Super Bowl LVI Predictions, Betting Odds & Picks
- Despite coming up short in Super Bowl LV, the Kansas City Chiefs are favored here
- Back-to-back SB wins are nearly impossible, but the Tampa Bay Bucs w/Brady might
- Our longshot potential NFL champ in 2021/22 are the disassembled Houston Texans
The 2021/22 NFL offseason is officially underway and the oddsmakers have already assigned odds to their favorites to win Super Bowl LVI, with last year’s participants at the top of their list, so we share our predictions, odds, and picks for this exciting (and early!) prop bet. Good luck!
Super Bowl Winner 2022 Odds
Odds taken from DraftKings Sportsbook, updated on March 29, 2021.
|WAS Football Team||+5000|
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NFL Championship Winner 2021/22 Predictions and Picks
The biggest chip on NFL shoulders belongs to the Kansas City Chiefs right now after their disappointing lack of output at the last Big Game, so expect QB Patrick Mahomes and HC Andy Reid to come back this season firing on all cylinders.
Our Pick – Chiefs +500
How to Watch Super Bowl LVI
|Super Bowl LVI 2022 Information|
|What||Super Bowl LV|
|Where||SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA|
|When||Sunday, February 6, 2022; 6:30 PM ET|
|How to watch||NBC|
Favorites to Win
Kansas City Chiefs
After the lackluster football the Kansas City Chiefs played in the last Super Bowl, it might seem a bit odd that they are the favorites to win this early prop bet, but what is certain is that quarterback Patrick Mahomes will want to redeem himself and the team with a triumphant return to the NFL Championship.
Most of the team should be returning to the roster, but some holes will need to be filled by GM Brett Veach with young (read: inexpensive) talent from the upcoming draft and a few key playmakers through free agency.
After their latest SB loss, though, a closer look at all three phases of the game will be necessary, and head coach Andy Reid will have to figure out how to find a better balance between his passing and rushing attacks.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Winning consecutive Super Bowl championships is typically close to impossible, but not so much for GOAT quarterback Tom Brady, who already accomplished that with the Patriots in 2003 and 2004.
Now, with his new team in Tampa and new head coach Bruce Arians, Brady has all the weapons he needs – including Gronk and a solid defensive front – to take another run at the most elusive trophy in sports, the Lombardi.
Some of the Bucs’ key playmakers are getting a bit long in the teeth – not that Ndamukong Suh, William Gholston, and Jason Pierre-Paul are finished with pro football just yet – but it might behoove GM Jason Licht to use free agency and the draft to add a bit of depth to the roster on both side of the ball.
Green Bay Packers
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and company keep getting close to the big prize by placing in the final four remaining teams in the playoffs for the last two seasons, but they have come up short each time and need to figure out why.
Can’t be the future Hall of Fame QB, Rodgers, and his main target, WR Davante Adams, is money, as is RB Aaron Jones out of the backfield, and they will all be returning, so expect this team to once again go deep in the postseason in 2021/22 and make yet another run at being the top NFL franchise.
Head coach Matt LaFleur must work with defensive coordinator Joe Barry to solidify the team on that side of the ball because with the talent they have defensively – the Smith ‘brothers,’ Kenny Clark and Darnell Savage, to name a few – they should be giving Rodgers way more shots at fielding the ball during games.
No Chance to Win
After losing star DE J.J. Watt to the Arizona Cardinals and with QB Deshaun Watson unhappy with the front office and insisting he wants out, the Houston Texans are not the long shots to win this Super Bowl prop bet and it is tough to see a clear path otherwise.
Despite playing decently under center, Watson was only able to post four wins during the 2020 season, and given the talent that sits on that roster, that lack of W’s indicates far deeper problems, ones that new head coach David Culley must now take on.
Regardless of who ends up as starting quarterback in Houston, the first thing that needs to be repaired in that organization is the absence of trust that now exists between players and management, something that can only be solved through leadership, which seems to be sorely lacking in that franchise right now.
Super Bowl FAQ
Can a Super Bowl end in a tie or a draw?
NFL playoff games can never end in a tied score or a draw, and neither can the Super Bowl.
In the event of an overtime situation, after the opening possession, any score can still end the game, but if it goes scoreless through an entire overtime period, they will move into a second overtime period, then a third, and so on until one team finally wins.
How are the Super Bowl cities selected?
According to CNN:
“In the past, the NFL would invite cities to bid, and from those initial bids, the league would narrow that down to select cities.
Then, the NFL would send out bid documents to the finalists, and those chosen cities review the documents and put together a bid, and present it to the league.
The 32 owners vote on the final bids to determine the Super Bowl host.”
That system has since changed, and now the NFL apparently asks a city if they would like to host the game, and if they accept, then they negotiate the terms.
Are Super Bowl squares legal and how do they work?
Betting on Super Bowl squares falls into the category of “social gambling,” which is legal in most states.
Some states have certain limits on the total prize participants can win, usually about $50.
Are Super Bowl pools legal?
According to the legal definition, anytime you bet on the outcome of a sporting event it is considered gambling, so technically, that office pool is included.
You can usually avoid legal problems as long as everyone in the pool has an equal opportunity to win and the person running the pool doesn’t take a cut of the pool.
Which Super Bowl went into overtime?
Super Bowl LI was the only ever Super Bowl to go to overtime.
After the end of regulation time, the Patriots overcame a 25-point deficit (and the largest comeback in Super Bowl history) to beat the Atlanta Falcons with a 75-yard drive.
Why does Super Bowl use Roman numerals?
Believe it or not, the Super Bowl uses complicated Roman numerals in its logos for clarity purposes.
Since the Big Game is played in the calendar year after the regular season, they use Roman numerals to avoid confusing people with the different years.
For example, the Kansas City Chiefs won the 2020 Super Bowl, but that was actually crowning the champion of the 2019 season.
And the winner of the Bucs vs. Chiefs in the 2021 Super Bowl will crown the champion of the 2020 season, so the league adds an LV to keep it simple.
Who was the headliner of the first Super Bowl half-time show?
The very first Superbowl was between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs and was played on January 15th, 1967.
The halftime show of that trend-setting football matchup featured the comedy trio The Three Stooges along with The University Of Arizona and Grambling State marching bands.
What is the history of the Super Bowl coin toss?
For the first 11 Super Bowls, a game official conducted the coin toss.
The Highland Mint in Melbourne, Florida, is responsible for minting the Super Bowl coin toss coin, and they have provided a commemorative coin for the Super Bowl toss for the last 28 Big Games that have been held.
The Super Bowl coin toss is one of the most popular, if not the most popular, Super Bowl Prop Bets and you can have a go at it using the DraftKings Sportsbook.
What are the biggest three Super Bowl halftime controversies?
3) Super Bowl XLVI – controversial rapper M.I.A. gave everyone the middle finger and got sued by the NFL for more than $16 million in 2012.
2) Super Bowl LIII – Maroon 5 accepted the gig after two others turned it down in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick’s kneel for justice movement, which critics interpreted as a slight against Kaepernick.
1) Super Bowl XXXVIII – Justin Timberlake becomes a huge part of Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” as a little too much of her was seen on live television.
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Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager.
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