NFL: Super Bowl 55 Betting Preview, Odds & Predictions

The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League (NFL) season and usually takes place annually in late January or early February. Below you will find the latest Super Bowl 55 odds and betting tips.

Super Bowl 55 betting odds

Coronavirus Update

The new NFL season was scheduled to start on Thursday 10th September but this may well change depending on the progress of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Unlike many other major sporting events around the world, the NFL 2020 season looks to have been relatively lucky with regards to disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

This owes much to the scheduling of the NFL season of course, although with cases of the virus currently rising in many states (and there is also the possibility of a second wave of the pandemic impacting the season once it has commenced), it certainly can’t be guaranteed that the NFL 2020 season goes ahead as planned.

The NFL has suspended its international games for the season as a necessary precaution due to the Covid-19 crisis, so there will be no longer be the scheduled games taking place in England (in London at Wembley Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium) and Mexico (at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City).

NFL 2020 Schedule

Provided there are no further changes, the current plans for the season are as follows…

The defending Super Bowl LIV champions, Kansas City Chiefs, will begin the season by hosting the Houston Texans on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

The season will be played over a 17-week schedule, with each of the 32 teams playing a 16-game regular season and with each team having one bye week. The regular season will conclude with a full slate of 16 games on Sunday, January 3, 2021.

When is the Super Bowl 2021?

Super Bowl LV will conclude the NFL season with the championship game on February 7, 2021 at the Raymond James Stadium (aka “Ray Jay”) in Tampa, Florida.

Who will win Super Bowl 55?

As of June 27, the Super Bowl 55 winner odds sees defending champions Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens as the joint favourites (+600) with the NFL bookies.

Next in the 2021 Super Bowl betting lines are the San Francisco 49ers (+900), New Orleans Saints (+1000), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+1000), Dallas Cowboys (+1500) and the Seattle Seahawks (+2000).

Latest Super Bowl 55 Odds

Here are some of the latest Super Bowl 55 odds movements and changes for the leading contenders…

Super Bowl 55 Winner

Odds at Bovada
Kansas City Chiefs+600
Baltimore Ravens+650
San Francisco 49ers+900
New Orleans Saints+1000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+1000
Dallas Cowboys+1400
Seattle Seahawks+1800
Philadelphia Eagles+2000
Green Bay Packers+2000
Buffalo Bills+2000
Pittsburgh Steelers+2000
Tennessee Titans+2400
Indianapolis Colts+1800
New England Patriots+1800
Minnesota Vikings+2800
Cleveland Browns+3500
Chicago Bears+4500
Los Angeles Chargers+4000
Los Angeles Rams+6000
Houston Texans+5000
Atlanta Falcons+4000
Las Vegas Raiders+6000
Arizona Cardinals+5000
Denver Broncos+7000
Detroit Lions+8000
Miami Dolphins+8000
Carolina Panthers+12500
New York Giants+12500
New York Jets+12500
Cincinnati Bengals+12500
Jacksonville Jaguars+20000
Washington Football Team+15000

Odds via bovada

AFC Champion

Odds at Bovada
Kansas City Chiefs+275
Baltimore Ravens+300
Buffalo Bills+1000
Pittsburgh Steelers+1200
Indianapolis Colts+1000
Tennessee Titans+1200
New England Patriots+1000
Cleveland Browns+1700
Los Angeles Chargers+2000
Houston Texans+2500
Las Vegas Raiders+3500
Denver Broncos+3500
Miami Dolphins+4500
New York Jets+6600
Cincinnati Bengals+6600
Jacksonville Jaguars+15000

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AFC East Champion

Odds at Bovada
Buffalo Bills+110
New England Patriots+150
Miami Dolphins+750
New York Jets+850

Odds via bovada

AFC North Champion

Odds at Bovada
Baltimore Ravens-185
Pittsburgh Steelers+333
Cleveland Browns+500
Cincinnati Bengals+1800

Odds via bovada

AFC South Champion

Odds at Bovada
Indianapolis Colts+120
Tennessee Titans+170
Houston Texans+325
Jacksonville Jaguars+2500

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AFC West Champion

Odds at Bovada
Kansas City Chiefs-450
Denver Broncos+900
Los Angeles Chargers+850
Las Vegas Raiders+1200

Odds via bovada

NFC Champion

Odds at Bovada
San Francisco 49ers+450
New Orleans Saints+500
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+550
Dallas Cowboys+600
Seattle Seahawks+750
Philadelphia Eagles+1200
Green Bay Packers+1200
Minnesota Vikings+1500
Chicago Bears+2500
Atlanta Falcons+2500
Los Angeles Rams+3000
Arizona Cardinals+2200
Detroit Lions+3300
New York Giants+6000
Carolina Panthers+8000
Washington Football Team+10000

Odds via bovada

NFC East Champion

Odds at Bovada
Dallas Cowboys-130
Philadelphia Eagles+150
New York Giants+1200
Washington Football Team+1600

Odds via bovada

NFC North Champion

Odds at Bovada
Green Bay Packers+180
Minnesota Vikings+165
Chicago Bears+450
Detroit Lions+425

Odds via bovada

NFC South Champion

Odds at Bovada
New Orleans Saints-120
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+150
Atlanta Falcons+700
Carolina Panthers+2500

Odds via bovada

NFC West Champion

Odds at Bovada
San Francisco 49ers+105
Seattle Seahawks+185
Los Angeles Rams+650
Arizona Cardinals+650

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MARCH 18 – Buccaneers Sign Tom Brady

Tampa Bay Buccaneers become a contender for Super Bowl 55 after signing legendary quarterback Tom Brady.

MARCH 16 – Legal Tampering Period Now Open

Titans Super Bowl 55 odds shorten as they extend quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Meanwhile the Chargers see their Super Bowl 55 odds plummet after they drop out of the scramble to sign Tom Brady.

FEBRUARY 10 – Eagles & Seahawks Attract Support

There is reported money coming in for both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Seattle Seahawks which has seen their odds for Super Bowl 55 steadily shorten. On the flip side, teams seeing very little action are the Atalanta Falcons, LA Chargers and Chicago Bears who have all seen their Super Bowl 2021 odds drift out.

FEBRUARY 2 – Chiefs Win Super Bowl

Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl 54 beating the San Francisco 49ers by 31-10. Their Super Bowl 55 odds are clipped in to just +550 favorites with the bookies (in from +700).

JANUARY 16 – Chiefs Favourites for Super Bowl 55

The Kansas City Chiefs have opened up the +700 favourites with the online bookmakers in the newly opened Super Bowl 55 odds markets.

Super Bowl LV Betting Favorites

Kansas City Chiefs +600

As defending champions, it’s no surprise to see the KC Chiefs installed as the early bookies favorites to win back to back championships. There wasn’t a great deal to be addressed in the draft, but Clyde Edwards-Helaire was a slightly surprising choice at running back. With quarterback Patrick Mahomes on the roster, they are clearly serious contenders.

Baltimore Ravens +600

The Ravens were strongly fancied in the Super Bowl betting odds earlier this year, but went down to a surprising loss to the Tennessee Titans in the AFC divisional round. Calais Campbell was a good trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars, while Patrick Queen and J.K. Dobbins look good draft picks.

San Francisco 49ers +900

The NFC champions came agonisingly close to winning the Super Bowl this year, but replicating or improving on that performance this season looks to be a big ask. Defensive tackle DeForest Buckner was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a first-round selection. It’s a sacrifice they probably felt obliged to make, in the belief that they wouldn’t be able to sign Buckner to a new contract.

New Orleans Saints +1000

The re-signing of QB Drew Brees was widely anticipated (it was always going to that or retirement), but it would have been a relief to get him tied down for a further two years nonetheless. Retaining the versatile Taysom Hill and Andrus Peat for the offensive-line are also key moves that ensure continuity for the Saints.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1000

The big move in outright Super Bowl betting odds on the Buccaneers owes almost everything to the signing of the legendary Tom Brady. Legend though he is, the reality is that Brady is very much in the twilight of his career and isn’t the player of old. There looks to be better options on which to wager than the Buccaneers for the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl LV Betting Predictions

The Baltimore Ravens flattered to deceive when they failed to maintain their regular season form in the playoffs, with NFL MVP Lamar Jackson’s reliance on running the football again being exposed in the postseason. The hope is that lessons have been learned.

They’ve been active in the offseason and look capable of going all the way this time. They look the pick at +600 with Bovada to win Super Bowl LV and at +300 to win the AFC Championship. (full odds shown below)

In what looks to be a very open betting market, the New Orleans Saints look the best pick at +500 with Bovada for the NFC Championship (full odds listed below), with a back-up bet on the Minnesota Vikings at +1400 also with Bovada.

Who won the Super Bowl in 2019-20?

On 2nd February 2020, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers by 31-20 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida to win their first championship since Super Bowl IV way back in 1970.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes won the Super Bowl MVP Award (Most Valuable Player) as he completed 26 of his 42 attempted passes for a total of 286 yards which included 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions and a rushed 29-yard touchdown.