Super Bowl LIII (53) odds: Dolphins well behind Patriots, Eagles

Could this be the Dolphins a year from now? Don’t bet on it. (Getty Images)

How big is the gap between the Dolphins and the two teams that just played in the Super Bowl? Enormous, according to Bovada’s odds for next season’s championship.

The online sportsbook opened its futures betting for Super Bowl LIII shortly after the Eagles beat New England for the title Sunday, and Miami is one of the biggest longshots in the league.

The Dolphins begin at 66-to-1 odds to break their 44-year championship drought next season, putting them even with Jets, Bills and Bengals. Only the Bears (5-11 last year) and Browns (0-16) are behind that group, checking in at 100-to-1.

Bovada’s odds forecast a Super Bowl LII matchup of New England (5-to-1) versus the Packers or Eagles (9-to-1). The Vikings and Steelers are nearby at 12-to-1, and four teams stand at 18-to-1: Falcons, Cowboys, Rams, Saints.

Several teams that were worse than the Dolphins in 2017 have better odds than them, including San Francisco (20-to-1), Indianapolis (33-to-1) and Denver (33-to-1).

Miami opened at 50-to-1 going into last season and missed the playoffs at 6-10.

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Super Bowl LII betting odds: Miami Dolphins open as big long shot

Miami hasn't won a Super Bowl since going back-to-back in 1972 and '73. (Getty Images)
Miami hasn’t won a Super Bowl since going back-to-back in 1972 and ’73. (Getty Images)

This time last year, the Atlanta Falcons weren’t much better off than the Dolphins are now.

Atlanta’s 2015 season came crashing down with a six-game losing streak, and the Falcons finished 8-8 before jumping to 11-5 this year and making a run to the Super Bowl. They were within a minute of winning the championship before New England rallied for 34-28 overtime victory.
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Bovada sets over/under on Jay Ajayi’s rushing total shockingly low

The oddsmakers don't like Jay Ajayi's chances of a third straight 200-yard game. (Getty Images)
The oddsmakers don’t like Jay Ajayi’s chances of a third straight 200-yard game. (Getty Images)

DAVIE–The doubters of Jay Ajayi remain strong and numerous.
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