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NFL Picks - The Gambler’s picks for Super Bowl Odds and Win Totals

Today’s like early Christmas for the Degenerate Gambler!

Although tentative ‘Super Bowl Odds’ have been around since the last play of the Super Bowl, today marked some of the first official lines for both Super Bowl odds and 2019 team win totals.

Roused from his slumber by the scent of fresh, delicious action, the Degenerate Gambler is ready to put $100 on the line on the bets that he thinks are freshest. To the uninitiated, the Degenerate Gambler is a ne’r-do-well that follows the Chargers with a mind for gambling profit. During the season, he’ll put $100 on the line each week, and hope not to lose too painfully much by the end of the season.

How did he last fare?

Divisional Round: Chargers @ Patriots

  • Wager 1 Chargers moneyline $30 [+165] $(30.00)
  • Wager 2 Chargers Alt-Line (-2.5) $30 [+185] $(30.00)
  • Wager 3 Chargers Total (>20.5) $40 [-125] $(40.00)

Oh. So that’s why we haven’t seen much of him since January.

Well, regardless, let’s see what sort of picks he makes based on today’s information:

Courtesy of

NFL Win Totals

Super Bowl 54 Odds

  • Kansas City Chiefs 7/1
  • New England Patriots 8/1
  • New Orleans Saints 8/1
  • Los Angeles Rams 10/1
  • Chicago Bears 14/1
  • Cleveland Browns 14/1
  • Indianapolis Colts 16/1
  • Los Angeles Chargers 16/1
  • Philadelphia Eagles 16/1
  • Minnesota Vikings 20/1
  • Green Bay Packers 22/1
  • Houston Texans 25/1
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 25/1
  • San Francisco 49ers 25/1
  • Atlanta Falcons 33/1
  • Dallas Cowboys 33/1
  • Jacksonville Jaguars 33/1
  • Seattle Seahawks 33/1
  • Baltimore Ravens 40/1
  • Carolina Panthers 40/1
  • Oakland Raiders 40/1
  • Denver Broncos 50/1
  • New York Giants 50/1
  • New York Jets 50/1
  • Buffalo Bills 66/1
  • Detroit Lions 66/1
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers 66/1
  • Tennessee Titans 66/1
  • Cincinnati Bengals 80/1
  • Washington Redskins 80/1
  • Arizona Cardinals 100/1
  • Miami Dolphins 100/1

The Degenerate Gambler’s Early Season Picks:

Pre-Season 2019

  • Wager 1 Chargers Win Total (OVER 9.5) $50 [+100]
  • Wager 2 Chargers Super Bowl Win $10 [+1600]
  • Wager 3 Oakland Raiders (OVER 6.5) $20 [+100]
  • Wager 4 Denver Broncos (UNDER 7.0) $10 [+100]
  • Wager 5 Jacksonville Super Bowl Win $10 [+3300]

Highest Possible Win: $400.00

Well, let’s take a look here. It seems that the Gambler is in agreement with the general thought that the Chargers should be able to contend for the post-season again in 2019.

In general, I have heard the Degenerate Gambler say that he hates Super Bowl win bets that are under 32/1, because there’s too much that can go wrong, and only one team can win. However, he also acknowledges that he’d feel REAL stupid if they finally win the big one and he didn’t take some action before the fireworks go off.

Interestingly, he liked the idea of Jacksonville surprising the league with a Super Bowl win. His best-case scenario has all of the above winning, except, of course, the Chargers in the big game. Nobody should ever count out Nick Foles, and Jacksonville is a lot better on paper than they looked last year. Interestingly, Foles’ previous team is tied with the Chargers on both lists. The Eagles should definitely be contenders this year, so that’s good company to be in.

Beyond that, it seems that our anti-hero agrees that Denver is just a discarded matchbox away from being an ignited dumpster fire. The Raiders, especially after this upcoming draft, will just have too much talent to wallow like they did last year.

So, with the Degenerate Gambler coming back to life for a moment or two, we get to see how he and the rest of the gambling world looks upon the LA Chargers. What picks would you make with your hard-earned $100?

-Jason “Making them odds look more even” Michaels