Super Bowl odds through first 3 weeks

September, 24, 2012
I always love to look at how odds change during the season. Now that we're almost past Week 3, it's interesting to look at what might have been the value bets.

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Christopher Hanewinckel/US PresswireThe Arizona Cardinals' Super Bowl odds have improved from 150-1 in Week 1 to 30-1.
Those with the biggest smiles on their faces might be gamblers who plunked down their money on the Arizona Cardinals (3-0).

After Week 1, a bettor could have gotten the Cardinals at 150-1 at the Las Vegas Hotel to win the Super Bowl. But wins against the Patriots and the Eagles dropped the team's odds to 60-1 last week and now 30-1 this week.

The Houston Texans might be a more realistic choice to win the big game. The Las Vegas Hotel has dropped the Texans from 8-1 after Week 1, to 9-2 last week and 7-2 this morning.

Even though the Denver Broncos are 1-2, there's still hope in Peyton Manning. After being at 10-1 odds to win it all after Weeks 1 and 2, the Broncos are only 25-1 this week. And no one would dare count out the 1-2 Patriots. The Patriots went from 5-1 to 8-1 to 10-1.

The biggest slide understandably has been the New Orleans Saints, who opened 0-3 while losing to teams that haven't beaten anyone else. The Saints started the season at 30-1. Last week, they were at 60-1 and are being offered at 80-1 this week.

Darren Rovell | email Sports Business reporter



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