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NFL Outrights: NFC Champions

by Corey Parson
Updated On: September 7, 2021, 6:48 pm ET

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In the AFC, there are teams that we all know will or at least should be there in the end. Most fans and sports bettors will point to the Chiefs, Bills and Ravens as the holy trinity in the AFC. More delusional fans would include the Cleveland Browns. In the NFC, outside of the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there is still a lot to be determined. Every week during the NFL regular season, I will be taking a look at the NFL Outrights Market on PointsBet to find betting value. This week we start with the NFC Championship Market. 


 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers +275 - If I had to bet on one team to win the NFC at this moment, the smart bet would be the Buccaneers. They have the most complete team in the conference and have already been to the mountaintop. With this being said, I'm not betting them at this number. The ebbs and flows of a NFL regular season will cause this number to move in favor of the bettors. 

Green Bay Packers +500 - The Packers are a very good team and this is a decent price. If it wasn't for a number of bone headed mistakes in the NFC title game, the Packers could be Super Bowl Champs. I do worry about more suspect coaching in Rodgers' last season in Green Bay but outside of that this is a Super Bowl contender. 

San Francisco 49ers +650 - The 49ers have all the goods to be playing in February. In San Francisco, it will all come down to quarterback play. Will Jimmy Garoppolo hold onto the starting job all season or will rookie Trey Lance be given a shot to lead the team?

Los Angeles Rams +750 - This is a bet I would place right away. As a matter of fact, I already have a NFC title futures bet on the Rams. I think the addition of Matthew Stafford gives them the goods to go all the way this season. The knock on the Rams is their depth, and I agree that could be a problem. 

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Seattle Seahawks +1000 - The NFC West is the toughest division in football. Three of their four teams are in the top-five in NFC title futures, and the fourth team is in the top-seven. The great Russell Wilson should never be counted out, but the rest of the team is not championship material. 

Dallas Cowboys +1300 - The Cowboys struggle with expectations, coaching and defense. Even with Dak Prescott back, the Cowboys are at best a team that will make it to the divisional round of the NFC playoffs. 

Corey Parson

Corey Parson is an award-winning, multi-sport fantasy and sports betting expert who has worked for SiriusXM, The Athletic, Sports Illustrated and more. He is from Harlem, NY, yet is somehow a Dallas Cowboys fan. You can follow him on Twitter @thefantasyexec.