Super Bowl LIV odds: Rams, Patriots, Chiefs are early 2020 favorites

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The Los Angeles Rams put on a ghastly offensive display against the New England Patriots in a 13-3 Super Bowl LIII loss. But that didn’t stop some oddsmakers from labeling the 2019 runners-up as next year’s favorites.

The Rams, at +750, edged out the Pats and Kansas City Chiefs for the (meaningless) honor at some sportsbooks:

The Patriots, however, were +700 or +600 favorites to repeat at other betting sites such as BetOnline and William Hill. And the Chiefs, with MVP Patrick Mahomes, edged out the two Super Bowl LIII contestants elsewhere:

The New Orleans Saints rounded out a somewhat definitive and consensus top four – which also happen to be this past season’s final four.

The Saints fell to the Rams in controversial fashion in the NFC championship game. The Chiefs lost a heartbreaker to the Pats in the AFC. They were the top four teams in 2018, and with all four retaining their quarterbacks, oddsmakers expect them to be so again in 2019.

Jared Goff and the Rams lost to the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, but are the early Super Bowl LIV favorites. (Getty)
Jared Goff and the Rams lost to the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, but are the early Super Bowl LIV favorites. (Getty)

Other Super Bowl LIV contenders

The Indianapolis Colts, coming off a surprising playoff berth, are an even more surprising fifth on some bookies’ lists. That second tier of contenders also includes the Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Chargers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings.

Last year’s Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, are around +1900 or +2000, depending on where you look. Also in that range are the Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys and – a name we haven’t seen in the top half of Super Bowl futures odds in a loooooong time – the Cleveland Browns.

Bringing up the rear, by a wide margin at almost every bookmaker, are the Miami Dolphins – who’ll be coached by the real star of Sunday’s show, now-former Patriots defensive coordinator Brian Flores, but who are reportedly prepared to #TankForTua.

Super Bowl LIV will be held at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Feb. 2, 2020.

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