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Super Bowl 56 odds, best bets: Chiefs, Buccaneers clear favorites entering 2021 NFL season

Before the 2020 NFL season, the Chiefs were the favorites to win the Super Bowl. About a year later, Andy Reid’s team is once again the favorite to win it all.

Although they lost to the Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55, the Chiefs have made some improvements to their team during the 2021 offseason. Plus, they have Patrick Mahomes, and punters are always willing to trust the elite quarterbacks of the NFL. That’s part of the reason Tom Brady and the Bucs aren’t far behind.

Beyond those two, there are plenty of family teams in the top 10. Neither team has made the kind of leap the Buccaneers made last season after they signed Brady. Among the 13 favorites to win the Super Bowl, only the 49ers and Cowboys failed to make the playoffs last year. And both teams dealt with many injuries during the 2020 season.

Below are the complete updated odds for winning Super Bowl 56, which will take place on February 13, 2022.

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Updated odds to win Super Bowl 56

Currently, the Bosses (+500) they are the favorites to win the Super Bowl. Kansas City has done the last two Super Bowls and is 1-1 in them. They lost to the Buccaneers last year, but the Chiefs spent the 2021 offseason revamping their offensive line and should be better equipped to deal with pressure from Tampa Bay if they meet in 2021.

Talking about Buccaneers (+650), they are expected to win the NFC. It is easy to understand why. They’re returning all the starters on their Super Bowl-winning team, so as long as Tom Brady can continue to play well throughout his 44-year season, they’ll have a chance for another deep run in the playoffs.

the Invoices (+1200), Packers (+1200), Crows (+1400) and 49ers (+1400) Round out the six favorites with the 49ers representing the top-ranked team that missed the playoffs last season. the Jeans (+25000) they have the best chance of winning the Super Bowl amid the uncertainty surrounding Deshaun Watson.

Below is the full list of probabilities of FanDuel sports betting.

TeamOdds of winning the Super Bowl

Those are the odds, and now, we’ll break down five of the best bets to win Super Bowl 56.

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Kansas City Chiefs


The Chiefs made it to the Super Bowl last year, but their offensive line was unhealthy. As a result, Mahomes was subjected to constant heat from a strong passing run by the Buccaneers during the title game.

Kansas City did everything it could to make sure that didn’t happen again.

The Chiefs will enter 2021 with an entirely new starting offensive line, if all goes according to plan. They traded for Orlando Brown Jr. and signed Joe Thuney to play left tackle and guard respectively. Creed Humphrey and Trey Smith were recruited and have become the leaders in the battles of the central and right guard. And after opting out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 third-round pick Lucas Niang will start at right tackle.

So far, this unit has looked great together during the preseason. And now, the Chiefs now have some quality depth available behind them in Mike Remmers, Kyle Long, Austin Blythe and Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff. They will be much better equipped to block Mahomes so their offense will be in good shape. Defensively, they added Jarran Reed to their underrated stop unit.

It’s never sexy to bet on overall favorites, but the Chiefs are still the best team in the AFC. Only two teams seem to have a good chance of catching them, so you can rely on Mahomes at 5-1 odds.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers


The Buccaneers are the only other team with a better than 12-1 odds of winning the Super Bowl, and there’s a lot to like about them. Above all, it is its continuity.

Every one of the 22 players who started the Super Bowl for Tampa Bay is making a comeback. Each one of them. In fact, only one player who played more than 10 percent of his plays last season has signed elsewhere. That was offensive backup lineman Joe Haeg.

With another year and seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady leading the way, the Bucs should be among the best in the NFC again. Their interdivisional competition has also weakened, as the Saints had to purge talent to deal with salary cap issues, so the Bucs should have a chance to win the division title after failing to do so last year.

Additionally, the Bucs added Giovani Bernard to their offense. That might not sound like a big deal, but they lacked receiving talent as a running back last year. He fills that hole and makes them stronger, as Brady, historically, has loved throwing his RBs from the backfield.

The Bucs are a complete team and they also have good depth. What is it that I don’t like about them? Well, no team has won consecutive Super Bowls since the Patriots did during the 2004 and 2005 postseason.

That’s certainly a concern, but it’s worth noting that Brady was New England’s quarterback in those games. If anyone can figure out how to do it again, it is him.

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Los Angeles Rams


The Rams managed to win a playoff game with a beaten Jared Goff marking them after an injury to John Wolford. Imagine what they will look like with Matthew Stafford at the helm.

Stafford has long been one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the NFL. Since 2011, he has averaged 4,453 yards, 28 touchdowns and 13 interceptions for 16 games while playing for Detroit teams that have largely struggled. Now, you can team up with Sean McVay and a Rams offense that features a host of receiving weapons, namely Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods.

Defensively, the Rams have Aaron Donald, who won the Defensive Player of the Year award in three of the past four seasons, and a rock-solid secondary starring Jalen Ramsey and Darious Williams. Sure, they lost a few pieces at Troy Hill and John Johnson, but they have enough depth and talent to make up for the losses.

Stafford should be a stabilizing force for the Rams and if their defense can continue to perform well without Brandon Staley, they will be in good shape. Aside from the Stafford trade, hiring Raheem Morris as their new defensive coordinator may have been the Rams’ biggest offseason move.

Los Angeles almost won the Super Bowl in 2019. They certainly could this year, although they will have to survive a difficult division. Still, they are a good value pick at 15-1.

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Cleveland browns


Can the Browns win the AFC? It will be difficult for them to beat the Chiefs and Bills, but they have the talent to do it, especially on offense.

Cleveland has one of the best offensive lines in the NFL and they are getting their five starters back from last season. As long as they can stay healthy, they will help Baker Mayfield stay clean in his pocket and distribute the balls to his guns: Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Austin Hooper, Harrison Bryant, et al. They will also open up career lanes for Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, who make up one of the best one-two hits on RB in the NFL.

Defensively, things are looking better for the Browns, too. They added several veterans to their seven forwards in Jadeveon Clowney, Malik Jackson and Anthony Walker, but their biggest additions come in high school. The Browns already had Denzel Ward as their top cornerback there. Now, they’ve added first-round pick Greg Newsome to play opposite him and two former Rams, safety John Johnson and slot machine Troy Hill, to give them an even better unit of coverage.

The only question Cleveland has is his talent as a linebacker. If defensive coordinator Joe Woods can find a solution there, the Browns will have one of the strongest starting lineups in the NFL. Mayfield will have to take another step forward, but at 16-1 odds to win the S, it’s certainly not a bad bet.

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Arizona Cardinals


If you’re looking for a deep sleeper pick to win the Super Bowl, the Cardinals are attractive. Probability makers just don’t give them enough credit. They have the 20 best odds of winning the Super Bowl, but their team is better than that.

Arizona nearly made the playoffs last year, but Kyler Murray dealt with a shoulder injury from Week 11 onward. That limited him a bit, although no games were lost. By 2021, he should be healthy, and if he can stay that way, the Cardinals should fight for a playoff spot.

The Cardinals added some serious veteran talent to their roster during the offseason. They acquired three-time Pro Bowler Rodney Hudson to secure the center spot and three-time Defensive Player of the Year JJ Watt to add another great pass rider alongside Chandler Jones. The selection of Zaven Collins and the hiring of Malcolm Butler have added more talent to his defense, which now appears solid.

Arizona already had a good offense. It was about contributing to their defense. His seven forwards now look solid and his secondary has improved a lot thanks to the depth they added at the corner. They’ll be better off anyway, as quarterbacks should have less time to pitch against a more fearsome passing run.

There are a few factors that go against the Cardinals. That is, they play in the NFC West, which has other potential playoff contenders like the Rams, 49ers and Seahawks. That said, they’ve played well against divisional competition in recent seasons, so they have a chance to emerge as a playoff team. And if Murray is healthy, that offense may be explosive enough to win a title.

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