Six weeks into the 2020 NFL Season, and the Kansas City Chiefs are still on top at five of the major Super Bowl futures boards available in New Jersey.
NFL Futures – Super Bowl Odds 2020-21
Baltimore is co-favorites with KC on DraftKings, FoxBet, and PlaySugarHouse (+500). They’re now top choice on FanDuel (+500) and PointsBet (+450). The Chiefs’ +550 odds on FD is the highest price available.
On the NFC side, things have shifted in the first two weeks. Despite their loss in Las Vegas, the New Orleans Saints are top choice among four of the major books at +1100. The only one that differs is PointsBet, who have the Saints at +1200 behind Seattle (+1100). The Seahawks are +1200 at the other four, just behind New Orleans.
After the top four, there’s a bunching of teams. Green Bay is 16/1 and fifth-choice at four of the big books. San Francisco is the only team below that price, listed at 14/1 on FanDuel, who have the Packers at 21/1.
As for the local teams, well, it’s been a rough start. The Eagles, Giants, and Jets are a combined 0-6 and have looked woeful. Philly is still topping on the board of this group, although the odds have sunk to +4000. The Giants are 150/1 and the Jets are 200/1.
NFL odds 2021 – Division Futures
While things are shifting on the postseason futures, the divisional markets haven’t changed much. The biggest favorite remain the Chiefs to win the AFC West, followed by the Ravens, expected to repeat in the AFC North.
Buffalo has emerged the favorite on four of five books to win the AFC East and end the New England reign. At 2-0, the Bills are currently available from -110 to -125. However, the Patriots are still top choice on PointsBet at -118.
Tennessee has won their first two games and are consensus favorites to take the AFC South. Surprisingly, the Titans are even money (+100) on FanDuel.
On the NFC side, the West has three 2-0 teams and no clear favorite. Seattle has the best price of the four teams across the board but they’re available for +170 to +190. The preseason uncertainty continues into September for what could be the toughest division in pro sports.
Tom Brady’s two wins in his first two games in Tampa have not convinced oddsmakers his Buccaneers will overtake the defending champion Saints. New Orleans is -143 to -175 to remain NFC South champs. Tampa’s second choice prices may be the best value on the boards.
The atrocious start for the NFC East teams has put Dallas ahead as prohibitive favorites. The Cowboys are -200 or lower, followed by the Eagles.
The Packers have surged ahead as NFC North favorites with two divisional wins to start the season, ranging in price from -143 to -176.
NFL 2021 Odds – Team/Player Totals
Most books are still offering player totals and basing them on the completion of 16-game seasons as scheduled. However, some major players have gone down early with injuries. Keep an eye out to see if any outlets offer to refund bets on players’ futures.
NFL 2021 Futures – Player Awards
Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson has emerged the early favorite across the major books for MVP. After starting the season behind Patrick Mahomes he’s now top choice, with prices ranging from +270 to +350.
Mahomes has dropped down to co-second choice with reigning league MVP Lamar Jackson from Baltimore at five of the major books, with both priced at +500. On BetMGM, Jackson is ahead of Mahomes (+550).
We’ve seen some major deals and promotions so far from the outlets operating in the Garden State. BetMGM has been giving out free bets, as has FanDuel. DraftKings offered a major odds boosts on OBJ last week that turned $10 into $50 for many. Look for this trend to continue as the books institute their expansion plans, especially if local teams struggle and consistent play becomes even rarer across the league.