It’s that time of the year, the moment we have all been waiting for, September is here and if you’re into sports betting at all, then you know what this means, the new NFL season is about to start!
The wait has been long, no doubt, at moments we all thought that this day would never come, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and everything that’s been happening around the world in the past few months. But, to be honest, a little part of us always knew NFL was coming, we all thought the same way, it’s the latest to start, so we were hoping it’d be fine by then, right? Well, the pandemic is not over yet, but sports did come back and now it’s NFL’s turn, and we can all celebrate that.
September 10th is the date, as we all well know, that is the day we’re all waiting for, kickoff, when NFL champion Kansas City Chiefs will host the Houston Texans to officially mark the beginning of the 2020-2021 season. Then, on Sunday, September 13th, we’ll have a grand total of 13 games, and then 2 more on Monday Night to close week 1.
Let’s not forget that this year we’ll see a big change, devastating for some, exciting for others, but the Raiders moved out of Oakland and now they will be playing in Las Vegas, which is quite exciting news really, if you basically don’t live in Oakland. Having an NFL team in Las Vegas will make history, as we all know how that city relates to sports betting, and it’s just fun to see a team use that city as home from now on.
Who are the favorites to win the Super Bowl this year?
It is no surprise to see the first four teams in the list this year, as they were also favorites last season, and we’re sure will be getting some headlines again. It is curious though, how others are just way down the list, at least to start the season, so let’s take a look:
Kansas City Chiefs +600
Baltimore Ravens +650
San Francisco 49’ers +900
New Orleans Saints +1100
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1400
Dallas Cowboys +1500
New England Patriots +1800
Philadelphia Eagles +1800
Seattle Seahawks +2000
Indianapolis Colts +2200
AS you see, big names like the Packers, Vikings, Steelers, or even the two LA teams don’t even make the top 10 of this list for the beginning of the season, while others like the Patriots, Eagles or Seahawks are way down in the Top 10.
Let’s remember though, in the case of the Patriots, Tom Brady left the team, surprisingly, and that changes everything of course, for the team and for the league, and that’s why Tampa Bay, his new team, made it all the way into the Top 5 in bookmakers’ eyes.
How do you think this season will go? Which are your picks for big surprises and big disappointments? The new season is just around the corner, so get ready to bet on all your favorite teams again!