We asked PressBox’s Stan “The Fan” Charles, Glenn Clark and Ken Zalis and 105.7 The Fan’s Jeremy Conn to share their favorite Super Bowl pick based off of FanDuel’s odds on outright winners in early December. Here’s what they had to say.
While you can’t quite compare picking a Super Bowl winner to looking for a needle in a haystack, the 2021 season has been an incredibly hard one for folks picking games against point spreads on a week-to-week basis.
And making it tougher is the odds that have been set forth coming down the stretch of the regular season. Tampa Bay (+550) is the favorite, followed by Kansas City (+650), Arizona (+750), Green Bay (+750), Buffalo (+800), New England (+1100) and the Los Angeles Rams (+1200). The idea that we have a Super Bowl frontrunner this season is truly a myth.
Having said that, at the time I am writing this, the Chiefs seem to be getting their groove back, most notably on defense. I think the Chiefs still have the most solid roster in the sport, and I think they have the playmakers to get back to the Super Bowl and win against the Packers or Cardinals.
I don’t necessarily love the Super Bowl futures, but I can’t help but think that there’s something live about the Arizona Cardinals (+750). They’ve been the best team in the NFL all season, yet they’re not one of the top favorites because bettors lack faith in them without a track record of recent postseason success. It’s worth tossing a few dollars that way.
AND whenever odds start coming out for the halftime show, I’d bet a good amount on “Forgot About Dre” as the first song. They’re clearly closing with “California Love.” They have to open with “Forgot About Dre.”
Here are some of my favorite futures bets …
Green Bay (+750): The road to the Super Bowl will most likely go through Green Bay in the NFC. The Packers are a very strong team that could easily win it all.
Los Angeles Rams (+1200): The Rams were my preseason favorite. There is so much talent on this team on both sides of the ball. They looked bad in November, so try to get them at this number.
Cincinnati (+3800): The odds are great and I like the value here. Do I think the Bengals are winning the Super Bowl? No, but they are a live dog, just like Indianapolis (+3900) — a great spot to sprinkle a little money on them.
I have 10 bucks in my pocket to place a futures bet to win the Super Bowl. If I am placing a bet, let’s really go for the big bucks. Give me the Indianapolis Colts (+3900). Solid quarterback, check. Run game, check. Above-average offensive line, check. Solid defense, check.
If the Colts can stop blowing double-digit leads, they have the type of team that could go on the road and win a few playoff games, provided they get in. If the Colts can get to 10 wins, they should make the playoffs. Once they get in, as they say, run games travel.
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