The Philadelphia Eagles were disinvited from the White House this week by the president, but they’re still getting plenty of support from bettors and oddsmakers as they sit second behind only the New England Patriots on the latest odds to win Super Bowl LIII.
The Eagles are listed at +850 (bet $100 to win $850) on the Super Bowl LIII odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, with attention starting to turn to offseason workouts and upcoming NFL training camps. That’s an improvement from their opening line of +1200 on those betting futures.
And it’s a big improvement from their Super Bowl odds from a year ago, which were paid out when they got past Tom Brady and company by a score of 41-33 in the championship game at Minneapolis’ US Bank Stadium.
The underdog Eagles won the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history, while the Patriots were denied their sixth Super Bowl championship – which would have tied them with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most all-time.
New England will get another shot at tying that record in the season ahead, and they sit as the +600 favorite on the Super Bowl LIII odds with Brady back in the fold for at least one more year. Brady won his third NFL MVP award last season, and his first since 2010.
Following last year’s finalists on this year’s Super Bowl odds are the Los Angeles Rams at +900, with the Steelers at +1100, and the Minnesota Vikings at +1200.
The Rams made a flurry of offseason moves, including the additions of Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib, and Brandin Cooks, after they were bounced at home by the Atlanta Falcons in the Wild Card round of last year’s playoffs. The Vikings brought in Kirk Cousins as their starting quarterback for the season ahead, while the Steelers will take one more kick at the can with their trio of Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, and Le’Veon Bell.
Elsewhere on the Super Bowl LIII odds, the Green Bay Packers are just outside the top five on the list at +1400 odds, while strong play by new starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo at the end of last season has the San Francisco 49ers at an optimistic +1800, and the New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans, Los Angeles Chargers, and Falcons round out the top third of the futures at +2000.
And rounding out the field are the New York Jets at +20000 on the Super Bowl LIII odds, as their fans await the start of the Sam Darnold era. The Jets finished at the bottom of the AFC East with five wins last season; they’ll open the season as large 7-point underdogs at the Detroit Lions in the first Monday Night Football matchup of the year.