In addition to being an above average poker player, I am also a mediocre sports better. That is how I live the life of luxury. There is no better thing to bet on, in my opinion, than the Superbowl champion, and any Amadeus, Reg, or Greg can guess who the winner will be once the playoffs begin, but it takes some real pizazz to come up with some looked over teams to win it all. That is where I come in! Below is the gospel of sports betting, and if you are wise you will take out a second mortgage on your house, sell your broken down Honda, and pawn your grandfathers necklace to come up with some scratch to place the bet of your life!
Cincinnati Bengals are listed as 27-1 which seems way too high considering they made the playoffs last year, and could have made a move with their high powered offense if they didn't run into the staunch Jets defense. I can't see them winning it all, but 27-1 is worth a shot. They are in a tough division with the Steelers and Ravens, but the Steelers could be in for a rough ride considering all of their off the field problems.
Denver Broncos are listed at 50-1, and if you ask me, the only imposing team in their division is the Chargers, and although they have been praised for years, they have never done a thing in the playoffs. They are akin to the Mavericks or Suns of the NBA. At 50-1 I would have no problem laying down a couple thousand of someone's money.
Houston Texans are 30-1 and they have been everyone's darling pick for the last few years to break through and at least make the playoffs. Up until now they have not, but Hell, maybe this is their year. They have arguably the best wide receiver in the game and they have a fun offensive team all around. With a little luck perhaps they could be the Saints of 2011.
Colts are 13-2, YIKES! Unless they drafted me at wide receiver/corner back, I don't feel safe betting on an overrated team in a tough conference.
Vikings at 11-1 could be a good bet if Favre comes back. The question is, do you want to take that chance?! Knowing that guy, you might as well roll the dice on the ole' Southern boy. Featuring a top 2 running back and a stout line on both sides, the Vikings have the ingredients to win it all, they just need Favre's arm to stay attached to his body for one more year.
Patriots are 19-2 which would have been nice a few years ago, but this years team is not a shell of its former self. For all of the Pats haters, (of which I am a card carrying member), their team from 5 years ago was poetry in motion, but this years team lacks the leadership and skill that the old team had at seemingly every position. Be wise and stay away from this somewhat tempting bet.
The Giants at 16-1 is intriguing, but their division is so deep with the Cowboys, Redskins, and Eagles, I wouldn't feel safe on betting on any of these teams because any combination of them making the playoffs wouldn't surprise me. Once one or two of these teams did make the playoffs they could be dangerous.
The Jets at 12-1 is a cute story, but until their QB learns how to play the game, I can't feel safe on betting on a team that needs to hide their most important player. Now that they ditched their workhorse running back for a washed up one, I feel even worse about betting on them. Add on the fact that they are in a division with the Patriots and upcoming Dolphins, and I would want to see way better than 12-1 odds to bet on this team.
Oakland at 100-1 could be a fun team to bet on just because the odds are so provocative. They have a few interesting pieces, and after finally dumping their loser QB and replacing him with a solid one, they could be a surprise team. A Superbowl winner is way too bold, but with a great deal of luck they could make the playoffs.
Philadelphia Eagles at 28-1 seems like a fair bet too. They are in a very hard division, but they are a perennial playoff team, albeit with their old QB, but they could be an interesting bet. Why you may ask? I don't exactly know, but 28-1 seems AOK to me.
The Titans at 27-1 seems like another good bet if only because they have the best running back in the league. I honestly cannot see this team winning the Superbowl, but with their running game they could be dangerous.