Pre-Season Super Bowl 51 Odds & Picks

Pre-Season Super Bowl 51 Odds & Picks

Pre-Season Super Bowl 51 Odds & Picks

Yesterday was the last Sunday of the year without football. 32 teams will vye for the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy. The traditional NFL Hall of Fame Game takes place on August 7. All the while betting on Super Bowl 51 should be fast and furious. And for the third time in NFL history, the city of Houston will play host to the biggest game in American professional sports this coming February.

A Closer Look At The Pre-Season Super Bowl 51 Odds & My Expert Picks

Is New England still the betting favorite to win Super Bowl 51? Who is the smart pick to win it all this season? Are there any teams in the NFL that inspire a smart and longshot bet? Keep reading for answers to those questions and more.

What: Super Bowl LI
When: Sunday, February 5, 2017
Start Time: 6:29 PM ET 
Where: Houston, Texas
Stadium: NRG Stadium
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go

The Odds-On Favorite To Win Super Bowl 51: New England Patriots 13/2

The Patriots remain the favorite even though Tom Brady will miss the first four Patriot regular season games. Terrific Tom isn’t likely to keep arguing about the whole Deflategate thing. Why?  Everybody is tired of it, including Tom.

In any case, New England looks awfully difficult to beat in the AFC. But betting on the Pats as a 13/2 favorite to win the Super Bowl in the deeper conference makes no sense. New England will make the playoffs. The odds make them unbettable to win the Super Bowl.

The Smart Betting Pick To Win Super Bowl 51: Cincinnati Bengals 14/1

I prefer the Bengals. Things might have been different for Cincinnati in their playoff game loss to Pittsburgh last season if QB Andy Dalton had been healthy. Cincinnati has all of the pieces on offense to dominate on that side of the ball. RB Giovanni Bernard could be one of the better RBs taken in fantasy this season. He’s a do it all back who should get the majority of the touches.

When the Bengals need a bit more size in the backfield, they’ll turn to Jeremy Hill. A.J. Green remains one of the top WRs in the NFL while Dalton had a breakout season in 2015. The key will be the defense. Losing safety Reggie Nelson could have an impact. But, Marvin Lewis is a defensive guru. He’ll find a way to lessen the pain of losing Reggie.   

The Longshot Betting Pick To Win Super Bowl 51: Jacksonville Jaguars 50/1

QB Blake Bortles stats from last season, over 4,000 yards passed and 35 touchdown passes thrown, implies that he’s on the cusp of greatness. It helps that wide receivers like the Double-A’s, Robinson and Hurns, are there to support Bortles. What’s going to help this year is having a dynamite defense loaded with college studs like cornerback Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Myles Jack. The Jags picked up the 2 defensive players in the draft that coach Gus Bradley absolutely wanted. Jags have a much better shot to win the Lombardi Trophy than 50 to 1.  

Odds as of July 25.

Super Bowl LI Odds
TEAM OPENING ODDS APRIL 4 CURRENT ODDS
New England Patriots 8-1 7 13-2
Green Bay Packers 10-1 10 8
Pittsburgh Steelers 8-1 8 8
Seattle Seahawks 8-1 8 9
Carolina Panthers 12-1 12 10
Arizona Cardinals 10-1 14 10
Cincinnati Bengals 12-1 12 14
Dallas Cowboys 14-1 14 16
Minnesota Vikings 20-1 16 18
Kansas City Chiefs 20-1 25 18
Denver Broncos 20-1 12 20
Oakland Raiders 50-1 50 20
New York Giants 40-1 40 20
Indianapolis Colts 20-1 25 25
Houston Texans 40-1 40 30
Baltimore Ravens 30-1 30 30
New York Jets 30-1 30 50
Buffalo Bills 30-1 40 50
Jacksonville Jaguars 50-1 60 50
Washington Redskins 40-1 50 50
San Diego Chargers 50-1 80 60
Philadelphia Eagles 40-1 50 60
Chicago Bears 40-1 40 60
Atlanta Falcons 40-1 40 80
Los Angeles Rams 50-1 50 80
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 50-1 50 80
Detroit Lions 40-1 50 80
New Orleans Saints 40-1 50 80
Miami Dolphins 50-1 50 100
San Francisco 49ers 60-1 100 100
Tennessee Titans 50-1 60 100
Cleveland Browns 200-1 200 200

 

2016-17 AFC Championship Odds
TEAM OPENING ODDS CURRENT ODDS
New England Patriots 7-2 3
Pittsburgh Steelers 7-2 4
Cincinnati Bengals 5 7
Kansas City Chiefs 9 9
Denver Broncos 9 10
Oakland Raiders 25 10
Indianapolis Colts 9 13
Houston Texans 20 15
Baltimore Ravens 15 15
New York Jets 15 25
Buffalo Bills 15 25
Jacksonville Jaguars 25 25
San Diego Chargers 25 30
Miami Dolphins 25 50
Tennessee Titans 25 50
Cleveland Browns 100 100

 

2016-17 NFC Championship Odds
TEAM OPENING ODDS CURRENT ODDS
Green Bay Packers 5-1 4
Seattle Seahawks 4-1 9-2
Carolina Panthers 6-1 5
Arizona Cardinals 5-1 5
Dallas Cowboys 7-1 8
Minnesota Vikings 10-1 9
New York Giants 20-1 10
Washington Redskins 20-1 25
Philadelphia Eagles 20-1 30
Chicago Bears 20-1 30
Atlanta Falcons 20-1 40
Los Angeles Rams 25-1 40
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25-1 40
Detroit Lions 20-1 40
New Orleans Saints 20-1 40
San Francisco 49ers 30-1 50