Tank the 401k: 2018 Spring Futures Edition
Welcome all degenerate gamblers back into my weekly American football column, Tank the 401k. Here, I will divulge all my professional eagle-eyed opinions on the upcoming week. Call your bookie and empty those retirement accounts! Today, we’re looking at Spring futures for the 2018 season.
Super Bowl Odds
The consensus favorite is the New England Patriots – stop me if you’ve heard that before. But, where is the fun in betting on the Patriots? The Philadelphia Eagles and the Los Angeles Rams aren’t too far behind, though, and if you’re looking for a safe bet, I’d say throw some money down on that loaded Rams roster. In terms of middle-of-the-road value, I like the Los Angeles Chargers at +2500 quite a bit. But, if you’re looking for the big gamble, shoot for the New York Giants at +6000. That team is way too talented to be among the least favorite teams in the NFL.
NFL MVP Odds
Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are the favorites, and you might be a fool to go with anyone other than Brady in May. But, looking down the list, I love David Johnson at +3300. The guy does it all for the Arizona Cardinals, and I’d venture to say if he’s healthy, could be more important to his team than any other player in the league is to their’s. Want some incredibly long odds? Look at DeAndre Hopkins at +10000. He may very well be the best receiver in the NFL, has a returning Deshaun Watson igniting that offense, and should play on a team that can compete for the AFC.
Rookie of the Year Odds
The odds are pretty stacked in Saquon Barkley‘s favor and, really, it’s hard to argue with that. But, if you’re looking for a deep cut, I love the situation that USC’s Ronald Jones landed in down in Tampa Bay. He has the chance to be a featured back and should flourish in such a role. Current odds have him around +3000.
College Football National Championship Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide isn’t exactly dazzling at 9/4, but it’s hard to go against Nick Saban’s track record. If you want to spice things up, you could go with Ohio State at 15/2, who has been pretty reliable under Urban Meyer. But, if you’re looking for something a little sexier, look no further than their conference-mates, the Wisconsin Badgers at 30/1. You want a deep, deep cut? Roll with the Missouri Tigers at 120/1, led by a quarterback who could be the #1 pick in next Spring’s NFL Draft.
Heisman Trophy Odds
Stanford’s Bryce Love is the current favorite at 7/1, but if you can still grab Jonathan Taylor at 8/1, that’s the bet to make. You can count on Wisconsin giving him the opportunity to post Heisman caliber numbers. I like Khalil Tate at 9/1, Kelly Bryant at 15/1, and Trace McSorley at 18/1. But, if you want a long shot, I like Washington’s Jake Browning at 22/1 rebounding after a subpar 2017.
Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network. A strong advocate of GSD (get shit done) and #BeBetter, he’s down to talk Tennessee Titans and Alabama Crimson Tide football over a beer any day. Check him out covering the WWE for WrestlingNews.co. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley, @WrestlingNewsCo