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Ravens, Chiefs co-favorites to win Super Bowl

by Sam Panayotovich
Updated On: September 14, 2020, 7:27 pm ET

It took about two quarters of football for me to remember how amazing the Baltimore Ravens Offense is with Lamar Jackson running the show.

Jackson broke the Browns' back with a 69-yard touchdown drive in the final 41 seconds of the first half to make the score 24-6. He was calm, cool and collected the entire afternoon as the Ravens rolled Cleveland 38-6. It really didn't even feel that close. 

PointsBet Sportsbook was impressed enough to elevate the Ravens to the top line with the Chiefs as co-favorites to win Super Bowl LV at +500.

After those two, it's the Saints (+800), 49ers (+1200) and Seahawks (+1400) to round out the top five teams with the best betting odds to win it all. 

New Orleans made quick work of the Buccaneers, who saw their odds drop from +1200 to +1800. San Francisco lost a tight one playing without their top two wide receivers and Seattle's Russell Wilson looked like a surefire MVP candidate. 

The most noticeable risers on the board are the Packers (now +2000), Patriots (+2000), Cardinals (+2000) and Rams (+2500), who all logged impressive wins on Sunday. The biggest fallers in the market are the Colts (now +3300), Browns (+4500), Texans (+8000) and Lions (+8000).

It's no coincidence that well coached teams like the Patriots and Rams behind Bill Belichick and Sean McVay earned the respect of the trading team at PointsBet. On the flip side, it's equally as obvious that coaches like Bill O'Brien and Matt Patricia aren't going to win the Super Bowl.

Futures markets are obviously very fluid and oddsmakers will adjust these lines on the fly after every week. Your objective should always be to bet the right team at the right price.

A team like the Philadelphia Eagles (if they’re ever healthy) might not be a bad flier pick at +3500. Then again, if they lose to the Rams this weekend, their number could balloon to +5000. That’s life betting on futures. You’ve got to get in ahead of the move.

Stay tuned.

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Sam Panayotovich

Sam Panayotovich is a sports betting analyst from the South Side of Chicago. He'll probably pick against your favorite team a lot. Follow him @spshoot