Patriots are overwhelming favorites to make the playoffs

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Caesars Entertainment, the official casino partner of the NFL, has issued updated odds for the various teams to make it to the 2019 playoffs.

The overwhelming favorites, to little surprise, are the Patriots. Installed as minus-850 propositions to qualify for the 12-team tournament, a bettor would have to wager $850 to win $100.

The next team considered most likely to make it are the Chiefs, at minus-380, followed by the Rams, at minus-330. The Saints are minus-275 candidates, followed by the remaining negative-territory franchises: Chargers, minus-210; Eagles, minus-200, Colts, minus-175; Browns, minus-130; Bears, minus-125; Steelers, minus-110.

The Packers are an even-money, bet-$100-win-$100 gamble, with the rest of the teams in plus territory: Cowboys, plus-110; Vikings, plus-100; Falcons, plus-140; Seahawks, plus-140; Texans, plus-150; Ravens, plus-185; 49ers, plus-230; Jaguars, plus-270; Panthers, plus-275; Titans, plus-280; Jets, plus-320; Giants, plus-360; Bills, plus-425; Broncos, plus-425; Lions, plus-425; Raiders, plus-500; Buccaneers, plus-525; Washington, plus-525; Bengals, plus-650; Cardinals, plus-1100; Dolphins, plus-1200.

Personally, I like the odds for the Jaguars and Panthers, along with the Falcons and Seahawks. The Lions are also an intriguing long shot.

56 responses to “Patriots are overwhelming favorites to make the playoffs

  1. No matter what is said before the season, the Seahawks find a way to the playoffs. Course Pats have a weak division for the last 15 years, makes getting in the playoffs pretty dang easy with 5 to 6 free wins.

  2. I’d bet against the Jets. Putting up 320 to get 100. If you can bet one direction, one would think action goes the other way too. Sort of how it works. All they are fighting for is a WC spot. Bell doubles their odds?

    The NFC south has always been a weird division but the Bucs would be my 2nd bet.

    NFL East, someone could get in at 8-8. Who knows what Murray will do for the Cards. Miami? Too much, I’d rather take the NE bet.

    Every year a bunch of teams change. Some always seem to be there. I can’t see NE or KC not being there, save an injury to their respective QB’s. That’s the gamble. So I’d rather bet against teams that stink, knowing that an injury (I do hate them fwiw) will help the cause not kill it.

    Betting the Falcons: Would you rather put up 140 to win 100 for them to NOT make it or put up 100 for them TO make it and get 140. Do that for each team (respective of their division. The Division, that’s why the Packers are even, even though the Falcons and Packers on a neutral field, right now, would be a pick-em.

  3. But yet these week AFC East teams somehow beat the haters teams.

    Coach.. Patriots know our signals, should we change them…. Ummm… No.

    Coach they are video taping us better than we are taping them.

    Coach our balls are cold… Put them next to the heater.

    Coach these walkie-talkies are working great.

    We do not have salary cap room to pay our players… Pay them anyway.

    Coach the NFL does not allow us to practice this much… Practice anyway.

    Sorry coach, we have to let you go. We spent all this time and money so we could beat the Patriots and you failed.

    20 years later… Same excuses.

  4. Anicra says:
    June 24, 2019 at 10:34 pm
    No matter what is said before the season, the Seahawks find a way to the playoffs. Course Pats have a weak division for the last 15 years, makes getting in the playoffs pretty dang easy with 5 to 6 free wins.

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    You are not implying the Patriots are a weak team getting a free pass are you? Because we all know how that comes out in the end.

  5. The fact that they are in a division any other good team would love to play in and still cheat is pathetic.

  6. Remember folks…. these are betting lines. Not sports analysts deciding on talent of teams.
    The purpose is to determine how the house wins based on how people will bet.
    Of COURSE teams like the Patriots are 8.5 to l favorites. And of COURSE the Packers are “even money” despite having failed to make the playoffs two years running. Because its about PERCEPTION of the betting fan.

  7. They will be until they don’t.

    They’ll finally have some real competition in the division this year. We’ll see if they can handle it.

  8. The Pats defense should be lights out. Possibly their best since 2004. The passing offense does have me concerned.

    Edelman is 33 and has bad feet. The rest of the WR’s and TE’s will be new. The LT spot has “Wynning” potential but that still comes with reasonable risk. I’m not overblown Trent Dilfer “they are not good anymore” concerned but I somewhat concerned.

  9. Anicra says: Course Pats have a weak division for the last 15 years…
    indiapalealeblog says: …Its not like any AFC East team will challenge them.
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    Please explain how Brady’s averaged much the same 3:1 win ratio in non-AFCE games. In fact his win ratios are same or higher versus 5 other divs – only west divs keep him at a more human but still impressive 2:1 but that’s at least partly due to distances (and Denver altitude).

  10. People using the AFC East as an excuse. Okay yeah, the other teams in the East have not been so great. But that doesn’t stop the Patriots from winning in the playoffs! Home field advantage you say? Well they still go to the super bowl and win, too!

  11. Funny how the Seahawks beat the defending champion saints with a 7-9 record in the playoffs. Panthers were 7-8-1 and won their division. Who had the best record last year.?Who beat them.. Twice. You haters must live a sad life and that makes me happy

  12. What’s the Patriots 20 year record in the playoffs again? You haters pretender, one and done teams just don’t measure up. Be happy with the crumbs that fall off the Patriots table… That’s all you are getting no matter how much you whine.

  13. cowboysmb3dw28 says:
    June 25, 2019 at 9:39 am
    People using the AFC East as an excuse. Okay yeah, the other teams in the East have not been so great. But that doesn’t stop the Patriots from winning in the playoffs! Home field advantage you say? Well they still go to the super bowl and win, too!

    This is why the division excuse is just that , an excuse.

    While the Patriots’ 86-24 record against the AFC East is staggering, their winning percentage (134-44, 0.753) against everyone else is the best in the NFL, while they have 25 more non-division victories than any other team.

    New England’s record against eventual division winners (24-14) makes them the only team in the NFL with a winning record in this category. Against teams who eventually made the playoffs in a given season, the Patriots (60-33, 0.645) are the best in the league, with the Steelers at a not-so-close second with a 0.480 winning percentage.

    Their success against teams who finished with a winning record (75-45, 0.625) is also an NFL-best mark, with the Steelers trailing by a considerable margin at a 0.440 winning percentage.

    It’s settled then. The Patriots don’t just take care of business against the AFC East, but no team is even close to their level of success against teams outside their division.

  14. Fun fact. When it comes to the Superbowl the Patriots have beaten the Seahawks more often than they have even faced AFC East teams there. Do you still want to call that a gift?

  15. ashleyschafferbmw says:
    June 25, 2019 at 9:59 am
    patriotwayrules says:
    June 24, 2019 at 11:01 pm
    STAIRWAY TO SEVEN!!
    🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
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    Nah, steelers own stairway to seven. find your own

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    The Steelers? Wow thats a long stairway!

  16. billsrthefuture says:
    June 25, 2019 at 9:01 am
    They will be until they don’t.

    They’ll finally have some real competition in the division this year. We’ll see if they can handle it.

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    And when they do?

  17. It’s going to be interesting watching this PATS team come together. Can BB run the D and be HC at the same time? Will that D be better than middling: (reg season yds pergame)
    2014 – 20th
    2015 – 24th
    2016 – 25th
    2017 – 4th
    2018 – 12th

    How does the offense shape up? It’s going to be on heck of a clinic.

    Go PATS!

  18. vikesr4reel says:
    June 24, 2019 at 10:25 pm
    And the patriots are minus 100 to get caught cheating again

    19 82 Rate This

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    See above. Like I said, your buddy Goodell is working on something right now as we speak with his lawyers.

    Yours and his version of “caught cheating” is really “framed to the point no one really has heard of such a thing in NFL history before, so it must be true if NE supposedly did it, and who cares anyway, as long as ESPN reports about it and broadcasts it to make it seem outrageous, it’s all that matters”….

    Santy Claus some soon, little guy. As far as you know he does slide down your chimney and leave you more video games under your tree.

    bawhaha

  19. factschecker says:
    June 25, 2019 at 9:06 am
    The Pats defense should be lights out. Possibly their best since 2004. The passing offense does have me concerned.

    Edelman is 33 and has bad feet. The rest of the WR’s and TE’s will be new. The LT spot has “Wynning” potential but that still comes with reasonable risk. I’m not overblown Trent Dilfer “they are not good anymore” concerned but I somewhat concerned.

    3 3 Rate This

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    LOL!

    Yes, Scarnecchia has lost his way as OL coach and Edelna’s “feet” looked horrible as SB MVP.

  20. footballismybusiness says:
    June 24, 2019 at 10:15 pm
    Nope. Not this year. The wheels are gonna start falling off the wagon.

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    Every year is it’s own new thing. Nothing in the past matters. There are no wheels to fall off. Every team is 0-0 and will have to go earn it.

  21. billsrthefuture says:
    June 25, 2019 at 9:01 am
    They will be until they don’t.

    They’ll finally have some real competition in the division this year. We’ll see if they can handle it.

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    The young QBs need to take a big step forward. There is a lot of excitement about Allen in Buffalo, but he was a terrible passer last year despite showing so much promise running the ball.

    That won’t cut it against a good Patriots defense.

    Darnold has the best chance to take the next step.

  22. They have the toughest schedule yet again so it will be another tough grind with the usual panel of experts declaring them dead in midseason.

  23. Not they aren’t consistently good but it helps when rest of the division is rebuilding 15 years straight. The only teams that kinda competed were the Jets with Rex Ryan (that was still one sided) and the wildcat Dolphins.

  24. Allen’s stats were bad last year, but people who actually watched the games know what’s up. They finally got some guys who can catch the ball this year, and built a real line. He’s going to have a breakout season.

    Darnold has huge potential also. Rosen has a ton of talent.

    Who knows? In a year or 2, the Pats might have the worst QB situation in the division. What a change that would be…

  25. Wow, it’s such a HUGE accomplishment winning the AFC East every year, it’s like playing in a Ju-Co style division.
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    Pats went 3-0 against the Chiefs and Chargers.
    Went 3-1 against the NFC North
    Went 2-2 against the AFC South.
    Only won 4 of 6 in the AFC East.

    And won yet another Super Bowl

  26. Who knows? In a year or 2, the Pats might have the worst QB situation in the division. What a change that would be…
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    Brady Retires…
    Rogers comes to NE to close out his career. Wins 2.
    AFC East fans heads explode.

  27. thebirdofprey says:
    June 25, 2019 at 11:14 am
    Not they aren’t consistently good but it helps when rest of the division is rebuilding 15 years straight. The only teams that kinda competed were the Jets with Rex Ryan (that was still one sided) and the wildcat Dolphins.

    3 4 Rate This

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    All the teams keep doing the same thing over and over and buying up pricey FAs when they clear “cap space”.

    They don’t get that it’s all about draft picks, mature and smart players who can be coached up to build the base.

    Miami, Buffalo and especially the hilariously god awful and dumb Jets think their way is better than BB’s.

    They are so jealous of it, they refuse to adopt it.

  28. stucats says:
    June 25, 2019 at 8:01 am
    Wow, it’s such a HUGE accomplishment winning the AFC East every year, it’s like playing in a Ju-Co style division.
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    Brady/Belichick led teams are .750 in the playoffs. That makes the playoff field what Div III maybe?

  29. Why is everyonhe so infatuated with the Patriots? I saw 32 teams listed yet everyone talks about the Patriots. Are the Patriots really in everyone’s head as I sometimes read?

  30. Wow, it’s such a HUGE accomplishment winning the AFC East every year, it’s like playing in a Ju-Co style division.

    /-

    Translation “I’m an excuse making jealous crybaby”

    Last season the Patriots beat more teams with a winning record than any team and it wasn’t close.
    Beat

    13-3 chiefs home
    13-3 chiefs away
    12-4 chargers
    12-4 bears
    11-5 Texans
    10-6 colts
    13-3 rams
    9-7 Vikings

  31. Story of the Belichick/Brady Patriots:
    1. Historically great quarterback. To many, the best in history.
    2. Excellent coach
    3. Solid team
    4. Most pathetic, poorly-quarterbacked division, year after year. Shame on the Patriots for ever losing in their division.
    5. Typically weak strength of schedule. Remember Patriots to play the Baltimore Ravens in first playoff game on year. Tom Brady: “The toughest team we’ve faced all year.” The Pats only played twice that season against a team with a winning record.

    It’s more than just Belichick/Brady, though that would be enough.

  32. The only challenge they’ve really had were the butt-fumble led Jets. We’ve all heard about tougher competition in the division for years. I’ll believe it when I see it.

  33. I’d bet 100 on the Rams not making it, and 100 on the Seahawks making them. 6/7 for the Wilson era….while the Lambs scored 3 points in their last game.

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