The Super Bowl has come and gone and now football bettors start sizing up the NFL odds for next season. A lot will happen between now and Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season, but you could get a leg up on your bookie if you can peg a Super Bowl LV contender early and get the most value out of the NFL futures odds.
Here are a few value teaser odds to win next year’s big game:
Dallas Cowboys 20/1
The Cowboys have a talented roster and a brand-new coaching staff eager to please Jerry Jones after many quality variations of the club failed to meet the lofty expectations of “America’s Team”. The big offseason questions lie in the passing game where quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper are up for new contracts.
The Cowboys will likely invest with Prescott but will need to be strategic about signing Cooper, perhaps opting a cheaper free agent route or drafting an impact receiver. The NFC East still looks like a battle between Dallas and Philadelphia, so the Cowboys have a great shot of qualifying for the playoffs – and then anything can happen from there.
Seattle Seahawks 25/1
The Seahawks had a great 2019 season, jumping on the back of quarterback Russell Wilson and winning a number of very close games. Seattle needs help on the defensive side of the ball after ranking among the worst stop units in the league, specifically at defending the pass. Offensively, there is a lot to be excited about. DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett look like one of the most dynamic receiving combos and the run game finished fourth best in the NFL in 2019.
Now, Seattle does play in the tough NFC West which features the previous two reigning NFC champions: the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams. The Arizona Cardinals are also on the rise after a promising first year from Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury. That’s why the Seahawks are priced so well.
Houston Texans 35/1
The Texans were a 24-0 collapse away from knocking off the eventual AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round. Houston has plenty of talent, none more dangerous than quarterback Deshaun Watson, who proved his poise and durability with a fantastic 2019. Houston will complement a deep passing attack with an equally deep run game, getting Lamar Miller back from a season-ending injury in 2020.
The Texans defense needs to plug some holes before it can really contend for a Super Bowl. Defensive end JJ Watt is still effective but can’t stay healthy and the secondary finished 29th in passing yards allowed per game. Houston has a great shot of staying on top of the AFC South with quarterback questions on the plate this offseason for all the other teams in the division. Despite that, rivals like the Titans and Colts are listed at the same odds as Houston to win the Super Bowl. There’s solid value in taking the Texans this early into the 2020 NFL futures book.