Step away from the NHL trade deadline blog for just one minute and turn your attention towards the NFL, and even though the season just ended, odds for next season’s champion are out already (if you’re curious, sportsbooks are favoring Green Bay and New England to replace the New York Giants). But what should you look at when betting on Super Bowl futures?
Look At The History
The best team in the league usually rises to the top in the NFL, although this season’s win by the Giants (as well as their win four years ago, which was an upset that those following March Madness odds can appreciate) is an exception. Teams that do consistently well year after year are going to have the best chance to win it all, as seen by next season’s favorites, New England and Green Bay.
Coaching is so important in the NFL, and there are only a handful of really good coaches in the league now, so that will help you narrow down your choices. When the smoke cleared, New England’s Bill Belichick and the Giants’ Tom Coughlin were left standing; prior to that, the winning coaches were Green Bay’s Mike McCarthy and New Orleans’ Sean Payton, who are good coaches in their own right. Even though it is a players’ league, the coaches still wield a lot of power and you should consider that before making your Super Bowl picks at your best online sportsbook.