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Cardinals-Raiders Super Bowl? Odds leap after 2-0 starts

Apr 28, 2021; Canton, Ohio, USA; A Super Bowl Vince Lombardi trophy on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 28, 2021; Canton, Ohio, USA; A Super Bowl Vince Lombardi trophy on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Two weeks, two wins … to the Super Bowl?

Perfect starts to the 2021 season have triggered a serious boost to the Super Bowl and division title odds for three teams that were hardly considered championship contenders entering September.

The Las Vegas Raiders and Arizona Cardinals sliced their Super Bowl odds nearly in half since the opening kickoff in Week 1 and the Carolina Panthers are on the climb as well.

“While it’s only Week 2, an NFL season is by nature a small sample size — even with the added game — so you’re going to see some significant adjustments if a team is showing early signs of outperforming market expectations. The Cardinals, Panthers and Raiders all fall into that category,” BetRivers sportsbook manager Zach Schlouch told Field Level Media.

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The Raiders enter Week 3 at +5000 to win the Super Bowl at BetRivers. They opened at +7500. Odds to win the rough and tumble AFC West dropped from +2000 to +1100 following wins over the Ravens and Steelers.

PointsBet nudged Vegas from the opening line of +6000 to win the Super Bowl to +4000.

But the Cardinals are now +2200 at PointsBet, even with the Seahawks and ahead of the Cowboys and Titans (tied at +2500). WynnBet also adjusted Arizona’s projected win total from eight to 10. The Panthers remain available at an over-under of eight wins.

WynnBet pushed the Panthers from an opening line of +1100 to win the NFC South to +650, and barely inched Carolina forward from +8000 Super Bowl odds to +7500. The Panthers beat the Saints 26-7 in Week 2 and handled the Jets, 19-14, in the opener.

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At Wynnbet the Raiders are now +1000 to win the AFC West from an opening price of +2500.

The FanDuel Super Bowl market reveals the most dramatic shift for the Panthers at +5500 to win the Super Bowl. At opening kickoff in Week 1, the odds for the same bet were +9000.

The Raiders, who started at +7500 are now +5000 and Arizona spiked from +4800 to the current odds of +3400.

–Field Level Media