Super Bowl Picks: Odds & Predictions for Super Bowl XLVIII

Jordan Sharp

Friday, August 30, 2013 3:44 PM UTC

Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 3:44 PM UTC

We are finally in Week 1 of the NFL season, and there are only a few days to lock in your NFL future odds bets before the season starts.

Even though the odds will be available and moving throughout the season, there is value to be had for our NFL picks with these preseason lines. After an entire summer of analyzing these lines and teams, here are my four best bets for the Super Bowl NFL Odds from Bet365.

Green Bay Packers (+1100)

At over 10/1, the sports betting value is with Green Bay this season. For starters their division will be a lot easier than it was last season, I sincerely doubt both the Bears and Vikings will live up to their 10-6 SU seasons a year ago. On top of that, the Packers are healthy this season after getting really injured a year ago, and if they can stay healthy for all 16 games, this team will almost surely win at least one playoff game. They aren’t that far removed from winning a Super Bowl three years ago, and they could easily do it again.

Their offense should be one of the best in the NFL, and their defense is improved and mended coming off a tough 2012. If their offensive line can hold up, and Eddie Lacy can give them some resemblance of a running game as a rookie, do not sleep on Green Bay. The NFC is stacked (you’ll notice three of the four teams in this article are from the NFC) but the Packers have the unique skills to win the conference.

New Orleans Saints (+2000)

Sean Payton is as valuable as an MVP candidate is to their team, and a year after getting suspended for the entire season, something tells me that Payton is going to run up the score on every occasion this year. What better way to get back at Roger Goddell than to try and pummel your opponents so people change the channel and the league loses ratings?

If their defense can find some pass rushers, this team may be complete. With the offense they have, they don’t have to have a shut down defense, they just need to hold opponents under 25 points every game. If they stay healthy, I think there is a ton of value with this team, only four years removed from winning it all.

Washington Redskins (+2800)

People around my neck of the woods are super excited for this season, and with news that Robert Griffin III is back fully healthy, this team has all systems go. They have a great offense, their defense is healthy this season, and if it stays that way, this is one of the best dark horse bets in the entire NFL. 28/1 is simply too much value for a team that made the playoffs last season, despite how injured they were.
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