Tom Brady’s appeal of his Deflategate suspension is set for Tuesday, and NFL bettors will be watching closely for the results of the hearing and how they’ll affect the New England Patriots’ betting lines for the upcoming season.
Brady was handed a four-game suspension by the league for deflating footballs in last year’s playoffs, and if that stands he would miss his team’s Week 1-5 games against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Dallas Cowboys.
And that would force Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo into the starter’s role until Brady returned for a Sunday Night Football matchup in Week 6 against the Indianapolis Colts. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will be hearing Brady’s appeal of the suspension.
Heading into his appeal Brady’s Patriots were listed at 9/1 at Bodog & Bovada on the odds to win the Super Bowl in the upcoming season, at 9/2 to win the AFC Championship Game, and at -150 to win the AFC East. New England also had a season wins OVER/UNDER of 10.5.
- New England Patriots -150
- Miami Dolphins +400
- Buffalo Bills +425
- New York Jets +750
- 2015 Regular Season Win Total – Over/Under 10½
- Odds to win the 2016 Super Bowl – 9/1
- Odds to win the 2015-16 NFC Conference – 9/2