Houston Texans: 2018 Super Bowl odds
The Super Bowl is the ultimate goal for all 32 NFL teams, but what does Las Vegas believe the odds are for the Houston Texans to win the Super Bowl this season?
The ultimate goal for the Houston Texans and all NFL teams is to end the season with a win in Super Bowl LIII, but since only one team will have that feeling at the end of the 2018 season, what are the odds this occurs for the Texans for the first time in franchise history?
The Texans seem to be set at valuable positions on offense and defense entering the 2018 season with a star in the making at quarterback with Deshaun Watson beginning his second season under center following a injury-shortened rookie year. Watson suffered an ACL tear in practice after playing in seven games in 2017, finishing 126-of-204 for 1,699 yards with 19 touchdown passes and eight interceptions. Watson completed 61.8 percent of his passes and had four passes for 40-plus yards.
Those numbers, along with having DeAndre Hopkins as his top wide receiver, make the Texans a very dangerous team in the AFC. According to OddsShark.com, entering the 2018 season, the Texans are +2000 to become Super Bowl champions for the first time. Compare that to the New England Patriots, who have played in the past two Super Bowls, and the Patriots are +500 to win the championship this season.
What about reaching the Super Bowl this season … where do the Texans stand? Also according to OddsShark.com, the Texans are between +800 to +1000 to win the AFC. Compare that to the reigning AFC champion Patriots team — which is also the Week 1 opponent for Houston — and New England stands at between +200 to +260.
The AFC South championship is being predicted to be between two teams in the Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars. Houston enters the season at +188 to win the division, but the Jaguars are at +180.
All of these NFL Futures betting lines seem fair to the Texans for the fact they are not only coming off a 4-12 season, but they still have to prove to many they can stay healthy and on the field for an entire season. Not only that, they need to prove they can unseat the Jaguars in the AFC South, which isn’t an easy task with their defense being strong and with them having a top NFL running back in Leonard Fournette.
This is no doubt going to be an exciting season for the Texans. With the talent they have on both sides of the ball, and if Watson stays healthy, the expectations are possibly at an all-time high for this franchise. Now it is up to them to see if they can meet or even exceed expectations by Vegas and elsewhere and make a run as champions of the NFL in 2018.