Tom Brady, Chad Ochocinco and Wes Welker seem like the smart play in Vegas to win Super Bowl XLVI, but recent history says it's a suckers paradise.

The Wall Street Journal points out that just once since the 2006 season have the guys favored to win actually gotten it done.

Joseph Addai, Dominic Rhodes and the '06 Indianapolis Colts, who overcame an early 14-6 deficit to beat the Chicago Bears 29-17 in Super Bowl XLI, are the last preferred pick to get it done.

Since '06, the Patriots were favored the subsequent three seasons while coming up short, followed by the disappointing Colts last year.

New England is the sexy pick for gamblers again in 2011. Bill Belichick's team has 13-2 odds to win Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. Aaron Rodgers and the defending champion Packers are 7-1, followed by the Eagles (15-2), Chargers (11-1) and Rex Ryan's Jets (12-1).

The latest Super Bowl champs have had poor pre-season odds. Drew Brees and the 2009 New Orleans Saints were 20-1, Ben Roethlisberger's 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers were 18-1 and 2007 New York Giants led by David Tyree had a 30-1 chance according to pre-season oddsmakers.

Odds to win 2012 Super Bowl XLVI (Courtesy Bodog)

New England Patriots                 13/2
Green Bay Packers                    7/1
Philadelphia Eagles                    8/1
San Diego Chargers                   11/1
New York Jets                           12/1
Atlanta Falcons                         14/1
Pittsburgh Steelers                    14/1
Baltimore Ravens                       16/1
Dallas Cowboys                         16/1
New Orleans Saints                   16/1
Indianapolis Colts                       18/1
New York Giants                        25/1
Chicago Bears                           28/1
Houston Texans                         28/1
Detroit Lions                              30/1
Minnesota Vikings                     30/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers             30/1
Kansas City Chiefs                    40/1
St. Louis Rams                          40/1
San Francisco 49ers                  50/1
Miami Dolphins                          55/1
Arizona Cardinals                       65/1
Oakland Raiders                        65/1
Jacksonville Jaguars                   75/1
Tennessee Titans                       75/1
Cleveland Browns                       80/1
Denver Broncos                         80/1
Seattle Seahawks                      80/1
Cincinnati Bengals                     100/1
Washington Redskins                100/1
Buffalo Bills                               150/1
Carolina Panthers                      150/1

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