Super Bowl 2021 Odds (Super Bowl LV Odds) with Tom Brady and Gronk in TB
By: James Tillman
The New England Patriots were the odds-on favorite to win it all through most of the 2019 NFL season. But despite winning six championships over the past two decades, their postseason run was short and bittersweet, as they were defeated by the Tennessee Titans in the wildcard round of the playoffs.
Although the Patriots had a great run of success during Tom Brady’s 20 years with the team, the future Hall-of-Famer decided it was time to begin a new chapter in his storied NFL career and he did so by signing a two-year, $50 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
As if the addition of one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game wasn’t enough, the once-retired tight end Rob Gronkowski has opted to come out of retirement and join Brady in Tampa Bay thanks to a trade from New England. After the Brady signing news, the Buccaneers were tied with the fifth-best odds to win it all in 2021. Did Gronkowski joining the fold increase their chances?
Here’s a look at the latest Unibet odds of the teams in the running to win the big game next year.
Fifth-Best Super Bowl 2021 Odds: New Orleans Saints Super Bowl LV Odds (+1200)
In our previous discussion, the Eagles were tied with the Bucs for the fifth-best Super Bowl odds at +1600. Now the Eagles have dropped out of the top five while the Saints hold the anchor position. The Saints and ageless wonder Drew Bress had another outstanding season, finishing the season at 13-3 behind versatile running back Alvin Kamara and quit epossibly the best receiver in the game in Michael Thomas.
However, like many on this list, they disappointed in the playoffs, losing a heartbreaker to the visiting Minnesota Vikings (again… on a possibly blown pass interference call; this time of the OPI variety). Many of the sportsbooks think the Saints have a chance to run it back, posting their 2021 Super Bowl odds at +1200. The key to watch for the Saints is what they do with backup quarterback Taysom Hill and his ability to do pretty much anything on the field. Hill is the ultimate wild card and the player that might end up making the difference this season for the Saints.
Fourth-Best Super Bowl 2021 Odds: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl LV Odds (+1100)
The Bucs finished with a 7-9 record last year and have missed the playoffs in each of the last 12 seasons. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the team’s 28.6 points per outing was the third-highest scoring output in the NFL. Additionally, they had a pair of 1,000-yard receivers in Chris Godwin (86 receptions, 1,333 yards, and nine touchdowns) and Mike Evans (67 catches, 1,157 yards, and eight touchdowns).
Taking that talented duo, along with the addition of Rob Gronkowski, look for the Bucs’ offense to be even more potent next season. The Bucs are currently tied with the New Orleans Saints at No. 4 but don’t be surprised if they continue to move up the ladder, especially if they can improve on the defensive side of the ball.
Third-Best Super Bowl 2021 Odds: San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl LV Odds (+900)
The San Francisco 49ers finished with the top overall record in the NFC. They went on to knock off the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers in the first two rounds of the playoffs en route to their first trip to the Super Bowl since 2013.
That year they were narrowly defeated by the Baltimore Ravens 34-31. The Niners’ offense had the top rushing attack in the league in 2019. They also had the third-best defense in the league as well. In other words, this squad should be in the mix again barring the loss of any key players during the offseason.
Second-Best Super Bowl 2021 Odds: Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl LV Odds (+700)
The Baltimore Ravens could not have asked for much more during the 2019 campaign. They finished with the league’s best record (14-2) after a 2-2 start. Quarterback Lamar Jackson won the MVP award. Not only that, but the Ravens also finished first overall in offense and second in defense.
Unfortunately, they came up short in the playoffs, falling to the Tennessee Titans 28-12 in the divisional round. With that in mind, look for the Ravens to play with an added level of motivation next year following a poor showing in the playoffs, as the sportsbooks expect them to be back with +700 Super Bowl odds for 2021.
Super Bowl 2021 Odds on Favorite : Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LV Odds (+600)
While Brady and Gronk are now with the Buccaneers, the Kansas City Chiefs still come in with the best odds to win it all in 2021. After finishing last season with the second-best record in the AFC at 12-4, the Chiefs had a postseason run for the ages. In the divisional round against the Houston Texans, not only did they erase a 24-point deficit, they went on to win the game by a 20-point margin (51-31).
The Titans proved to be a formidable opponent in the conference championship game as they jumped out to a 10-point lead, but it wasn’t enough to prevent KC from coming out on top 35-24. The Chiefs saved their best act for last in the Super Bowl.
Trailing by double-digits once again, this time with just 6:32 left in the game, the Chiefs scored 21 unanswered, outlasting the 49ers by a 31-20 margin, bringing home the team’s first title in 50 years. Can you say a team of destiny? Considering that the Chiefs are the defending champions and that Patrick Mahomes will continue to get better, this team is deserving of having the best Super Bowl odds for the 2020 season.