The New England Patriots head into the 2018 NFL season with high hopes of bouncing back from a disappointing loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl. Tom Brady and company are still considered to be one of the best teams in the league this year, but there appears to be another professional sports team nearby with a better chance to be crowned champions.
According to BetOnline.ag, the Boston Celtics have better odds than Brady’s Patriots to win a trophy at season’s end. Brad Stevens’ squad will be one of the most talented from top to bottom as they embark on the 2018-19 campaign next month with the NBA title odds to prove they’re expected to be among the elite once again.
Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Al Horford, and Jayson Tatum are currently sporting 6/1 odds to win it all during the NBA season. The storied franchise came one win shy of reaching the NBA Finals last year with LeBron James leading his Cleveland Cavaliers over Boston in the Eastern Conference Finals to face the Golden State Warriors.
As for Bill Belichick’s always competitive New England side, the Patriots have 7/1 odds to win it all during the 2018 NFL season. Although those are the best odds in the league to win the next Super Bowl, the oddsmakers like the Celtics’ chances of being NBA champions better than Brady lifting another Lombardi Trophy.
The Patriots have gone through some drastic changes this year with the team losing some key players to trades and free agency. New England will have to move on with Danny Amendola, Brandin Cooks, Nate Solder, Malcolm Butler, and Dion Lewis. However, with Brady still under center, Rob Gronkowski catching passes downfield, and Belichick calling the shots, this team can’t be ruled out hence the favorable odds.