The NFL regular season has come to an end, and 14 teams are gearing up to compete for Super Bowl LVIII supremacy. Week 18 saw a dramatic showdown, with four division titles and five playoff spots sealed in the final week of regular season. Notably, the Buffalo Bills clinched their fourth AFC East title with a thrilling 21-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins. This win marked the Bills’ fourth straight division title.
The victories for the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers also resulted in them securing division titles by the end of the regular season. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ disappointing 28-20 loss to the Tennessee Titans opened the door for the Texans to snatch away the AFC South title. This, in turn, allowed the Pittsburgh Steelers to claim the seventh seed in the AFC playoffs.
As the playoff picture is set, the Super Bowl LVIII outright odds are now available. With six games to handicap in the Wild Card Weekend, bettors have an array of matchups and odds to consider. Interestingly, the Bills find themselves as the only double-digit favorites, with a +10 spread. Additionally, the Rams, who have won seven of their last eight games, face an intriguing matchup against the Lions, opening as a field-goal favorite at +3.5.
The quarterbacks for the teams with the first-round playoff byes and the shortest Super Bowl odds also have the shortest odds of winning the Super Bowl MVP. Lamar Jackson and Brock Purdy stand as strong contenders for the MVP title.
As the playoffs kick off, various players present tempting MVP odds, particularly those with longshot potential. For example, quarterbacks Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes have promising odds out of the AFC, while Dak Prescott and CeeDee Lamb are considered viable longshots out of the NFC. It’s worth noting that betting early could offer the best value on players.
As the NFL playoffs enter its next phase, the excitement continues to build. The stage is set for an action-packed Wild Card Weekend, and football fans are eagerly awaiting the outcome of the games. With the Super Bowl MVP odds already released, the anticipation for Super Bowl LVIII is palpable.