2017 NFL Division Odds See Patriots 1/14 Monster-Chalks to Win AFC East

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Kevin Stott

Saturday, June 3, 2017 8:59 PM GMT

Saturday, Jun. 3, 2017 8:59 PM GMT

With the NFL Regular Season kicking off in three months, most sportsbooks already have their NFL Super Bowl, Conference and Divisional odds up as well as the Season Team Win Totals.

Sportsbooks Intent on Not Letting the Patriots Poke Holes in Their Futures Books

Numbers and the specific numbers oddsmakers post at their sportsbooks often speak volumes and the numbers are screaming at us three months before the NFL Regular season kicks off in the Divisional odds marketplace in the AFC East where the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots opened up at 1/14 odds to win the division whereas New England opened up as -200 chalks to win the AFC East last season. So like we are seeing in the Regular Season Win Totals market, the books are making it very hard to bet on Tom Brady and the Patriots before the Spring has even turned to Summer and before NFL Training Camps have even started. Other than that, the numbers look fairly similar to last season with oddsmakers being more pessimistic about the Chicago Bears, New York Jets and, of course, those now lovable Cleveland Browns, who actually decided it was a better idea to try to roll with Cody Kessler, sign Brock Osweiler and draft Deshone Kizer (Notre Dame) than taking a shot on Clemson Rookie Deshaun Watson, whom the Texans traded up for with Cleveland and happily snatched at No. 16. So the Browns now have Osweiler and the Texans  will build around Watson. Time will continue to be harsh on Cleveland.

Here are the opening NFL Divisional odds for the coming 2017 Regular Season—nothing has changed two weeks in—from the world’s largest sportsbook, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, which also released its 2017 NFL Games of the Year and 2017 NFL Regular Season Team Win Totals the same day, here in sunny and sinny Sin City. Note that NFL Tiebreaker rules determine the Divisional winners if teams should be tied after the conclusion of the 16-game NFL Regular Season.

 2017 Odds to Win NFL DivisionsWestgate Las Vegas SuperBook (June 2, 2017)

 

AFC East Division

New England Patriots 1/14 (1/14, May 14 Open)

Miami Dolphins 8/1

Buffalo Bills 15/1

New York Jets 100/1

 

AFC South Division

Houston Texans 9/4

Indianapolis Colts 9/4

Tennessee Titans 2/1

Jacksonville Jaguars 5/1

 

AFC North Division

Pittsburgh Steelers 5/8

Baltimore Ravens 11/4

Cincinnati Bengals 7/2

Cleveland Browns 100/1

 

AFC West Division

Oakland Raiders 9/5

Kansas City Chiefs 2/1

Denver Broncos 7/2

Los Angeles Chargers 4/1

 

NFC East Division

Dallas Cowboys 5/4

New York Giants 11/4

Philadelphia Eagles 7/2

Washington Redskins 9/2

 

NFC South Division

Atlanta Falcons 8/5

Carolina Panthers 2/1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4/1

New Orleans Saints 4/1

 

NFC North Division

Green Bay Packers 4/11

Minnesota Vikings 7/2

Detroit Lions 6/1

Chicago Bears 40/1

 

NFC West Division

Seattle Seahawks 1/4

Arizona Cardinals 3/1

Los Angeles Rams 25/1

San Francisco 49ers 40/1

 

NFL Divisional Odds Tough Market to Find Holes In; Buccaneers, Texans Worth Watching

Two teams who seem on the right, long-term track are the Buccaneers (4/1 to win NFC South, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook) and the Texans (9-7 SU, 6-9-1 ATS in 2016 Regular Season) who have what all NFL teams need: Two decent QBs on the Roster. Tampa Bay (9-7 SU, 9-7 ATS in 2016) has been effectively building around former Heisman Trophy-winner and local Florida State product Jameis Winston and the club wisely snatched the overly maligned 24-year-old Ryan Fitzpatrick whom the Jets (200/1 to win Super Bowl, BookMaker) bailed on. With a Receiving corps featuring Mike Evans, Russell Shepard and now DeSean Jackson and Alabama Rookie TE OJ Howard, maybe we get a different NFC South winner—and Super Bowl participant—for a third consecutive season? Don’t sleep on Tampa Bay.

And the aforementioned Texans (198.5 Passing Yards, #29) also bolstered a weak QB spot on their Roster, drafting Watson and committing to 4th-year man Tom Savage (80.9 QBR, 0 TD Passes) with Brandon Weeden a capable third-stringer to try to get the football into the hands of WRs Deandre Hopkins and Will Fuller and RB Lamar Miller. With a healthy JJ Watt and Jadeveon Clowney, the Texans Defense (20.5 ppg Allowed, 11th) should be better than 2016 and if Head Coach Bill O’Brien—a presumed Quarterbacks guru—can get decent production (and Confidence) from his signal callers, than this is a team that can further improve, have a good run at defending their wobbly AFC South title and maybe make a little noise in the AFC.

 

2017 NFL DIVISIONAL PICKS:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4/1 to Win the NFC South, Houston Texas 9/4 to win the AFC South

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