Super Bowl Betting Futures Update: Week 18
The final week of the 2022 NFL regular season is upon us. Heading into the week, there are 19 teams that still are mathematically in contention to win the Super Bowl when the dust finally settles in February.
Here are the odds for each team, courtesy of the FanDuel Sportsbook.
|Kansas City Chiefs||+410||19.6%||18.3%|
|San Francisco 49ers||+550||15.4%||15.5%|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+2500||3.8%||1.0%|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+2500||3.8%||2.5%|
|Green Bay Packers||+3100||3.1%||0.8%|
|New York Giants||+4800||2.0%||0.4%|
|New England Patriots||+15000||0.7%||0.5%|
The Buffalo Bills remain the favorites to win the Super Bowl, although their minds and concerns are undoubtedly more geared toward the health of Damar Hamlin, who suffered a cardiac arrest during the Bills' match against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night. The game was postponed shortly after the incident. All of our thoughts and prayers are with Hamlin at this time.
The biggest movers in the betting after Week 17 are the Green Bay Packers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Both teams have found a way to stay in contention. The Bucs retained their NFC South title, and the Packers now face a "win and in" match in Week 18. Maybe wise never to write off teams quarterbacked by two of the greatest to ever play.
Teams that have seen their odds drop are the Minnesota Vikings, who lost to the Packers as mentioned earlier, and the Baltimore Ravens. But, no one saw their odds fall as much as the Miami Dolphins, who lost to the New England Patriots in a match that leaves both sides competing for an AFC Wild Card spot.
The Dolphins can still punch their playoff ticket with a win over the New York Jets, but they'll likely need to do it behind Skylar Thompson as the starting quarterback. The Patriots need to beat the Bills in Week 18, or for the Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Tennessee Titans to lose.
The season is almost over, but the intrigue around the final prize is only just beginning.