Super Bowl Bets: Who Will Win The Vince Lombardi Trophy in 2023?
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Strike off another tent-pole of the NFL off-season as the annual draft of college football’s top players has been and gone and each of the 32 teams is trying to convince us that yes, really, they did get the top players on their board.
However, the top nfl betting sites have been keeping track of all the reaches, drops and trades from the Las Vegas draft.
They also have the latest odds on who made the shrewdest selections and who had some of the more curious choices in their pursuit of the Super Bowl LVII.
What is the Super Bowl?
Played every year since 1967, the Super Bowl is the clash between the winner of the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference to decide the champion team of the NFL.
But, of course, it’s more than just a game, as America stops to watch the biggest televised sporting event of the year, star-studded half-time shows and countless TV ads.
The New England Patriots have played in the most Super Bowls (11), winning six of them, all since 2001. Along with the Pittsburgh Steelers, they share the record for the most league titles.
The Los Angeles Rams are the current holders having beaten the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI in February 2022.
Can they repeat? Or who’s going to topple them? How has the 2022 NFL Draft affected the odds? Let’s take a look at some of the contenders.
The Bills resisted the temptation to spend their first round pick on top running back prospect Breece Hall and decided to address a defence that cost them so dearly in the AFC playoffs last season.
Kair Elam at cornerback has the potential to shore up a problem position for a team that is smack in the middle of their Super Bowl window.
Better still, they did get a running back in the second round who can add an extra dimension to their offence. Should James Cook perform anywhere near the level of his sibling, Dalvin Cook of the Vikings, in the pro ranks he will own the backfield in Orchard Park.
And they’ve even upgraded their punter with the “Punt God”, Matt Araiza, who set several college records and could be a major Special Teams improvement, so their 8.0 odds with multiple betting sites remains a solid bet.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs gave their 2022 first rounder to the Jaguars for a series of later picks, one of which was the first pick of round two on Friday.
They used it to take pass-rusher Logan Hall, who may be tasked with filling the considerable gap left by Ndamukong Suh. Luke Goedeke, another second round pick, was brought in for the retiring Ali Marpet,
A Tight end was also needed, as Rob Gronkowski has not yet followed his ex-Pats pal Tom Brady by confirming a return for next season.
OJ Howard’s gone too, so rookies Cade Otton and Ko Kieft could be thrust into playing time after being taken in the fourth and sixth rounds.
Of course, the biggest news for Tampa is that they don’t have to replace 44-year-old Tom Brady as he decided to un-retire - the Bucs would not be 9.0 with if not for his reversal.
Kansas City Chiefs
Buffalo’s main rivals for the AFC title also addressed their secondary following the Russian roulette-like Divisional showdown with the Bills last season.
In trading for the 23rd overall pick to take consensus top-five corner Trent McDuffie of Washington, KC showed that, despite the exit of Tyreek Hill this offseason, they have every intention of competing in 2022.
They kept their own 2022 first rounder as well, choosing a defensive end in George Karlaftis, underlining their defensive needs.
Those moves could’ve come at the expense of drafting offensive talent to replace Hill, but Skyy Moore, a wide receiver from Western Michigan who many fancied to go in the first round, fell to the 55th overall pick on day two and compares favourably to their former playmaker.
The Chiefs are among the cohort of teams just behind the Bills for the Super Bowl in 2022, with odds of 11.0 available at bet365 despite a turbulent offseason.
The Rams set a record by being the latest ever Super Bowl champion to start drafting by not making a selection until the third round and pick 104 having traded away their picks for their Super Bowl run last season.
Logan Bruss, an offensive guard from Wisconsin, is part of the plan to replace Andrew Whitworth (retirement) and Austin Corbett (free agency).
They used the rest of their draft to add defensive-backs mostly, with two corners and two safeties selected from round four to round seven, while fifth-rounder Kyren Williams, a running-back, may get an opportunity as a third-down back this season.
However, Allen Robinson remains their biggest offseason signing and he’s a great new toy for Matt Stafford to play with. They are 12.0 with Unibet for a successful Super Bowl defence.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers’ decision-makers continued to spurn their fans’ desire to see a first round wide-receiver pick, which was all the more urgent this year because Davante Adams is now a Raider.
They did take Christian Watson in the second round though, trading up to get him as their rivals picked off six of the top prospects in the first round. Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Adams were all second round selections, so the omens are good.
His selection came after the Packers used two first round picks to take linebacker Quay Walker and defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt, so if he doesn’t work out there’ll be plenty of questions for general manager Brian Gutekunst.
He did dip back into the receiver pool with deep threat Romeo Doubs in the fourth round, who could take Marquez Valdes-Scantling’s snaps now he’s on the Chiefs.
With Aaron Rodgers returning at QB, they’re still 12.0 with Ladbrokes to go all the way in 2022.
The Ravens were gazumped by the Eagles for human wrecking ball Jordan Davis in the first round, but safety Kyle Hamilton - talked about as potentially the best player in the draft - fell into their lap instead.
He joins a stacked secondary that will make Baltimore a test for any quarterback.
Centre Tyler Linderbaum similarly slid further than many expected, and will help protect former MVP Lamar Jackson, though the trade that led to that pick - Arizona taking wideout Marquise Brown off the Ravens for the 25th overall pick - has left him publicly wondering who he’ll pass the ball to.
The answer may be tight ends, as Charlie Kolar and Isaiah Likely were both taken in the fourth round, each presenting a sizeable red-zone threat.
The Ravens are a tempting 21.0 with Betfair for the Super Bowl.
The Eagles beat the Ravens to Jordan Davis in the first round before making a stunning move for AJ Brown, the Tennessee Titans’ huge pass-catcher in a move that upended expectations for both teams.
It puts quarterback Jalen Hurts in a position to succeed - and in the spotlight - as Philly will almost certainly look to replace him if he cannot get a tune out of the receiving talent around him now.
Centre Cam Jurgens and Georgia linebacker Nakobe Dean, who fell due to concerns about his health, look strong additions too.
It might be too early to think about a Super Bowl run at 34.0, but they are getting the pieces in place for one soon.
Kenny Pickett was the first quarterback off the board at 20, being charged with replacing Ben Roethlisberger if all goes to plan.
Billed as the most NFL-ready of the signal-callers in 2022, his selection makes sense in the context of a Steelers team that still capable of competing with their defence and skill positions. To which they added George Pickens from Georgia, who’ll bolster a receiver room that includes Chase Claypool and Diontae Johnson.
If Pickens can step in and perform immediately, 70/1 odds on the Steelers will look very generous.
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