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New England Patriots increase lead as favorites to win Super Bowl 52

The New England Patriots increased their margin as the favorites to win Super Bowl 52 after the bulk of big names have been signed in free agency.

With the bulk of the big names signed in free agency, only six teams have improved their odds to win Super Bowl 52, according to Bovada.lv, from the time the gambling site released its odds following Super Bowl 51.

The New England Patriots were already the favorite after winning the Super Bowl in February, but they were given slightly better odds to win Super Bowl 52 – from 5/1 to 4/1 – after a week of free agency and increased the gap between those teams tied for second.

The Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys were given 9/1 odds in February, but they dropped slightly to 10/1 and were joined there by the Seattle Seahawks, who improved their odds from 16/1 to 10/1.

In addition to the Patriots and Seahawks, the Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans, New York Giants and Tennessee Titans all improved their odds. The Falcons, who lost to the Patriots in the Super Bowl, improved from 14/1 to 12/1 odds, the Giants moved from 25/1 to 18/1 and the Titans went from 50/1 to 40/1.

While those six teams improved their odds, 15 teams were given longer odds by Bovada, with the biggest drop being the Minnesota Vikings, who went from 16/1 odds in February before the start of free agency to 33/1 odds after a week of free agency.

The Cleveland Browns, who were tied at the bottom of the rankings with the San Francisco 49ers in February, now have sole possession of the longest odds after moving from 150/1 odds in February to 200/1, despite upgrading their offensive line in free agency.

Team February Odds March Odds
New England Patriots 5/1 4/1
Dallas Cowboys 9/1 10/1
Green Bay Packers 9/1  10/1
Seattle Seahawks 16/1  10/1
Atlanta Falcons 14/1  12/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 12/1  14/1
Denver Broncos 16/1  16/1
Oakland Raiders 16/1  16/1
Houston Texans 40/1 16/1
New York Giants 25/1 18/1
Kansas City Chiefs 25/1  25/1
Minnesota Vikings 16/1  33/1
Carolina Panthers 25/1  33/1
Indianapolis Colts 25/1  33/1
Arizona Cardinals 33/1  33/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 33/1  40/1
Baltimore Ravens 40/1  40/1
Tennessee Titans 50/1  40/1
Cincinnati Bengals 50/1  50/1
Miami Dolphins 50/1  50/1
Philadelphia Eagles 50/1  50/1
Washington Redskins 50/1  50/1
Detroit Lions 40/1  66/1
New Orleans Saints 50/1  66/1
Los Angeles Chargers 66/1  66/1
Buffalo Bills 66/1  100/1
Jacksonville Jaguars 66/1 100/1
Chicago Bears 100/1  100/1
Los Angeles Rams 75/1  150/1
New York Jets 75/1  150/1
San Francisco 49ers 150/1 150/1
Cleveland Browns 150/1 200/1

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