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Super Bowl 55 Odds and Predictions – Post-Draft Update

| May 1, 2020 4:14 am PDT
Post-Draft Super Bowl Odds and Predictions for 2020

Now that rosters are firmly taking shape, it’s a good time to take stock of the odds to win Super Bowl 55. Most NFL sportsbooks online have separated the Ravens and the Chiefs from the rest of the pack, and who can blame them?

The Super Bowl champs surrounded Patrick Mahomes with even more weapons. The Ravens’ execution during the draft was surgical, plus Tom Brady is no longer in New England. Perhaps a couple of teams in the AFC can give these top dogs a run for their money, but I wouldn’t count on it.

Fortunately, there is some betting value attached to the powerhouses in the NFC. Take a look at the post-draft Super Bowl odds below to see if anything jumps out. 

Post-Draft Super Bowl 55 Odds

The Chiefs are the Super Bowl 55 favorites at nearly every top NFL bookmaker you’ll encounter. However, they’re knotted with the Ravens at BetOnline, as you can see above.

San Francisco, Tampa Bay, and New Orleans represent the cream of the crop in the NFC, although don’t sleep on the Cowboys making a run. The idea that the Packers and the Vikings are considered Super Bowl sleepers portrays just how deep the NFC is.

Favorites and Top Contenders

The post-draft odds to win the Super Bowl illuminate who the favorites are. Now is where we take a deeper dive into those contenders.

Baltimore Ravens

Like it or not, the Ravens crushed the 2020 NFL Draft. Lamar Jackson got more toys to play with (J.K Dobbins, Devin Duvernay), Patrick Queen is an absolute stud, and Justin Madubuike and Malik Harrison add pop to the interior of the defense.

The one concern I have for John Harbaugh’s bunch is that so much of Baltimore’s success is predicated on Lamar Jackson carrying the football 12+ times per game. Having your MVP quarterback susceptible to that many hits is worrisome, to say the least.

Kansas City Chiefs

I can’t wait to watch this offense take flight.

Throwing Clyde Edwards-Helaire into the mix gives Patrick Mahomes a safety valve coming out of the backfield. With Tyreek Hill behind the secondary and Travis Kelce roaming freely in the seams, I’m having a hard time envisioning anybody slowing the Chiefs down.

Now you see why Andy Reid was rocking Hawaiian gear during the draft as if he was on a tropical vacation. Frankly, the luxury of getting to call plays in Kansas City is better than going on a vacation.

San Francisco 49ers

John Lynch is quickly proving he’s among the sharpest GMs in the league. He didn’t receive tons of love in the draft after making a total of just five selections, but make no mistake about it.

Javon Kinlaw is a beast of a defensive tackle who fits right into Robert Saleh’s 4-3 scheme. Brandon Aiyuk was the WR Kyle Shanahan coveted most — not Jerry Jeudy or CeeDee Lamb.

Should Jimmy Garoppolo take the next step in his progression toward becoming an elite QB, the Niners should once again be in the thick of the Super Bowl conversation.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Talk about a franchise stepping up from one year to the next. Welcome to Tampa Bay. The arrival of Tom Brady immediately jolted the Buccs into the debate for who will win the NFC South. Trading for Rob Gronkowski made them a contender in the NFC, but now let’s fast forward to post-draft.

Tristan Wirfs was arguably the best offensive lineman available, and Antoine Winfield Jr. is a multi-skilled safety who should flourish in Todd Bowles’ system. All Bruce Arians needed was an accountable QB who can motivate the troops, and now he has the GOAT himself.

New Orleans Saints

The Saints have quietly had an extremely productive offseason in 2020. Extending Taysom Hill and inking Jameis Winston caused headlines, and Emmanuel Sanders is going to love playing with Drew Brees. With that being said, Mickey Loomis understands that championship teams are built from the inside out.

Hence, the New Orleans GM retained Andrus Peat on a $57.5 million deal, then wasted no time drafting Cesar Ruiz at #24. Be able to snag Zack Baun at #74 gets my vote as one of the best picks in the draft, and Malcolm Jenkins (4-year/$32 million) fills a major hole in the back end of the defense.

Not bad for a team that went 13-3 in 2019.

Most Likely Super Bowl 55 Matchups

What Super Bowl 55 matchup would you like to see the most? I can certainly tell you which ones are the most likely to pan out.

After studying the post-draft Super Bowl odds, it’s getting more and more clear that the AFC is down to a two-horse race. When it comes to the NFC, three teams stand out.

Chances are, the Super Bowl in 2021 is going to involve two of the teams highlighted in the section above.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Talk about fans getting their money’s worth — would it get more dramatic than a Patrick Mahomes vs. Tom Brady Super Bowl? When these two squared off in the 2019 AFC title game, it was an overtime thriller not soon to be forgotten.

Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers

Last year’s meeting between the Ravens and the 49ers was an absolute slugfest, and perhaps the game of the year in the regular season. In a battle of a couple of 10-2 squads, Justin Tucker broke a 17-17 tie by booting a 49-yard field goal as time expired.

Who’s ready for the rematch?

Kansas City Chiefs vs. New Orleans Saints

Andy Reid and Sean Payton are two of the most respected coaches in football with one Super Bowl victory apiece. There’s a good chance by the end of the season that one of these men will be adding a second ring to his collection.

My Post-Draft Pick for Super Bowl 2021

Noah Davis is riding with Kansas City for his Super Bowl 55 prediction, and hopping on board the Chiefs train sounds like it’s the right thing to do. However, the notion that the Buccaneers could be celebrating at Raymond James Stadium in Super Bowl 55 is becoming more and more genuine.

My gut is telling me to lock KC in at +800 and be happy about the value. My heart is telling me to back the Buccaneers at +1200

To solve the dilemma, I’m happy to invest in both sides and give myself two chances to cash in.

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Michael Wynn
Michael Wynn

As a former Division I collegiate golfer, Michael Wynn loves writing about golf. He's also an expert in most of America's most popular sports, writing extensively for GamblingSites.com on football, basketball, and baseball.

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