Four weeks remain in the NFL regular season, and there are only a few teams left with Super Bowl hopes. Sportsbooks continue to favor the Broncos and the Seahawks, but we will look at six of the top teams in the NFL future odds. Keep reading to see if we think they are a good bet at this point in the season.
Broncos have surged up to +260 this week, only one week after being +300. There
is zero value left with the Broncos in the future odds, as the sportsbooks have
made sure that they will not be killed if/when the Broncos win the Super Bowl.
There are probably 1000 better +260 bets at your book right now that have less
risk than the Broncos to win the Super Bowl at +260.
I have said about this team this season, the opposite has happened. They pretty
much locked up the #1 seed in the NFC after their dominating performance over
the Saints on Monday night, and after that, they are certainly good enough to
be listed at the same price as the Broncos. That would be an epic Super Bowl,
but nonetheless, the Super Bowl can’t be played at Century Link Field, and
against a high-powered offense at a neutral site, I would take the Broncos in
that matchup. Plus, the NFC is potentially a much tougher path than the Broncos
are probably my best AFC bet right now. Sure they are probably the NFL pick of the
week after their win over Denver and then edging out the Texans on the road,
but they are getting healthy and hot all at the right time. If New England can
close out the year on a winning streak, they could steal the best record from the
Broncos. Just like the Broncos, the Pats remaining four games are all against
teams with records at, or below .500, and I like their price here. They are the
only team in the AFC capable of taking out the Broncos in my opinion.
Orleans might not be a bad bet, but once again the stacked NFC makes it tough
at this point to bet any team in that conference to win the Super Bowl. Plus
they now almost guaranteed themselves that they have to go through the Seahawks
again in route to a Super Bowl. However for the price, there may be only one or
two other NFC teams I like better at their respective prices. The Saints are
balanced, they run the ball well, and they have one of the best quarterbacks in
the NFL. It all comes down to getting hot at the right time, and maybe
forgetting yesterday night’s loss.
Panthers might still be a year away, so while I can’t yet recommend them as a
future odds wager, I can say that they have what it takes. Cam Newton is still
a young quarterback who has never been to the playoffs, so tempering
expectations might be needed, but if he can get that defense healthy, this team
has upside for days. Their defense will take them as far as they can go, but unfortunately
I don’t think that will be much farther than the wildcard or divisional round
The 49ers are almost dead to me as a future odds bet. They
really can’t win their division now, as they are two games back with four to
go, and I would take both the Saints and Seahawks over them at this point, even
at the Hawks’ price. Unless this team can get really healthy on offense, and
hot on defense, they aren’t very valuable. I might even take the Panthers over
them at this point, and they are two very similar NFC teams in the NFL Odds.