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Super Bowl 2024: Taking a Look at the Early Odds

Super Bowl 2024: Taking a Look at the Early Odds

by William BerentsFebruary 23, 2023

In Super Bowl LVII, the culminating game of the 2022 NFL season, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in an all-time classic. While ending in some controversy, the game saw back-and-forth scoring, multiple ties, incredible quarterback performances, and momentum-swinging plays.

But the Chiefs’ championship is now in the past, and we’re already looking for the next season. In fact, we’re going beyond that, taking a look at the odds for the winner of Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas, Nevada. Take a seat and relax as we delve into the best picks.

Chiefs Kingdom

The obvious pick would be to take the Kansas City Chiefs to win Super Bowl LVIII. They’re the favorites at +600 on FanDuel. After a season in which they suffered only 3 losses en route to an impressive Super Bowl win, they’re the easy choice to win the big game next year.

But be careful with this pick. The last time we saw repeat champs was in 2003 and 2004, when the New England Patriots won back-to-back Super Bowls. That seems eons ago now, and we’re in a completely different era of football. There are several teams with supremely talented quarterbacks, loaded receiving squads, and bright young coaches. Many teams are primed to take the top spot of Kansas City. Combined with the unlikely repeat, that doesn’t spell well for people picking the Chiefs.

Cincinnati’s Revenge

I like the Cincinnati Bengals to win Super Bowl LVIII, who currently have the 5th-best odds on FanDuel at +900. They’re coming off a second-consecutive successful season in which they got back to the AFC Championship, only this time, they lost to Kansas City. Their run to that spot was dominant, previously besting the Buffalo Bills in their own house in a 27-10 divisional round rout.

The Bengals are led by young star quarterback Joe Burrow, who is surrounded by elite receivers like Ja’Marr Chase. With one of the most talented rosters in the league, the Bengals are sure to be back among the relevant teams next season. Seeing as it took some questionable officiating for them to lose to Kansas City in the AFC Championship, I like their chances to win it all next season.

Battle in the NFC

Picking a winner for Super Bowl LVIII, to begin with, is difficult, but picking one from the NFC? That’s an entirely different animal. Unlike the AFC, where the clear-cut best teams are the Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, and Buffalo Bills, the NFC is a complete wild card.

The Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers were the top 2 teams in the conference this past season, meeting in the NFC Championship, where the Eagles dominated. Each at +900 odds on FanDuel to win next year’s Super Bowl, they’re safe picks.

But the NFC has been constantly changing each season. It’s been a very difficult conference to predict, and I see its representative in the Super Bowl next year be a complete guessing game. If you’re going to pick a Super Bowl winner, it’s safest to stay in the AFC.


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William Berents