Bet On NFL Futures
The NFL season has reached its unofficial midway point, and alert bettors have drawn conclusions about each of the league’s 32 teams. The time’s come to revisit Super Bowl odds, because value is value whether it’s on the weekly board, or whether we’ll need to wait some time to cash our tickets.
NFL Lines & Matchup Insight
Here’s a look at five teams you should keep your handicapping eye on en route to Super Bowl 50.
New England Patriots (NFL Odds +250)
The Patriots entered the season with a lot of question marks. The two biggest surrounded the team’s situation at quarterback, and their situation at cornerback. Tom Brady hasn’t missed a snap, and has cleared been as determined as ever.
With Deflategate likely on hold until after the season, Brady will be holding the reins as the Patriots look to repeat.
The cornerback situation settled itself, with Bill Belichick’s system so effective he was able to pluck cornerbacks out of nowhere to keep the ship steady. The team looks as dominant as ever at home and they figure to lock up homefield advantage throughout the postseason playing at the pace they have been.
Cincinnati Bengals (NFL Odds +1000)
Each and every year we see the Bengals roll along until they fall flat on their face. Week 8 looked like it would be that game for Cincinnati, which made the trip out to Pittsburgh to face a Steelers team that was getting back its starting quarterback in Ben Roethlisberger.
The game was a real slugfest, and played out exactly the way the Steelers would have wanted it to, but it was the Bengals that emerged victorious, and they’re now firmly in control of the AFC North Division. This could be the year where the team finally turns the corner when it comes to postseason play.
Arizona Cardinals (NFL Odds +1200)
The Cardinals continue to be one of the overlooked groups in football, but whenever they’re able to throw out a healthy Carson Palmer, they’re as good a team as any in football. Bruce Arians has figured out the way to run a modern football offense, and that’s through the air.
The team’s also gotten some surprisingly effective production from running back Chris Johnson to help supplement that passing game. The Cardinal defense also ranks among the top units in the league, and there’s no end in sight to their reign of terror in the NFC West.
Philadelphia Eagles (NFL Odds +3000)
The Eagles endured more turnover in the offseason than any team in recent memory. Not surprisingly, it’s taken them some time to figure things out, particularly on the offensive side of the ball, but don’t be surprised if they come out flying on the other side of their bye week.
The team dumped all available funds into the defense during the offseason, and while that hasn’t quite materialized just yet, once both sides of the ball get rolling, the Eagles are going to be a tough out. With the current state of the NFC East, they can take some time to figure things out and still back their way into the postseason.
Oakland Raiders (NFL Odds +10000)
It’s still tough to wrap one’s head around give nearly a decade of total ineptness, but the Raiders appear to have finally come out on the other side of that long, dark tunnel.
The offense has so many viable weapons that opposing defenses don’t know where to focus their resources, and the defense has erased all memories of past units by playing solid football and forcing turnovers.
There are wild card spots available for the taking in the AFC, and the Raiders are going to have something to say about how those spots are divided up.
Full 2015-16 NFL Championship Gambling Odds
- Green Bay Packers +250
- New England Patriots +250
- Cincinnati Bengals +1000
- Denver Broncos +1000
- Seattle Seahawks +1000
- Arizona Cardinals +1200
- Carolina Panthers +1400
- Atlanta Falcons +1600
- Indianapolis Colts +2500
- New York Giants +2500
- Minnesota Vikings +3000
- New York Jets +3000
- Philadelphia Eagles +3000
- Pittsburgh Steelers +3000
- St. Louis Rams +5000
- Dallas Cowboys +6000
- Miami Dolphins +8000
- New Orleans Saints +8000
- Buffalo Bills +10000
- Houston Texans +10000
- Oakland Raiders +10000
- Washington Redskins +10000
- Jacksonville Jaguars +20000
- Kansas City Chiefs +20000
- San Diego Chargers +20000
- Tennessee Titans +20000
- Chicago Bears +30000
- Baltimore Ravens +50000
- Cleveland Browns +50000
- San Francisco 49ers +50000
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +50000
- Detroit Lions +100000
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