Sources indicated today that Brett Favre will not be a member of the Minnesota Vikings this year, and that sent oddsmakers scrambling to adjust the odds on the Vikings as well as other teams.
The Vikings were listed as one of the front runners to win the NFC and the Super Bowl, but those odds have changed.
BetMania.com had the Vikings listed at 6-1 to win the Super Bowl, and now they are listed at 20-1.
They are listed at 2.8 to 1 to win the NFC North and 10-1 to win the NFC , both an increase to what they were before today.
The speculation is that once it is confirmed that Favre is out, the odds could go even higher. Some sportsbooks speculate the Vikings could go as high as 25-1 to win the Super Bowl if they start the season without Favre.
Favre announced last year about this same time that he would not be playing for the Vikings, and a few weeks later, he suited up and had one of the best years in his career. If he does that again, now would be the time to take advantage of these odds.
The Vikings were not the only other team affected by the news.
The Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, and Green Bay Packers all had their odds changed.
All three teams are listed at 3.5 to 1 to win the NFC with the Vikings out of the picture.
Green Bay became the favorite to win the NFC North at -160 and benefit most from the retirement.
Watching the Vegas odds during this potential retirement is similar to watching the stock market, with odds jumping all over the place.
If you believe that Favre is coming back, it’s best to buy high, and now is the time to buy.