Ranking potential Super Bowl matchups The Most Likely and Least Likely Super Bowl Matchups
We've made it to the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, which means there are only seven games left in the regular season. Only eight teams remain in contention for the Super Bowl title. On Sunday night, that number will be reduced to four. While teams still need two more wins to advance to the championship game, it's not too early to look at how the betting market expects things to play out.
You can currently bet on which two teams you believe will make the Super Bowl at BetMGM. The odds are adjusted based on the likelihood of both teams arriving. Obviously, the better the odds, the more unlikely the matchup. Let's check out the current odds at BetMGM.
Potential Super Bowl matchups are ranked.Which Super Bowl matchups do bookmakers think are most likely? What about the least likely scenario? Let's take a look at all 16 possible matchups, ranked from least likely to most likely.
New York Giants vs. Jacksonville JaguarsDuring wild-card weekend, the Jaguars and Giants both won outright as underdogs. In this round, both teams are underdogs by more than a touchdown. If either team survives this weekend, they will be a significant underdog in the conference championship game.
The odds are 150-to-115.Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Dallas Cowboys, 15th.
Jacksonville would have to beat Kansas City as an 8.5-point underdog before pulling off another upset against Buffalo or Cincinnati. In the divisional round, Dallas is a 3.5-point underdog against the San Francisco 49ers.
The odds are 66-to-114.Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Giants, 14th
The Bengals are 5.5-point underdogs against the Bills this weekend in Buffalo. If they beat Buffalo, they will be underdogs against the Chiefs if KC advances, though the Bengals will be home favorites against Jacksonville if KC advances. The Bengals face a difficult road to the Super Bowl, but they have a better chance than the Giants, who must first defeat Philadelphia and then either San Francisco or Dallas.
The odds are 60-to-113.Buffalo Bills vs. New York Giants, Week 13
Once again, the Giants' chances of reaching the Super Bowl are what lowers these odds. The Giants are 11-to-1 favorites to win the NFC. Buffalo is the favorite to advance to the conference championship game. A rematch with Kansas City would most likely be regarded as a coin toss. These odds are more indicative of New York's situation than of Buffalo's.
The odds are 35-112.12. New York Giants vs. Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs are the current favorites to win the Super Bowl, but the odds of them facing the Giants in that game are quite low.
The odds are 30-to-111.Jacksonville Jaguars vs. San Francisco 49ers, 11 a.m.
Jacksonville is 11-to-1 to win the AFC, making it the conference's biggest long shot. San Francisco is a co-favorite from the NFC. If the 49ers win the Super Bowl, they will almost certainly face a team from the AFC other than Jacksonville.
The odds are 28-to-110.Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 10 a.m.
The Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers are co-favorites to win the NFC, with both teams listed at +160 odds to win the conference. Nobody would be surprised if Philadelphia made it to the Super Bowl, but having Jacksonville as its opponent would be a surprise.
28-to-1 odds9. Dallas Cowboys vs. Cincinnati Bengals
This weekend, Cincinnati and Dallas are road underdogs by more than a field goal. While it wouldn't be surprising if either team won, oddsmakers aren't betting on it. If both No. 1 seeds hold, the Cowboys and Bengals will be underdogs in the conference championship game. Both teams are talented, and it would not be surprising to see them make a run, but the odds are stacked against them.
The odds are 22 to 18.Dallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills
The Bills face a tough test this weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals, and if they continue to play like they did last week, their season will likely end. However, Buffalo is the betting favorite to advance to the conference championship game. A rematch against the Chiefs would be epic and most likely a tossup on neutral ground. According to the oddsmakers, Dallas is the third-most likely NFC team to advance to the Super Bowl.
The odds are 14 to 17.7. Dallas Cowboys vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City is a heavy favorite to win the AFC championship game. Once there, the Chiefs will face a tough test against either Cincinnati or Buffalo. The Chiefs are the AFC's favorite to win the championship. However, the oddsmakers do not see Dallas as their most likely Super Bowl opponent.
The odds are 13 to 16.6. San Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Last season, the Bengals represented the AFC in the Super Bowl and are +350 to do so again. These odds are lower than those of Kansas City and Buffalo. The San Francisco 49ers have not lost since October and are co-favorites to win the NFC championship.
10-to-15 odds.5. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Because oddsmakers believe Philadelphia and San Francisco have roughly equal chances of representing the NFC in the Super Bowl, it's no surprise that the odds for a Bengals-Eagles potential Super Bowl matchup are the same as the odds for a Bengals-49ers meeting.
The odds are 10-to-14.4. San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills were heavy favorites to win the Super Bowl for much of the season. However, at this point of the playoffs, they have the second-best odds to win both the Super Bowl and AFC. San Francisco is a +160 favorite to win the NFC, but it will almost certainly have to do so on the road in Philadelphia.
Odds: +6003. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs are the Super Bowl favorites, while the Philadelphia Eagles are the No. 1 seed in the NFC. On paper, this appears to be the most likely Super Bowl matchup, but it has been narrowly defeated.
Odds: +6002. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Buffalo Bills
If Kansas City does not advance to the Super Bowl, the Buffalo Bills are the AFC's next most likely representative, according to the betting odds. If the Bills and Eagles meet in the Super Bowl, the two fanbases may endanger civilization for the two weeks leading up to and immediately following the game.
Odds: +6001. San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
According to the betting odds, the most likely Super Bowl matchup would be a rematch of the Super Bowl three years ago. Kyle Shanahan and the San Francisco 49ers would have the opportunity to exact revenge on Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid, and the Kansas City Chiefs. It all makes sense. Kansas City is the current favorite to win the championship. San Francisco has won 11 straight games, and a trip to the Super Bowl would extend that streak to 13. I don't think any objective observer would object to this Super Bowl matchup.
Odds: +550Will there be a rematch in the Super Bowl between Andy Reid and Kyle Shanahan?
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