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Patriots Odds: Court Overturns Brady Ban

Tom Brady's four-game Deflategate suspension has been overturned by a U.S. District Court judge, so how will that affect the New England Patriots' odds for the season ahead?

Brady had been suspended by the league for four games for his supposed involvement with the deflating of footballs in last year's playoffs, putting Patriots backup Jimmy Garoppolo in line to start for the team for the first quarter of the season - beginning with their season opener against the Steelers on Thursday Night Football.

However, after an unsuccessful appeal to the commissioner Brady and the NFLPA took the NFL to court and got the suspension nullified. That has Brady back in line to start the season for the Patriots against the Steelers in Week 1.

Quickly after the suspension was lifted the Patriots went from about 3-point home chalk for their game against the Steelers in Week 1 to touchdown favorites - at 5Dimes in mid-afternoon it sat at New England -7.5, while at BetOnline it was New England -7.

Prior to the court's decision the Patriots had been listed at -150 on the odds to win the AFC East division title at Bovada, with the Miami Dolphins (+300) and the Buffalo Bills (+500) their closest competitors on those NFL division futures.

The Patriots were also listed at -350 to make the playoffs at the sportsbooks (and at +275 to miss them), and with an OVER/UNDER win total of 10.5 (-115) prior to the suspension getting overturned. New England's Super Bowl odds heading into the week were at +1000.

The sportsbooks will now take this news and adjust those Patriots betting lines as needed.

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Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are expected to find out this week if the quarterback will indeed serve a four-game suspension to start the season, with the judge ruling on the case as early as Tuesday after the NFL and NFLPA failed to reach a settlement.

And the ruling could affect all of the Patriots' betting lines and props for the upcoming season, from their -150 odds to win the AFC East division title at online sportsbook Bovada to their OVER/UNDER win total of 10.5 victories.

As well, sportsbooks with lines on the Patriots for their season opener at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 10 have New England at around a 3-point favorite for the contest, with those odds likely presuming that backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo would get the start.

Brady received a four-game suspension by the league for deflating footballs in last year's playoffs, and if the punishment isn't lifted by the court he would miss his team's Week 1-5 games against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Dallas Cowboys. New England has a bye in Week 4.

That would leave Garoppolo as the Patriots' starting quarterback until Brady was eligible to return for a marquee Sunday Night Football matchup in Week 6 against Andrew Luck and the rival Indianapolis Colts.

2015/16 AFC East Champion

Odds as of August 31 at Bovada

  • New England Patriots -150
  • Miami Dolphins +300
  • Buffalo Bills +500
  • New York Jets +1200
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Odds as of August 31 at Bovada

  • Will they make the playoffs? Yes -350 / No +275
  • Regular Season Win Total - Over/Under 10.5 -115
  • Odds to win the 2016 Super Bowl +1000
  • Odds to win the 2015-16 AFC Conference +400

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The verdict is in, and Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game Deflategate suspension was denied by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. However, Brady and the NFLPA will now take the case to federal court to try to get an injunction and keep him on the field.

Brady's appeal of his Deflategate suspension was held way back on June 23, and NFL bettors have been watching closely since then for the results of that hearing and how they'll affect the New England Patriots' betting lines for the upcoming season.

Brady was handed the suspension by the league for deflating footballs in last year's playoffs, and if he can't get an injunction on the punishment he would miss his team's Week 1-5 games against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Dallas Cowboys. New England has a bye in Week 4.

And that would presumably force Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo into the starter's role until Brady returned for a marquee Sunday Night Football matchup in Week 6 against the Indianapolis Colts.

Heading into his appeal Brady's Patriots were listed at +900 at Bovada on the odds to win the Super Bowl and at +455 to win the AFC Championship Game. New England was also at -150 odds to win the AFC East and had a season wins OVER/UNDER of 10.5 prior to Goodell denying the appeal.

The updated New England Patriots odds at Bovada now have the Patriots at +1200 on the odds to win the Super Bowl and at +500 to win the AFC Championship Game. As well, New England has dropped to -120 odds to win the AFC East, and their season wins OVER/UNDER has gone from 10.5 to 10 at the sportsbook.

2015/16 AFC East Champion

Odds as of July 30 at Bovada

  • New England Patriots -120
  • Miami Dolphins +275
  • Buffalo Bills +425
  • New York Jets +900
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Odds as of July 30 at Bovada

  • Regular Season Win Total - Over/Under 10
  • Odds to win the 2016 Super Bowl +1200
  • Odds to win the 2015-16 AFC Conference +500

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