It was only a question of by how much. The 16-0 New
England Patriots are the overwhelming favorites to win the 2008 Super Bowl.
Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Randy Moss and company are probative -139 favorites
to win Super Bowl XLII.
The defending Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts are
next at +550. While we could find no credible NFL or sports betting expert who
believes anyone other than
favorite, several agree they are far from a lock.
“If Marvin Harrison can get even 80-percent healthy, the
Colts will be a very live dog.” says Cy McCormick of MasterLockLine.com
The Dallas Cowboys are next at +685, though it is unknown
at this time if Jessica Simpson will attend any games in her pink Tony Romo jersey.
in Brett Favre’s sixth annual “might be his last
hurrah” checks in at +950.
Two years ago,
became the first team road wild card squad in win the Super Bowl. The Jaguars
are +1900 to do the same. Ironically, they open up in
boys get no respect at +5000.
Mike Godsey, the top NFL betting expert at GodsTips.com, believes the Chargers are
without question the best dark horse at +2004. “They no longer have the worst
postseason coach in NFL history (Marty Schottenheimer) and the fact Norv Turner underused LaDainian Tomlinson early in the year
may make Norv look like a mad genius”.
Godsey adds, “Ala Jake Delhomme, Philip Rivers can be
feast or famine, but he can carry a team when he’s on.”
Rounding out the AFC, the Tennessee Titans are very long
shots at +11250. The NFC teams that oddsmakers give little chance to are the Seattle
Seahawks at +4243, Tampa Bay Buccaneers +7500, the other Manning, Eli and the
New York Giants at +7000 and the Washington Redskins at +6613.
Stevie Vincent of BetOnSports360.com,
add that “If a riverboat gambler likes riding the hot hand, he may want to take
a long look at
that played much better when Todd Collins took over at quarterback.
The author Joe Duffy is CEO of sports handicapping website OffshoreInsiders.com