Super Bowl 51 Picks
Super Bowl 51 is steamrolling towards us. The game kicks-off on Sunday, Feb. 5, at NRG Stadium, home of the Houston Texans. Reliant Stadium’s lone other Super Bowl was one of the wildest in game history, with the Patriots knocking off the Panthers 32-29 in Super Bowl XXXVIII. (We’ll have to see if the roof will be closed this time.)
Now let’s find out who are best betting picks to win Super Bowl 51 are. Click here for the latest NFL Super Bowl betting odds.
Super Bowl 51 Picks
Who is the favorite to win Super Bowl 51? New England? Seattle? Who is the smart bet, Dallas or Oakland? Is there a longshot team that could upset the chalk for the Lombardi Trophy? Maybe the New York Giants are the underdog pick? Keep reading for the latest Super Bowl 51 betting picks.
Odds-On Favorite Pick to Win Super Bowl 51: New England 9/5
The Patriots proved that they are the class of the AFC when beating Baltimore 30 to 23 in Week 14. The rest of New England’s schedule is downright easy. Road games against Denver and Miami and a home battle versus the Jets, means that the Pats shouldn’t lose again…until the playoffs. That’s right. Betting on New England doesn’t make sense first, because of the odds, and second, because they aren’t that much better than a few other teams in the NFL.
The Smart Pick to Win Super Bowl 51: Kansas City 8/1
Kansas City has truly heated up. The defense has become one of the best units in the NFL. It held off the Saints offense about two months ago in a win. It held Atlanta to 28 points in a huge 29 to 28 win in the Georgia Dome on Dec. 4. What’s great about this team is how Tyreek Hill has helped Andy Reid open the offense. The Chiefs beat the Oakland Raiders 21 to 13 in Week 14 while only rushing for 65 yards. A KC team that doesn’t have to rush the football well to win a game is a scary thought.
The Longshot Pick to Win Super Bowl 51: Tampa Bay 40/1
The acid test is this Sunday in Big D where Tampa Bay is a +7 road dog. Kansas City has gone 8-1 straight up in their last 9 games. Their only loss was 17 to 19 at home to Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers aren’t winning by having Jameis Winston throw the football 30 times a game. They’re winning with one of the best defenses in the NFL and a resurgent rushing attack.
Tampa has won 5 straight where only San Diego broke through the 20 point barrier with 21 points in a 28 to 21 Tampa win. Seattle could score only 5 points against Tampa’s defense in defeat. The Saints could score only 11 points in defeat. The Bucs are tied for first place in the NFC South with Atlanta. Games against Dallas, Carolina and New Orleans are left on their schedule. If they run the table, the 40 to 1 odds will go all the way down to 6/1.
The Sharp Pick to Win Super Bowl 51: Dallas 4/1
The sharps are all over the Dallas Cowboys. Opening odds were 14 to 1 on Big D to take home the Lombardi Trophy in 2016. The odds drifted to 25 to 1 after Week 1 when Dallas lost 19 to 20 to the New York Giants. Now, the odds are all the way down to 4 to 1. The reason the sharps love Dallas is because the NFC is seen as being relatively weak this season while the strength of the AFC is obvious. Dallas is 11-2. They are in firm control of the NFC East Division as well as on the fast track to homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.
My Pick to Win Super Bowl 51: New York Giants 18/1
The New York Giants are the only team to have beaten the Dallas Cowboys this season. The Giants, surprisingly, have one of the best defenses in the NFL. It dominated Dallas in the 10 to 7 win on Dec. 11. The Giants are 9-4 straight up. Unless they implode, they should make the playoffs. At 18/1, they’re the best bet on the board.
Super Bowl 51 Odds
Odds as of Dec. 13
|TEAM||OPENING ODDS||WEEK 1||UPDATED ODDS|
|New England Patriots||8-1||6-1||9-5|
|Kansas City Chiefs||20-1||20-1||8|
|New York Giants||40-1||18-1||18|
|Green Bay Packers||10-1||8-1||18|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||50-1||80-1||40|
|New Orleans Saints||40-1||80-1||500|
|San Diego Chargers||50-1||50-1||XXXX|
|Los Angeles Rams||50-1||100-1||XXXX|
|New York Jets||30-1||50-1||XXXX|
|San Francisco 49ers||60-1||200-1||XXXX|