The Patriots’ surprising loss to the Lions on Sunday night dropped Bill Belichick’s team to 1-2 on the season. Apparently, oddsmakers aren’t too concerned.
Following the defeat in Detroit, the NFL betting lines regarding New England’s expectations this season shifted. That said, the shift is far from dramatic.
Here’s how sportsbook Bovada sees the Patriots’ season playing out, compared with the preseason prognostications.
Odds to win the Super Bowl
- Preseason: +650
- Sept. 24: +800
Odds to win the AFC
Sept. 24: +325
Odds to win the AFC East
Sept. 24: -350
The most significant drop-off for the Patriots has occurred in the team’s odds to win the division. With the Dolphins at 3-0, and now seen by oddsmakers as New England’s strongest competition in the AFC East (+290), the upcoming clash between the two teams in Week 4 will be an early season indicator.