Updated Super Bowl 51 Odds & Picks

Updated Super Bowl 51 Odds & Picks

Updated Super Bowl 51 Odds & Picks

No Tom Brady. No problem!

That’s the message oddsmakers are sending out after installing the perennially powerful Pats as the NFL odds-on-favorite to win Super Bowl 51 despite the fact that future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady will miss the first four games of the season.

Will the Pats bag the Super Bowl 51 title after opening the season as the favorites? Are the Pats the ‘smart’ pick or will a longshot rise up to upset the entire apple cart?

Let’s find out right now!

Super Bowl 51 Odds & Expert Picks

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

The are plenty of good reasons to bet on New England to win Super Bowl 51 like the fact that New England will likely be extremely focused from Week 5 on after Brady comes back from his four-game suspension.

The Pats (13-5 SU, 8-7-3 ATS) are a likely shoo-in to win the AFC East (again) and could very well earn a wild card bye, giving them an extra week of rest come playoff time.

Last but not least, no matter which teams New England plays in the postseason, Tom Brady will likely have the edge at quarterback and similarly, Bill  Belichick at head coach. Maybe it’s me, but there just aren’t many quarterback-head coach combinations I’d take over the pair – and that’s reason enough to bet on the Pats to win Super Bowl 51.

The Smart Bet to Win Super Bowl 51: Seattle Seahawks 8/1

There are several good reasons to bet on Seattle (11-7 SU, 8-9-1 ATS) to win Super Bowl 51 like the fact that quarterback Russell Wilson is about as elite as it gets at the quarterback position these days.

Seattle’s league-leading defense is another great reason to bet on the Seahawks to win Super Bowl 51, not to mention the team’s overall cohesion and ability to reload on the fly.

With other elite teams like Carolina, Green Bay and Arizona, the Seahawks are definitely in a tougher race to reach Super Bowl 51 in the NFC than New England is in the AFC, but I like Seattle’s hunger after failing to win the NFC West or reach Super Bowl 50.

The Longshot to Win Super Bowl 51: Kansas City Chiefs 20/1

I love Kansas City’s chances of representing the AFC in Super Bowl 51 s much as I like anyone’s. The Chiefs are a perennial double-digit winning team and have an excellent head coach in Andy Reid. I know quarterback Alex Smith doesn’t have the strongest arm and can’t make some of the throws that other quarterbacks routinely make, but he’s also the game’s best signal-caller when it comes to not turning the ball over and that can be a huge asset in the playoffs.

I like Kansas City’s skill position players like Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelcee, not to mention the Chiefs’ totally underrated defense.

The Chiefs may not be the favorite or smart pick, but they’re a great long shot pick and that is a great reason to pick K.C. 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