NFL Betting Trends- NFC Divisional Futures Odds Update
Odds have been released for all 32 NFL team’s chances to win their respective division this season, so now is a good time to take a look at where the value lies in the numbers. This week’s NFL Betting Trends report will focus on all four divisions in the NFC.
Philadelphia Eagles +140
The Eagles were able to plug some holes at linebacker and defensive line through free-agency and the draft which could be enough to put them back on top in the East this season.
Dallas Cowboys +200
The Cowboys are coming off a solid draft and still loaded with talent, but the question remains is can they stay competitive for an entire 16-game schedule.
New York Giants +200
The loss of wide receiver Mario Manningham and running back Brandon Jacobs will hurt, but not nearly as much as the pain from a Super Bowl hangover.
Washington Redskins +1200
The Redskins are on their way with Robert Griffin III at the helm as their new starting quarterback, but he will not be able make a major impact in the win column his first year in the league.
New Orleans Saints -140
Despite all the off-field turmoil, the Saints remain the prohibitive favorite to win the South, but losing their head coach is still bound to have some impact on the team’s performance on the field.
Atlanta Falcons +180
This team would be the logical choice to up-end New Orleans for the division title, but there are still some question marks with quarterback Matt Ryan’s ability win enough games to actually do it.
Carolina Panthers +600
If Carolina quarterback Cam Newton can start to convert all his talent into wins, the value clearly lies with the Panthers to make a move to the top of the South this season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1200
After a promising turn-around in 2010 that produced 10 wins, this team is right back at the drawing board after posting a 4-12 record last season.
Green Bay Packers -300
The Packers’ problems last year were in the postseason, so with the roster from a 15-1 regular season pretty much intact, there is no reason to bet against Green Bay winning the North again this year.
Detroit Lions +450
Detroit continues to add talent on both sides of the ball, but with a 10-6 record and trip to the playoffs in 2011, it will no longer be able to sneak-up on anyone in 2012.
Chicago Bears +450
The Bears were in prime position to make another run to the top of the division last season, but inconsistencies especially with quarterback Jay Cutler resulted in an 8-8 record. Look for the same results this year.
Minnesota Vikings +2000
The Vikings will definitely improve upon a three-win season in 2012, but they are still too far away from making an impact in the division title race.
San Francisco 49ers -200
The 49ers have added some offensive weapons to go along with their shutdown defense, but the pressure with be on Alex Smith to duplicate last season’s performance. If wide receiver Randy Moss has anything left in the tank, he could make this task all the more easier.
Arizona Cardinals +450
This team did more with less than most other teams with an 8-8 record in 2011, but the quarterback situation remains unsettled and could be a major stumbling block to any real improvement this year.
Seattle Seahawks +450
The Seahawks finished 7-9 for the second straight season, but this time it was not good enough to with the division title. Give credit for Pete Carroll’s willingness to take chances with questionable personnel, but it remains to be seen how many more wins it will produce.
St.Louis Rams +700
This was a team whose stock was on the rise after winning seven games in 2010, but a series of devastating injuries completely derailed its 2011 campaign. If quarterback Sam Bradford can return to form, the Rams could be the dark horse in the West this year.
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