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Updated Odds To Win The NFC

Written by on January 4, 2017

Wild Card Weekend is just a few days away, which means it’s time to start thinking about where your betting money might be going in the postseason. While some bettors love the action of every single game, others prefer the bigger picture, placing wagers on the outcome of both conferences. We have already taken a peek at the betting odds in the AFC, and now it’s time to do the same for the NFC. There ae 6 teams left in the hunt for Super Bowl 51, but how many actually have a legitimate shot?

In Depth Analysis On The Updated Odds To Win The NFC


Atlanta Falcons (+330)

The Falcons have proven to be something of a surprise package this season, as it was just assumed that the Carolina Panthers would win the NFC South again. Atlanta Falcons won the division comfortably, and also landed the #2 seed in the NFC courtesy of a great offense and an MVP-caliber season from QB Matt Ryan. They are still a team with some question marks, though, particularly on the defensive side of the football.

Dallas Cowboys (+110)

When Tony Romo went down with a major injury before the season even began, there were a lot of football fans who believed that the Cowboys couldn’t compete with rookies at the QB and RB position. They were proven to be very wrong, and Prescott and Elliott tore up the NFC, with a little help from a very good defensive unit. It’s going to be interesting to see how these young men handle the added pressure of the playoffs, especially as the conference favorites.

Detroit Lions (+2300)

No matter what happens from this point forward, this has been a good season for the Lions. The regular season did not finish well, and they ended up backing into the postseason, but Matthew Stafford and company have gone beyond what anyone expected from them this year. They will have to head into Seattle this weekend, which is never an easy trip, but they will be going against a Seahawks team that has not been particularly convincing over the past couple of weeks.

Green Bay Packers (+300)

Like the Steelers on the AFC side of the draw, the Packers are a team that no-one wants to face. With 6 games to go in the season, the Packers were in trouble, and then QB Aaron Rodgers came out and said that they were going to “run the table,” which is exactly what they did. A team getting hot at just the right time can be a nightmare to face in the playoffs, and having to go into Lambeau in the Wild Card Weekend makes things even worse.

New York Giants (+1000)

This is a team that no-one is really paying any attention to heading into the postseason. The assumption is that they will fall at the first hurdle when they head to Lambeau Field this weekend, but you can bet that the Packers are not taking this group lightly. After all, this is the team that managed to beat the Dallas Cowboys twice this season, which would almost certainly lead to some mind games if they were to hook up again in the playoffs.

Seattle Seahawks (+380)

The Seahawks have had a bit of a rollercoaster season, although it has to be said that they have been affected by injuries. When this team is healthy, they are incredibly hard to beat, especially at home. When they lose a player or two, their balance seems to be thrown out of whack, and things seem more difficult than they need to be. Still a threat in the postseason, but it would also not be stunning to see them stumble against the Lions this weekend given how things have gone over the past couple of weeks.
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