Latest 2021 NFL outright betting odds and preview

We’re getting increasingly closer to discovering which team are going to be crowned 2020/21 Super Bowl champions, with four sides left standing after the latest round of matches and the bookmakers have revised the outright betting market so that customers can bet on this market again.

There are going to be AFC Championship and NFC Championship matches taking place this coming weekend, Buffalo and Kansas City going up against each other at the Arrowhead Stadium on 24 January, while Tampa Bay and Green Bay will clash at Lambeau Field to determine the NFC Championship winners.

Can Kansas City Chiefs Win Super Bowl Again?

Kansas City were the high-scoring winners of last season’s NFL Championship and they are on course to secure a second successive Super Bowl triumph, with Andy Reid’s team having narrowly overcome a dangerous Cleveland team who had previously scored a bucketload of points to beat Pittsburgh.

Kansas City have the experience of having gone all the way last season and are strong betting favourites to get the better of a Buffalo side who will feel they have nothing to lose after somehow conspiring to beat Indianapolis before their defense produced the good to shut out Baltimore who had been favourites to win.

Green Bay Packers Favourites to Win NFC Championship

Green Bay have won four Super Bowl Championships and the most recent of these took place in 2010 although they have been NFC North champions for the past couple of years and it’s not a huge surprise to find Matt LaFleur’s side standing on the edge of greatness.

If you compare American Football betting odds, then you can find the Packers available as big as 11/5 to be champions and they are the top seed in the NFC Championship, having enjoyed a fairly comfortable victory when beating the Los Angeles Rams to get the job done.

The Packers will meet Tampa Bay who definitely come into the match as outsiders although there will be some punters looking to bet on them for the handicap betting market, with Washington defeated by an eight-point margin before a ten-point win over New Orleans and that stands them in good stead for this clash.

The Buccaneers are trading as the betting outsiders to win the Super Bowl although the odds of 9/2 suggest that all four teams have an opportunity to win the NFL Championship this season and it looks set to be an exciting final three matches of the season.


2020 NFL betting preview, latest odds and expert tips

Like everything else in the world right now, the 2020 NFL season has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, although we’re not seeing the campaign in full swing and we’re starting to get an idea of the teams who are going to be battling it out at the business end of the competition.

The 2020-21 NFL play-offs won’t take place until the weekend of 9-10 January 2021 and there will be fourteen teams lining up as part of an expanded knockout format, with the Wild Card Round kicking things off before we get down to the final eight sides.

We have the division leaders who will go through to an advanced stage of the competition along with the Wild Cards who occupy fifth, sixth and seventh place in the NFC and AFC Division, with lots of matches left to decide who will go through.

Kansas City Favourites to Land Super Bowl Again

Kansas had only won one Super Bowl before last year, with that 1969 triumph being the solitary success, although the Chiefs claimed the Super Bowl title last season and they’re looking good to compete hard to retain their crown as NFL champions.

At the time of writing, the AFC West Division leaders have won eight and lost just one of their nine matches thus far and you can get 7/2 that Kansas City are able to continue their excellent form and Andy Reid’s side have enjoyed some sizeable victories this season.

However, the Chiefs were beaten by Las Vegas Raiders on 11 October and their upcoming game against the same opponents on 22 November will be highly revealing as to how steely their credentials are.

Pittsburgh Steelers Leading the Charge

The Steelers narrowly missed out on the playoffs last season although Pittsburgh look set to win the AFC North standings after an amazing eight-game winning streak and there is now talk about them going unbeaten all season, with the bookies reacting by now making them the 11/2 favourites.

New Orleans Saints also look set to be a divisional winner and they come next in the betting after six victories from eight matches, although that record is matched in the NFC by Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers, with Baltimore Ravens also trading at single figure odds and there is also a case to be made for the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans.


The 52nd Super Bowl will be decided on 4th February in Minneapolis, Minnesota but already there are plenty of sides staking their claims for NFL glory this season. As usual in recent years, the New England Patriots are proving strong, topping the AFC East division ahead of the Buffalo Bills and with a five-game winning streak at the time of writing.

Of course there are plenty of other sides who have the capability to challenge the Patriots this season. Here we’ll give you the latest information, betting tips and odds comparison to help you pick out some great value Super Bowl outright winner bets.

Patriots are worthy favourites in the outright betting

The New England Patriots seem like an unstoppable machine at times. Having won the AFC East in each of the last eight years, it is no surprise to see them topping their divisional table as things stand. In quarterback Tom Brady the Patriots have one of NFL’s all-time greats, and the five-time Super Bowl winner will be as determined as ever to lead his side to glory in 2018.

But it is the receiving of Rob Gronkowski, Brandin Cooks and Chris Hogan that is really impressing this season, and we don’t see them slowing down any time soon. With such talent throughout the side, it’s no wonder the bookies are running scared, making the Patriots just 1/33 for the AFC East, 23/17 for the AFC and 10/3 (with Bet365) for the Super Bowl outright. Frankly, though, at this stage of proceedings, we’re not all that tempted by betting odds that short and we’ll be looking elsewhere.

Could the Eagles soar to Super Bowl success?

As things stand, it is not the Patriots who have the best record in the regular season as they are one of five teams who have won seven and lost two. The team who have edged ahead in the stats is the Philadelphia Eagles, who have won eight and lost just one in a very impressive campaign thus far.

Doug Pederson’s side are performing exceptionally well this term, with Zach Ertz, Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor managing 16 touchdowns between them. But it’s worth noting that, when it comes to the biggest prize in the NFL, history is not on the Eagles’ side. Despites making the playoffs almost every year during the noughties, the Eagles last won the NFL way back in the 1960 season, six years before the first Super Bowl was contested.

This might be one reason the bookies are offering such relatively attractive betting odds of 5/1 (Betfair and others) in the outright winner market for Super Bowl LII. Whether they can go all the way remains to be seen but we do predict they’ll win the NFC and odds of 12/5 with William Hill for them to do so are well worth grabbing.

Home Victory for the Vikings?

Amongst the other possible contenders for the 52nd Super Bowl, it would be remiss of us not to consider the Minnesota Vikings, who will be more than eager to make it to the Super Bowl in their home stadium in February.

Currently with a 7-2 record in the NFC North, the Vikings looks like a solid outside bet in the outright winner market at betting odds of 16/1 with Bet365 and others. They last made the playoffs in the 2015 season where they lost out to the Seattle Seahawks in a narrow 10-9 defeat. There is much talk of Mike Zimmer’s side being very much on an upwards trajectory of late, however, and it isn’t beyond the realms of possibility that they could make it to the Super Bowl.

Other Super Bowl Contenders

As things stand, there are eight sides priced between 10/3 (New England Patriots) and 16/1 (Minnesota Vikings) in the Super Bowl outright winner betting. Of those not already mentioned, the Pittsburgh Steelers could offer some appeal at betting odds of 7/1 with Ladbrokes.

The Steelers have won six Super Bowls over the years, their first in 1974 and their most recent in 2008. They won the AFC North division last season, before losing out to eventual winners the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, 36-17. It was the third year in a row they had made the playoffs, each time progressing further than the previous year. Given they were so close to making it to Super Bowl LI, we think they’ll be redoubling their efforts this time.

However, given the dominance of the Patriots recently, it might pay to look to the National Football Conference for another possible contender for the 2018 Super Bowl. Another outside option in our eyes is to the back the New Orleans Saints at nice betting odds of 10/1 with Betfair.

Currently one of the sides with a 7-2 record, the Saints are a 5/6 bet to win the NFC South and we think that represents excellent value. Priced at a tasty 11/2 to win the NFC too, Sean Payton’s men could be the surprise package of the NFL this season. Quarterback Drew Brees is currently the sixth best in the NFL in terms of passing, and though he’s nearing the end of his playing career he looks like he’s relishing perhaps the last chance he has to lead his side to the Super Bowl.

Overall, while it’s hard to look past the Patriots, we think the value lies with the Philadelphia Eagles with an outside bet on the Vikings. You can keep on top of the latest price changes with our odds comparison service, so keep an eye on it to ensure you get the best value for all your NFL bets.

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