The New England Patriots are coming off their sixth Super Bowl championship, and even after losing several key players to retirement and free agency over the offseason, oddsmakers still like the Pats' chances of enjoying another very successful season in 2019.
The defending Super Bowl champions had an over/under of 11 wins when the initial 2019 NFL win totals were released in March, and that number has remained unchanged at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas following the 2019 NFL Draft this past weekend, per ESPN. The Patriots again have the highest win total of any team, and ESPN also notes New England has the best odds to make the playoffs at -900.
Here are the latest Super Bowl LIV odds from the Westgate. The Patriots are tied with the Kansas City Chiefs as co-favorites.
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The Patriots again are an easy pick to win the AFC East and make a deep playoff run. Their 2019 schedule is a pretty easy one, too. Based on 2018 opponent win percentages, the Patriots are tied for the second-softest 2019 regular-season schedule in the league.
New England won just 11 games last season, breaking a run of eight consecutive years with 12 or more victories. There's reason to believe the Patriots will get back to 12 wins in 2019 with a soft schedule, a strong incoming rookie class, the best head coach in league history and some guy named Tom Brady leading the offense at quarterback.
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