How the Patriots' Super Bowl odds shifted after signing Cam Newton

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When Bill Belichick signs a former MVP quarterback, the Patriots' Super Bowl chances are inevitably going to improve. So it's no surprise that it didn't take long for the line to move after the news broke that Newton is headed to New England.

Via OddsShark on Twitter, here's how four key futures changed on Bovada after the Patriots and Newton agreed to a one-year deal:

To win Super Bowl 55:

Before: +2500
Now: +1600

To win the AFC:

Before: +1200
Now: +700

To win the AFC East:

Before: +150
Now: +110

To make the playoffs:

Before: -160
Now: -230

In addition, the Patriots' over/under win total shifted from 8.5 to 9.

The latest Cam Newton odds sent the new Patriots quarterback near the top of the NFL MVP betting. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
The latest Cam Newton odds sent the new Patriots quarterback near the top of the NFL MVP betting. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Newton's own odds also changed in the wake of going from free agency to playing for a six-time Super Bowl champion head coach. Most notably, he now has the third-best odds to win MVP, behind only the Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes and the Eagles' Carson Wentz. So here's where Newton himself stood before and after signing with the Patriots:

To win MVP:

Before: +10000
Now +1500

To win Comeback Player of the Year:

Was: +1500
Now: +333

To win Offensive Player of the Year:

Was: +10000
Now: +2800

Passing Yards Leader:

Was: +8000
Now: +2500

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Joe Murray and Dan Lifshatz are sure to discuss the latest Cam Newton odds, as well as the Patriots, on this week's Over/Under 98.5 show. Listen below for the most recent podcast from Saturday, just one day before the signing.

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