Defending-champion New England Patriots have been installed as $7.00 favourites to go back-to-back and win Super Bowl LII.
It will take a while before the sting of losing the 2017 Super Bowl for the Atlanta Falcons wears off. However, it certainly didn't take long for the sportsbooks to shake off the result of that game.
have the New England Patriots as the favorite in the Super Bowl LII market, priced at $7.00.
In truth, the early odds on the Patriots might be as long as they get. The Pats certainly don't win the Super Bowl every year, but the one consistency in modern NFL football is that they try to win every year.
Some franchises seem fine with a down year (or two, or three) every now and then, but when it comes to New England, at least you can bet on them while banking on their will power. There's nothing worse than making a long-term play only to find a franchise lacking any desire to make a move toward winning the championship. New England is one of the least likely franchises to be like that.
However, putting together a market that is a year away from settling involves plenty of conjecture. How's the draft going to go? Who is going to be active in the off-season when it comes to free-agent signings? What players are going to improve the most and where are the coaching changes going to be?
Those are all valid questions when it comes to breaking down a futures market that's just been born.
For dependency, in this market you should take both Green Bay Packers and New England at this point, the former at $13.00 with William Hill. Aaron Rodgers is a brilliant player, he's only 33 years old still, and he simply doesn't make many mistakes.
For a longshot dabble, go with the New York Jets. There's some buzz about them getting Romo, which could be fluff. However, what's not fluff is the fact that they have a high draft pick.
People are starting to call the NFL the "Not For Long." In this age of rapid player turnover with career-shortening injuries and concussions, rookies are more relevant as contributors than they were in the past. The Dallas Cowboys of last season is a major case in point as they had a fantastic regular season with two rookies.
Even if the Jets don't get Romo or even if they do get him and he gets injured again, right now the Jets are $126.00 to win the Super Bowl and those odds pay for a lot of risk. The Romo buzz at least hints at a desire to improve and, as stated, that's a big part of the battle when conjecturing on early markets.