The New Orleans Saints return to the top of the Super Bowl odds ranking
By Bob Garcia
The team has a solid chance of fighting for the Lombardi Trophy
The New Orleans Saints are still making it into the sports betting front page. At Las Vegas, in a well-respected future board, they dropped to 5/1 to win the Super Bowl. Now in the aftermath of last week’s 31-9 feast of Arizona, the Saints dropped and are now getting better odds for the big victory. The NFL is definitely busy right now with eight teams with real chances to make it to the brackets.
During Week 9 the following odds were published: New England 5/2, New Orleans 5/1, San Francisco 7/1, Green Bay 10/1, Kansas City and Minnesota both 16/1, Dallas and Baltimore both 20/1, Los Angeles Rams and Indianapolis both 25/1, Seattle and Houston both 30/1, Philadelphia 40/1.
Taking a closer look at why are they getting better odds towards the playoffs, the Saints can be certain to have a good margin of error with their quarterbacks. Teddy Bridgewater did way more than just serve as the gatekeeper after the stellar Drew Brees was down with an injury for weeks. During this final week, Bridgewater is leaving with an impressive 7-1 record along with a nice advantage in the NFC South. Some bad things will need to take place along with some bad luck to lose their almost divisional championship.
Something else to take into account is regarding the remaining games. Out of the eight games to be played, as many as five will be against teams in the South Division. This hasn’t been the brightest performance in this division this year. New Orleans already beat the Atlanta Falcons twice along with the motivation to get a draft position.
This is the NFL – anything can happen. These odds are not to be taken for granted even though the Saints have a good chance to be the number one team in the NFL. The rest of the contenders seem to have a more bumpy ride ahead with busy schedules and great matches — San Francisco vs Greenbay, for example — The real deal will take place on December 8 against San Francisco and, with Brees as starter, interesting things will happen.