Caesars Sportsbook released NFL win totals and playoff odds for all 32 teams on Thursday, and one of the biggest surprises was the Patriots opening with a win total of 8.5, the team’s lowest since 2003.
“My raw number on the Patriots is less than eight [wins],” Jeff Davis, head oddsmaker at Caesars, told ESPN. “Outside of the secondary, which is one of the best in the league, the rest of their roster I think is one of the worst in the NFL.”
The Patriots under Bill Belichick and Brady had been prolific for bettors, covering the spread in 59.6% of games and going 14-3-1 to the over against their win total since 2002.
Other sportsbooks like MGM, FanDuel and William Hill have New England’s win total at 9, while it’s as high as 9.5 at DraftKings.
While Brady is certainly responsible for at least a couple of wins a season, we’re not counting out Belichick. We have a feeling he’ll find a way to win ten games.
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