Updated NFL Betting Lines to Win the NFC – January 5th Edition

Updated NFL Betting Lines to Win the NFC – January 5th Edition

Written by on January 5, 2018

Are the NFL Betting Lines favored Minnesota Vikings actually offering the best value to win the NFC conference championship? Will the No. 2 seeded Vikes get beat out by one of the other top conference title contenders or could a longer shot conference title hopeful pull off the monumental upset to represent the NFC in Super Bowl 52? Let’s take a look at each NFC playoff participant and their respective odds to win the conference championship.

Updated NFL Betting Lines to Win the NFC – January 5th Edition

Minnesota Vikings

  • NFL Betting Lines to win NFC: 9/5
  • Regular Season Record: 13-3
Look, it’s easy to see why the Vikings (13-3 SU, 11-5 ATS) are a 9/5 favorite to win the NFC this season. They’ve got an extremely powerful defense that finished the regular season ranked first in total defense, second against the pass, second against the run and first in points allowed (15.8 ppg). Plus, veteran quarterback Case Keenum now looks more like Cool-Hand Luke than the shaky and mostly mediocre signal-caller he was early on in his career.

Philadelphia Eagles

  • NFL Betting Lines to win NFC: 3/1
  • Regular Season Record: 13-3
The Eagles (13-3 SU, 10-6 ATS) are offering some fantastic odds as a 3/1 pick to bag the NFC title, but then again, they also closed out the regular season over their last two games looking nothing like the powerhouse team they did with star quarterback Carson Wentz under center. If backup Nick Foles doesn’t get his act together fast, the Birds might be a one-and-done top seed!

New Orleans Saints

  • NFL Betting Lines to win NFC: 5/1
  • Regular Season Record: 11-5
As usual, the Saints (11-5 SU, 9-7 ATS) are still putting points on the board behind their future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees, but this season, they’re doing it a lot differently than in the past. New Orleans has a powerful veteran running back in Mark Ingram and a gifted rookie that is so good, that he became the first player in league history to do something that only the legendary Gayle Sayers had previously accomplished. Rookie Alvin Kamara joined Sayers (1965) as one of only two rookies in NFL history to score five rushing touchdowns, five receiving touchdowns, and one special team’s touchdowns in his first pro season. New Orleans wide receiver Michael Thomas also set the NFL record for receptions in his first two seasons with 196, so there’s that as well. However, what makes New Orleans so attractive as a whopping 5/1 pick is a defense that closed out the regular season ranked an impressive 10th in points allowed (20.4 ppg).

Los Angeles Rams

  • NFL Betting Lines to win NFC: 5/1
  • Regular Season Record: 11-5
The Rams (11-5 SU, 9-7 ATS) have been absolutely phenomenal in going from worst to first under first-year head coach Sean McVay. Los Angeles ranked first in scoring (29.9 ppg) as 2016 No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff went from looking like a bust just waiting to happen to a young quarterback that has one of the brightest futures in the league. According to the latest NFL Betting Lines, the Rams are kind of a long shot to win the NFC. Running back Todd Gurley had an MVP-caliber campaign in rushing for 1,305 yards this season (second) and the Rams have a blossoming defense that finished the regular season ranked a solid 12th in points allowed (20.6 ppg). Make no mistake about it, Los Angeles is offering fantastic value as a 5/1 pick!

Atlanta Falcons

  • NFL Betting Lines to win NFC: 10/1
  • Regular Season Record: 10-6
After winning the NFC a year ago, the Falcons (10-6 SU, 7-9 ATS) have gotten pretty hot at just the right time after largely struggling this season. The former ‘Dirty Birds’ closed out the regular season by winning three of four and six of their last eight games overall. More importantly, they’ve now got a defense that finished ninth overall and eighth in points allowed (19.7 ppg).

Carolina Panthers

  • NFL Betting Lines to win NFC: 12/1
  • Regular Season Record: 11-5
For a team that finished with 11 wins, the Panthers (11-5 SU, 9-7 ATS) may be offering better odds than any team on the board in the race for NFC supremacy. Carolina still has an excellent defense that finished seventh overall and 11th in points allowed (20.4 ppg) and they can almost literally run the ball down their opponents throats as they finished fourth in rushing and a solid 12th in scoring (22.7 ppg). While Cam Newton isn’t the most accurate passer around, he’s also the only quarterback in the league that can run over, around or through opposing defenders with the greatest of ease!

NFC Champions Since 2000

  • 2017: Atlanta Falcons
  • 2016: Carolina Panthers
  • 2015: Seattle Seahawks
  • 2014 Seattle Seahawks
  • 2013: San Francisco 49ers
  • 2012: New York Giants
  • 2011: Green Bay Packers
  • 2010: New Orleans Saints
  • 2009: Arizona Cardinals
  • 2008: New York Giants
  • 2007: Chicago Bears
  • 2006: Seattle Seahawks
  • 2005: Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2004: Carolina Panthers
  • 2003:  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 2002: St. Louis Rams
  • 2001: New York Giants
  • 2000: St. Louis Rams
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