It was a weekend of controversy in the NFL. The two top seeds were eliminated. A missed penalty call cost the New Orleans Saints a trip to the Super Bowl and a dumb penalty by the Kansas City Chiefs cost them theirs. The silver lining for these 2 teams? Those putting money on next year think they’ll be back. The odds on who’ll win Super Bowl LIV next year are already out and the top 2 picks include the teams that lost this weekend. The Kansas City Chiefs are the favorite to go all the way next year with 7/1 odds. The New Orleans Saints are at 8/1. The two teams that will play next weekend (the Patriots and Chargers) are the #4 and #6 picks.
The New England Patriots dynasty looks like it’ll come to an end in 2 weeks, according to Las Vegas. VegasInsider.com puts New England at 10/1 odds to win the big game in 2020. The Patriots are picked to win this year’s Super Bowl though. The Chargers are at 16/1. So for both teams, next weekend is the time to get the job done.
But what about our Tampa Bay Buccaneers? A new coach hasn’t given Vegas much reason to put money on the Bucs. Tampa Bay is at 66/1. That’s next to LAST place in the NFL. The team with the worst odds at 100/1? The Miami Dolphins!
I’m heading to Vegas in a few weeks. I don’t know if I see the Bucs going all the way anytime soon, but next to LAST place? That’s harsh. But a $10 bet for a shot at $660 seems like a bargain! Hmm. –Geno