NFC South 2016 Season NFL Odds & Picks Guide
We are at that time of the year when things are starting to really heat up in regards the NFL. Training camps will be getting underway before you know it, but the speculation as to who the big winners and losers might be this season has been going on for a while now. The online NFL betting odds are up at MyBookie.ag, and that means it’s time to start looking at where to put your money of you want to cash out some winning tickets this coming season. We will, of course, take an in depth look at every team, division, and conference over the coming weeks, and you guys will probably see a lot of bold predictions made during that time. Today, though, I am going to focus on the NFC South, and the 4 teams that will be looking to take the crown and head to the playoffs. The betting odds that you see beside each team are their current odds to win the division. Let’s take a look:
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Carolina Panthers (-240)
The Panthers won this division in a romp last season, going 15-1 and making it all the way to the Super Bowl before losing to the Denver Broncos. There is nothing that suggests that this team won’t win the NFC South this season, as they still have more talent than any of the other three teams in the division. They did lose Josh Norman to free agency, but the Carolina Panthers still have the majority of the players that delivered a season to remember last year. There may be a slight fall off for them, but not enough for them to lose the South, unless of course Cam Newton gets hurt.
Atlanta Falcons (+500)
Last season saw a change at the top in the Falcons organization, with coach Dan Quin brought in to replace Mike Smith. Atlanta started the season 5-0, but their dreams were pretty quickly squashed, as they went on to lose 8 of their next 11 to finish the season at 8-8. There have been a few changes made to personnel, with the Falcons looking to offer more protection to QB Matt Ryan who had an off-year last season. Those changes may not be enough, especially when you consider that Atlanta will be saddled with one of the toughest schedules in all of football.
New Orleans Saints (+600)
We are drifting ever closer to the end of the Drew Brees era in New Orleans, and how this team does will depend on a couple of different factors. Brees needs to deliver on more great season, and the defense needs to be a whole lot better than it was last season, when they were 31st in the NFL in points conceded. The Saints drafted well on the defensive side of the ball, but they are going to need those guys to step in and make an immediate impact if they are going to do better than their 7-9 record last season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+700)
If there is a team that might spring a surprise in this division, it could well be the Buccaneers. Jameis Winston had a solid first year at QB, leading the offense to 5th best in the league. The defense sat just outside the top 10 overall last season, and it was somewhat surprising to see this team finish 6-10 given that they played well on both sides of the ball. If the offense and defense can both deliver good numbers again, this team might just sneak into a Wild Card spot.