NFL odds for Super Bowl 2021: Titans highlight best value bets and long shots

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They’re still sweeping confetti off the field at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami after Kansas City’s epic comeback win over San Francisco in Super Bowl LIV, but we’re already looking ahead to next season’s Big Game. We comb through the early odds to win Super Bowl LV, searching for NFL betting value as to who will hoist the Lombardi Trophy on February 7, 2021.

While it’s no surprise this year’s Big Game combatants top the 2021 Super Bowl odds, there are plenty of dark horses and sleeper candidates that could emerge between now and then. We analyze some of the best value bets to win Super Bowl LV.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – 20/1

Russell Wilson. That’s all you need to be a contender. The guy likely wins the NFL MVP this season if not for Lamar Jackson. Plus, he’s been a winner his entire NFL career. The Seahawks have made the playoffs in seven of his first eight years in Seattle, two culminating with Super Bowl appearances with one title.

Obviously, the days of the Legion of Boom are long gone, but even with a sub-par defense (it ranked 18th in DVOA and 26th against the pass) the Seahawks managed to win 11 games. Now, they’ll need to break the bank to keep DE Jadeveon Clowney, but he’ll be worth it. He spent his first season in Seattle reminding people just how dominant he can be. You can also expect Seattle to upgrade its secondary through free agency and the draft.

Young offensive weapons like WR D.K. Metcalf will have another year under their belt and running back Chris Carson should be healthy heading into next season. As long as Wilson is under center, the Seahawks are going to have a legit chance at the playoffs, and once you’re there, anything can happen.

TENNESSEE TITANS – 40/1

This number seems a little absurd when you consider the Titans were leading by 10 points in the AFC Championship Game just a few weeks ago. But Tennessee has a few big names to resign this offseason, most notably star running back Derrick Henry and Comeback Player of the Year QB Ryan Tannehill. Both are due for big pay days after their respective 2019-20 seasons.

First of all, Henry isn’t going anywhere. Once Tannehill took over the starting job from Marcus Mariota, Henry rushed for 1,124 yards at a clip of nearly six yards per carry and 12 touchdowns. He followed that up with another 446 yards and a pair of scores in three playoff games. There’s a pretty good case to keep Tannehill as well, who finished the season with the NFL’s best passer rating. That is, unless Tom Brady comes walking through the door to re-unite with his old buddy Mike Vrabel. But that’s what Vrabel seems to be building in Tennessee – New England Lite – with a “do your job” accountability that’s beginning to bare fruit.

The Titans also have a talented young receiving corps led by A.J. Brown and an underrated defense that could use a little upgrade in the secondary. The AFC South is a winnable division and once Tennessee gets to the playoffs, no one wants to tackle Henry in January.

CAROLINA PANTHERS – 100/1

Boy, Super Bowl 50 seems like a lifetime ago for the Carolina Panthers. After the retirement of LB Luke Kuechly, the departure of TE Greg Olsen and the firing of head coach Ron Rivera, there are just seven players remaining on the Panthers roster from that Super Bowl run.

And 2019 was a rough one for the Panthers. After starting the season 5-3, Carolina lost eight straight ball games thanks in part to several key injuries – the most important being Cam Newton. The former MVP was sidelined after Week 2 with a foot injury. The other big problem was the Panthers’ run defense, which ranked dead last in the NFL. Losing your two starting defensive tackles doesn’t help, as both Kawann Short and Dontari Poe were also lost for the season due to injury.

But on to 2021! Enter new head coach Matt Rhule, the man who turned around the disgraced Baylor program in just a few seasons: from 1-11 in 2017 to an 11-3 season and a Sugar Bowl appearance this past year.

With some enthusiasm injected by a new head coach and hopefully a healthy star quarterback, it wouldn’t be crazy to see the Panthers have a quick turnaround next year. Particularly when you consider the division. How much longer will Drew Brees be around (or effective)? Who knows what version of the Falcons we’ll see? And the Bucs. They also have this guy named Christian McCaffrey (Google him). And 100/1 is ridiculous. That’s the same as the Bengals and Dolphins. The Panthers are better than that.

Here are the complete Super Bowl LV odds courtesy the Superbook at Westgate:

TEAM SUPER BOWL ODDS (AS OF FEB. 7, 2020)
Kansas City Chiefs 5/1
San Francisco 49ers 8/1
Baltimore Ravens 8/1
New Orleans Saints 10/1
Dallas Cowboys 12/1
New England Patriots 14/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 16/1
Philadelphia Eagles 20/1
Green Bay Packers 20/1
Seattle Seahawks 20/1
Los Angeles Rams 25/1
Minnesota Vikings 25/1
Chicago Bears 25/1
Cleveland Browns 30/1
Los Angeles Chargers 40/1
Indianapolis Colts 40/1
Houston Texans 40/1
Tennessee Titans 40/1
Buffalo Bills 40/1
Las Vegas Raiders 40/1
Atlanta Falcons 50/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 60/1
Denver Broncos 60/1
New York Jets 80/1
Arizona Cardinals 80/1
New York Giants 80/1
Detroit Lions 80/1
Jacksonville Jaguars 100/1
Carolina Panthers 100/1
Miami Dolphins 100/1
Cincinnati Bengals 100/1
Washington 200/1


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