NFL Betting Future Odds Update For NFC West

Arizona Cardinals

SBR Picks Staff

Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:23 PM GMT

Thursday, Jul. 7, 2016 9:23 PM GMT

The NFC West is easily a two-team race this season, and while the Seahawks have established themselves as the NFL Betting favorites, the Cardinals are a team that could steal it. 

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Seattle Seahawks (-120 NFC West, +400 NFC)
The overall favorites not only in the NFC West division but also in the conference are the Seattle Seahawks. A year after underperforming some compared to their lofty expectations, the Seahawks have spent the offseason beefing up both sides of the ball. On offense, they held onto their first round pick and drafted Germain Ifedi who should provide some nice run blocking for an offensive line that needed some help. Their running game without Marshawn Lynch should still be good enough to win them a championship if they get that far, and their defense will of course still be one of the better units in football.

They brought back Jeremy Lane to go opposite of Richard Sherman, and with the exception of the offensive line, the Seahawks are stronger than almost everyone in the league, especially in their secondary. It’s not a great play, but it could end up being a bargain if the Seahawks are back to Super Bowl level of dominance.

 

Arizona Cardinals (+175 NFC West, +600 NFC)
The Cardinals had a very good offseason, and I think they can be as good as Seattle, but with better odds to win the division and the conference. They brought in Chandler Jones for a second round pick which is going to be a great addition to an already good defense, and on offense, they added veteran Super Bowl champion, Evan Mathis, who provides some much-needed stability at right guard.

The Cardinals still have some issues with depth, but as long as they aren’t injured too much this season they are going to give Seattle all they can handle. Their offense under Bruce Arians is still going to be one of the most dangerous in football, so as long as they don’t sustain too many injuries, they are my NFL Pick for this division.

 

Los Angeles Rams (+900 NFC West, +3000 NFC)
The Rams’ first season in LA is starting with what could be a huge mistake in moving up to draft Jared Goff. This team has had very little success with a number one drafted quarterback in the past, and unless Goff is the second coming of Matt Ryan, it’s a horrible deal. They gave up way too much to the Titans for the right to move up to draft Goff.

Of course, they have one of, if not the best young running back in the game in Todd Gurley, but other than that they have very little on offense. On defense, things get a little better, and with Jeff Fisher still in town, there is hope for the future. However, it’s a little early to start calling the Rams contenders for this division. So the +10000 NFL Odds to win the division at BetOnline is understandable.

 

San Francisco 49ers (+2000 NFC West, +5000 NFC)
At least the Rams can look north to the 49ers and think about how good they have it. They could be as bad as San Francisco is going to be this season. Colin Kaepernick is back, and if he can start looking like the quarterback that took this team to the Super Bowl they have a chance to at the very least be competitive next season. They also made some nice draft picks like DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead, however, that’s about all there is to be excited about.

Chip Kelly is the issue I have. Sure, he wrecked Philly, but what they hell! Let’s hire him to be the coach of a rebuilding team! The Niners are worse off than the Eagles were when they hired Kelly, and there is little doubt that Kelly probably didn’t learn much after a disastrous tenure in Philly. They are of course going through a rebuild, but it might get worse before it gets better. 

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