With the NFL season just about upon us (an opportunity for an I told you so), it’s time to take a look at the odds Vegas has given the top teams of ending the season by hosting the Lombardi trophy. While I’m not much of a betting man myself (but who doesn’t love themselves a little blackjack?), I do think that the NFL is a better bet than baseball, for example.
That said, preseason betting is tough in the NFL – all of the injuries that occur throughout the season threaten to derail any bet made that far ahead of time. In other words, you mine as well be spinning a roulette wheel. Or just about.
I’ve been lucky enough to go 1-1 on preseason NFL bets in my career. As for this year, here are the odds of the top teams (and the Giants for you New Yorkers) bringing home the hardware.
New England Patriots 5-1
Green Bay Packers 6-1
Philadelphia Eagles 7-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 8-1
New York Jets 8-1
New York Giants 20-1
Of those teams, who is your bet on?