The NFL season is set to enter Week 15 with plenty still to be decided. While there are lots of teams in position to make a deep run, West Virginia sportsbooks like the chances of two familiar competitors.
The odds vary across platforms, but they list both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs at the top. These two met in last year’s final game, with the Bucs and Tom Brady dominating most of the way.
Of course, Super Bowl betting in WV is very popular. Besides putting action down on the day of the big game, you can perhaps pick the right team’s futures odds beforehand.
Although there’s reason to believe we could see a rematch of last season’s contest, this year is truly wide open.
The NFC features five teams with a 9-4 record or better, and the AFC looks like it’s available for the taking with Kansas City still not hitting on all cylinders.
WV online sportsbooks adjusted their odds heading into this week and will continue to do so until the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl Odds At WV Sportsbooks
At the moment, DraftKings Sportsbook WV shows the Bucs and Chiefs with the same odds to hoist the Lombardi at +500. They aren’t alone at the top, though.
A few other teams are right behind them, including Green Bay at +650 and New England with odds of +750.
There is another tier just below that group that consists of the following:
- Arizona Cardinals +1000
- Los Angeles Rams +1100
- Buffalo Bills +1200
- Dallas Cowboys +1200
Outside of Buffalo, each of these teams is receiving somewhat boosted odds because of their quality records. All of them, as well as a few others with even longer odds, have a realistic chance of winning this year’s Super Bowl.
It does make sense that both Tampa and Kansas City remain with the best odds with other franchises not taking advantage.
The Chiefs offense still has lots of room to improve, but the team has won six straight. Even with their incredibly slow start, they’re tied for the best record in the AFC at 9-4.
The Bucs are in a similar boat, as they stumbled in early November but recovered recently. Brady and company are winners of four consecutive, also putting them tied for the best mark in the NFC at 10-3.
Since each side reached the Super Bowl a year ago, there’s no reason for bettors to think they can’t this season.
A major factor for both is the fact that most people trust their quarterbacks.
Brady is now widely considered the greatest to ever play the position and keeps extending his lead in rings. Last year’s title was his seventh overall.
Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes is no slouch either, despite having probably his worst campaign in the league.
He won a Super Bowl in his second full season as a starter but was fairly close to two others. The Chiefs lost to Brady’s Patriots in the AFC Championship in Mahomes’ first year, in addition to the most recent one with the Bucs.
2022 Super Bowl Contenders
There is some risk in betting on either the Bucs or Chiefs now because they aren’t guaranteed their conference’s No. 1 seed.
With the NFL playoff changes from a few years ago, seven teams qualify from each conference. This allows only one side to earn the first spot and a bye in the opening wild card round.
If either doesn’t happen to finish that strong, their odds will likely get longer than where they are right now. Everyone playing in the wild card should have increased odds based on the extra game alone.
So while it might be wise to hold off on those two, now is the time to strike for a lot of other contenders.
At PointsBet WV Sportsbook, the Arizona Cardinals are available to win the Super Bowl at +900. Their divisional foe in the Los Angeles Rams also have a friendly price of +1100.
The Rams just defeated Arizona on Monday Night Football to close the gap in the NFC West. It’s now possible that either could snag the conference’s bye.
These two don’t showcase a quarterback with the postseason experience of Brady or Mahomes; however, they start two of the better options.
The Rams’ Matthew Stafford owns the fourth-best odds to win the MVP at PointsBet, offered at +1300. Arizona’s Kyler Murray isn’t far behind, listed tied for fifth at +1500.
Two AFC teams that are capable of making a deep run are the Titans and Chargers.
In spite of Tennessee’s 9-4 record, it’s behind several others at +1800. This is due in large part to the fact that it doesn’t have Derrick Henry healthy right now.
If its lead back was on the field performing like he was at the beginning of the season, then Tennessee would be one of the favorites.
The Chargers are another one a little below the radar. They’ve won three of their previous four and could actually leapfrog the Chiefs in the division with a victory this week.
At 8-5, they appear postseason bound and have odds of +2000 on the online sportsbook.