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Prior to kicking off the 2017-18 NFL season, we’ll preview what oddsmakers have selected as the top three favourites to capture Super Bowl LII. With a number of teams going through significant roster changes this offseason, sports bettors are eager to find out where oddsmakers have landed. Bodog is here to give you the inside scoop for a betting edge.

 

New England Patriots: +375

As defending Super Bowl Champions, the New England Patriots will enter the 2017-18 season as +375 favourites to repeat. The Patriots will field many of the same players that captured the Vince Lombardi Trophy last season, including the ageless wonder, Tom Brady. The 12-time Pro Bowler and two-time league MVP seems to be getting stronger with age, and he’ll have a dynamic receiving corps to work with this season.

The Pats acquired third year WR Brandin Cooks from the New Orleans Saints this offseason, and he’ll look to slot in as number two behind Julian Edelman. With the return of a healthy Rob Gronkowski and the addition of newly acquired tight-end Dwayne Allen, Brady will have the luxury of multiple skilled receivers on the field at all times. Look for another huge statistical season from #12.

 

Green Bay Packers: +900

After a thrilling run to cap off the regular season, the Green Bay Packers made it to the Conference Championship before losing to the Atlanta Falcons. Aaron Rodgers will look to take his squad one step further in 2017-18, and punch their ticket to Super Bowl 52.

The Pack experienced significant turnover this offseason. They lost RB Eddie Lacy, TE Jared Cook and DE Julius Peppers to free agency, but added perhaps the best free agent this offseason in TE Martellus Bennett. They also addressed their greatest need through the draft: defense. They drafted CB Kevin King with the 33rd overall pick and SS Josh Jones with the 61st overall pick. Both players should make immediate impacts for the Pack in 2017-18.

 

Dallas Cowboys: +1000

After MVP-calibre campaigns for rookies QB Dak Prescott and RB Ezekiel Elliott in 2016-17, the Dallas Cowboys won’t catch anyone by surprise this season. Although they’ll field one of the most potent offenses in the league again, come September, they’ll be without two long-time staples on the offensive line: Ronald Leary, who signed with the Denver Broncos, and the retired Doug Free. Dallas also lost five starters on defense, which they’ll try to replace with a contingent of rookies. The Cowboys could either see a continuation of the youth movement that led to so much success last season, or they’ll suffer through the growing pains that come with inexperience.

While oddsmakers have favoured the Patriots to repeat as Super Bowl Champions in 2017-18, there will be many surprises throughout the season that could change everything. Stay tuned, and happy betting.

 

*Odds as of June 1, 2017