Following an unusual twist in the 2020 NFL season, which saw seven teams from each conference reach the postseason in the playoffs, the schedule has been expanded to 17 games for 2021. Oddsmakers had to adjust for NFL playoff odds.
BetOnline’s latest NFL playoff odds show that the Kansas City Chiefs (1200) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (605), who just finished playing in Super Bowl 55, are the most likely to be in the NFL postseason 2021. The Houston Texans are at -1200, and the Detroit Lions are at -900.
The uncertain status of Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, is affecting the Packers’ chances of making the NFL playoffs. Once Green Bay has more information about Rodgers’ future, the odds will be updated.
NFL Playoffs: Team to Make
Los Angeles Chargers +120
The Los Angeles Chargers are in the same division as the Kansas City Chiefs. However, Justin Herbert’s emergence is giving the franchise some credibility. This was an amazing feat for a team still in transition following the departure of San Diego’s longtime QB Philip Rivers.
The Chargers boast a roster that rivals many other teams in the NFL. They are bringing back safety Derwin Jones, who was an All-Pro rookie in 2018, but was limited to five games the previous two seasons because of injury. Opposing defenses will have a difficult time stopping a Chargers team that ranks in the top half in points per match. Herbert and the Chargers are a formidable offensive threat.
Another reason to consider Chargers is the strength of their schedule. Los Angeles has only four games against teams that were playoff-teams in 2020, and Los Angeles is obligated to play the Chiefs twice. The Chargers have completely remodeled their coaching staff, and this could make it a wild card year for the team in powder-blue.
The NFL Playoffs: Team to NOT Make
Dallas Cowboys +130
It’s the same story every year that the Dallas Cowboys will be gangbusters and have a dominant season. Fans are still waiting for the America’s Team to reach elite status, despite not winning 13-3 in QB Dak Prescott’s first season as a Cowboy.
The problem is that the defense isn’t strong enough to compete in the NFC’s secondary division. Trevon Diggs, starting cornerback, was a rookie last year and was frequently torched in the end by top receivers. The Cowboys brass believes he will improve since he was drafted from Alabama. Although the Cowboys invested in defense with Micah Parsons strengthening their linebacker corps, the truth is that this defense will likely still rank near the bottom in most defensive metrics. In 2020, the Cowboys were 28th for points allowed per match.
When you take a look at the Dallas schedule, especially the ones on the road it is hard to imagine anything other than a 9-8 campaign. The Cowboys will travel to Tampa Bay to open the season after the Bucs win the Super Bowl. They also play the Saints, Vikings, Chiefs, Patriots and Vikings. Despite all the pain and suffering the Cowboys went through last season when Prescott broke his leg injuring him, the NFL schedule-makers didn’t do them any favors by not allowing the league to host its flagship franchise in the postseason.
How to read the NFL Playoff Odds
This case shows that Miami’s NFL odds of making the playoffs is reasonable at +125 (44.4 per cent implied probability). If you put $100 down on the Dolphins at +125 you would get a $225 payout – your $100 deposit is returned with $125 of your winnings.
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What are Prop Bets?
Props are wagers on certain events. These bets may not always correlate with the outcome of a specific game. Instead of betting on a team winning or covering the spread, you’d wager on their chances of making the playoffs.
The oddsmakers will adjust their betting lines as the season progresses to reflect wins, losses and coaching changes. It’s best not to wait until the playoffs are over if you see odds that you like.Last Updated on October 2, 2021