Super Bowl odds 2010 started going out after last year’s championship. Now the Super Bowl odds 2010 are about finished for the preseason, as they will be proven right or wrong starting tomorrow. Once actual play begins, the favorites will attempt to live up to the early hype, while teams under the radar try to make a run. When the 2009 season began, no one really saw the Saints as champions, so opening lines may be meaningless this year as well. Nevertheless, the Super Bowl odds 2010 are favoring last year’s title game losers to start off.
Despite winning it all last season, the Saints are only the second favorite in this year’s preseason picks. According to Las Vegas, the Colts are favored to return to the big game and win this time. Las Vegas Sports Consultants has the Colts as 13-2 favorites to do so.
Having the Super Bowl odds 2010 favor the Colts goes against recent tradition. For the last several years, the team that lost the Super Bowl has not gotten close to returning the next year, and often hasn’t even made the playoffs. But since the Colts are the NFL’s model of consistency, they are predicted to do better.
Even if the Colts get back to the top, the Super Bowl oddsmakers predict a lot of obstacles in their path. Both the Saints and Cowboys are the second favorite at 8-1, while the Chargers are the second-ranked AFC team at 17-2. Dallas is hosting the Super Bowl this year, so the Cowboys have a lot of pressure to make it, while the Chargers hope that this is when they finally get over the hump.
The Patriots used to lead the preseason odds, but in 2010 they are a quieter 9-1. Brett Favre’s return has only left the Vikings with 10-1 odds, just like his old team in Green Bay. As for the Jets, the long-awaited return of Darrelle Revis only boosted them to a 12-1 pick.
According to the Super Bowl odds 2010, the AFC playoff teams stand to be the Colts, Chargers, Patriots, Ravens, Jets and Steelers. In the NFC, the playoff field would have the Saints, Cowboys, Packers, 49ers, Vikings and Giants. But teams on the outside, like the Titans, Falcons, Eagles, Bengals, Texans and Redskins hope to sneak up on everyone, like the 2009 Saints did.
All of these predictions will ultimately mean nothing once the teams actually take the field. Since two of the highest-ranked teams in the Super Bowl odds 2010 face off tomorrow, it will be an early test of how accurate these early picks are.
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