Posted by Josh Katzowitz
Each Saturday, we’ll take the best -- and most clever -- odds collected by bodog.com for the upcoming week and give our take. This is important stuff, perhaps the most important post you’ll read all week. Because if you can’t lose money while watching a game in which you have absolutely no effect, what’s the point of watching sports at all?
Will Aaron Rodgers break the single season passing record of 5084 yards? (Note: He’s on pace for 5,238 yards)
Rodgers can’t continue to be this superhuman, can he? He has to slip up at least once or twice this year, right? I’d go with no, but I also wouldn’t feel very confident about that pick.
Will Patrick Peterson break the single season punt return touchdown Record of four? (Note: He currently has three through eight games)
We’re halfway through the season, and Peterson can’t figure out why teams continue to punt to him. But you know what? Teams occasionally still punt to Devin Hester -- and he, along with Gale Sayers -- are the two best kick returners of all time. Peterson might not get as many chances, but he’ll get some. And he’s so damn good, I think he could notch two more. I’d go yes, even if it’s a bit of a longshot.
Odds to win the 2011 MVP?
Aaron Rodgers (GB) QB 1/4
Matt Forte (CHI) RB 7/1
Drew Brees (NO) QB 12/1
Eli Manning (NYG) QB 12/1
Frank Gore (SF) RB 12/1
Tom Brady (NE) QB 12/1
Calvin Johnson (DET) WR 15/1
Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) QB 22/1
LeSean McCoy (PHI) RB 30/1
Adrian Peterson (MIN) RB 30/1
Obviously, Rodgers is the easy call, but at 1/4, you’re going to have to lay a ton of money in order to make any money back. If you want a long shot, I’d go Frank Gore. He’s been one of the most underrated players this season, and after a slow start, he’s rushed for 100-plus yards in each of the past five games. Since the 49ers could well end up with more than 12 wins, doesn’t Gore deserves some consideration?
When will the San Francisco 49ers clinch the NFC West division?
Week 11 5/1
Week 12 3/1
Week 13 3/2
Week 14 11/2
Week 15 9/1
Week 16 12/1
Week 17 20/1
In this weak division, I’ll go early. Week 12 sounds good to me.
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