Sunday, 15 January 2023

Superbowl Favourites in the Playoffs

With the NFL's Wild Card Weekend in progress, courtesy of SportsOddsHistory here are the fates of the Superbowl favourite at the start of the playoffs. I've converted the US odds to decimal, but the original is in the link above. 

I'm suspicious about the 2007 season where the New England Patriots are shown as 1.25 at the start of the playoffs, but the recent trend of favourites not doing so well is apparent, with just one clear favourite (Patriots in 2016 at 2.4) and one joint favourite (Seattle Seahawks in 2013 at 3.5) going on to win the Superbowl since 2004.
In the second game last night, I layed the Los Angeles Chargers at 1.57 after they scored the first touchdown, but after throwing four interceptions in the first 25 minutes and trailing 0-27, I gave up hope for any Jacksonville Jaguars recovery and went to bed, waking up to find out that the Jaguars had completed the third biggest comeback in playoff history and won 31-30. 
Just a fun bet mind you, unlike this reckless individual who won't have had a pleasant Saturday evening:


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