A new NFL Season is just about here. But even though the season will start soon, we’ve still got time to make future bets. Check out updated choices along with their AFC odds and NFC odds to win the eight NFL Divisions in the 2021-2022 NFL Season.
NFL Betting Analysis of Which Teams Will Win Their Respective Division
2021 NFL Season
- When: Sep. 9, 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022
NFC East – Washington Football Team +160
The WFT won the NFC East last season. They appear stronger in 2021. The defense should be better while Ryan Fitzpatrick is an upgrade at quarterback. If that’s true, why is D.C. at +160? NFL handicappers are reading too much into Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott’s return from an injury, making Dallas the favorite.
NFC North – Chicago Bears +400
Once in a while, we’ve got to take a big swing. Choosing the Bears, the third choice to win the NFC North over the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, is taking a big swing. Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers said this season is the Last Dance in Green Bay. He may not be as sharp in 2021 as he was in 2020.
Vikings’ quarterback Kirk Cousins won’t get vaccinated, which may end up costing Minnesota a game or two. This is a good time to choose a playoff squad from last season to take the next step and win the division.
NFC South – New Orleans Saints +300
Here’s another swing. Tampa should win the division. But the Saints won the NFC South in 2020 and swept the Buccaneers during the regular season. New Orleans will start Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill at quarterback. The defense should be decent, though. Also, if Tampa suffers a Super Bowl hangover, New Orleans will be there to capitalize.
NFC West – Los Angeles Rams +200
Why are the Rams second-choice behind last season’s 6-time winner San Francisco to take the NFC West? It’s a legitimate question. A massive upgrade at quarterback and one of the most feared defenses in the NFL means the +200 makes LAR an overlay.
AFC East – Buffalo Bills -150
Unlike the NFC, upset division winners in the AFC are difficult to find. Buffalo is the chalk and Buffalo should win the East. There’s no way the Patriots improved enough to challenge the Bills. The Dolphins are a good football team, but asking Tua Tagovailoa to carry the team past Josh Allen and Buffalo for a division title is asking too much.
AFC North – Pittsburgh Steelers +420
Baltimore is the top choice. Cleveland is the second-choice. Those who like the Ravens or Browns to win the division aren’t off-base. Both teams will have a shot. But the Steelers offer the best odds and every team in the AFC North plays a brutal schedule. Also, Mike Tomlin coaches Pittsburgh, which gives the Steelers an edge in almost every game.
AFC South – Tennessee Titans -150
The offense averaged over 30 points last season when wide receiver Julio Jones was with Atlanta. What do you think the Titans will average this season in points per with Jones playing opposite A.J. Brown?
Running back Derrick Henry is the best in the league. If the defense improves at all, Tennessee can upset the Chiefs and Bills and win the AFC. They should have no trouble beating the Colts and taking the South.
AFC West – Kansas City Chiefs -250
It’s tempting to go with the Denver Broncos, whose odds to win the Super Bowl have dived to +1800, or backing the Chargers, who are a +2000 or so middle of the road choice to lift the Lombardi Trophy. But after must consideration, we can’t look past the chalk, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Coach Andy Reid has created a consistent, awesome, football team. The only question is how the offensive line will play. That doesn’t mean KC wins the conference and the Super Bowl. It does mean the Chiefs take the AFC West.