After taking a look at every team’s offseason NFL Odds over the last few weeks, we have identified multiple teams that are very under or overvalued. I have picked out my three most valuable teams in the future odds to win the NFC conference.
Chicago Bears (+750)
I mentioned the Bears in my Super Bowl undervalued picks, and they are of course the first team to mention this offseason in the NFC future odds. After their NFL odds have been fluctuating all summer, the Bears really shot up the odds boards after free agency was complete. This team looks like one of the better teams in the NFC on paper, however one looks at their NFL odds and you’d think they were just on the cusp of being good. On contrary, they are above the cusp. The Packers and Saints have as good or better NFL odds to win the NFC this season, and the Bears are as good or better than both of those teams. When it comes to the Niners and Seahawks, the Bears might not be up to that level, but their combination of prolific offense and what should be a solid defense is going to be enough to put them in the chase. They have to stay healthy, but the Bears are one of the better values this summer.
New Orleans Saints (+750)
Speaking of the Saints, they are next on my list of undervalued NFC teams. Even though I do think the Bears are a slightly better team, they also play in a much better conference than the Saints do. New Orleans is also going to have a very prolific offensive attack, and it seems like they are flying slightly under the radar this summer. Their defense and pass protection is still a concern, but if they can improve upon those two areas, the Saints are definitely good enough to win their division, and give any team in the NFC trouble in a playoff game. Another great aspect to the Saints that not many people are talking about is their schedule this season. Their first five games before their bye are all against teams that missed the playoffs last season. On top of that, the five teams’ combined winning percentage last season was 31 percent, and their record equaled to 25-55 SU.
Washington Redskins (+2800)
There is no reason the Redskins should be as low in the NFL odds as they are this summer, and it might all be due to their season a year ago. Newsflash people, this is a new season, and even though they won only three games last season, the Skins are going to have a huge rebound season if all goes well under Jay Gruden Remember a few seasons ago when the Eagles were heavily favored to win the NFC East and the Redskins were the big underdogs? I could see another season where the undervalued Redskins make a run at the NFC, while the Eagles fall flat. It might not be to that extreme, but either way, +2800 from Bovada sportbook is not projecting the Redskins to be much better than they were in 2013, which will not be the case. If they are healthy on both sides of the ball, this team might win their division, and make a run at some tougher teams.