We’re one-fourth of the method into the new NFL season, and a number of accidents has thrown the outlook for the remainder of the yr into disarray. Bookmakers have been scrambling to rejigger their forecasts for division, convention, and Tremendous Bowl winners.
With main accidents to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, and the benching of New York Giants legend Eli Manning, NFL odds have change into far muddier than they have been a month in the past.
Who’re the favorites to win divisions, conferences, and the Tremendous Bowl? Who doesn’t stand an opportunity? Extra importantly, are any of the bets providing worth to savvy observers? Let’s have a look.
New England Patriots & Kansas Metropolis Chiefs Headline AFC Contender Listing
There’s little disagreement relating to how the AFC convention goes to end up. The New England Patriots are the favourite at 1.three/1 odds (+130 for you sticklers), but proper behind them are the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs at 1.5/1.
Definitely, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs regarded simply as robust as they did final yr, regardless of the lack of working again Kareem Hunt. Perhaps that’s as a result of veteran LeSean McCoy is contributing to the crew in a giant method. He’s averaging 5.four yards per carry. Then now we have the unimaginable Patrick Mahomes. Not solely is he averaging 5.three yards for his personal 12 rushes, however he’s on observe to throw for over 6,000 yards this yr with a 68% completion ranking.
Tom Brady might not have the elite corps of receivers and rushers he has been accustomed to in the previous, but by some means Invoice Belichick all the time manages to get the absolute best from his gamers. No person desires to get reduce from a crew with six Tremendous Bowl championships.
Little or no separates the two groups with regards to Tremendous Bowl odds. The Patriots are three.15/1 (+315) whereas the Chiefs are just about equal at three.45/1.
The one different groups which are even shut are the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, and Los Angeles Chargers, all at 17/1.
NFC Provides Loads of Value Bets
The image in the NFC is extra difficult.
If it weren’t for the proven fact that Drew Brees is out for an unknown variety of weeks, the New Orleans Saints would seemingly be a particular favourite. As it’s, they’re the favourite at four.34/1 (+434), but for the first time in years, the Dallas Cowboys are in the combine at 5/1.
But the NFL odds present a second tier consisting of 5 groups with a shot, together with one massive shock.
The Los Angeles Rams are at 6/1, and the Philadelphia Eagles are at 7/1, adopted intently by the Inexperienced Bay Packers at 7.23/1. All three groups are clearly banking on the fortunes of their high-caliber quarterbacks.
The Chicago Bears will not be the most offensively thrilling crew in soccer, however their protection has confirmed to be implausible. That’s why they arrive in at 9/1.
The actual shock right here is the San Francisco 49ers at 9.36/1.
As for successful the Tremendous Bowl, the NFL odds have the Saints and Cowboys at 11/1. The opposite groups talked about vary between 16/1 and 20/1.
There’s loads of worth right here in the NFC to select from.
And in case you’re questioning about the greatest longshot, that will be the Miami Dolphins.
They’ll pay 5,000/1 in the event that they win the AFC – and actually aren’t even listed as a risk to win the Tremendous Bowl.
Final modified (UTC): October 2, 2019 9:13 PM