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New England Patriots Super Bowl odds improve after Brady ruling

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The New England Patriots have arguably been given the biggest pre-season boost of any team in the league following Thursday's historic announcement.

The news everyone has been waiting for has finally been revealed as Tom Brady's four game suspension has officially been over ruled.


It was announced earlier today that Brady will now be available for the entirety of the Patriots season following the historic ruling.


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While everyone is mulling over what impact this will have on the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell, it has had a heavy impact on another business.

The world of sports betting has also drastically changed thanks to Thursday's announcement and that is evident in the odds ahead of Super Bowl 50.

With the Patriots set to be without Brady for the first four games, they were priced at 10-1 to win the Super Bowl this season according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

Five teams were tipped higher than New England to win Super Bowl 50 prior to today's announcement but that has now been reduced.

Knowing that New England will have Brady for the start of the regular season next week, they are now priced at just 8-1 and are the co-favourites to win the AFC Championship.

The Patriots are joint with the Indianapolis Colts for the conference championship while only the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks are favoured above them for the Super Bowl.

The Patriots open the season next Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers in a game that was largely marketed around the starting debut of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

Now it seems that Garoppolo will have to wait even longer for his starting NFL debut and his chance to show what he can do with a powerful New England offense.

Who will come out on top.

The packers being tipped as one of the top two contenders for the Super Bowl may come as a surprise to some given that they're now without star wide receiver Jordy Nelson.

Nelson suffered a season ending injury in a pre-season game and already the Packers appear less threatening.

Many would still claim that the Seattle Seahawks are the favourites given their off-season move for tight-end Jimmy Graham.

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