Reviewing some of the potential wagers you could place on the Patriots halfway through the 2022 NFL regular season.
Halfway through the season, the Patriots are still a complete mystery, basically, currently holding a record of 5-4 and sitting at 4th in their division of the AFC East. If they’re going to be playoff contenders this year, they’ll likely need to win out from this point going forward. If they were to do that, this week could be your last chance to place bets on the Patriots and get good odds. So today, we’ll review some of the potential Patriot wagers you could place at this point, midway through the season.
Patriots To Win The Super Bowl +5000 (50-1)
Going into the bye week, the Patriot’s Super Bowl odds stood at +6000 (60-1). They currently sit at +5000 (50-1), and it’s fair to say that their odds have shifted rather dramatically for a team that didn’t even play a game this week.
The fairly obvious reason for the change in odds is almost entirely based on the Buffalo Bill’s insane roller coaster loss this week to the Minnesota Vikings. In a game-of-the-year contender, Josh Allen and the Bills managed to blow a lead and somehow lose a game that seemed like a sure thing after an incredibly unlikely and costly Josh Allen fumble. Clearly, the oddsmakers in Vegas didn’t like what they saw about Josh Allen this week, though it didn’t bother them too much, as the Bills are still the clear favorite to win the Super Bowl this year with insanely high odds that currently sit around +300 (3-1).
The Patriots, at 50-1 to win the Super Bowl, could turn out to be a steal, and it’s a wager worth placing $20 on if you can spare it while the odds are still this high. If the Bills drop a 3rd straight game to the Browns next week, and the Patriots win their third in a row while simultaneously defeating the Jets, all three non-Dolphins AFC-East teams are suddenly tied at 6-4 for control of second place in the division. The Patriots Super Bowl odds could easily go down to 40-1 if this were to happen, and if they manage to tie Miami for the divisional lead the week after, the odds would continue to diminish, and you would definitely be regretting your decision to not take the Pats at 50-1 when you had the chance.
Patriots To Win The AFC Championship +2800 (28-1)
A $20 bet would pay $560.
Patriots To Win The AFC East +1400 (14-1)
I feel these odds will change a little bit this week; frankly, if you can get these odds for this wager, make a bet. A $20 bet would pay $280.
Mac Jones For MVP +50000 (500-1)
This will not happen unless Mac Jones throws for 500 yards and five TDs every game from now until the end of the season. But for entertainment’s sake, I feel it’s worth mentioning that a $20 bet at 500-1 would pay out $10,000 if it hit. Still probably better off just keeping your $20 on this one.
Jack Jones For Defensive Rookie Of The Year +2000 (20-1)
This isn’t a bad wager at all. It’s likely that Sauce Gardner takes this award home, but Jack Jones has shown the highest ceiling out of any of the defensive backs in the running this year. If he could make a couple of big plays at the right moments, he might very well be able to sneak in and intercept this award away from Sauce.
Matthew Judon For Defensive Player Of The Year +1200 (12-1)
Judon has some stiff competition, currently placed fourth in the odds behind Myles Garrett, Nick Bosa, and favorite Micah Parsons. But as Patriots fans already know, Judon currently has the most sacks in the NFL this season, with 11.5. He has three more sacks than the guys tied for second place, and if he stays on his current pace, he could end the season with 23 sacks, which would be .5 sacks more than the current NFL record shared by Michael Strahan and T.J. Watt for most sacks in a season (22.5).
If Judon breaks the sack record, he gets the award for sure. A $20 bet at 12-1 would pay $240. Not too shabby.
This might be a terrible year to bet on the Patriots, but it might also be an incredible year to bet on them, obviously, depending on what happens throughout the remainder of the season. If you have faith in this team, it’s definitely time to make some bets, as we’re still in contention, and as far as our odds whilst in contention go, they likely will not and cannot be better than they are currently. If we’re going to contend and compete into a playoff run, we need to be winning every game basically, and the odds will continue to diminish each week if we were to do that.
Given how close the division is this year, I’d argue that it’s worth putting a few bucks up on Belichick and the boys this year… They’ve shown flashes of brilliance on the defensive side of the ball, and if the offense can get it together, even just a little bit, this could easily be a championship team. Get your bets in. Go Pats!
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