With Super Bowl LIII in the rearview mirror attention now turns to the 2019 season and Super Bowl LIV. OddsShark has released the way-too-early odds for next season’s champion and... well... they don’t seem to think there is a very good chance that the Titans are doing confetti angels this time next year.
Updated odds to win Super Bowl 54 (Bovada):— OddsShark (@OddsShark) February 4, 2019
The Titans being lower than you might suspect is not unusual. After all, the goal of an oddsmaker is to spread the bets as evenly as possible, reducing their risk of taking a big loss on any one team. The Titans are a small market team that has a relatively small fan base compared with the rest of the NFL.
However, to give the Jacksonville Jaguars better odds coming off a hopeless 5-11 season with no clue who their quarterback might be on opening day is strange. It’s not like the Jaguars are a massive public team either. The last time these two teams took the same field it was pretty clear who the better side was.
The Titans are one of just six teams to post a winning record in each of the last three seasons, but they’ll need to make some major strides — especially on offense — over the next seven months if they hope to break through the 9-7 glass ceiling in 2019. To actually win the Super Bowl, Tennessee would likely have to finish the regular season as either the #1 or #2 seed in the AFC. No team seeded #3 or lower has even played in the Super Bowl since 2012.