With Week 13 of the 2017 NFL regular season set to get underway in just over 72 hours and four more weeks of action set to follow, bettors across the globe want and need to know the NFL odds and what are the Straight-Up and ATS projections for each possible NFC winner. Thanks to the latest odds to win the NFC and the knowledge that you’re about to get in this expert analysis, you’re going to have a great idea of what to expect down the stretch run portion of the regular season.
NFL Odds & Expert Projections to win the NFC
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Philadelphia Eagles (10-1 SU, 9-2 ATS)
- NFL Odds to win the NFC: +160
The Eagles are sitting pretty on top of the NFC Standings as the only one-loss team in the NFL, but they probably shouldn’t get too comfortable with Minnesota just one game back and the Rams, Saints, and Panthers all two games behind the high-flying Birds.
While the Eagles have a tough matchup at Seattle this weekend and at the Rams in Week 14, they’ve got a trio of winnable games at the Giants in Week 15 and at home against Oakland and Dallas in the final two weeks of the season. Right now, I’m thinking 13-3 SU and 12-4 ATS look like near certainties.
Minnesota Vikings (9-2 SU, 8-3 ATS)
- NFL Odds to win the NFC: +380
Like Philadelphia, Minnesota has a pair of difficult matchups this weekend at Atlanta and in Week 14 at Carolina. However, after those two games, the Vikings finish up with a home date against Cincinnati, at Green Bay and at home against lowly Chicago.
Three more wins both, SU and ATS would leave the Vikes one behind Philly come playoff time at 12-4 SU and 11-5 ATS. However, I’d be remiss in not reminding everyone of the fact that Aaron Rodgers could be ready to go in Week 16 at home against a Vikings team he probably wants payback against, seeing as how they’re the same opponent he broke his collarbone against earlier this season.
L.A. Rams (8-3 SU, 7-4 ATS)
- NFL Odds to win the NFC: +500
Like everyone else, I’m super impressed with the season the Rams have had this year. After facing Arizona this coming weekend in what looks like a winnable road affair against the banged-up Cards, L.A. has a pair of tough dates at home against Philly and on the road at Seattle. The Rams then finish up at Tennessee in what looks like another tough task before closing out the season at home with a win against Frisco.
I like the Rams to win at least two more games at the minimum (Arizona, San Francisco) and possibly three (Tennessee) to finish at 11-5 SU, although I wouldn’t necessarily be surprised if they beat either Philadelphia or Seattle. I’m going with the Rams to finish 11-5 SU and an identical 11-5 ATS while winning the NFC West to reach the playoffs.
New Orleans Saints (8-3 SU, 7-4 ATS)
- NFL Odds to win the NFC: +500
The Saints have three difficult division matchups remaining and two very winnable games at home against the Jets in Week 15 and at Tampa Bay in Week 17. I’ve also got New Orleans winning at home against Carolina on Sunday and splitting against the Falcons in Weeks 14 and 16. Right now, I’m thinking 11-5 SU and 10-6 ATS sound about right for Drew Brees and company!
Carolina Panthers (8-3 SU, 7-4 ATS)
- NFL Odds to win the NFC: +800
I’ve got Carolina lost at New Orleans this weekend before squeaking past Minnesota in Week 14 and beating both, Green Bay and Tampa Bay the following two weeks before finishing with a road loss at Atlanta in Week 17. Right now, 11-5 SU and ATS look about right for Cam Newton and company, although I will say I could see them losing against Minnesota at home in Week 14 to finish with 10 wins.
Seattle Seahawks (7-4 SU, 4-6-1 ATS)
- NFL Odds to win the NFC: +600
The Seahawks are just one game behind the Rams in the NFC West and they could potentially end up tied with L.A. for the division title. However, I don’t see them beating Philadelphia at home this coming weekend and I think it’s quite possible they could also fall to the Rams at home in their huge Week 15 divisional showdown.
Outside of that, I like Russell Wilson and company to beat Jacksonville on the road in Week 14 (I think) before closing out the season with a road win in Dallas and a home victory over Arizona. 10-5 looks good to me, but it could be an 11-5 finish for Seattle if they beat either the Eagles or Rams. Seattle is ranked 10th in scoring and ninth in points allowed, so they’re not exactly chopped liver and could surprise come playoff time – although I really don’t see it happening!
Atlanta Falcons (7-4 SU, 5-6 ATS)
- NFL Odds to win the NFC: +580
The Falcons host Minnesota this weekend (loss) and then the New Orleans (a narrow win) before going on the road to beat Tampa Bay in Week 15 and then losing at New Orleans in Week 16 before squeaking past Carolina in their regular-season finale.
I’ve got Matt Ryan and company finishing at 10-5 SU and 8-8 ATS, although I must admit that it’s quite possible they lose both games against the Saints and their finale against Carolina to finish at 9-7.
No matter how many wins they finish with, there’s clearly something off about the Falcons to me this season that will keep them from beating the likes of the Eagles, Vikings or Rams should they reach the playoffs and have to face one of them.
Expert Picks for Playoffs: Philadelphia 13-3, Minnesota 12-4, L.A. Rams 11-5, New Orleans 11-5, Carolina 10-6, Seattle 10-6