 weeks’ time at the end of the tournament.
At present, the current favourites are the defending Super Bowl LIII champions. The Patriots are tipped to win with odds of 7/1, and considering they have won the cup 11 times since 1985, this is not too surprising.
The team that hails from Boston has been performing extremely well and has Tom Brady on their side, so they not only have a title to defend, they also have one of the world’s best quarterbacks in their corner.
The Kansas City Chiefs are also right up at the top of the favourites list, with odds of 8/1. They have a now-more experienced Patrick Mahomes on their side and they missed the Super Bowl by only one offside play last year.
They’ll be pushing even harder this time around, and with Frank Clark and Tyrann Mathieu giving their defence a much-needed boost, they could well come out on top.
With odds of 9/1 the New Orleans Saints are a little behind, but after the way things went down in last year’s season they could well be the hungriest team of the lot. Drew Brees will be pushing the team especially hard, and he should still be playing at MVP level, so he may just be what gives the Saints the edge and takes them all the way.
Other favourites behind the top 3 are the LA Rams at 11/1, Philadelphia Eagles at 14/1, the Los Angeles Chargers at 15/1 and the Cleveland Browns, also at 15/1.
These odds may change as the season progresses, but outright punters may want to go with the current favourites if they are keen to get in early.