Super Bowl 55 is still a week away, but the NFL offseason hot stove is already in full swing. Late last night, news broke that the Detroit Lions traded longtime star quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for Jared Goff and a package of picks. The Lions will receive a third-round pick this year and two future first round picks in 2022 and 2023.
Led by head coach Sean McVay and a stellar defense centered around Aaron Donald and Jaylen Ramsey, the Rams are in win-now mode. Replacing Goff with Stafford represents a significant upgrade at the quarterback position, both on the field and in the eyes of the sportsbooks. Following the swap of former first overall picks, Los Angeles quickly moved from + 2000 to + 1400 to win the Super Bowl at PointsBet. The Rams also moved from + 900 to + 700 to win the NFC.
At DraftKings, the Rams are now + 1100 to win next year's Super Bowl, which is tied with the Bucs for the third best odds overall. Los Angeles is + 500 to win the NFC, trailing only the Packers at + 450.
Here are the updated odds to win the 2021-2022 Super Bowl at DraftKings
Chiefs + 575
Packers + 900
Rams, Bucs + 1100
Ravens, Bills + 1200
49ers + 1400
Saints + 1700
Seahawks + 2000
Browns + 2200
Dolphins + 2500
Cowboys, Colts, Chargers, Titans + 2800
Patriots, Steelers + 3000
Now we turn our attention to Sunday, where we have nearly 40 college basketball games, 6 NBA games and 8 NHL games. For extensive Sunday betting analysis and line move updates be sure to join Michael Lombardi, Patrick Meagher and myself this morning from 10 a.m.-noon ET on The Lombardi Line. We'll also be joined by Amal Shah, Thomas Gable, William Hill and Jonathan Von Tobel.
Until then, let's check out a few notable Sunday NHL line moves and system matches...
5 p.m. ET: Dallas Stars (4-1) at Carolina Hurricanes (4-1)
The Hurricanes took it to the Stars last night, winning 4-1 as -120 home favorites. Tonight, Carolina opened as a -130 home favorite and has jumped up to -140. This signals some respected money laying the minus price with the Canes. Carolina has value as a home favorite (52-17, 75% this season) and a favorite on the second leg of a back-to-back (7-2, 78%). Dallas was without injured stars Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn in last night's game. They are questionable for tonight. Expect the Canes' line to rise if both are out.
5 p.m. ET: Florida Panthers (4-0-1) at Detroit Red Wings (2-5-2)
The Panthers took last night's series opener against the Wings 3-2, cashing as -170 road favorites. Tonight, the Panthers opened as -170 road favorites and have quickly ballooned to -190 behind a steady dose of lopsided action. Favorites on the second leg of a back-to-back are 7-2 (78%) this season. The Panthers are 2-0-1 on the road this season and + 5 in goal differential. The Wings are -14 in goal differential, second-worst in the NHL.
8 p.m. ET: St. Louis Blues (5-2-1) at Anaheim Ducks (3-4-2)
These teams met last night and the Blues waxed the Ducks 6-1, easily winning as -155 road favorites. In tonight's Game 2, the Blues opened as -160 road favorites and respected money has immediately laid the moneyline price, pushing this line up to -180. So far this season, favorites have gone 7-2 (78%) in the second night of a back-to-back. St. Louis is 3-1 on the road this season and their goal differential is zero (dead-even) while the Ducks are -8.
9 p.m. ET: Ottawa Senators (1-6-1) at Edmonton Oilers (4-6)
This late night North Division matchup features two Canadien teams trending in opposite directions. The Senators have the worst record in the NHL and have dropped seven straight. Meanwhile, the Oilers just picked up a big 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs. This line opened with Edmonton listed as a hefty -210 favorite and the line has quickly climbed to -220. The Oilers have value as a home favorite (52-17, 75.4% this season). Also, big favorites of -200 or more are 10-2 (83%). Ottawa is 0-4 on the road and have a league-worst -19 goal differential.