Super Bowl Odds: Updated Futures Show 49ers Shooting Up Boards

Written By Nate Weitzer on January 18, 2022
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The Green Bay Packers (+350) and Kansas City Chiefs (+380) are the respective favorites in the NFC and AFC, with the Buffalo Bills (+500) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+550) also in the mix. Top-seeded Tennessee holds +850 Super Bowl odds as they prepare to host the Cincinnati Bengals (+1500) in the Divisional Round. The San Francisco 49ers (+1000) have seen their odds cut in half after upsetting the Cowboys on Sunday.

In this article, we look at how line movement has impacted the market and identify some potential trends to consider when betting on teams left in the field.

Super Bowl odds

Here are updated Super Bowl odds for the group of teams remaining in the NFL playoffs. Listed are futures for the Packers, Chiefs, Bills, Buccaneers, Titans, 49ers, Rams and Bengals.

Are 49ers a team of destiny?

The Niners saw their odds jump from +3500 to +2000 after edging the Rams in OT to secure a playoff spot in Week 18, then got a huge bump to +1000 after beating the Cowboys in Dallas on Sunday. Now San Francisco will head to Green Bay to take on the top-seeded Packers, but they could be without top DE Nick Bosa (head) and/or defensive signal caller Fred Warner (ankle) in a tough matchup against likely MVP Aaron Rodgers.

San Francisco dominated Rodgers and the Packers’ offensive line in the 2021-22 regular season and in the 2019-20 playoffs en route to a Super Bowl trip, however. The Niners have been red hot since the middle of this season and seem like a tough matchup for Green Bay, with excellent physicality in the trenches and explosive athletes on the perimeter.

Bills Rising Fast

A day after Christmas, Josh Allen led the Bills offense in a win at Gillette Stadium and his team was never forced to punt against the Patriots. He essentially repeated that feat this past Saturday night by leading Buffalo to TDs on their first seven drives against New England. The victory propelled the Bills into the AFC Divisional Round against Kansas City.

The Bills had Super Bowl odds of around +1200 when their playoff status was put in doubt via a home loss to the Patriots to close Week 14. But Buffalo crept up to +850 when they clinched the AFC East, then opened the playoffs at +750, and are now the second favorite in the AFC at +500.

Last season, Kansas City outgunned Buffalo for a 38-24 win at Arrowhead Stadium in the AFC Championship game. The Chiefs are firing on all cylinders as well, but the Bills seem capable of matching points in a premier matchup this Sunday (6:30 p.m. ET).

A look back

After the first 17-game NFL season, Wild Card weekend has included six games over three days. The teams left standing are vying for a shot to play at SoFi Stadium in Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13, and we will keep you updated on the futures market by comparing odds at sportsbooks like DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook and BetMGM for value.

Here is what Super Bowl odds looked like just ahead of the start of the NFL playoffs (Jan. 13) and what they currently look like.

  • Packers +380
  • Chiefs +425
  • Buccaneers +750
  • Bills +750
  • Titans +750
  • Rams +1000
  • Cowboys +1200
  • Bengals +2000
  • 49ers +2000
  • Patriots +2000
  • Cardinals +2000
  • Raiders +5000
  • Eagles +6000
  • Steelers +7000

Updated Super Bowl odds are listed below.

  • Packers +350
  • Chiefs +380
  • Bills +500
  • Buccaneers +550
  • Rams +750
  • Titans +850
  • 49ers +1000
  • Bengals +1500
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