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Super Bowl 51 odds: I suppose Leicester City gives 49ers fans hope!

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The 49ers have the longest of odds this year. But an EPL team gives us irrational hope.

The 2016 NFL Draft is behind us, which means the bulk of the roster additions are complete. Teams will sign and release players, and there is always the potential for trades during the preseason, but for the most part, we know what players will be on what teams heading into training camp. And with that, we can get an even better idea of where things stand for purposes of Super Bowl odds.

Bovada released their latest odds, and they have dropped the San Francisco 49ers for the second straight time. The 49ers opened at 50/1 following the Super Bowl. They were dropped to 66/1 following the first few days of free agency. Nearly two months later, they've been dropped further, this time to 100/1. They are tied with the Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans for the worst odds.

But fear not 49ers fans! For we can bank on the irrational idea that maybe the 49ers can be the Leicester City of the NFL. For those who don't follow English Premier League soccer, Leicester City claimed the league championship this week. It will go down as one of the most improbable championships in recent history. Prior to the season, they were installed as 5,000-to-1 to win the league. Nobody bet on that number, but one person did cash in when the odds were down to 1,000-to-1.

The odds are long for the 49ers, and realistically, betting on them right now is not a whole lot better than flushing money down the toilet. But I suppose, you can't win big if you don't bet big!

Team February 8, 2016 March 14, 2016 May 4, 2016
New England Patriots 9-to-1 15-to-2 7-to-1
Seattle Seahawks 9-to-1 10-to-1 8-to-1
Green Bay Packers 12-to-1 10-to-1 10-to-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 12-to-1 10-to-1 10-to-1
Carolina Panthers 9-to-1 10-to-1 11-to-1
Arizona Cardinals 14-to-1 16-to-1 14-to-1
Denver Broncos 16-to-1 10-to-1 16-to-1
Cincinnati Bengals 20-to-1 22-to-1 18-to-1
Dallas Cowboys 16-to-1 20-to-1 22-to-1
Minnesota Vikings 25-to-1 22-to-1 22-to-1
Indianapolis Colts 25-to-1 25-to-1 22-to-1
Kansas City Chiefs 25-to-1 25-to-1 25-to-1
New York Giants 33-to-1 33-to-1 25-to-1
Oakland Raiders 66-to-1 33-to-1 25-to-1
Houston Texans 40-to-1 20-to-1 33-to-1
Baltimore Ravens 33-to-1 40-to-1 33-to-1
New York Jets 33-to-1 50-to-1 40-to-1
Washington 50-to-1 50-to-1 40-to-1
Atlanta Falcons 33-to-1 50-to-1 50-to-1
Buffalo Bills 33-to-1 50-to-1 50-to-1
Chicago Bears 40-to-1 50-to-1 50-to-1
Los Angeles Rams 50-to-1 50-to-1 50-to-1
Philadelphia Eagles 33-to-1 50-to-1 50-to-1
Detroit Lions 33-to-1 50-to-1 66-to-1
New Orleans Saints 33-to-1 50-to-1 66-to-1
San Diego Chargers 50-to-1 50-to-1 66-to-1
Jacksonville Jaguars 66-to-1 66-to-1 66-to-1
Miami Dolphins 50-to-1 66-to-1 66-to-1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 50-to-1 50-to-1 75-to-1
San Francisco 49ers 50-to-1 66-to-1 100-to-1
Tennessee Titans 66-to-1 100-to-1 100-to-1
Cleveland Browns 150-to-1 150-to-1 100-to-1