How Tom Brady’s Suspension Affects Gambling Lines

Tom Brady will miss the New England Patriots' first four games of the season while serving a suspension for his role in the "Deflategate" scandal, and Vegas has adjusted their gambling lines for those games accordingly.

According to, The Patriots were six-point favorites in the season opener against the Steelers, but they're now just two-point favorites. New England also moved from one-point favorite to two-point underdog against the Bills, 12-point favorites to 7-point favorites against the Jaguars, and even to four-point underdogs against the Colts.

Basically, Vegas thinks that Brady is difference of four or five points a game for the Patriots.

New England also fell from having the second-best Super Bowl odds to the fourth-best.

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