To begin with, is a noticeable difference between the NFC and AFC futures odds. Kansas City and Baltimore are the clear-cut AFC favorites. With a host of second choices a tier or two below. However, the NFC has a rambunctious debate among gamblers. There are several legitimate possibilities with the NFL futures betting odds. As many as nine teams could be considered as bona fide possibilities. All told the NFC offers much more in the way of potential value. Let’s take a look at the NFC futures board and those top choices.
2020 NFC Championship Date and Time
|Date and Time:||Season Opens Thursday, September 10, 2020|
2020 NFC Championship Odds
|San Francisco 49ers||13/4|
|New Orleans Saints||11/2|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6/1|
|Green Bay Packers||9/1|
|Los Angeles Rams||14/1|
|New York Giants||30/1|
2020 NFC Championship Odds Overview
Ironically enough futures betting is most often based on the past than the future. As a result, it’s no surprise that the 49ers are chalk. The same holds true for the perennial contending Saints. By contrast, the Cowboys are the most public team on the online wagering board. Tampa Bay is rarely a favorite but Tom Brady’s arrival changed that.
San Francisco 49ers
Above all the 49ers are young and fundamentally sound. Of great concern is that they came out of nowhere in 2019. San Francisco won’t catch opponents or oddsmakers off guard this year.
New Orleans Saints
By reason of their drop in 2019 defensive production does this look like an overlay. Drew Brees is 41 and near the end of his career. New Orleans had its Super Bowl window slammed shut in 2018 with a blown pass interference call. More emphatically the Saints are a reach.
Above all the Cowboys may actually deserve to be chalk this time. Normally Dallas is overrated and over-hyped. By all accounts, owner Jerry Jones had a tremendous 2020 NFL Draft. Mike McCarthy brings instant credibility and strength as the new head coach. Finally, the Cowboys NFL futures betting odds status actually seems reality-based.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
At the beginning of the Bucs popularity is the arrival of Tom Brady. But there is more to the Bucs than the GOAT. Tampa Bay will surround Brady with a plethora of talented offensive weapons. It will be in stark contrast to the plodding 2019 cast that plagued him in New England. Still, the Bucs are unproven. And can Brady thrive without Bill Belichick pushing him?
While the Seahawks have a playoff-caliber offense their defense is outclassed. Specifically, it was that lack of defense that cost them in a playoff loss at Green Bay. Seattle simply doesn’t play championship level complementary football.
From this point, the Eagles don’t look up to par at this price. Especially with the improved Cowboys in their division.
Green Bay Packers
Following that NFC championship game debacle at San Francisco was total exposure. Green Bay is too much Aaron Rodgers and too little of everything else.
Los Angeles Rams
Above all, this could be the NFC sleeper. Los Angeles was the 2018 NFC champion. Injuries and offensive line problems hurt them last year. Likewise, there is still plenty of talent. And coach Sean McVay will be motivated to prove he is the coach labeled as a genius in 2018.
To conclude, the Rams offer the best combination of ability, upside, and price.