- The NFL Draft caused the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys to improve their Super Bowl 58 betting odds the most among top contenders for next season.
- Philadelphia’s rise was largely based on the influx of top-end talent, while the Cowboys may be moving up because of the stagnation of the San Francisco 49ers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – NFL sportsbooks have shifted their future betting odds on Super Bowl 57, Conference Champions, and Division winners following the conclusion of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Focusing on legal Super Bowl 58 betting sites and odds because of the larger payouts, bettors can see that two NFC East favorites have seen their odds shorten the most out of the Super Bowl favorites.
How the NFL Draft affected Super Bowl 58 Odds
|Team:||Pre-Draft Odds:||Post-Draft Odds:|
|Kansas City Chiefs||+550||+600|
|San Francisco 49ers||+750||+750|
NFC East Powerhouses See Odds Shorten
With the best and fourth-best records in the NFC last season, it should come as no surprise that the Eagles and Cowboys are some of the favorites to win the Super Bowl from the National Football Conference.
What may be more of a surprise is how legal sports betting sites decided to shorten both their odds following the draft.
Considering that only one team from the NFC East can earn home-field advantage or a bye week in the playoffs, the Super Bowl odds for the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles should likely be inversely related.
Comparing reactions to the two team’s draft, the Philadelphia Eagles should likely have seen their odds shorten and the Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl odds elongate:
- Dallas Cowboys Draft: With the team’s first pick in the NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys chose defensive tackle Mazi Smith. Smith was ranked 42nd on Daniel Jeremiah’s final prospect rankings list. The rest of the Cowboys draft class was considered good enough to earn a B grade by Mel Kiper, but that was only third best in the NFC East.
- Philadelphia Eagles Draft: Taking Jalen Carter and Nolan Smith in the first round, the Philadelphia Eagles secured two of Jeremiah’s top 13 overall players in the draft. That influx of top-end talent offsets the offseason loss of Javon Hargrave and was good enough to the best NFL Draft grade by Mel Kiper.
The Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl 58 odds were likely hurt by the Eagles draft class but were helped out more overall by the San Francisco 49ers draft.
San Francisco, who will likely be starting Sam Darnold at quarterback, did not have any picks in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft and failed to address any offensive needs until the seventh round.
For a team that lost 31-7 in the NFC Championship largely due to quarterback Brock Purdy getting hurt, the 49ers likely should have allocated more draft capital to the offensive side of the ball.
San Francisco’s odds at NFL betting sites did not shift after the NFL Draft, but a slide down may be on the horizon as NFC East contenders move up.
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Brett is a passionate sports writer who majored in Sport Management at Florida State University. He combines his knowledge of stats with his understanding of game theory to find the best values when sports betting. Brett enjoys golfing, playing cornhole, and hanging out by the pool when he’s not locked in watching games.