Just a week into the 2021 NFL season, New Orleans’ Super Bowl LVI odds are on the move.
After a convincing 38-3 win over the Packers in their season opener in Jacksonville, the Saints saw their odds to lift the Lombardi Trophy in February trimmed from 40/1 to 25/1 at BetMGM. PointsBet and FanDuel are dealing the same number in their Super Bowl futures markets.
The SuperBook in Las Vegas shows the most respect for New Orleans at 18/1, tightened from 50/1 offered on the eve of the season.
Bally’s has the best price we’re seeing on the Saints, showing 35/1 odds on a Super Bowl title.
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Here are updated Saints’ futures prices from around the betting marketplace.
|To win Super Bowl LVI||40/1||22/1||20/1|
|To win NFC||16/1||12/1||10/1|
|To win NFC South||+275||+300||+250|
While there’s renewed confidence in the Saints, they’re still a relative longshot just to get to the Super Bowl, as five teams are priced ahead of them on the NFC oddsboard at BetMGM: the Bucs (+175), Rams (+275), 49ers (+325), Seahawks (+700), and the Packers (+1400). The Cowboys share the Saints’ +1600 price.
Eyes On Jameis Winston
Skepticism around the Saints prevailed among bettors ahead of the season largely because of Jameis Winston replacing Drew Brees at quarterback. While Winston’s talent is undeniable, his propensity to turn the ball over was a legitimate reason for the hesitancy.
Winston’s performance in Week 1 against Green Bay – 14 for 20 for 148 yards, five touchdown passes, and no interceptions – did at least something to assuage the concerns, and it was certainly noticed by the oddsmakers.
Winston is now the second favorite at BetMGM and FanDuel to be named AP Comeback Player of the Year, priced at 5/1 at both shops after being listed at 10/1 and 15/1, respectively, before the season. Dak Prescott remains the top choice.
The Saints’ signal-caller has an early lead in the passing touchdown race, and he’s 11/1 at BetMGM to finish the season atop the category.
Winston is 25/1 at BetMGM and 30/1 at FanDuel to be named NFL MVP – long prices, but ones that put him in the early mix for award.
Next Up For The Saints
The Saints will be laying points on the road when they visit their NFC South rival Panthers in Week 2. After opening as 3-point favorites Sunday, New Orleans has taken the early action and has been adjusted to -3.5.
There’s also been early money on the UNDER, with the total dipping to 44.5 after opening 46.
In Week 3, the Saints visit the Patriots, before hosting the Giants in what will hopefully is their first game of the season at Caesars Superdome.