With just days remainio Winng until the start of the 2017 NFL regular season, pro football bettors may need a quick refresher on the latest odds – and best picks – to potentially cash in on their value-packed Super Bowl 52 NFL futures odds.
Odds & Picks To Win Super Bowl 52
Odds as of Sept. 4.
|TEAM||OPENING ODDS||CURRENT ODDS|
|New England Patriots||6-1||11-4|
|Green Bay Packers||12-1||8-1|
|New York Giants||25-1||12-1|
|Kansas City Chiefs||20-1||25-1|
|New Orleans Saints||80-1||25-1|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||40-1||40-1|
|Los Angeles Chargers||80-1||60-1|
|Los Angeles Rams||100-1||100-1|
|San Francisco 49ers||300-1||100-1|
|New York Jets||100-1||1000-1|
The Favorite To Win Super Bowl 52: New England Patriots 11/4
Tom Brady and the perennially powerful New England Patriots are now an 11/4 pick to win Super Bowl 52 after as the 6/1 pick to repeat. No matter what New England’s odds are or how you feel about the Patriots, they’re clearly going to be one of the top picks in either conference to win Super Bowl 52 for several reasons.
Despite their 1-3 record this preseason and the fact that they lost sure-handed veteran wide receiver Julian Edelman to a season-ending ACL injury, New England just has the look of a team that is going to be better than they were a year ago, even in winning Super Bowl 51 in historic fashion.
The Patriots and Brady will miss Edelman to a certain degree, but the blow is softened by the fact that New England has a new No.1 wide receiver in former New Orleans Saints wideout Brandin Cooks and the recent acquisition of veteran wide receiver Phillip Dorsett from Indianapolis for third-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett.
New England also got a No. 1 cornerback from Buffalo this offseason in Stephon Gilmore, not to mention, a veteran running back from the Bills that will take over as their starter in Mike Gillislee. I know it’s hard to digest, especially if you hate Brady, Bill Belichick and the rest of the Patriots, but this time, it’s true, the rich truly got richer in Foxborough this offseason.
The Smart Pick To Win The Super Bowl: Seattle Seahawks 8-1
If you didn’t get Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks as a 12/1 pick a while back, that’s okay, Seattle can still be had as a value-packed 8/1 pick to win Super Bowl 52. Better yet, my belief in the Seahawks has only increased after watching them go 4-0 in the preseason. While the Seahawks recorded what can best be described as a modest 10-5-1 record a year ago, they also have a bunch of reasons to believe they can beat any team this coming season.
First and foremost, the Seahawks ranked inside the top five across the board defensively a year ago, including third in points allowed (18.3 ppg) and although they struggled mightily to score the ball by ranking just 18th in scoring (22.1 ppg) they look like they’re going to be a lot more potent offensively in 2017 because of the improved health of both, Russell Wilson and Thomas Rawls – and the addition of several players like veteran running back Eddie Lacy, offensive linemen Oday Aboushi and Luke Joeckel and kicker Blair Walsh, who apparently has a chip on his shoulder.
The Seahawks also had a fantastic draft by nabbing defensive tackle Malik McDowell, center Ethan Pocic, defensive backs Shaq Griffin and Delano Hill and underrated wide receiver Amara Darboh. Right now, it looks like the Seahawks have a real chip on their collective shoulders.
“I like where we are,” Carroll said. “We’ve made a lot of progress, we’re pretty strong going in (to the regular season), pretty healthy. We’ve been real clear about what we’re trying to get done and guys have really responded in practices and all of the work that we’ve done. The guys have been right on it; we’ve had no backward steps at all. I like our team, (they’re) smart, they know what we’re trying to get done. The leadership is very much in-tune with how this is supposed to go and they’ve been strong and they’ve been affecting the young guys.”
The Longshot Pick: Houston Texans 40/1
I like the Houston Texans as a whopping 40/1 long shot to pull off the Super Bowl upset over everyone. Houston has managed to record three straight 9-7 records and that was without any competent play at quarterback. Now, with Tom Savage taking over as the starter and Deshaun Watson waiting in the wings, I’m thinking the Texans could really take off this coming season.
Houston has a pair of gifted wide receivers in DeAndre Hopkins and youngster Will Fuller and have a very good if still underrated running back in Lamar Miller. More importantly, the Texans have a defense that ranked first overall in all of football last season and will be better if only because of the return of former defensive Player of the Year and superstar defensive end J.J. Watt.
Houston also had a really nice draft by adding linebacker Zach Cunningham and powerful running back D’Onta Foreman and former Clemson defensive tackle Carlos Watkins among others. Even at 40/1 odds, it could happen for the Texans in 2017 if they play defense the way they did a year ago.