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NFL Betting: Book wary of Bears, Lions

With the kickoff of the NFL season just days away, sportsbooks are busy assessing where they stand.
At  Bovada, the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Seattle Seahawks have attracted the most bets to win the Super Bowl. The Broncos and 49ers will start the season as the favorites. Both sit at 6-to-1. 
Denver’s defense will be shorthanded for the first six games of the season, with star defensive end Von Miller suspended for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. That puts a little more pressure on MVP-favorite Peyton Manning and the Broncos’ offense.
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San Francisco is the favorite in the NFC, but the 49ers will have to contend with West division rival Seattle, which is third in the Super Bowl odds at 17-to-2. Those two teams meet in Week 2 in Seattle.
The New England Patriots, who began the offseason as the Super Bowl favorite, are still expected to contend, but saw their odds drop. Despite a troubled offseason, the Patriots are among the second tier of teams at 12-to-1, along with the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers.
But Tom Brady and company have not attracted much action at  Bovada. In fact, according to book manager Kevin Bradley, the Patriots are among the book’s biggest winners in their Super Bowl futures. 
The defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens also are big winners for the book, as are the Miami Dolphins. The Patriots, Ravens, and Dolphins would produce the biggest wins for the book at this point, Bradley says.
The three teams the books don’t want to see win? Try the Chicago Bears (25/1), Dallas Cowboys (25/1), and Detroit Lions (40/1). Those three teams would cost the sportsbooks a pretty penny.
The three teams that have received the fewest bets to win the Super Bowl are the New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Tennessee Titans
Super Bowl Odds (courtesy of  Bovada)
Denver Broncos 6/1
San Francisco 6/1
Seattle Seahawks 17/2
New England Patriots 12/1
Atlanta Falcons 12/1
Green Bay Packers 12/1
Houston Texans 18/1
New Orleans Saints 18/1
New York Giants 22/1
Chicago Bears 25/1
Cincinnati Bengals 25/1
Dallas Cowboys 25/1
Baltimore Ravens 28/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 28/1
Washington Redskins 33/1
Detroit Lions 40/1
Indianapolis Colts 40/1
Miami Dolphins 40/1
Minnesota Vikings 40/1
St. Louis Rams 40/1
Kansas City Chiefs 50/1
Philadelphia Eagles 50/1
San Diego Chargers 50/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 50/1
Carolina Panthers 66/1
New York Jets 100/1
Arizona Cardinals 125/1
Buffalo Bills 150/1
Cleveland Browns 150/1
Tennessee Titans 150/1
Oakland Raiders 250/1
Jacksonville Jaguars 300/1