Oddsmakers wasted little time in factoring Tom Brady’s reinstated four-game suspension into this coming season’s Super Bowl odds.
The Patriots’ odds of winning Super Bowl LI dropped from 6-1 to 8-1 with sportsbook operator CG Technology after news broke Monday that the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Brady’s suspension for the Deflategate scandal, reported ESPN.
The Patriots are still favorites in the AFC, but fell into a tie with the Seattle Seahawks (8-1) in the overall odds, according to ESPN.
Gambling site Bovada will let you bet on how many games the Pats will win to start the season should Brady serve his suspension, setting the bar at 1.5 wins out of those four games. Jimmy Garoppolo would lead the Patriots in Arizona against the Cardinals in Week 1, at home against the Dolphins in Week 2, at home against the Texans in Week 3, and at home against the Bills in Week 4.
The Patriots’ over/under win total moved from 10.5 to 10 wins after news of the court decision, according to Covers.com.
Correction: A previous version of this story gave the incorrect odds for the Patriots in the aftermath of court decision. The Patriots’s odds are now listed as 8-1 to win Super Bowl LI.