The biggest free agency moves are done. Next is the NFL draft. But before then you get a chance at betting on who will win the AFC and NFC Conferences.
2020 Odds To Win The NFC Conference
The Betting Favorite To Win The NFC: San Francisco 49ers +450
This season, no doubt, the San Francisco 49ers should offer favorite’s odds to win the NFC. San Francisco had Super Bowl rings on their collective fingers before a bit of Mahomes’ magic led to those precious baubles falling off their digits.
But that’s in the past. This season, the 49ers should be just as good as they were last season. The entire squad returns. They should also be hungrier now that they’ve lost a Super Bowl. But being hungry doesn’t mean you’re going to eat. Remember the Atlanta Falcons? They also knocked on the door to a Super Bowl title. What has happened to the ATL since then is sad.
San Francisco could have a similar Super Bowl loss hangover. Why? Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo melted the way the Wicked Witch did after a bucket of water. Once Steve Spagnuolo called up blitzes, Jimmy G. folded.
That’s a bad sign. It’s also a blueprint. Blitz Jimmy and he crumbles. Don’t think for a moment that every defensive coordinator in the NFC doesn’t know that. Back San Francisco at your own peril.
The Smart Pick To Win The NFC: L.A. Rams +1300
In the NFC, it’s all about decent odds. That’s why the Saints are a smart bet to win the Super Bowl. They offer great odds to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy. New Orleans offers awful odds to win the NFC.
The Rams don’t. Los Angeles started last season a favorite to win the Super Bowl. They had a terrible 2019. But this squad has talent across the board. The single thing they must do is shore up the offensive line. Sean McVay knows this. Expect L.A. to put together a line that keeps Jared Goff upright and opens holes for Todd Gurley.
The schedule is tough. But if the Rams can get through their first 8 games with a 5-3 record, they could win the deep NFC West. That’s all it might take for LAR to return to the Super Bowl.
The Longshot To Win The NFC: Arizona Cardinals +2500
On March 16, the Cardinals pulled off a shocking trade. They unloaded hard playing, oft-injured RB David Johnson for the best wide receiver in the NFL, DeAndre Hopkins.
That’s the thing about the NFL. A single move can catapult you from doormat to Super Bowl contender. Arizona might not qualify as a real Super Bowl contender. They shouldn’t offer +2000 odds to win the NFC, though.
The offense will dominate. Quarterback Kyler Murray threw for 3,722 yards, completed 64.4% of his passes, and had a 20 TD to 12 INT ratio as a rookie. He rushed for 544 yards and a 5.8 per carry average. He’ll improve because now he can throw to DeAndre.
RB Kenyan Drake averaged 5.2 yards per carry and caught 28 passes in 8 games. If the defense gels, AZ can upset everyone on their way to the NFC title.