We are now heading into Week 12 in the NFL and the teams have started to really define themselves as contenders or pretenders for this year’s Super Bowl. With almost every team having played 10 games thus far the playoff picture has really started to present itself as teams get ready for the stretch run.
Below I’ll look at some of the favorites and include their current odds from reputable sportsbook Bovada.lv. According to this Bovada sportsbook review, they’re a great sportsbook for American bettors.
Arizona Cardinals 10/1
One surprise is the team that currently leads the NFL with a 9-1 record. The Arizona Cardinals have had a remarkable year so far, posting this record in arguably the toughest division in the National Football League. With the Cards performing so well, the Seahawks and 49ers, who have been at the top of the league for the past few seasons are in a real tough spot when it comes to qualifying for the playoffs. Not all is good with the Cards though. They lost their franchise quarterback Carson Palmer for the remainder of the season. They won their first game without Palmer under center last week over a strong Lions team, so all might not be lost. According to Bovada Sportsbook, even though they have the best record in the NFL, the Cards are still only the 4th favorites to win the Super Bowl with odds of 10/1.
Let’s look at the 3 teams being given a better shot than the Cards.
New England Patriots 4/1
The Pats are looking like a Championship contender once again. They’re 8-2 on the season and are currently riding a 6 game winning streak. The Pats are currently tied with the Green Bay Packers as having the best point differential in the league at +105 and Tom Brady and company look like they haven’t lost a step having scored the second most points in the league to this point.
Add in the fact that the Pats simply blew out the Colts and the Broncos, two top end teams in their last two games and you can see why this team is a 4/1 favorite to win the Super Bowl this season. Read the rest of this entry →