The dust hasn’t even settled from the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl victory on Sunday night, and odds for next year’s big game have already been released.
Westgate in Las Vegas has released their first odds for Super Bowl LIII, and the Los Angeles Chargers sit at 30-1 to do what the Eagles did and win their first Super Bowl in franchise history.
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The other teams at 30-1 are both from the AFC West, the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs. That puts the Bolts right about in the middle of the pack as 14 teams have been given better odds, including the San Francisco 49ers.
The odds also favor a rematch between the Eagles and New England Patriots. The Pats are listed at 5-1 while the Eagles are 10-1.
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Westgate also gave odds on each conference championship and the AFC odds are interesting. While the Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers are the top two favorites in the AFC, only four teams — the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans being the other two — have been given better odds in the AFC than the Chargers, who are erroneously listed as the San Diego Chargers.
Of course, these odds can and likely will change once free agency and the draft occur, but it’s still interesting to see the lines that have been set for each team, and it doesn’t get any more official than Westgate.
If you’re wondering who has the longest odds of winning the Super Bowl next year, there are actually five teams at 100-1 odds. The Chicago Bears, New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns.
That said, the NFL is one of the hardest professional sports leagues to predict. Just look at the odds that came out last year after the Patriots won the Super Bowl over the Atlanta Falcons. Those should give you a good laugh.