Super Bowl LVI Odds Update After NFL Week 8

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With the NFL season finishing Week 8, it’s a perfect opportunity to analyze the ebbs and flows in the betting market. We are going to look at the movers and shakers that have shortened in price as they’ve enhanced their Super Bowl LVI credentials while considering a bet on one of the major drifters’.

Super Bowl LVI

Sunday, February 13, 2022 at SoFi Stadium

Super Bowl LVI Odds (Best Price Update)

Packers and Cardinals Flip-Flop Near the Top

Thursday Night Football this week was a box office delight and hopefully, readers took my advice and steered away from the Cardinals in the Super Bowl market (now +1200 from +850) for the time being as the Red Sea lost the only unbeaten record in the NFL against the Green Bay Packers.

Funnily enough, the interception of Kyler Murray’s miss communication with A J Green could be a blessing in disguise for the Arizona Cardinals as mistakes are bound to happen in a long season.

With the Seahawks and 49ers winning this week and being the Cardinals’ next two opponents there are a couple of tough Divisional weeks ahead. They look good for the Playoffs still and with Kyler Murray as a potential matchwinner, anything is possible.

Alternatively, the Green Bay Packers have flip-flopped in front of the Cardinals now at +900 from +1200 on the NFL odds. I have to be honest and say, I expected the turbulent off-season involving Aaron Rodgers to undermine the chances of Green Bay this year and that might still be the case.

Other Movers and Shakers This Week

The Buffalo Bills solidified up further at the top of the Super Bowl betting and especially at the top of the AFC that looks weaker than normal.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers loss to Divisional rivals, the New Orleans Saints away in the Superdome has been largely ignored and appears not to worry bettors or firms alike. The Dallas Cowboys just keep riding roughshod over the weak NFC West and hopes are rightly growing while their Super Bowl price is shrinking week on week.

Titans Losing Henry Is a Cruel Twist of Fate

When I was working my way through the prices for Super Bowl LVI before Sunday’s games, Tennessee Titans were looking the value but with their star running back Derrick Henry injuring his foot and needing surgery goes to show how fickle the NFL can be for teams’ chances if they lose one of their star player’s.

Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP.

It’s such a shame because the spirit within the team is evident and would have propelled them into an underdog’s chance at the playoff stage. A watching brief is required in the next few weeks to see if the Titans have more than just last Sunday’s fine spirit to carry them forward as we are only halfway through the league season.

Rams Ready to Assume Charge of the NFC West

We discussed the Cardinals earlier and last week so step up the LA Rams to take charge of the NFC West should Kyler Murray dip a little.

I have discussed the star quality of Kyler Murray but let’s talk about the reliability of Matthew Stafford at the Rams who must be loving life in a winning franchise having spent all those years at the Detroit Lions on a losing team.

His consistency will likely win the NFC West for the Rams but his lack of playoff experience is a slight worry although Sean McVay’s experience of winning the NFC Championship and leading them to the Super Bowl final in 2018 could be a huge help in that regard given he was relatively new to his coaching role at the time.

As I discussed earlier the Cards have two tough matches coming up against divisional rivals San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks in the next couple of weeks while the Rams get to play the Tennessee Titans with no Derrick Henry so it could be all change at the top of the NFC West so take GTbets at +105 now.

NFC West Pick: LA Rams to Top NFC West (+105) at GTbets (visit our GTbets Review)

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I’ll Keep My Powder Dry on the Super Bowl Market This Week

Before Derrick Henry’s injury, I was going to add the Tennessee Titans as longshots in the Super Bowl market but it’s a case of keeping my powder dry for the time being. There are a couple more teams I will be watching closely in the coming weeks, particularly the Arizona Cardinals who may lose this week or next and allow their Super Bowl price to drift.

Darrell Henderson #27 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates with teammates. Carmen Mandato/Getty Images/AFP.

I discussed above how Sean McVay’s experience from 2018 will likely be pivotal in getting Matthew Stafford who is only two years his junior through the playoffs. There’s no doubt about it, we are halfway through the season and the LA Rams could feasibly be described as the best football team.

Not all the prices have settled down yet so shop around on our comparison table below and take the LA Rams to win the NFC.

NFC Conference Pick: LA Rams to Top NFC Conference (+300) at BetOnline

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