What are the odds for the Houston Texans winning Super Bowl 54 before training camp begins?
In recent memory it seems the Houston Texans have yet to hit on all cylinders at once late in the season when the games matter the most. It isn’t that games early in the season don’t matter because the do, but in the big moments of the regular season and the playoffs the Texans haven’t shown up as a complete unit.
Remember late last season when the Texans lost important games to the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles late in the season? Wins in those games would have pushed the Texans into a first round bye in the playoffs. In gaining those losses, the Texans ended up hosting a wild card game and losing in the opening round to the Colts for a second time in a span of five weeks.
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Wins in big games need to occur more often for the Bill O’Brien led Texans, especially in 2019 as it is safe to say the seat will be hot from the start for O’Brien and the Texans coaching staff. Remember, the franchise is without a general manager, and playoff wins have been tough to come by as of late, so the pressure is on from all fronts.
That brings us to the Texans Super Bowl 54 “futures bet” odds for winning the Super Bowl this upcoming season.
According to Oddsshark.com and the Bovada listing, the Texans are +3300 to win the Super Bowl, and +1600 to win the AFC Championship.
Also on the Odds Shark site, the Texans are not the favorites to win the division for a second straight season, as the Colts are at +105, followed by the Texans at +275. Next in the AFC South are the Jaguars at +375 and the Tennessee Titans at +600. An example given by Odds Shark on the numbers go like this, “If a team is +2000 that means a $100 wager would pay $2,000.”
Looking at the odds of the Texans winning the Super Bowl, at this point of the offseason there are no issues with it because nobody knows who will be healthy once the regular season begins. Plus, there is the lingering issue of the offensive line improvement will be an issue until it is finally resolved on the field.
Houston has a good opportunity to prove many critics wrong, but they can’t afford to get off to a slow start in the 2019 season like they did last year — they lost the first three games — and the same can be said for the Colts too. Both of those teams had long winning steaks in 2018, but both also showed they are able to win a variety of ways, and the Colts have momentum entering 2019.
The Colts should be an improved team over a year ago, which is forcing the Texans to make sure their game is at a higher level as well. If they can do that the “odds” of the Texans winning the Super Bowl could improve, but again, the improvement has to eventually be shown on the field in the big moments of the regular season and the playoffs.