The Super Bowl betting market might lack more clarity at the midway point of the season than ever before.
There has not been a team that has taken over as the clear favorite to win the title, leaving a cluster of squads in contention. Buffalo and Tampa Bay remain the favorites to come out of their respective conferences, but there are plenty of teams on their heels.
The Bills and Buccaneers are both priced at 6/1 in the latest Super Bowl odds at the Westgate SuperBook. Buffalo dropped a 9-6 stunner at Jacksonville two weeks ago, while Tampa Bay has now lost back-to-back games.
One team that has made its move over the last few weeks has been Kansas City. The Chiefs fell as low as 22/1 when they got off to a 3-4 start, but consecutive wins over New York (Giants), Green Bay and Las Vegas have steadied the ship.
Kansas City is tied with the Rams for the second-shortest odds in the market (7/1). Tennessee has jumped up to 8/1, despite possibly losing star running back Derrick Henry for the remainder of the season.
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel is now the +175 ‘chalk’ to win the Coach of the Year award, according to offshore sportsbook BetOnline. Vrabel has directed his team to an 8-2 record, which puts them in sole possession of first place in the AFC standings.
Buffalo and Baltimore (14/1) are both one game back of Tennessee in the loss column, while Arizona (9/1), Green Bay (10/1) and Dallas (10/1) are all contenders coming out of the NFC. Kliff Kingsbury (Cardinals) and Mike McCarthy (Cowboys) are both priced at +750 to win the Coach of the Year award.
Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen is the +250 ‘chalk’ to win the MVP, while Tampa’s Tom Brady is +375. Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott (+650) and Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes (+900) are both in the mix as well.
Dallas linebacker Micah Parsons had a sack, forced a fumble and finished with six tackles against Atlanta over the weekend. He is currently priced as a -300 favorite to win the Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Prescott is a heavy -500 favorite to win the Comeback Player of the Year title.
There is going to be a tight race for the Offensive Rookie of the Year honors, as Ja’Marr Chase and Mac Jones are both -110. Chase has 44 receptions for 835 yards and seven touchdowns, while Jones has completed 69.0 percent of his passes for 2,333 yards and 13 scores.
Myles Garrett (+200), Trevon Diggs (+350) and TJ Watt (+450) are all contending for the Defensive Player of the Year award.