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NFL odds to win Super Bowl 2021: Chiefs and Ravens tied as top Super Bowl LV favorites

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The NFL’s centennial season has come to a close with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs winning Super Bowl LIV. But even before Sunday’s championship game, the odds to win Super Bowl LV were already on the NFL futures board taking action.

The Chiefs are currently at the top of the NFL odds for 2020-21, tied with Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens at +650 to win Super Bowl LV, while the San Francisco 49ers sit at +750 to avenge their Big Game loss. Other notables include the New Orleans Saints at +1,200 and New England Patriots at +1,400, with both teams waiting on career decisions from veteran quarterbacks. The Green Bay Packers are also +1,400, followed by the Philadelphia Eagles at +1,600, the Pittsburgh Steelers +1,800 and Seattle Seahawks at +1,800.

Super Bowl LV odds courtesy of Bet365

Team Odds to win Super Bowl LV (As of Feb 3)
Kansas City Chiefs +650
Baltimore Ravens +650
San Francisco 49ers +750
New Orleans Saints +1200
New England Patriots +1400
Green Bay Packers +1400
Philadelphia Eagles +1600
Pittsburgh Steelers +1800
Seattle Seahawks +1800
Dallas Cowboys +2000
Minnesota Vikings +2000
Los Angeles Rams +2500
Tennessee Titans +2500
Buffalo Bills +2800
Atlanta Falcons +3300
Cleveland Browns +3300
Houston Texans +3300
Indianapolis Colts +3300
Chicago Bears +3300
Las Vegas Raiders +3300
Los Angeles Chargers +3300
Carolina Panthers +5000
Denver Broncos +5000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +5000
New York Giants +6600
Arizona Cardinals +6600
New York Jets +8000
Detroit Lions +8000
Jacksonville Jaguars +8000
Cincinnati Bengals +10000
Washington Redskins +12500
Miami Dolphins +12500

WHAT IS A NFL FUTURES BET?

Sportsbooks not only offer NFL odds for every game of the regular season but also offer odds on the outright winner when it comes to events like the Super Bowl. These bets, more commonly known as futures bets, can be placed throughout the course of the year and will see teams’ odds change depending on sportsbook handle, trades and injuries, and success during the regular season and playoffs.

Whatever price you bet a team to win the Super Bowl at will be the price the wager is graded – no matter what happens after that point. If you bet the 49ers to win Super Bowl LV right now, you would get $7.50 in winnings for every $1 wagered. However, if San Francisco continues to excell in 2020 and begins the season strong, those odds could change. If they move to +500, then you would get $5 for every $1 wagered.

Canucks vs Golden Knights picks and predictions for Game 1

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Perhaps no team has been more fun to follow during the NHL playoffs than the Vancouver Canucks, and hockey bettors can still get the Canucks at +1,300 to hoist Lord Stanley’s cup. Vancouver is coming off a thrilling series win against the defending champion St. Louis Blues, but now a much more difficult challenge awaits. The Vegas Golden Knights are +350 favorites to win it all, and they’ve certainly looked the part while dropping only one playoff contest.

Game 1 of this series gets underway Sunday, so we’re here to bring you our NHL picks and predictions in this Western Conference semifinal showdown.

Vancouver Canucks vs Vegas Golden Knights betting preview

Starting Goalies

Canucks: Jacob Markstrom – playoffs – 7-3, 2.44 GAA, .929 SV% (season – 23-16, 2.75 GAA, .918 SV%)

Golden Knights: Robin Lehner – playoffs – 5-1, 2.44 GAA, .904 SV% (season – 19-10, 2.89, .920 SV%)

If this game was actually played in Las Vegas, then Markstrom could easily spend a few hours performing with Cirque du Soleil. The 30-year-old dazzled against Blues with an eye-opening array of acrobatic saves and an impressive 7-3 record. He’ll need to provide more of the same against a dangerous Vegas squad.

The Knights will likely roll with Robin Lehner, who has taken over the spot as Vegas’s starter in the crease—and rightfully so. Still, the Knights have the luxury of having Marc-Andre Fleury as their “backup.” The five-time All-Star matched an NHL record this season with his 14th consecutive playoff appearance.

Injuries

Vancouver: Tyler Myers D (out), Tyler Toffoli RW (out), Micheal Ferland LW (out), Josh Leivo LW (out)

Vegas: Tomas Nosek LW (out)

Betting Trend to Know

Canucks are 0-6 in their last six Sunday games. Find the latest NHL betting trends for Canucks vs. Golden Knights.

MONEYLINE PICK

The Canucks have been a force with the extra man during the postseason, converting 26.2% of their power plays. While the Knights are known for their offensive firepower, it’s their stingy defense that allows them to suffocate opponents—as evidenced by an 86.4% penalty kill during their playoff run. Vancouver is the only team in the league to never beat Vegas in regulation, going 0-11 all time. That’s something I just can’t ignore.

PREDICTION: Vegas ML (-175)

OVER/UNDER PICK

Each team is filled with loads of offensive talent. Vancouver’s Bo Horvat and J.T. Miller have combined for 11 goals thus far. Elias Pettersson has racked up 13 points, tied with Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon for the playoff lead.

The Knights can match Vancouver’s scorers, but they’re more balanced—Shea Theodore, Alex Tuch and Mark Stone have each lit the lamp four times during the postseason. The difference is on defense, where Vancouver has allowed the most high-danger chances of all remaining playoff teams.

PREDICTION: Over 5.5 (-110)

PROP PICK

Though I like Vegas to win, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Canucks kept it close and continued their offensive success. I’ll take a flyer on Vancouver scoring at least three goals.

PREDICTION: Canucks total goals Over 2.5 (-100)

Canucks vs Golden Knights Betting Card

  • Vegas ML (-175)
  • Over 5.5 (-110)
  • Canucks total goals Over 2.5 (-100)
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Verlander injury shuffles Astros’ MLB futures odds

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MLB betting got a shake-up Sunday afternoon, specifically on World Series odds and AL pennant odds, with news that Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander could miss the rest of the season – or at least a significant chunk of it – with an arm injury.

Initial reports suggested Verlander had an elbow ailment, but both he and manager Dusty Baker quickly denied that. Baker called it a forearm strain and said that Verlander would be re-evaluated in “a couple of weeks.” The reigning AL Cy Young winner pitched a solid six innings in an 8-2 Opening Day rout of the Seattle Mariners on Friday.

Verlander’s injury led oddsmakers to shuffle futures book odds on the defending AL champions. Covers checked in on the MLB odds moves with a couple of Las Vegas sportsbooks.

How does Verlander’s injury affect Astros’ World Series odds?

At CG Technology books, risk analyst Rich Zanco said the Astros quickly moved from +1,200 to +1,800 in World Series futures. The SuperBook at Westgate also had Houston pegged +1,200 prior to Sunday’s news and initially went to +1,600, then dialed it a little further to +1,800.

However, there were apparently buyers on the Astros at that point, prompting the SuperBook to reel the price in to +1,400.

How does Verlander’s injury affect Astros’ American League odds?

In AL pennant futures, the Astros initially moved from +600 to +800 at The SuperBook, then ticked back to +700.

World Series odds

Team Odds to win
Los Angeles Dodgers +350
New York Yankees +350
Houston Astros +600
Atlanta Braves +1,600
Minnesota Twins +1,600
Tampa Bay Rays +1,800
Washington Nationals +2,000
Cleveland Indians +2,000
New York Mets +2,000
Chicago Cubs +2,000
Oakland Athletics +2,000
St. Louis Cardinals +2,500
Cincinnati Reds +2,500
San Diego Padres +2,500
Philadelphia Phillies +3,000
Chicago White Sox +3,000
Los Angeles Angels +3,000
Milwaukee Brewers +4,000
Boston Red Sox +5,000
Arizona Diamondbacks +6,000
Colorado Rockies +8,000
Toronto Blue Jays +10,000
Texas Rangers +10,000
Pittsburgh Pirates +20,000
Detroit Tigers +20,000
San Francisco Giants +30,000
Seattle Mariners +30,000
Miami Marlins +30,000
Baltimore Orioles +30,000
Kansas City Royals +30,000

Odds courtesy The SuperBook