No team has increased their odds to win Super Bowl LI in Houston as much as the Minnesota Vikings since the first odds were released in February.
Back then, the New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks were 9/1 favorites to win the Super Bowl. The Vikings were down the list a ways at 25/1. When Teddy Bridgewater was lost for the season and the Vikings traded for Sam Bradford, the Vikings increased their odds to 16/1 before Week 1.
Since then, the Vikings have placed Adrian Peterson, Matt Kalil and Andre Smith on injured reserve, among others. Despite that, now that they are 5-0, the Vikings, currently with 7/1 odds, are tied for second with the Pittsburgh Steelers behind the Patriots, who have 7/2 odds, according to Bovada.lv.
The move from 25/1 odds to 7/1 odds from February to now marks the highest increase in the NFL.
The Panthers, who had a share of that lead with 9/1 odds to win the next Super Bowl after being the runner-up in Super Bowl 50 in February, are the biggest loser in odds from Feb. 8 until this week (besides those teams that are essentially out of it now with odds of 200/1 or worse). The Panthers’ odds have decreased more than four times over, now at 40/1.
Similar to the Vikings, the Oakland Raiders have been another big mover in the right direction. They started the process with 66/1 odds following the last Super Bowl and are now 25/1 to win Super Bowl LI. The Atlanta Falcons have moved from 33/1 to 16/1.
The top five favorites from earlier this week are the Patriots (7/2), Vikings (7/1), Steelers 7/1, Green Bay Packers (8/1) and Seattle Seahawks (17/2).
SUPER BOWL ODDS VIA BOVADA
|New England Patriots||9/1||6/1||7/2|
|Green Bay Packers||12/1||17/2||8/1|
|Kansas City Chiefs||25/1||28/1||28/1|
|Los Angeles Rams||50/1||66/1||66/1|
|New York Giants||33/1||25/1||66/1|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||50/1||100/1||100/1|
|New Orleans Saints||33/1||66/1||200/1|
|New York Jets||33/1||50/1||200/1|
|San Diego Chargers||50/1||66/1||200/1|
|San Francisco 49ers||50/1||100/1||1000/1|