We have gone through all 32 teams and all eight divisions in the NFL, and deconstructed all of their NFL Odds. After all of that, I am here to give you my four best bets this season in the NFL Divisional Future Odds.
NFC East – Redskins (+400)
Even though the Eagles are the big favorite in this division after winning it in 2013, the Redskins may be in for a huge comeback. Even with the NFL odds of +130, the Eagles aren’t much better than the Giants, Cowboys, or Redskins for that matter. Washington not only was really banged up last season, but Robert Griffin III was not himself all year. With the defense back to par, and the offense looking like one of the more undervalued units in football this season, I see no reason to not bet on the underdog with my NFL pick here. These teams are going to be bunched up all season, and if you’re looking for a great Divisional futures value, take the Skins.
NFC North – Bears (+250)
Even though they are not the favorite to win it, the Bears are going to win the NFC North this season. The Packers and Aaron Rodgers are going to be tough to beat, but the Bears have as good of an offense, and possibly a better defense. As long as Jay Cutler and the defense can stay healthy, unlike last season the Bears might be a 10-win team this season. Chicago re-signed both of their standout veteran corners this offseason, and that may be the deciding factor against the powerful passing game of the Packers. At +250, the Bears aren’t that far from the Packers at -110.
NFC South – Saints (+100)
In what might be the worst division in the NFC, the Saints are the favorite, and my play for this season. Even though they still might have some issues on defense, their offense may be the deepest unit in the entire NFC. Not only have the brought in Jimmy Graham after his mini-holdout, but also even their young guys are going to make an impact this season. With Marcus Colston and Pierre Thomas aging, the Saints have Khiry Robinson and Brandin Cooks waiting in the wings in case they’re needed to play big snaps. I was surprised to see the Saints at even money, so take the value while it’s there.
NFC West - 49ers (+140)
After watching their arch-rival win the Super Bowl this past season, and then watching them lose about 10 or 11 key players from that team was probably bitter-sweet for the Niners. However their offseason was filled with getting even better, and even with their remade secondary, the Niners look like the best value to win this division. While I could easily see them winning 12 games again, I doubt the Seahawks are going to match 13 wins a season after winning it all. San Francisco on the other hand might have a deeper offense than the Saints. Even after losing a couple running backs to injury this summer, the 49ers are the best combination of defense and offense in the entire NFC.