Published on September 17th, 2015 | by Perry
Super Bowl 50 Odds Update – Movement in the AFC for Week 1 of the 2015-16 NFL Season
Tom Brady, like father time, is undefeated. At least that’s what Brady’s legal battle win over the NFL appeared to convey. But enough of these courtroom dramas. We want football on the field and nothing else. We want Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger duking it out on the field. We want touchdowns. We want 300-pound mammoths disguised as men slamming against each other on the line of scrimmage. Most importantly, we all want to see how the teams, whom we bet placed a futures bet on would perform.
NFL Odds Update for Super Bowl 50
Having Tom Brady on the field for the New England Patriots creates a world of difference. And we’re not just talking about football, but regarding his team’s odds to win the Super Bowl next February as well. See, back in June, the Patriots were pegged at around +800 to win it all in Santa Clara. They were not even the “second favorite to win the Super Bowl despite just being three months removed from seeing Malcolm Butler guarantee his place in Beantown folklore.
Of course, that’s mostly because Brady was then declared suspended for the first four games of the season, leaving the Pats hoping that Jimmy Garoppolo would be the next out-of-nowhere quarterback to lead New England. Fast forward to today, when Brady has finally shoved Roger Goodell aside, bettors’ faith on the Pats has been restored, thus pushing the team’s odds down to +650.
Brady’s return, however, doesn’t seem to affect the odds of other AFC teams—at least for the time being. Take for example the Denver Broncos, who even got their odds lowered to +750 from +1200 way back in early June. Still in the AFC West, the Indianapolis Colts, +700 also last June to win Andrew Luck’s first ring in Santa Clara, remains clinging to the same odds.
Over at the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks are still treated like kings by bettors, as the 2014 Super Bowl champs carries odds of +650—lowest in the conference. That is despite the current issue regarding defensive menace Kam Chancellor’s contract. The Green Bay Packers, meanwhile, are right behind the defending NFC champs with odds of +700.