Tom Brady betting odds: Which team will the GOAT play for in NFL 2020?

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Tom Brady wearing anything but the Patriots’ blue and red is going to look weird. That’s the reality we’re living in with the future Hall of Fame quarterback reportedly testing the free agent market and sportsbooks releasing odds on Tom Brady’s 2020 NFL team.

That NFL odds market had gasoline thrown on its flames Thursday when NFL reporters stated that multiple sources close to the situation feel like Brady won’t be back in New England – despite the Patriots pegged as a -400 favorites to claim Brady as their QB this upcoming NFL season.

But what if those reports are true? We take a look at the four favorites in the Tom Brady betting odds and which team would be the best fit for TB12.

NFL ODDS TO SIGN TOM BRADY

TAKES A SNAP WITH IN WEEK 1 ODDS ( VIA LV SUPERBOOK)
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -400
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS +600
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS +600
TENNESSEE TITANS +1,000
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS +2,500
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS +4,000
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS +5,000
DALLAS COWBOYS +5,000
CHICAGO BEARS +5,000
MIAMI DOLPHINS +6,000
CAROLINA PANTHERS +6,000
DENVER BRONCOS +6,000
DETROIT LIONS +10,000
LOS ANGELES RAMS +10,000
ATLANTA FALCONS +10,000
CLEVELAND BROWNS +10,000
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS +10,000
NEW YORK GIANTS +30,000
NEW YORK JETS +30,000
BUFFALO BILLS +30,000
ARIZONA CARDINALS +30,000
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES +30,000
PITTSBURGH STEELERS +30,000
HOUSTON TEXANS +30,000
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS +30,000
WASHINGTON REDSKINS +50,000
CINCINNATI BENGALS +50,000
MINNESOTA VIKINGS +50,000
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS +100,000
GREEN BAY PACKERS +100,000
BALTIMORE RAVENS +100,000
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS +100,000
DOESN’T PLAY IN WEEK 1 +10,000

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (ODDS TO SIGN BRADY +600)

Brady swaps one scowling head coach for another in the Silver and Black’s inaugural season in the Silver State. The rumors around his potential 2020 team includes his reps meeting with the Raiders, who would then quit on current QB Derek Carr – despite Jon Gruden recently saying the team is anxious to build around Carr. But this is Tom Brady we’re talking about here.

Brady would join an offense that ranked eight in passing yards in 2019 but in the bottom half of the league in passing touchdowns. Brady would also be counted on to bail out a defense that allowed over 26 points per game and finished 19th in yards allowed.

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (ODDS TO SIGN BRADY +600)

The Bolts gave Philip Rivers the bum’s rush, leaving the door open for a new quarterback in 2020. That instantly makes this fit much better for Brady than Las Vegas. The Chargers have the framework to be a very good team – ranked Top 10 in both offense and defense yardage – but just needed a winner at the wheel after suffering through far too many late-game collapses and bad beats.

And then there’s the lure of La-La Land. It got Gretzky and LeBron and with Gisele as the real breadwinner in the Brady household, it makes sense to move both brands to California. And Tom wouldn’t have to play out the twilight of his career in those cold Boston winters. Bonus.

TENNESSEE TITANS (ODDS TO SIGN BRADY +1,000)

Former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel caught 10 balls for 10 touchdowns during his NFL career, all coming from the arm of Brady. Those surprise attacks could’ve paved the road for another stunner, bringing Brady to the Music City where Vrabel is head coach of the Titans, who knocked Brady & Co. out of the postseason this past January.

Tennessee proved how potent its offense could be in the second half of 2019, and that was with Ryan Tannehill making the throws. The Titans are very much a “Patriots South” in their makeup and the culture would replicate that found in Belichick’s locker room. At 10/1, Tennessee is a very live underdog to land Brady this offseason.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (ODDS TO SIGN BRADY +2,500)

After all those amazing showdowns with Peyton Manning and the Colts over the years, it would feel like bitter betrayal to New England fans if Brady donned the horseshoe. Maybe those “Massholes” should have thought about that before burning Tom’s jersey after the playoff loss. Indianapolis is another team set up perfectly for Brady to push them over the top.

Andrew Luck had Indy on the brink of greatness before suddenly retiring ahead of the 2019 season, leaving the Colts to count on former Pats passer Jacoby Brissett, who flopped in the second half of the season. Indianapolis has a talented receiving corps and would be right back in the playoff mix if Brady was under center.

Verlander injury shuffles Astros’ MLB futures odds

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MLB betting got a shake-up Sunday afternoon, specifically on World Series odds and AL pennant odds, with news that Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander could miss the rest of the season – or at least a significant chunk of it – with an arm injury.

Initial reports suggested Verlander had an elbow ailment, but both he and manager Dusty Baker quickly denied that. Baker called it a forearm strain and said that Verlander would be re-evaluated in “a couple of weeks.” The reigning AL Cy Young winner pitched a solid six innings in an 8-2 Opening Day rout of the Seattle Mariners on Friday.

Verlander’s injury led oddsmakers to shuffle futures book odds on the defending AL champions. Covers checked in on the MLB odds moves with a couple of Las Vegas sportsbooks.

How does Verlander’s injury affect Astros’ World Series odds?

At CG Technology books, risk analyst Rich Zanco said the Astros quickly moved from +1,200 to +1,800 in World Series futures. The SuperBook at Westgate also had Houston pegged +1,200 prior to Sunday’s news and initially went to +1,600, then dialed it a little further to +1,800.

However, there were apparently buyers on the Astros at that point, prompting the SuperBook to reel the price in to +1,400.

How does Verlander’s injury affect Astros’ American League odds?

In AL pennant futures, the Astros initially moved from +600 to +800 at The SuperBook, then ticked back to +700.

World Series odds

Team Odds to win
Los Angeles Dodgers +350
New York Yankees +350
Houston Astros +600
Atlanta Braves +1,600
Minnesota Twins +1,600
Tampa Bay Rays +1,800
Washington Nationals +2,000
Cleveland Indians +2,000
New York Mets +2,000
Chicago Cubs +2,000
Oakland Athletics +2,000
St. Louis Cardinals +2,500
Cincinnati Reds +2,500
San Diego Padres +2,500
Philadelphia Phillies +3,000
Chicago White Sox +3,000
Los Angeles Angels +3,000
Milwaukee Brewers +4,000
Boston Red Sox +5,000
Arizona Diamondbacks +6,000
Colorado Rockies +8,000
Toronto Blue Jays +10,000
Texas Rangers +10,000
Pittsburgh Pirates +20,000
Detroit Tigers +20,000
San Francisco Giants +30,000
Seattle Mariners +30,000
Miami Marlins +30,000
Baltimore Orioles +30,000
Kansas City Royals +30,000

Odds courtesy The SuperBook

MLB picks and predictions for Opening Day

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It was a long and scary road, but we finally get MLB betting back on Thursday, July 23. Opening Day of the pandemic-shortened 60-game baseball schedule is headlined by a pair of matchups, with the New York Yankees visiting the Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers rekindling their rivalry with the San Francisco Giants.

Like we do each MLB season (COVID-19 or not), we’ll be taking a swing at today’s baseball odds and giving our best MLB picks and predictions. Up first: Opening Day 2020.

MLB picks for today

New York Yankees vs Washington Nationals

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was supposed to miss the start of the season back in the spring, but the delay to the 2020 campaign allowed the outfielder to heal up from broken ribs and return to his longball-launching self.

Judge looked great in New York’s warmup games, albeit for a limited number of at-bats. He went 3-for-7 with all three hits leaving the ballpark. And he wasn’t alone, with the Yankees’ other power bats providing plenty of pop around him in the order. He’ll get a chance to go yard again on Opening Day.

PREDICTION: Aaron Judge home run (+210)

San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers

The Giants are no strangers to Clayton Kershaw, who has long dominated the Dodgers’ divisional foes. In 49 career appearances against San Francisco, The Claw is 23-12 with a 1.74 ERA and has allowed just 0.71 hits per innings pitched in those starts.

The Giants don’t pose much of an offensive threat, averaging 8.22 hits per game in 2019. San Francisco has managed 45 total hits in its last eight starts against Kershaw – an average of 0.86 hits per inning faced. Given the Dodgers’ ace looked ready for work in his tune-up efforts, we could see him go seven innings or more on Thursday, panning out to a little over six hits for San Fran.

PREDICTION: Giants between 6-7 total hits (+235)

Mookie Betts has reportedly landed a whale of a contract extension with the Dodgers after joining the ballclub this offseason via a trade with the Boston Red Sox. And what better way to lock down that deal than an impressive effort on Opening Day.

Betts recorded 313 total bases in 2019 (30th) and 353 in 2018 (fourth). He’s been swinging well in training sessions this offseason: in 27 at-bats during the spring/summer schedule, he has 13 total bases, including two doubles and a home run, while hitting leadoff during Summer Camp. We like that to continue into Opening Day.

PREDICTION: Mookie Betts two or more total bases (-182)

Top MLB consensus for today

Want to know who today’s biggest MLB betting and consensus bets are right now? Check out our top MLB consensus picks.

Opening Day betting card

  • Aaron Judge home run (+210)
  • Giants between 6-7 total hits (+235)
  • Mookie Betts two or more total bases (-182)