This week, the wise guys in Vegas released the latest odds to win Super Bowl XLIX. And the usual suspects were at the top of the list, with the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers the co-favorites at 5-1 and the Denver Broncos just behind them at 11-2.
Taking any of those teams is probably a smart wager, if there is such a thing, but it’s not a lot of fun. It’s like betting on California Chrome; sure, it pays off, but the lack of upside sort of takes the fun out of it.
Instead, it’s more enjoyable to search for “value” on the board. Find a team that had a bad season in 2013, but is poised to rebound this year. Grab them at long odds and then root like heck for four months that the dark horse comes in.
Will they? Probably not. But when the potential return is 40-1 or better, it’s worth a shot. That’s why they call it gambling, right?
So with that in mind, to see the best long shots on the board, just in case a trip to Vegas is on the horizon, click here.