Futures lines, offered by top online sportsbooks everywhere these days, add excitement to a sports season and can be very profitable. That is true in the National Football League and odds to win the Super Bowl after posted shortly after the Vince Lombardi Trophy is hoisted on Championship Sunday. The numbers can change rapidly and this page will be updated regularly during the exciting NFL season.
Super Bowl Futures 2018
Part of the sports wagering landscape, 365 days a year now, the NFL has become a twelve month passion for pigskin prognosticators. From Super Bowl and Team Win Total odds, to prices on the MVP and Rookie of the Year, top ranked CSB bookmakers keep their betting boards well stocked with NFL futures options. Our odds display “week over week” changes and CSB readers are invited to check back anytime for regularly updated NFL Championship lines – plus postseason predictions.
NFL Futures Price Movement: Gain: Return Rose Drop: Return Fell: Unchanged: No Move
Latest SportsInteraction NFL Super Bowl LII Futures Update: 12:30 AM ET 19/10/17
NFL Selection Status: Kicked Off - Sacked - Touchdown
Hot and Not: Week 7 Super Bowl LII Futures Update
Bigger story six weeks into the 2017 National Football League season? US President Donald Trump vs the NFL players? Or, the number of top-paid players that are falling like flies during the first October frost? In the Twitter cesspool, the answer is NFL players kneeling during the US Nation Anthem. At a young age, yours truly was rightfully taught to stand at attention, remain still, and face the flag when the Anthem of any Nation is played. Wishing everyone was taught the same – the players have made their point and it would be nice to move on.
On the field however, plus on betting boards at top rated online sportsbooks, it’s the rash of injuries. Tumbling down our Super Bowl LII futures board, Green Bay lost all-world QB Aaron Rodgers for the season due to a broken collarbone. The Packers price plummeted from +550 to +1600 at SportsInteraction. Most of the Packers loss was the Eagles gain as Philadelphia (+1200 to +850) is now the top chalk squad from the NFC. Following a BYE, Seattle is second favorite but the Seahawks price rose (+1000 to +1100) and we still aren’t sold on the Hawks.
With the NFC now being muddled even more, since the Packers took a big step back, New England (+450) Pittsburgh (+800) and Kansas City (+850) have taken over as the top three favorites to claim Super Bowl LII. Each of those squads have issues of some sort and none of them are looking better than the Eagles - who have the same price as the Chiefs. Feeling the Patriots find a fix on defense, we are sticking with New England as our AFC Super Bowl pick. We’ve added Philadelphia (+850) as an NFC representative with two units at SportsInteraction.
Week 7 Super Bowl LII Add: Philadelphia Eagles (+850) Two Units at SportsInteraction.
NFL 2017-18 Super Bowl LII Futures Movement
10/10/17 Week 6 Super Bowl LII Futures Update
Shockingly placed third in the AFC East, tiebreakers behind the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets, New England continues to own the Super Bowl LII top chalk perch. The Patriots price rose (+350 to +400) week over week and a couple of teams have also moved up to close the gap. Following another impressive game winning drive, the 19th of his career and second this season, Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay retained their second favorite slot. The Packers beat the Cowboys 35-31 in Dallas and their price shrunk (+800 to +550) on our futures board.
Steamrolling out to a 5-0 start, the lone undefeated team, SportsInteraction bookmakers chopped the Kansas City Chiefs price (+900 to +650) again this week. Regrouping during their BYE week, Atlanta (+1000) held on to their fourth favorite status though they are tied with Seattle as the Seahawks odds (+1200 to +1000) dipped slightly. Philadelphia (4-1), who have a two-game lead on Washington and Dallas in the NFC East, continue to chip away at their (+4000) preseason Super Bowl line as the Eagles odds (+2000 to +1200) fell again.
5/10/17 Week 5 Super Bowl LII Futures Update
After a “surreal” September, the first quarter of the 2017 NFL season is history. Position and price moves were very plentiful and this is a good time to remind everyone that lines moves are affected by a number of factors. Futures odds will change due to key injuries, current form, placement in the standings, future schedule and the risk bookmakers are carrying. Minnesota is a solid example of the injury factor as the Vikings lost stud rookie RB Delvin Cook and their Super Bowl LII price ballooned from +2800 to +4000 at SportsInteraction.
Recent form works both ways as illustrated by the Chiefs and Giants line swings. Kansas City, the lone undefeated team at 4-0, is sinking like a stone as the Chiefs +2500 Week 1 NFL Championship price has shrivelled to +900 going into Week 5. Meanwhile, as one of the four remaining winless squads, the Giants (0-4) season opening +1600 line has swelled to +10000. In the cellar, Cleveland and San Francisco are the first squads to six digits with a +100000 SB LII price and they are in jeopardy of falling off the board altogether soon.
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28/9/17 Week 4 Super Bowl LII Futures Update
Vanilla over the first 31 games, NFL Week 3 had some spice as several games were close late and two needed extra time. Threatening to drain Survivor Pools across the Planet, Green Bay and New England snatched wins from the jaws of defeat with last minute scores. Thick chalk, and both playing at home, the Packers (-8.5) beat the Cincinnati Bengals 27-24 in overtime after the Patriots (-14) snuck past the Houston Texans 36-33. The G.O.A.T. & Crew retained their Super Bowl LII top favorite status which dropped again (+400 to +350) at Bodog.
Pick a Winner Pools, despite escaping total collapse, leaked a lot of volume when Pittsburgh lost 23-17 in OT vs the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Recognizing Pittsburgh largely sucks on the road, Bodog bookmakers raised the Steelers 4th OA chalk price (+1000 to +1100) just slightly. Escaping Detroit, with a 30-28 win over the upstart Lions, Atlanta (+1000 to +800) moved past Seattle into the second favorite spot. Losing 33-27 vs the Titans in Tennessee, the Seahawks (+800 to +1400) fell from second to seventh. We are still avoiding the Field Gulls.
Echoing previous sentiments, a lock to lasso the 2018 NFL Championship hasn’t emerged. In fact, apart from the Kansas City Chiefs (+1200) to a degree, we have not found a squad that is firing on all cylinders. NEP and GB both have deficiencies on defense and with pass protection, the Falcons barely beat the Lions (+3300) and Bears (+10000) while the Steelers struggled to beat Cleveland (+50000) and caught a break when they faced Case Keenum during their home win vs Minnesota. AFC and NFC title odds are discussed below.
21/9/17 Week 3 Super Bowl LII Futures Update
Quoting Homer Simpson; Boooring! That pretty much sums up the first two weeks of the 2017 NFL season. The numbers back it up as 19 of 31 contests have been decided by ten or more points and the margin was at least 20 points in eight matches. FACT: Without sports betting and Fantasy Football, NFL prima donna’s like Odell Beckham Jr. would be largely unwatchable. As far as Super Bowl LII futures go, after a 36-20 pummelling of New Orleans, New England retained their top chalk status as the Patriots price fell from +450 to +400.
Far from impressive, during a 12-9 home win over San Francisco, Seattle managed to take over the second favorite perch as the Seahawks line dropped from +1000 to +800. Green Bay was bashed 34-23 by Atlanta and the Packers fell (+750 to +900) to third favorites. The Falcons SB LII odds dropped from +1400 to +1000 as the Dirty Birds moved into a fourth favorite tie with Pittsburgh who, despite a 26-9 victory over the Vikings, saw their line gain (+750 to +1000) value. Overall, no squads appear to be a Super Bowl lock at this point.
Close early, Oakland obliterated the New York Jets (45-20) so we are a little surprised that the Raiders price gained value (+1000 to +1400). That line move is largely due to AFC West Division stable mates Kansas City (+1600) and Denver both opening with a pair of impressive wins. The Broncos (+2500 to +1800) and the Tennessee Titans (+5000 to +3300) line shifts were two of the biggest upward movers on our board this week. The New York Jets are the first team to reach six-digits as their NFL title line doubled from +50000 to +100000.
14/9/17 Week 2 Super Bowl LII Futures Update
Late Great David Bowie sums up the CSB Week 2 Super Bowl LII futures board as there were a ton of ch, ch, ch, ch changes once the Week 1 action played out. The movement, drastic in some cases, begins with the seemingly invincible Patriots as New England’s price went from +325 to +450. The Pats started fast but faded late and were pasted 42-27 by Kansas City during their Super Bowl LI Celebration at Gillette Stadium. The defending Champs are still top chalk but, after facing the Chiefs top-tier defence, their separation has shrunk.
Pittsburgh (+1000) and Green Bay (+900) odds fell to +750 and they are tied as second chalk. The Packers smothered Seattle (17-9) during their home opener while the Steeler’s escaped the Mistake By The Lake with a 21-18 win vs Cleveland. It’s only one game but the Browns showed they might be Dawgs with some bite this season. Despite their Lambeau Field loss, the Seahawks (+900) leaked value and sit alone as third favorites. The Cowboys line moved from +1400 to +1000 as Dallas is in fourth chalk tie with the Oakland Raiders.
After a surprising price drop last week, Indianapolis was crushed 46-9 by the Rams in LA and the Colts massive price inflation (+4000 to +15000) was expected. Washington ballooning (+6600 to +15000) is a little less justifiable, the Redskins lost 30-17 at home to the Eagles, but the DC Crew is in trouble as the ‘Skins appear to be the fourth best NFC East team. At the far end of the spectrum, the New York Jets are grounded as the longest of the longshots as their +50000 line far exceeds the +30000 tags Cleveland and San Francisco are sporting.
6/9/17 Week 1 Super Bowl LII Futures Update
As dawn breaks on a new NFL season, StatsGuru is LIVE in Las Vegas soaking up the Week 1 buzz in Sin City. Online bookmakers, including those at SportsInteraction, have posted their final pre-season Super Bowl LII odds. While many of the price moves were small – they were certainly plentiful. One team that did not see a price change is the Patriots as New England (+325) heads into their Thursday Night Fight with the Kansas City Chiefs as top chalk. A NFL Championship double-dip is difficult but Belichick and the Brady Bunch have a solid shot.
Green Bay is still the leading NFC contender, and second overall chalk, but the Packers price has swelled from +800 to +900. Pittsburgh and Seattle join Oakland (+1000) to form a three way tie on the third favorite perch. One move that surprised us is the Colts odds dropping (+5000 to +4000) despite QB Andrew Luck not starting in Week 1. One has to feel for San Francisco, Cleveland and New York fans as the Browns, 49ers and Jets each own a gaudy +30000 Super Bowl LII price. Dreams of a cash with those teams will soon be a nightmare.
It’s Game Time Everybody! Save for (gulp) injuries, there isn’t much that can push the BBTB Express of the rails. New England plays in the horrible AFC East, they are stacked with a Tom Brady led offence, and the defense appears to be ready to hold the fort when the GOAT & Crew take a break. Give us New England (+325) with three units to claim Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018. Our hearts go out to everyone dealing with Hurricane Irma. Stay safe, heed official warnings, and do not mess with Mother Nature when she is at her fiercest.
1/9/17 NFL Post-Preseason SB LII Futures
National Football League futures bettors, not to mention Fantasy Owners around the Planet, can exhale as NFL preseason contests are now complete. It’s been a tumultuous four weeks as star players like New England Patriots slot-receiver Julian Edelman, Kansas City Chiefs starting RB Spencer Ware, plus Chicago Bears rising star WR Cameron Meredith, are all done for the season – before it even started. The Pats and Chiefs will be OK – ‘Da Bears won’t be.
Through it all, we were rather surprised that the overall Super Bowl LII futures odds barely moved. That is true of our last update (26/08/17) as the numbers at SportsInteraction did not change. What has changed, and may eventually move the lines, is Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott’s battle with the NFL over his six-game suspension. Following many legal manoeuvrings, by both sides, the appeal process ended after two days of testimony.
This is an ugly fight and, while neither side looks good, the NFL is taking a beating after it was leaked that the only NFL investigator who interviewed Elliott suggested that a suspension was not warranted. If this were a US Tennis Open match, it would be advantage Ezekiel as his suspension is on the verge of being wiped out completely. The Cowboys vs Giants line is -3.5 (-110) ‘Boys at SIA. Jump on those Dallas Week 1 odds now as Zeke will be with be in the backfield to open the season and their SB LII futures price will rise once he remains there.
26/8/17 NFL Super Bowl LII Futures Update
Week 3 NFL exhibition games are playing out this weekend. If you must bet on X-Games, this is the time to do it as the contests are fairly close to wagering on regular season action. That said, we avoid wagering on meaningless matches - at all costs. Expect the cry to limit X-Games to grow even louder as players are dropping like flies during the preseason. It’s for that reason that we are holding off until the preseason ends to confirm our SB LII picks.
New England (+325) who still own the top over chalk spot, on Super Bowl LII futures board above, lost stud WR Julian Edelman for the season during the Pats 32-30 win over Detroit on 25/08/17. On the same night, Kansas City lost starting RB Spence Ware to a knee injury and he’s out indefinitely. Both injuries will affect the Patriots vs Chiefs Thursday Opening Night Fight on September 7, 2017, but Tom Brady still has plenty of weapons in his arsenal.
Tom Brady & Crew strengthen their hold as top favorite as their price dropped from +350 to +325 while the Packers second chalk line went up from +750 to +800. Oakland lost some value as the Raiders price dipped from +1200 to +1000. The Seahawks, Falcons and Steelers tied at +1200, and the Cowboys at +1400, round out the top five Super Bowl LII chalk. We don’t see Atlanta returning to the Dance and we are keeping a close eye on Raider Nation.
04/8/2017 NFL Hot And Not: Preseason Update
Football fans, that grew weary of watching another Calgary Stampeders CFL blowout win had an option on August 3, 2017, as NFL exhibition games are underway. X-Game Opening night featured the Dallas Cowboys fourth and fifth stringers posting a 20-18 victory over the same ranked players from the Arizona Cardinals. Not big fans of exhibition betting, no matter the sport, it is amazing that the top recommended CSB sportsbooks were right on the mark with their -2 (-110) Cowboys money line. And so it begins with the online bookmakers eh?
Despite some injuries, the number will pile up as we roll through four weeks of preseason action, the Super Bowl LII futures prices at SportsInteraction have not changed much since our last update. The only notable movement is the Green Bay Packers line as it dipped from +800 to +750 at SIA. We are surprised that Miami’s price stayed firm at +5000 as it appears Dolphins starting QB Ryan Tannehill may be lost for the season with a knee injury. Houston has lost their #2 WR Will Fuller (collarbone) as he is out until Week 4ish. Houchie Mama!
As the X-Games play out, these numbers will begin to change – especially after the Week 3 preseason battles play out. Don’t forget, SportsInteraction bookmakers have already posted Week 1 regular season lines. Tons of futures and proposition wagering options, including each teams season Win Totals, as well as NFL MVP and Rookie Of The Year prices, are also hot tickets prior to the New England vs Kansas City Thursday Night season opening fight. That battle kicks off at 8:30 PM ET on September 7, 2017, Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA.
24/6/2017 NFL Hot And Not: Preseason Update
Illustrated in the CSB Super Bowl LII futures table above, New England (+350) are favorites to capture back-to-back NFL Championships. Much easier said than done, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and Crew would be the first team to turn the double since the Patriots claimed Super Bowl XXXVIII and XXXIX. If the argument is still ongoing, with all due respect to stud QB Joe Montana – it shouldn’t be, a sixth ring would cement Brady as the best pivot in NFL history.
Bookmakers at SportsInteraction are forecasting the Patriots last hurdle being Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay. Loaded with weapons on offence, the Packers (+800) are fairly solid second chalk. Defense is another story as Green Bay ranked in the bottom half of the NFL in 2016. The Pack lost some key players (Sam Shields, Micah Hyde and Julius Peppers) during the offseason. Turning WR Ty Montgomery into a fulltime running back is a key for the Packers.
Rounding out the current top five, the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders all have (+1200) Super Bowl LII odds. Some teams have numbers that indicate their season is over – before it has even started. That includes the Buffalo Bills (+10000) and LA Rams (+15000) plus the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers, who all have a (+20000) overall underdog line. None of those teams are worthy of a SB LII wager.
AFC Championship Week 7 Future Odds Update 19/10/17
Tom Brady & Co. had their hands full with the New Jets during Week 6 but in the end, and like so many times prior, the Pats posted a 24-17 win. That was enough for the top ranked CSB sportsbooks to keep the Champs as overall chalk to win the 2018 AFC Championship. Winning 19-13 on the road in Kansas City, Pittsburgh handed the Chiefs their first loss of the season. The victory moved the Steelers into a virtual dead-heat with KC as (+400) second favorites. Since we are invested in all three of those teams already – we’ll stand pat at this point.
Finding an underdog with a chance has turned into a tough task in the AFC. Fresh off a BYE, and playing at home in Mile High Country, Denver (+1200) failed miserably in Week 6 as they dropped a 23-10 decision to New York. That’s the Giants (1-5) first win of the year and they did it with a skeleton squad. Houston didn’t have a problem during a 33-17 pounding of the Browns but the Texans (+1600) have injury issues that didn’t show vs Cleveland. Tennessee ended an 0-11 run vs Indianapolis and we still like the Titans to win the AFC South title.
Week 7 AFC Championship Wait and Watch: Tennessee Titans (+1600) at BetWay.
AFC Championship Weekly Price Update: 1:30 AM ET 19/10/17 Shaded Green = Best Buy
Odds Table Placement: Teams are listed by their position in the AFC Standings through Week 6.
2017-18 AFC Championship Futures Movement
10/10/17 AFC Championship Week 6 Odds Update
Preseason underdogs are steadily moving up our AFC Championship futures board. Kansas City and Denver both carried a +1200 ML into Week 1 but the Chiefs (5-0) and Broncos (3-1) now sit first and second in the overall AFC standings. We aren’t sold on the Mile High Crew yet but KCC RB Kareem Hunt & Co. look like the real deal. Provided injuries to TE Travis Kelce and Canadian OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (McGill University) are not long term, and while it contains many rivalry battles, the Chiefs schedule is fairly soft the rest of the way.
Rebounding is still possible but our Raiders AFC prediction doesn’t look good. The play of QB Ben Roethlisberger is also a concern, but we are less worried about our Pittsburgh AFC title tickets. Big Ben is about to get stud RT Marcus Gilbert back from injury, as early as this week, so that will help. Houston has a problem after losing stars JJ Watt and Whitney Mercilus for the season during Week 5 action. With the Colts and Titans also dealing with key injuries, and despite QB Blake Bortles, the Jaguars are pups with a chance in the AFC South now.
Week 6 AFC Championship Add: Kansas City (+300) Three Units at BetWay
5/10/17 AFC Championship Week 5 Odds Update
Springing off the page, though we rarely start at the bottom, it is difficult to avoid noticing that top ranked CSB bookmakers are sliding the pretender’s way down on their futures boards. Bodog leads the way as they have fattened up the price of the NFL bottom feeders. We won’t be surprised if teams like Cleveland receive an “Off The Board” kiss of death before we hit the half-mile pole. The big return is tempting but stay clear of cellar dwellers.
Leading Tampa Bay in the Week 5 Thursday night fight 16-7, that is currently in progress, New England (2-2) is still clear chalk to win the AFC Championship. Kansas City (4-0) and Pittsburgh (3-1) have closed the gap some while preseason darling Oakland (2-2) has bloated from +700 to a +1100 line at Bet365. That move is primary due to sporadic play – plus the week-to-week back injury QB Derek Carr is dealing with. We still like our Steelers AFC pick.
Week 5 AFC Championship Advice: Beware of backing Buffalo (+5000 to +2500)
28/9/17 AFC Championship Week 4 Odds Update
Bill Belichick is now 9-0 at home vs rookie QB’s but the Deshaun Watson W did not impress and NEP has had a sluggish start. Sill, SportsInteraction left the Brady Bunch at +162 to win the AFC Championship while pumping up Pittsburgh (+500) and Oakland (+650) by 50 units each. Kansas City (+900 to +650) joined the Raiders as third chalk. The Titans odds continue to tumble (+1600 to +1000) as Tennessee is now tied with Denver as fourth favorites. Decent on defence, and loaded in the backfield, the Titans (-110) are our AFC South Pennant pick.
21/9/17 AFC Championship Week 3 Odds Update
Falling back to the pack slightly, after a Week 1 loss vs KCC, New England has pulled way from the pack again as their AFC Championship price moved from +195 to +162. Second favorite Pittsburgh gained some value, going from +400 to +450 while the Raiders (+600) line remained unchanged. The Chiefs (+900) and Denver Broncos (+1000) round out the current top five AFC title contenders. Although the AFC West Division appears to be a bit of a beast - we remain fairly content with our Oakland plus Pittsburgh AFC winner picks
14/9/17 AFC Championship Week 2 Odds Update
Favorites losing on opening day can often upset the apple cart and that’s the case with our Week 2 AFC Championship odds update. The Pats dropped to +160 chalk prior Week I but their loss to the Chiefs has pushed them back up to +195 ML odds at SportsInteraction. Pittsburgh continues to lose value as their odds went from +525 to +400 while the Raiders are third favorites with a +600 AFC Championship price. Kansas City saw their number sink to +850 and Denver rounds out the top five teams as their +1200 money line held steady.
7/9/17 AFC Championship Week 1 Odds Update
Checking out the final AFC Championship preseason lines, it is not surprising that New England is still top chalk. The Patriots line dropped again (+175 to +160) as they prepare to host the Kansas City Chiefs tonight. Perhaps sensing everything will be alright with Le’Veon Bell’s contract, plus having WR Martavis Bryant back in the fold, the Steelers price dropped from +600 to +525 and we are adding two units on Pittsburgh at SportsInteraction.
26/8/17 Championship Lines Update
Price changes are the main story on the AFC Championship futures board since our last SportsInteraction update. New England remains on the top perch as their +175 ML went unchanged. Oakland and Pittsburgh both lost 100 units in value as they are now tied as second favorite with a +600 price. Houston and Denver both went from +900 to +1200 and joined Kansas City in a third favorite tie. Cleveland and Buffalo are still huge pups and their +10000 AFC Championship price is not worth consideration. Watch for our NFL American Football Conference Championship pick once the preseason filler matches are complete.
4/8/17 AFC Championship Odds Update
Although NFC teams began preseason play on August 3, 2017, an AFC squad doesn’t see “action” until August 9, 2017. That is when the Houston Texans will clash with the Carolina Panthers at 7:30 PM ET at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The AFC Championship prices have stalled at SportsInteraction but those lines will start moving soon.
New England (+175) is quietly working on a third title in four years and they are still runaway top chalk. While a deal of some sort will get worked out, RB Le’Veon Bell has not reported to training camp in Pittsburgh. Houston losing Fuller and Miami losing Tannehill will eventually have an impact on their odds and title hopes. Stay tuned for updates as X-Games play out.
24/6/17 AFC Championship Price Update
With the NFL preseason now just 40 days away, it opens with the Cowboys vs Cardinals Hall of Fame Game on August 3, 2017; it stands to reason that New England is (+175) chalk to win the 2018 AFC Championship. Oakland and Pittsburgh are well off the Pats pace as the Steelers and Raiders are both tagged with a +700 AFC title money line price. Tied with +900 lines, the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans round out the top five AFC title favorites.
Loaded on offense, RB Le’Veon Bell and WR Antonio Brown are both top five fantasy football picks, we are a little surprised by the Steelers lofty line. At this very early stage – we have bet 100 units at SportsInteraction on Pittsburgh and Oakland to win the AFC Championship. NFL bettors looking for a “way out there” longshot are getting (+4000) on the Jacksonville Jaguars. We see the Florida Cats winning more than the 6.5 (-182) games projected at SIA.
NFC Championship Week 7 Future Odds Update 19/10/17
We knew the NFC Championship race would be loaded with pitfalls but we didn’t forecast QB Aaron Rodgers having his collarbone crushed. We don’t see the Packers folding up their tent but Bet365 moved their line (+300 to +1000) a ton. A little late on the 5-1 Eagles, we picked up Philadelphia at +850 and they’re now top chalk with a line from +350 at BetWay to +425 at Bodog. Stacked on offense, after a 30-17 Week 1 win versus the Redskins in DC, Philly aims for a season series sweep of NFC East rival Washington at The Linc during MNF.
Defending NFC Champ Atlanta (+450 to +750) have not looked right this season. It’s tough to figure out as they have MVP QB in Matt Ryan, highly productive running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, plus Julio Jones who is arguably the best wideout in the NFL. Coming out of their BYE we felt the Falcons would be worth watching – especially with Jones reportedly healthy. The Dirty Birds 20-17 home loss to Miami last week, after being up 17-0 at halftime, is concerning. Defense has a chance at leading Minnesota to the NFC North title.
Week 7 NFC Championship Wait and Watch: Minnesota Vikings (+1600) at Bodog.
NFC Championship Weekly Price Update: 1:30 AM ET 19/10/17 Shaded Green = Best Buy
Odds Table Placement: Teams are listed by their position in the NFC Standings through Week 6.
2017-18 NFC Championship Futures Movement
10/10/17 NFC Championship Week 6 Odds Update
Soaring into the NFC Championship conversation, the Philadelphia Eagles have raced out to a 4-1 start and they are a tiebreaker ahead of the Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers in the NFC standings. Adding to their fortunes, the Eagles have victories over Washington (2-3) and New York (0-5) and they appear to be the class of the NFC East Division. Green Bay, who have dealt with their share of injuries, helped the Eagles cause with their Week 5 win over Dallas who have regressed considerably after their hot run during the 2016 NFL season.
Injuries are a big story across the board in the NFL season this season. Atlanta knows all about that as the Falcons spent their BYE week trying to get wide receivers Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu healthy. The defending NFC Champs looked horrible during their Week 4 loss in Buffalo (23-17) but they are still a team to watch as they have a (-550) best price at Bodog. Following a pair of wins, over New England and Detroit, Carolina sits third overall in the NFC race but we caution against getting too excited about the Panthers title chances.
Week 6 NFC Championship Add: Philadelphia (+800) Two Units at SportsInteraction
5/10/17 NFC Championship Week 5 Odds Update
Position and price changes were many in the NFC following Week 4 action. Void of a clear leader, six teams are 3-1 while another seven are 2-2, NFC prices bunched week over week. After swapping top chalk positions prior to Week 4, the Packers 35-14 bashing of the Bears, plus the Falcons falling 23-17 to Buffalo, pushed Green Bay back to the top perch. After a lackluster effort at home, Atlanta will use their Week 5 BYE to regroup and get healthy.
Underdogs have also taken a hit in the NFC Championship race – though the moves are not as drastic as the AFC dumps. As has been the case since the season opened, we have a muddled mess in the middle as the gap from Seattle (+500) to Tampa Bay (+1400) is filled with five other teams. Sitting with a 3-1 record in the NFC North, a tie-breaker better the Packers, Detroit is getting rare props as their +2800 preseason price is now ancient history.
Week 5 NFC Championship Advice: Add Detroit (+1200) One Unit at BetWay.
28/9/17 NFC Championship Week 4 Odds Update
Buckle up as there will be plenty of zigs and zags leading up to Championship Sunday on Jan 21, 2018. Despite struggling for 56 minutes, at home vs the Cincy Kittens, BetWay pushed the Packers (+450 to +400) back into the top NFC chalk slot. Though Atlanta’s road wins were suspect, over Chicago and Detroit, the Falcons fell (+500 to +375) and the defending Champs landed on the top perch with GBP. Dallas made a big move into the second slot (+1100 to +500) while Seattle (+400 to +600) slid to third overall NFC Championship chalk
21/9/17 NFC Championship Week 3 Odds Update
There was plenty of movement on the NFC Championship board at SportsInteraction as Seattle (+500 to +400) surpassed Green Bay (+400 to +450) as the top favorite. The Seahawks lost to the Packers, and then barely beat the 49ers, so we don’t see the move as justifiable. Atlanta (+600 to +500) and Dallas (+550 to +600) traded the third and fourth chalk positions while Tampa Bay (+1800 to +1100) was the biggest upward mover as the Buccaneers now round out the top five contenders in what is a murky NFC title chase.
14/9/17 NFC Championship Week 2 Odds Update
Despite the Packers defensive domination of the Seahawks, Green Bay (+400) and Seattle (+500) held steady as the top favorites in the NFC. Dallas dropped from +650 to +550 and edged past Atlanta as the Cowboys moved into the third favorite spot while the Falcons dropped to fourth but their +600 odds went unchanged on the board at SportsInteraction. Following impressive Week 1 wins, though over mediocre teams, Carolina and Minnesota round out the top five contenders as they both have a +1000 NFC Championship price.
Week 2 Best Buy: Our Packers +3 (-120) vs Atlanta selection crashed and burned.
2018 NFC Championship Prediction: Green Bay (+400) NFC Champions Three Units
7/9/17 NFC Championship Week 1 Odds Update
Movement was scarce on NFC Championship futures board as Green Bay, Seattle, Atlanta and Dallas retained their price since our update a week ago. Despite selecting QB Matt Ryan, plus RB’s Devante Freeman and Tevon Coleman, on my Fantasy Football team, yours truly still has doubts that the Dirty Birds will get back to the dance. Green Bay and Seattle lines will change after they square off at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Since the top contender list is still a long one – we’ll wait at least another week before making our NFC Championship call.
26/8/17 NFC Championship Price Update
Green Bay continues to lead the way on the SportsInteraction NFC Championship futures board as the Packers +400 ML is down from their +500 pre X-Game odds. Seattle (+500) and Atlanta (+600) both passed Dallas who saw their line inflate from +500 to +650 as they deal with Elliott’s suspension. An appeal, that will favor Zeke, will be heard on August 29 and the Cowboys price will fall. Chicago (+3300 to +7500) is closing in on San Francisco (+10000) who remain as NFC dogs. We’re watching Tampa Bay (+3300) as a possible dark horse.
4/8/17 NFC Championship Lines Update
Since our last update, Green Bay separated some from the pack on the NFC Championship futures board at SportsInteraction. The Packers line shrunk from +500 to +400 as they now stand alone as top chalk in the NFC. Partly due to questions surrounding a possible long suspension to RB Ezekiel Elliott (Zeke is appealing his six games) Dallas has dropped out a tie with GBP and into a tie with Atlanta and Seattle as second favorites with a +600 money line.
Middle of the packs teams remained relatively unchanged but Philadelphia lost +300 in value as the Eagles are now tied with their NFC East rival the Washington Redskins as sixth favorites (behind ten teams) at +2200. The Lions, Bears, Rams and 49ers remain as the longest of the longshots. Once the preseason kicks into gear, all of the NFL odds will change depending on how teams play – and who they lose to injury. Stay tuned for regular price updates here.
24/6/17 NFC Championship Odds Update
Similar to many seasons past, there are a handful of contenders tightly bunched on the NFC Championship betting board at SportsInteraction. The upstart Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers are tied at the top with a +500 NFC title price, while the Seattle Seahawks and 2016 NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons are not far back with +550 and +600 odds respectively.
Earning a playoff berth last season, the NY Giants round out the top five NFC squads with a +900 price. After a four-year NFL playoff absence, the G-Men had some cupcakes on their 2016 schedule – they have a tougher slate in 2017. A group of nine teams have a line from +1200 to +3300 while the LA Rams (+6600) and San Francisco 49ers (+10000) are NFC pups.
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2016-17 Super Bowl Outright
NFL Week 20 Super Bowl LI Odds Update: January 23, 2017
Hearty congrats to AFC Champion New England and NFC Champion Atlanta. After they pummelled the Pittsburgh Steelers (36-17) and Green Bay Packers (44-21) the Patriots and Falcons will meet in Super Bowl LI at 6:30 PM ET on February 5, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Super Bowl LI futures odds are now the money line prices for the NFL Championship and New England is consensus chalk at all of our top ranked bookmakers. Though not as extreme, the UK and Canadian sportsbooks differ in prices again this week. Falcons fans get better value on Matt Ryan & Crew at Bet365 and William Hill while Patriots punters will pay less to back Tom Brady & Co. at Bodog and SportsInteraction. The same is true with the point spread line which is -/+ 3.0 on all boards. NEP players will pay less juice at the UK books while aligning with ATL will cost bettors less vigorish at the Canuck websites.
Proving handicapping can be a tough gig – we got our lights punched out on Championship Sunday. Our 2017 playoff record fell to 7-3 as we came up empty on both games. Believing the Packers and Steelers would both keep their contests close was our undoing. Being as it is part of the game, prognosticators need to take the good and the bad with equal satisfaction and disappointment levels. It can be a tough lesson to learn due to the mind (heart) feeling the pain of losses much more that the wins provide satisfaction. One of our best betting tips is don’t get too high from wins or too low from losses. Just like the bookmakers – try to stay as close to middle as you can. We’ll be back with betting picks and advice on the hundreds of Super LI standard, prop and exotic wagering options regularly leading up the Super Bowl Sunday battle. Also, stay tuned for our 2017 Major League Baseball futures betting series.
NFL Week 19 Super Bowl Odds Update: January 16, 2017
Welcome to the Final Four Everyone! Following 256 NFL regular season contests, plus eight postseason battles, four teams remain in contention to claim the Vince Lombardi Trophy. We have posted the final set of Super Bowl LI futures prices and, not surprising, New England is still riding high atop the betting boards at all of our top rated online sportsbooks. The other three rankings have been given a good shake though as Atlanta has surged to second chalk while Green Bay and Pittsburgh round out the Final Four. Placed following Week 16 NFL action, we lost our Dallas Super Bowl futures wager when they fell 34-21 to Green Bay.
Our original 200-unit wager was more than covered when we backed the Packers to win their Divisional Weekend playoff clash with the Cowboys. If the Patriots win Super Bowl LI, our New England wager will earn us a 600-unit return. While we are still confident that Tom Brady & Crew will represent the AFC on Super Bowl Sunday – we are going to add a hedge. With the Pittsburgh SB LI Bet365 price posted at (+450) a 1.5 unit wager on the Steelers means our AFC Super Bowl futures bet will return 450 units if the Pats are Champs and 375 units if the Steelers take the title. That may still leave us a little wiggle room for a final hedge if we choose to make one on the 2017 NFL Championship fight on February 5, 2017.
NFL Week 18 Super Bowl Odds Update: January 9, 2017
NFL 2017 Wild Card Weekend is now in the history books and the kiddie table has been put away for another year. That leaves us with eight big boys gathered around the Super Bowl LI table. A complete reversal from a year ago, when all four visitors won the Wild Card contests, the four home teams were unruly hosts as they all crushed their visitors. With the Divisional Round competitors now in place, New England is still top chalk as the Patriots price continues to shrink on betting boards at all of our top ranked online sportsbooks. The most notable line movement was at SportsInteraction as their bookmakers inflated the Dallas Cowboys price from +350 to +550 heading into the second round of the 2017 NFL postseason action.
NFL Week 17 Super Bowl Odds Update: January 2, 2017
Another NFL season has flown by like a blink of an eye. Following a gruelling seventeen-week schedule, twelve teams remain in the Super Bowl LI chase that’s scheduled to play out at NRG Stadium in Houston on February 5, 2017. Being as there weren’t any Week 17 miracles, long shots like Washington and Tampa Bay were eliminated, there wasn’t a lot of movement on futures boards at the Canada Sports Betting top rated sportsbooks. New England and Dallas remain as top chalk while Houston, Detroit, Miami and injury-ravaged Oakland are all huge underdogs. Of the mid-level favorites at Bodog, Seattle dropped the furthest while Atlanta and Green Bay both had their prices shaved slightly. We still like our futures wager below as either or both the Patriots and Cowboys should be in the title hunt on Super Bowl Sunday.
NFL Week 16 Super Bowl Odds Update: December 27, 2016
Though still not crystal clear, the 2017 Super Bowl playoff picture is slightly sharper following NFL Week 16 action. The six AFC Championship contenders have now been determined but Pittsburgh and Houston are the only teams locked into their seeding. Things are muddier in the NFC Championship race as four squads have a shot at two playoff spots and only Dallas and New York are locked into position. It is also clear that online bookmakers are gearing up for a Patriots versus Cowboys Super Bowl LI clash. If you like either squad – the best time to back them is now as their prices are bound to lose some value once the regular season ends.
That is especially true with New England, as they will earn home field advantage in the AFC with a Week 17 win over Miami or an Oakland loss in Denver. We are placing three units on New England (+200 at SportsInteraction) and two units on Dallas (+350 ML at William Hill) meaning we earn 400 units if the Patriots win their fifth NFL Championship and 400 units if the Cowboys claim their sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy. Wagering on the two favorites at this point also bodes well for “hedgers” as they will receive underdog odds on the Pats or ‘Boys opponent if either team plays on Super Bowl Sunday. The pups have been tagged with an average +170 money line price (from -110 to +350) during the last ten NFL title game tilts.
NFL Week 15 Super Bowl Odds Update: December 20, 2016
Congratulations to Dallas, Seattle, New England and Oakland as they are the first four teams with tickets to the 2017 NFL playoff party. That leaves eight spots up for grabs and 22 squads still have shot at earning a postseason berth. That number is misleading as 16 of those teams have at least a 90% shot at missing the playoffs. There is considerable separation at the top of the Super Bowl LI futures betting board at Bet365 as the Patriots (+200) Cowboys (+400) and Seahawks (+550) are the only teams still showing triple digit odds. The Steelers (+1000) plus the Raiders and Packers both at (+1400) round out the top five. Despite leading the NFC North Division, Detroit is posted with a gaudy +2800 NFL Championship price at Bet365.
NFL Week 14 Super Bowl Odds Update: December 13, 2016
Week 14 of the 2016 NFL regular season is history and, somewhat surprisingly, no teams clinched a playoff berth or were eliminated from contention once the dust settled. Although some are the longest of long shots, 26 squads still have a mathematical chance of earning a spot in the NFL postseason. As a result, there was little change on our Super Bowl LI futures board as New England, Dallas and Seattle retained their top three favourite status. Pittsburgh remains tied for fourth but with Kansas City now – not Oakland. It’s interesting that our two British based bookmakers, William Hill and Bet365, have cut the Patriots NFL Championship odds as their numbers are drastically lower than Canada based SportsInteraction and Bodog.
2016-17 AFC Championship Outright
NFL Week 19 AFC Championship Odds Update: January 16, 2017
Playing out exactly how we envisioned it would, Pittsburgh vs New England is the 2017 AFC Championship clash. Although the monster -16 price spread was in jeopardy, for most of the game, we laid the line and cashed with the Patriots as they ended up humbling Houston 34-16 in Foxborough. We added to our bankroll when we banked the tiny +1.5 ATS price and backed Pittsburgh versus Kansas City and the Steelers squeaked past the Chiefs 18-16 at Arrowhead. That brings us to the futures wager we placed prior to the Divisional Weekend.
Our Pats victory over the Texans has us positioned to earn 613.5 units if New England wins the AFC Championship. Our original plan was to earn a “safe” one-unit (10%) profit, or end up with a zero loss during the AFC Championship, and that’s just what we are going to do. Since the Steelers have been tagged with (+210) money line at William Hill – we are betting 500 units on Big Ben & Co. PIT win earns us 50 units while a NEP victory returns a 113.5 unit profit. Plus, our original investment is guaranteed to be safely stowed back in our bankroll.
NFL Week 18 AFC Championship Odds Update: January 9, 2017
Wild Card Weekend saw Houston stifle the injury ravaged Raiders 27-14 in Texas while the Steelers demolished the equally hobbled Dolphins 30-12 in Pittsburgh. The Texans are now tasked with heading into New England to face the Patriots who opened as -16 point chalk at Bodog. The Steelers have to leave the cozy confines of Heinz Field and head to Arrowhead Stadium to face the Kansas City Chiefs who are slim -1 point favorites. Liking what they saw out of Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown, Bodog dropped the Steelers AFC Championship odds from +400 to +350 while the Patriots price went from -200 to -180. William Hill is now offering the best odds on New England (-163) to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl and that price won’t gain additional value. As such, we are placing ten units on the Patriots which will earn us a small but guaranteed cash on AFC Championship Sunday.
NFL Week 17 AFC Championship Odds Update: January 2, 2017
Although the six AFC Championship contenders were established prior to Week 17 action, the final Conference standings and playoff seedings still needed to be decided. New England earned the top AFC seed as the Patriots went into Miami and posted with a 35-14 victory. That dropped the Dolphins to the sixth seed and into a match in Pittsburgh with the Steelers. Later in the day, the Chiefs crushed the Chargers (37-27) and the Broncos bashed the Raiders (24-6) giving Kansas City the two seed and a first round bye. Oakland dropped to the five spot and will head to Houston on Wild Card Weekend. While there are four matches still to be played - we see an explosive Steelers vs Patriots AFC Championship battle on the horizon.
NFL Week 16 AFC Championship Odds Update: December 27, 2016
We know the teams in contention for the AFC Championship. We don’t know where some of them will be on Wild Card Weekend. New England has earned a first round bye and can clinch the #1 seed with a win over Miami or an Oakland loss in Denver. The Pats would also avoid a possible second round matchup against #3 seed Pittsburgh if they take the top spot. Oakland gets the #2 seed if they beat the Broncos but a loss and a Kansas City win over the Chargers would give the Chiefs a first round bye and drop the Raiders into the #5 seed. The Texans will host a Wild Card game as the AFC South champs while the Dolphins need a win over the Pats and a Chiefs loss to move up to the #5 spot. We are forecasting Pittsburgh vs Miami and Houston vs Oakland as the AFC Wild Card matches on January 7 & 8, 2017.
NFL Week 15 AFC Championship Odds Update: December 20, 2016
Following a 16-3 Week 15 win in Denver, that pushed the defending Super Bowl Champs to the brink of elimination, New England has a 78% chance of clinching home field advantage in the AFC playoffs. That’s important since the Patriots are 16-4 at Gillette Stadium during the postseason. Bet365 bookmakers have taken that into account as possible MVP Tom Brady and Crew are the first team with a minus Conference Championship price. Congratulations to Raider Nation as Oakland is in the postseason for the first time since they were trounced 48-21 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during Super Bowl XXXVII back on January 28, 2003. Although there are a lot of scenarios, with the Chiefs still very much in the mix, the Raiders control their own destiny and will earn a bye with victories over the Colts and Broncos.
NFL Week 14 AFC Championship Odds Update: December 13, 2016
After the dust settled on NFL Week 14 action – there were several shakeups on the AFC Championship futures betting board. The most notable is the tiny prices on New England (11-2) as the Patriots odds are now bordering on the negative side. Thanks to their win over Oakland, Kansas City has jumped into the second chalk spot as the Chiefs +340 line is just ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers whose odds went from +500 to +400. Tied for second chalk heading into the week, the Raiders loss to the Chiefs pushed them into the fourth favorite position with a +850 money line. Bodog is the first bookie to trim their AFC Championship futures board as the Bills, Bengals and Chargers are out of the race in their eyes. Expect the others to follow suit soon as several teams will be officially eliminated after Week 15 action.
NFL Week 13 AFC Championship Odds Update: December 5, 2016
With Week 13 of the NFL season complete, we are not surprised to find Tom Brady and the 10-2 New England Patriots as top chalk to represent the AFC in Super Bowl LI. In a rather shocking development though, the Oakland Raiders are hot and tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers as second favorites with a +500 money line price. The offensive weapon-laden Steelers being in the mix isn’t a surprise but the Raiders certainly may be too many as their price was a gaudy +6000 back in March 2016. Although our Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl 51 call is now a pipe dream, we did advise bettors to place a small wager on the Raiders in one of our feature articles back in August. Raider Nation is riding high as the Silver & Black have rolled to 10-2 record and have a solid shot at being the number one seed in the AFC.
2016-17 NFC Championship Outright
NFL Week 19 NFC Championship Odds Update: January 16, 2017
We suffered our first defeat of the 2017 NFL Playoffs when Seattle failed to cover in Atlanta as the Falcons soared to a 36-20 win over the Seahawks on Saturday. Our NFC Divisional Weekend record balanced out when the Green Bay Packers edged the Dallas Cowboys 34-31 at AT&T Stadium on Sunday. Overall, we are very pleased with our 7-1 run through the first eight NFL postseason matches. Being as the NFC picture has been packed with contenders, we have largely stayed away from making NFC futures wagers. As is the case over in the AFC, the NFC title game lines are now the NFC Championship odds. We have to admit that we are somewhat surprised that bookmakers have posted the Packers as fairly large dogs again this weekend. Needing to research our NFC Super Bowl rep pick - the Quick Access link at the top of this page will display our Green Bay vs Atlanta call prior to the weekend.
NFL Week 18 NFC Championship Odds Update: January 9, 2017
Following the same blowout trend that was established in the AFC – the NFC Wild Card games featured a pair of poundings as well. First up, Seattle stepped up on defense and RB Thomas Rawls rolled to 161 rushing yards as the Seahawks sent the Detroit Lions packing with a 26-6 win. After a slow start, Green Bay trailed 6-0 with 2:20 to play in the first half, the Packers offense kicked into gear and they destroyed the New York Giants 38-13 thanks in large part to four TD passes by QB Aaron Rodgers. Seattle now heads to Atlanta to face the Falcons as +5 point pups while Green Bay will visit Dallas as +4.5 underdogs on the NFL betting board at William Hill. New England is still far and away top chalk to win the AFC Championship but the NFC title odds are very tightly bunched as any of the four remaining teams could be headed to Houston for Super Bowl LI on Sunday, February 5, 2017.
NFL Week 17 NFC Championship Odds Update: January 2, 2017
Playing out as we envisioned it would, Dallas and Atlanta will be enjoying a bye during NFC Wild Card Weekend. The Cowboys were locked into the top seed for a while and the Falcons joined them as they hung on for a 38-32 victory over New Orleans. Seattle claimed the three seed with a 25-23 win over San Francisco but the Seahawks have a lot of issues as they head into the postseason. Green Bay, who have now won six straight games, captured the NFC North Division title and the fourth seed with a 31-24 win over Detroit. As we opined below a week ago, NFC Wild Card games have the Packers hosting the Giants and the Lions heading to the West Coast to battle the Seahawks. We see Green Bay and Seattle rolling into Dallas and Atlanta respectively for the Divisional Playoffs in two weeks time. However, wanting to see how some injuries play out, we will hold off making our call for the NFC Championship combatants until we update the odds following the Wild Card contests on January 9, 2017.
NFL Week 16 NFC Championship Odds Update: December 27, 2016
Already locked in as the #1 seed in the NFC, Dallas put an exclamation mark on their stellar season as they destroyed Detroit 42-21 during the prime time Week 16 MNF matchup. While we still aren’t 100% sold on the Cowboys defense – their offense is almost unstoppable. The other clarity in the NFC has the New York Giants locked as the #5 seed. Everything else is still very much up for grabs as six teams are jostling for the other four positions. Atlanta, Seattle and the Lions all have a shot at the #2 through #4 seeds while the Packers can earn the 3, 4 or 6 spot. The loser of Detroit versus Green Bay still have a possibility of missing the playoffs altogether if Washington beats the G-Men as the Redskins would earn the #6 seed. Tampa Bay needs seven contests to fall their way, including a TIE in the Redskins vs Giants game, to get into the postseason. If the Giants don’t lay down – we expect Seattle will host Detroit and New York will visit Green Bay in the NFC Wild Card contests on January 7 & 8, 2017.
NFL Week 15 NFC Championship Odds Update: December 20, 2016
Not as sure as death and taxes, baring a mega-meltdown, Dallas is going to earn a bye and home-field advantage during the NFC playoffs. If the Cowboys win out, they close against the Lions and Eagles, they will be the 2016 NFL regular season Champs. Seattle and Atlanta are fighting for the other NFC first-round bye but the Seahawks are in the drivers seat with games against playoff eliminated Arizona and lowly San Francisco remaining. One loss by Seattle, coupled with Atlanta wins over Carolina and New Orleans, earns the Falcons the NFC second seed. If Green Bay and Detroit both win or lose during Week 16 action, the Packers versus Lions Week 17 “Norris” battle will decide the NFC North Champ. Apart from Dallas looking like the number one seed – everything is on the table in the NFC playoff chase.
NFL Week 14 NFC Championship Odds Update: December 13, 2016
Price adjustments are prominent changes on NFC Championship betting boards – especially at Bodog. Following their Week 14 losses to the Giants and Packers respectively, Dallas and Seattle remain as top NFC chalk but they both saw their numbers move up slightly. Thanks to a dominant performance on the road, Atlanta ripped Los Angeles 42-14, the Falcons jump from fifth to third chalk and their odds dropped from +1200 to +700 at Bodog. Despite being two games behind Detroit in the NFC North, Green Bay (+800) is the fourth favorite ahead of New York (+900) and the Lions who now have a +1000 money line price. Check back following Week 15 action as we expect major changes on our NFC futures board.
NFL Week 13 NFC Championship Odds Update: December 5, 2016
Being as nine different teams have won the NFC Championship over ten seasons, the Seattle Seahawks are the lone team to claim two titles, predicting the NFC can be a tall order. That trend continues this year as three of the top four preseason favorites (Green Bay, Carolina and Arizona) are in jeopardy of missing the playoffs altogether. Seattle (+400) was the top NFC favorite back in August but the Seahawks now trail the Dallas Cowboys in that race. Bodog bookmakers have the Cowboys (+140) and Seahawks (+190) in a two-team race as Green Bay is third chalk with a +1100 price. Current NFC South and North Division leaders, Atlanta and Detroit respectively round out the top five both with +1200 money line odds.