• With the news that Le’veon Bell may not play for the Steelers under the franchise tag, the 5/2 favoring odds on The Patriots is warranted. Nobody should be considered close to New England on paper. Teams have a better chance of being battled for most wins, opposed to beating them on the field.
• Though a personal favorite to uproot New England, The Raiders face an uphill battle in a tough division. While Kansas City, Denver, and Los Angeles shouldn’t be favored to take the division from the black hole, the are set to make Oakland earn every win.
• Early bets unsurprisingly see 48% of slips reading The New England Patriots. What is surprising, however, is that Denver, Houston, and Jacksonville all fill the bottom 3 of the top 5 bet-on teams. It is to be noted that Denver is an aging team without much to speak of at Quarterback, Houston could very well be led by a rookie, and Jacksonville is largely unproven.
|New England Patriots||5/2||—|
|Kansas City Chiefs||17/2||—|
|Los Angeles Chargers||28||—|
|New York Jets||50||—|