NFL Betting: Our Three Favorite Super Bowl Bets Heading Into Wild Card Weekend

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  • The Niners are favorited to win the Super Bowl at +230
  • Baltimore’s defense led the league in opponent scoring, sacks, and turnovers
  • The Rams won seven of their final eight games

Another NFL regular season is officially in the books, setting us up for what should be a thrilling NFL Wild Card Weekend. That means now is the time to get your Super Bowl bets in, as the odds will lose value as soon as the weekend’s games are over.

Below, we will share our three favorite bets to win Super Bowl LVIII. We’ll provided the odds and insights you need to bet on each confidently at US Sportsbooks ahead of the 2024 NFL playoffs.

San Francisco 49ers 

+230 at FanDuel Sportsbook   

Betting on the Niners at this price is too good of a proposition to pass up. While they were beaten up by the Ravens a couple of weeks ago, we know this is a great football team. The loss to Baltimore served as a humbling wakeup call for a team that had won six straight, just in time for the postseason.

There is no team that can match the balance of the Niners. Brock Purdy posted an MVP-worthy season, as running back Christian McCaffrey has been near unstoppable. On defense, the team is overwhelming opponents, leading to many lopsided wins. On top of all that talent, the Niners are also one of healthiest teams in the league heading into Wild Card Weekend.

Given how weak the NFC has been this season, we believe the Niners to be the safest Super Bowl bet on the board.

Baltimore Ravens 

+350 at FanDuel Sportsbook

No team has played better in the second half of the season than the Ravens. They finished the season (not including Week 18) by beating four playoff teams, outscoring them 149-76. That includes a 33-19 blowout win on the road against the Niners. Lamar Jackson has carried the offense, overcoming key injuries to finish fourth in the league in scoring (28.4 PPG). 

On top of a great year from Jackson, the Ravens also own the league’s top defense. Baltimore led the league in opponent scoring (16.5 PPG), turnovers forced (31), and sacks (60), while finishing sixth in yards allowed (301.4 YPG). The unit has overwhelmed even the league’s best offenses, giving them a major edge in the playoffs. 

While the AFC playoff field is loaded with good teams, the combination of an MVP quarterback and league-leading defense makes this an easy bet.

Los Angeles Rams 

+5000 at FanDuel Sportsbook

This has been a very good Rams team when they have been healthy. They finished the season winning seven of their final eight games, putting them into the playoffs after a brutal 3-6 start. While this is a longshot bet, we think the Rams have what it takes to win a Super Bowl.

The reason for their success has been the offense, which is one of the most dangerous in the NFL. Puka Nacua and Cooper Kupp give the Rams the best receiving duo in the NFC, which Matthew Stafford has capitalized on. On top of that, LA also has the best running back in the league in Kyren Williams, who is averaging five yards per carry.

The biggest question mark around this Rams team is their defense. They haven’t been great this season, but rookie defensive tackle Kobie Turner has given them a boost down the stretch. He finished the season leading the team with nine sacks, seven of which came after Thanksgiving. Turner is getting hot at the right time, and it could help LA earn a surprising Super Bowl.

Michael is an avid sports fan and a veteran bettor from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He learned the trade from his grandfather in Las Vegas as a kid. As an adult, Michael started picking games for a small sports betting site and has built it into a career. His experience allows him to provide tips and information to help other bettors improve their game. Michael cheers for all Wisconsin pro teams, the Arizona State Sun Devils (his alma mater), and the Ottawa Senators. He specializes in baseball betting but has extensive experience in football, basketball, and hockey. When he isn’t pouring over stats, he’s spending time with his two young children or hiking and enjoying the outdoors.