Pros & Cons of Betting NFL Futures
Concern for Eagles, Steelers? No denying Saquon Barkley's skills, but Giants goofed in drafting him at No. Cowboys' Prescott rises to 'challenge' vs. Roughing passer flags 'out of control' Green Bay Packers. Kicker Gonzalez costs Browns in heartbreaker Cleveland Browns. College football Power Rankings: Week 2 fantasy football winners and losers 16h Tristan H.
Verlander showing no signs of slowing down Houston Astros. Yankees bullpen needs healthy Chapman to provide some relief New York Yankees. With an aggressive new identity, Cowboys' defense stymies Giants 6h Todd Archer. Forget rookie's rough home opener: Sam Darnold will be a star New York Jets.
Rams no longer just the best team on paper 11h Lindsey Thiry. WWE Hell in a Cell results: Canelo takes razor-thin decision over Golovkin 1d Dan Rafael. Canelo wasn't the only winner on Saturday 1d Arash Markazi. Ferrari and Vettel blow it Sep 6, Football Outsiders and Warren Sharp. In the eight seasons since Garrett took over as head coach midseason in , the Cowboys have won an average of 8.
The Giants are to win the Super Bowl, which is a far cry from last season, when they entered with odds. Arguably, no team will face a tougher start to the season than New York, which is currently an underdog in each of its first seven games. While the over is a favorite on the Giants' win total of 7, keep in mind that they have won six games or fewer in three of the past four seasons.
Expectations are low for the Redskins, who are currently tied with the Arizona Cardinals for the worst Super Bowl odds at Washington's division odds are , but we've seen this franchise overcome long odds to win the NFC East before. Washington won the division in both and , despite entering each season as the long shot to claim the NFC East in and in Green Bay has entered every season since as an odds-on favorite to win the NFC North, but is currently second behind Minnesota to claim the division in With a healthy Aaron Rodgers , the Packers still have high expectations.
Green Bay has the highest win total among teams that missed the playoffs in The first two months could make or break the season, as Detroit is currently an underdog in six of its first seven games.
The Lions will also have to overcome history for bettors to cash in on their odds to win the NFC North. The franchise will be seeking its first division title since The Bears haven't won more than six games in a season since going in , but over 6.
Can new head coach Matt Nagy do what John Fox couldn't and win when favored? Fans in Chicago hope so, as the team lost outright in seven of its eight games as a favorite during the Fox era.
Last season was all about exceeding expectations for the Saints, who went en route to winning the NFC South, despite entering as the division long shot at New Orleans is no long shot in The team is favored to win the NFC South, but history suggests that a division title is no guarantee.
In the three most recent seasons the Saints entered as division favorites , and , they failed to win it each time. The Falcons have won at least 10 games in each of the previous two seasons, despite entering with single-digit win totals both times. Can Atlanta do it again? Fans and those who back the Falcons this season will be hoping for a fast start. After their season opener at Philadelphia, where they are a 4. This is the second consecutive season the Panthers have a preseason win total of nine.
After hitting the over by going in , Carolina has now alternated going over and under its win total in every season since Can the Panthers break the trend in ? It might not be easy in the NFL's only division boasting three teams with a win total of at least nine.
Recent history suggests Tampa Bay's odds to win the division could be a good bet. In each of the previous two seasons, the preseason long shot in the NFC South went on to win the division. What a difference a year makes. As for this season, only the Eagles, Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers have better odds to win their respective divisions than Los Angeles. The preseason win total of 10 for the Rams is the franchise's highest since 11 , when they went under with a record.
After starting in , Jimmy Garoppolo led the 49ers to five consecutive wins to avoid a fourth straight season of the team going under its win total. Expectations have now been elevated for San Francisco, which needs to win nine games in order to hit its over in Keep in mind, this is a franchise that has been favored five times in 48 games since Jim Harbaugh left for Michigan.
Seattle also has the third-best odds in its own division. This is a far cry from recent preseason expectations for the Seahawks, who entered every season since as the odds-on favorite to win the NFC West. At , the Cardinals have by far the worst division odds of any team in the NFL. Arizona's win total of 5.
The Patriots currently have the best odds to win the Super Bowl, are by far the biggest favorite in any division and have the highest win total in the NFL. This would mark the third straight season that New England enters as the Super Bowl favorite. The Patriots' odds to win the AFC East are steep and the win total is 11, but keep in mind that New England has won nine straight division titles while also winning at least 12 games in every season from on.
The Bills snapped their year playoff drought with a season in Just like a year ago, Buffalo has a win total of 6. Can the Bills avoid a slow start? They are currently not favored in a game until Week 9 against the Bears. The last team beside the Patriots to win the AFC East was Miami in ; the Dolphins entered that season with odds to win the division. Miami's odds to win the AFC East are "just" in , but the win total is an underwhelming 6. After entering last season with a win total of 3. The bar has been raised a little for New York, which will need to win seven games in order to cash the over this season.