With the Pittsburgh Steelers officially agreeing to trade Antonio Brown earlier in the week, the betting market for the team he will be playing in Week 1 has seen some notable changes. As of Sunday, the Steelers have been removed for the list as a named team and a new favorite has emerged.
As per MyBookie.ag, the Indianapolis Colts are now the considered the team most likely to trade for Brown at +300, with the San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets and Oakland Raiders are all joint second favorites among the named teams at +500.
The Steelers are now nowhere to be found on the list in their own right, lumped in with the rest of the NFL as the field and this effectively makes them second favorite along with 21 other unnamed teams. Oakland and San Francisco seem to be a reasonable bet at 5/1, but the New England Patriots at 8/1 appears far too short.
If you think there is a chance Brown could end up on the same team Le’Veon Bell, there is a market for that too, with No the significant favorite at -2250. And speaking of the part-time rapper/football player, the Raiders and Colts are the joint favorites to acquire his talents in free agency at +400.
The market surrounding Bell’s guaranteed money would need more context about the rules of the bet and what could be counted as a guarantee. Assuming the figure of $35 million refers to real guarantees, the under would be a solid bet given that Todd Gurley was signed to a deal with less than $22 in real guarantees.