The NFL is down to its final four teams, and the San Francisco 49ers (+145) remain favorites to win Super Bowl 58 in Las Vegas.
After narrowly escaping with a win against the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round, the 49ers host the Detroit Lions in the NFC Championship game next week. The 49ers are favored by a touchdown.
Baltimore has the second-best odds after cruising to a 34-10 win over Houston in the divisional round. Lamar Jackson should win the MVP trophy this season, and he showed why in a second-half domination that saw the Ravens outscore the Texans 24-0 after halftime. Baltimore is favored by a field goal against Kansas City next week.
If you aren’t a Ravens, Chiefs or 49ers fan, you’re likely now rooting for the lovable underdogs: the Detroit Lions.
Detroit has the longest odds of winning the Super Bowl at +700 entering next week’s NFC Championship. The Lions are big underdogs next week and — using betting power rankings — the Lions would be underdogs to both the Ravens and Chiefs in the Super Bowl if they were to upset the 49ers in the NFC Championship game.
Kansas City will play in its sixth straight AFC Championship game. Patrick Mahomes has advanced to the AFC title game in each of his six years starting for the Chiefs and he’s 3-2 in the previous five trips. The Chiefs beat the Bills 27-24 in the divisional round after a missed field goal by Tyler Bass in the last two minutes of regulation.
The Chiefs opened as the betting favorites (+600) for this year’s Super Bowl after winning Super Bowl LVII last year against Philadelphia. San Fransisco opened at +900, Baltimore opened at +1800 and Detroit opened at +2500. The Lions had early betting support as they opened the season at +2200 to win the Super Bowl at BetMGM.
Super Bowl MVP odds
The Super Bowl MVP markets are up and Jackson is the favorite to win that award. It’s interesting because typically the starting quarterback on the favored team is the front-runner to win the MVP award, as it seems to always default to a quarterback. Cooper Kupp did win the MVP for the Rams in Super Bowl LVI.
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