Super Bowl 51 Best Bets

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Super Bowl 51 Best Bets

Updated Super Bowl 51 odds are out. New England remains the NFL odds-on betting favorite to win. But is there a smarter Super Bowl 51 bet that you can take advantage of? Who is the upset betting pick to win? Or will the Pats dominate the league on their way to a second Super Bowl in three seasons?

Keep reading to find out who are my best bets for Super Bowl 51 and more.

Super Bowl 51 Best Bets

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 Betting Favorite To Win Super Bowl 51: New England Patriots 6/1

It’s amazing that the Patriots are still listed as the best bet to win Super Bowl 51 in the odds with Tom Brady scheduled to miss the first 4 games. The biggest question about the Pats is whether or not QB Jimmy Garoppolo will play well enough to keep the Pats offense humming along. The second biggest question is what affect Rob Ninkovich being suspended for the first 4 games is going to have on the Pats defense.

My expectation was that New England’s odds would rise to 8/1, which is what bettors are getting on Seattle, Green Bay and Arizona. That hasn’t happened. What it means is that New England remains an underlay.

The Smart Bet To Win Super Bowl 51: Carolina Panthers 12/1

The Panthers have held steady at 12/1 odds to win the Super Bowl. I’ve grown to love the Panthers at those 12/1 odds. Carolina has one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL in Cam Newton. Last season’s NFL MVP could be better this season because talented WR Kelvin Benjamin is healthy. The Panthers also have one of the great defensive leaders in the NFL on their team in LB Luke Keuchely. Panthers coach Ron Rivera has been with the team since 2011.

But the biggest reason why I love Carolina is because they play in the NFC South. Although all 3 of their opponents in the NFC South have improved from last season, Carolina is still the class of the division. Carolina will lose 5 to 6 games during the season. It may not matter. They should still win the NFC South.

The Upset Pick To Win Super Bowl 51: Tennessee Titans 80/1

Teams with great rushing attacks are hard to beat. That’s the way it is in the NFL. Tennessee has that. The Titans have what could end up as the best rushing game in the entire league after what I saw during the NFL Preseason. Both Derrick Henry, last season’s College Football Heisman Trophy winner, and DeMarco Murray, the former Dallas great who wasted an entire season in Philadelphia in 2015, were great during the preseason. Big tackle Jack Conklin showed why the Titans passed on Laremy Tunsil. Tennessee QB Marcus Mariota will be better. The defense has improved some. 80 to 1 makes the Titans’ an overlay to win Super Bowl 51.

Odds as of Sept. 5.

Super Bowl LI Odds
TEAM OPENING ODDS APRIL 25 UPDATED ODDS
New England Patriots 8-1 6 6-1
Green Bay Packers 10-1 10 8-1
Seattle Seahawks 8-1 8 8-1
Arizona Cardinals 10-1 14 8-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 8-1 10 10-1
Carolina Panthers 12-1 12 12-1
Houston Texans 40-1 40 16-1
New York Giants 40-1 30 18-1
Cincinnati Bengals 12-1 12 20-1
Oakland Raiders 50-1 30 20-1
Kansas City Chiefs 20-1 25 20-1
Minnesota Vikings 20-1 16 20-1
Indianapolis Colts 20-1 25 20-1
Denver Broncos 20-1 12 25-1
Washington Redskins 40-1 40 25-1
Dallas Cowboys 14-1 14 25-1
Baltimore Ravens 30-1 30 30-1
New York Jets 30-1 30 50-1
Jacksonville Jaguars 50-1 80 50-1
San Diego Chargers 50-1 100 50-1
Buffalo Bills 30-1 40 60-1
Detroit Lions 40-1 60 60-1
Chicago Bears 40-1 40 80-1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 50-1 60 80-1
New Orleans Saints 40-1 60 80-1
Miami Dolphins 50-1 50 80-1
Tennessee Titans 50-1 80 80-1
Atlanta Falcons 40-1 40 80-1
Philadelphia Eagles 40-1 60 100-1
Los Angeles Rams 50-1 50 100-1
San Francisco 49ers 60-1 100 200-1
Cleveland Browns 200-1 200 200-1

 

2016-17 AFC Championship Odds
TEAM OPENING ODDS UPDATED ODDS
New England Patriots 7-2 11-4
Pittsburgh Steelers 7-2 9-2
Houston Texans 20 8-1
Kansas City Chiefs 9 9-1
Oakland Raiders 25 10-1
Indianapolis Colts 9 10-1
Cincinnati Bengals 5 12-1
Denver Broncos 9 12-1
Baltimore Ravens 15 15-1
New York Jets 15 25-1
Jacksonville Jaguars 25 25-1
San Diego Chargers 25 25-1
Buffalo Bills 15 30-1
Miami Dolphins 25 40-1
Tennessee Titans 25 40-1
Cleveland Browns 100 100-1

 

2016-17 NFC Championship Odds
TEAM OPENING ODDS UPDATED ODDS
Green Bay Packers 5-1 4-1
Seattle Seahawks 4-1 4-1
Arizona Cardinals 5-1 4-1
Carolina Panthers 6-1 6-1
New York Giants 20-1 9-1
Minnesota Vikings 10-1 10-1
Washington Redskins 20-1 12-1
Dallas Cowboys 7-1 13-1
Detroit Lions 20-1 30-1
Chicago Bears 20-1 40-1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25-1 40-1
New Orleans Saints 20-1 40-1
Atlanta Falcons 20-1 40-1
Philadelphia Eagles 20-1 50-1
Los Angeles Rams 25-1 50-1
San Francisco 49ers 30-1 100-1