The New England Patriots fell two points shy of making Super Bowl 50, but the oddsmakers really like their chances of making it to Super Bowl LI.
Not only are the Patriots still the favorites to win the AFC, but just a few days after Bovada released its first set of odds, the team is now the favorite to win it all. New England jumped from 9-1 odds to 15-2 odds between Feb. 8 and Feb. 12.
Bovada is favoring the AFC in general now, too, as the Pats formerly were tied with the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks with the best odds. Both Carolina and Seattle have slipped ever so slightly to 10-1 — the Green Bay Packers took a jump to join them, too — while the Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers improved to 9-1.
Of course, there’s a whole offseason ahead of us that likely will shake up the stakes, but for now it’s not a bad idea to put your money on New England once again.
Here are the updated odds for all 32 teams, courtesy of Bovada.
|Feb. 8||Feb. 12|
|Kansas City Chiefs||25-1||28-1|
|New Orleans Saints||33-1||40-1|
|New York Giants||33-1||40-1|
|Los Angeles Rams||50-1||50-1|
|New York Jets||33-1||50-1|
|San Diego Chargers||50-1||50-1|
|San Francisco 49ers||50-1||50-1|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||50-1||50-1|
Thumbnail photo via Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports Images
Thumbnail photo via Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower (right) and teammates celebrate with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports