- The AFC is favored by 3.5 points over the NFC in Super Bowl LV.
- A team from the AFC has won the last two Super Bowls.
- The NFC playoff teams have a combined record of 73-39.
TAMPA - The NFL postseason has arrived with 14 teams making up the playoff field set after a dramatic slate of Week 17 games. This year's postseason will be different from previous years, with an extra playoff spot added and only the top seed in each conference earning a first-round bye instead of the top two teams, this will be a postseason like no other.
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The postseason beginning in less than a week has led to Bovada posting Super Bowl prop odds on which conference will win Super Bowl 55.
One of the biggest advantages of betting on the winning conference is it doesn’t matter which pairing of teams make Super Bowl 55.
Super Bowl LV - Winning Conference
- AFC -3.5 -120
- NFC +3.5 -120
The AFC is favored to win the Super Bowl as their conference is home to the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Not only that but the AFC does have a better regular-season record than the NFC among postseason teams.
The teams in the AFC playoff field have a combined 83-29 compared to the NFC’s 73-39 record.
Bovada is justified for favoring the AFC over the NFC in Super Bowl LV because the AFC has been the better conference this season. The AFC should be favored over the NFC as this season their playoff pool is deeper than the NFC’s.
This Super Bowl 55 betting prop remains a good play despite the fact that there hasn’t been one postseason game played yet, especially if betting on the AFC to win the conference's third straight Super Bowl.
While the Super Bowl remains a little under a month away now might be the best time to take advantage of early odds especially before teams start getting eliminated from the postseason.
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Robert has been writing for BettingSuperBowl since 2019. When he isn’t dreaming of a Cowboys Super Bowl victory, he can be found wherever sports are being watched.