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Hernandez Effect on Patriots Odds?

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RJ_Bell
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The Aaron Hernandez scandal has had an effect on the Patriots odds, but only a modest effect.
Pats were 7/1 to win the Super Bowl a few weeks ago – New England is now 8/1.

A player of Hernandez caliber is on the borderline of having NO effect – but additional factors, including the scandal’s distraction for the team, plus thinness at tight end due to Gronkowski’s injury, results in a modest downgrade of the Patriots by Las Vegas.

Current Super Bowl Favorites:
San Francisco 49ers: 6/1
Denver Broncos: 6/1
Seattle Seahawks: 8/1
New England Patriots: 8/1
Green Bay Packers: 15/1
Atlanta Falcons: 18/1
Houston Texans: 18/1
New Orleans Saints: 20/1

FIRST TIME since 2003 the Patriots are not one of the TOP TWO Super Bowl favorites entering the season!

You can bet on how many games the Patriots win during the 2013 regular season:
Patriots current projection: Over/Under 11 wins

[all odds are a consensus from multiple Las Vegas and online sportsbooks]

RJ Bell - Pregame.com Founder & CEO | Twitter: @RJinVegas
Monday: LAST DAY on discounted football subscriptions. If you wait, you will pay more. 

RJ_Bell
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Game Lines (via LVH Superbook)

Week 1: Patriots were 7.5 point favorites at Bills - now down to 7.

Week 2: Patriots were 12 point favorites hosting Jets - now down to 10.

Note that the downgrade was even more significant for the Week One and Week Two lines, since Gronk is almost certainly also out for those games.

RJ Bell - Pregame.com Founder & CEO | Twitter: @RJinVegas
Monday: LAST DAY on discounted football subscriptions. If you wait, you will pay more. 

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