Vegas seems to have no problem with this year’s NFL playoffs picture, PACKERS ALL THE WAY…
Yep, unlike you and I they see no problems. Green Bay is almost even money – 1 1/2 to 1 to win it all again. But clearly many people now like the Saints and they are 3 1/2 to 1 with New England the second best pick at 2 1/2 to 1.
We all know the Pack and the Pats have very poor defenses and Saints are maybe average.
So why are the Saints not favored?
Simple. On the road at Green Bay, the grass, the cold, playing outdoors, all make for a tougher road to get to the Super Bowl than New England will battle. That’s the Vegas thinking. Me, I was on the Packers all the way last year and this.
But yeah, the Saints and Giants do scare even me!
The Packers need to find that D.
These look to be some of the most interesting playoff games in years. Maybe it always feels that way, huh?
By the way Denver is still a long shot – a very long at 35 to 1 – to win it all. And the Texans are 25 to 1, the Giants 12-1, the Niners 12-1 and the Ravens are 61/2 to 1.
Hey, if I were in the sports book room today, I’d throw a couple hundred on those two or three long shots….could happen.
But as of today I am sticking with the Packers and New England. If the Saints smash the 49ers and Pack just gets by Giants, I may have to take a closer look at next week’s championships, but here we go. These are tough calls, by the way.
Doesn’t it bother you, for example, that the BIG TIME SAINTS are only a 3 1/2 point favorite over San Fran? Is this a trap game? I say No! I don’t like the 49ers offense.
Saints -3 1/2 over the San Fran 49ers
New England -7 over Denver (tease bet w/ Houston)
Houston 14 1/2 over Baltimore( this is part two of New England tease adding 6 to each)
New York Giants 14 1/2 over the Packers (tease with Saints)
Saints 2 1/2 over San Fran..on a tease(with Giants game)