2020 NFL Division Winners odds and betting tips
There is much happening during the NFL offseason over the next seven weeks, which includes the 2020 NFL Draft in Las Vegas April 23-26. But the leading online sportsbooks are wasting no time in providing their opinions on the 2020 division winners. SportsBetting.ag, and its affiliate BetOnline, has released the 2020 NFL division odds along with William Hill.
ICYMI: 🏈 Division futures are out!— William Hill US (@WilliamHillUS) March 4, 2020
All eight teams that finished in first in their respective division last season opened as the favorites or co-favorite to do so in William Hill’s 2020-21 division futures.
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But before you fire in your NFL division future bets, understand what's happening in the market in the weeks ahead. Free agency begins March 18 with the legal tampering period staring March 16. That's when teams are allowed to speak with free agents and discuss terms. Patriots QB Tom Brady is expected to be the hottest topic as his two decade career with New England could come to an end. The free-agent quarterback market will be interesting to watch, as Cowboys QB Dak Prescott heads the list with Brady as quarterbacks that may find their way to the free agent market. Philip Rivers, Jameis Winston, Ryan Tannehill and Teddy Bridgewater join a deep class of free agent quarterbacks. But, March 10 at 4:00 p.m. ET is the deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players. Winston and Tannehill could be slapped with the franchise tag, so watch these developments over the next two weeks.
You can try to anticipate some of the potential landing spots of key quarterbacks and other free agents, and bet accordingly on the NFL division winners. The online sportsbook odds will adjust with some of the quarterback changes, and that position will have the greatest impact on the market and odds. Much more so than any top rookie signing through the NFL Draft. For example, when Joe Burrow signs as the likely No. 1 overall pick of the Cincinnati Bengals, you're not going to see a sudden movement in the Bengals odds to win the division or make the playoffs. By the way, the Bengals have the longest odds to win any division in 2020 at 30-1 at William Hill. The Bengals 2020 season win total is 5.5 at Sportsbetting.ag.
Compare that below to the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, who are -450 to win the AFC West at SportsBetting.ag. Kansas City is the biggest division favorite on the board as the Chiefs shoot for their 5th straight division title. New Orleans is next at -400 while the Patriots are -300 at William Hill to win their 12th consecutive AFC East crown.
Compare the 2020 division odds at SportsBetting.ag and William Hill below. Then note the changes following the NFL Draft as more leading online sportsbooks release division odds and those early-bird sportsbooks adjust their numbers as more bets come in and player movement begins.
|Division||Team||SportsBetting.ag Odds||William Hill Odds|
|AFC East||New England Patriots||-250||-300|
|New York Jets||+700||+1000|
|AFC North||Baltimore Ravens||-275||-180|
|AFC South||Houston Texans||+150||+200|
|AFC West||Kansas City Chiefs||-450||-350|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+800||+900|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+1000||+600|
|NFC East||Philadelphia Eagles||+125||+120|
|New York Giants||+650||+750|
|NFC North||Green Bay Packers||+140||+140|
|NFC South||New Orleans Saints||-400||-200|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+800||+500|
|NFC West||San Francisco 49ers||-125||+105|
|Los Angeles Rams||+375||+300|
In the two days since releasing the division odds, there has been some movement in the odds and you can check out Sportsbetting.ag for the most current division odds. Notable teams that have seen their odds drop are New England (-225), Buffalo (+300), Baltimore (-250), Pittsburgh (+400), Kansas City (-400), and Cincinnati (+2500)!
SportsBetting.ag also has additional player props to bet on prior to the free agency period like which team will QB Philip Rivers be on in Week 1? The Colts (+200) are the favorite. Will QB Cam Newton start game 1 for the Carolina Panthers? (Yes -300, No +200). SportsBetting.ag thinks QB Jameis Winston is done in Tampa Bay, as the prop 'Will Winston start Week 1 for the Buccaneers' is No -250 and Yes +170.
For all the interest and hype surrounding Tom Brady and which team he will end up signing a new contract with in the weeks ahead, SportsBetting.ag still has the Patriots (-150) as the favorite to have Brady on their roster in Week 1.
You can bet on it, but only at selected online sportsbooks like SportsBetting.ag that provide bettors more betting options and props.
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