2014-15 NFL Playoff Odds

Believe it or not, we’re less than a month away from the NFL pre-season as the New York Giants will play the Buffalo Bills on August 3rd in the annual Hall of Fame Game. We’ve already posted the Win Totals, Divisional Odds and Futures for the 2014-15 season, but earlier this week one of the more prominent offshore sportsbooks posted a very unique prop.

Sportsbook.com, which is well recognized as a very public book, posted odds for all 32 NFL teams to make the playoffs this season. Considering the talent discrepancy between the AFC and NFC, it’s none too surprising that the two superpowers in the inferior AFC — the New England Patriots (-400) and Denver Broncos (-450) — have the best odds of making the postseason.

Bovada, another very public/square sportsbook, became the second book to post 2014-15 NFL playoff odds with very little variation from the odds at Sportsbook.com.

The table below displays the current odds for every team to make the 2014-15 NFL playoffs. As always, we strongly encourage bettors to shop for the best line before placing any wager.

Team
Yes (Sportsbook)
No (Sportsbook)
Yes (Bovada)
No (Bovada)
Denver Broncos -450 +325 -400 +300
New England Patriots -400 +300 -400 +300
Seattle Seahawks -300 +235 -300 +240
San Francisco 49ers -250 +200 -250 +195
Green Bay Packers -185 +150 -200 +160
Indianapolis Colts -150 +120 -150 +120
New Orleans Saints -140 +110 -155 +125
Philadelphia Eagles -110 -120 +170 -210
Cincinnati Bengals +150 -185 +150 -180
Pittsburgh Steelers +180 -225 +170 -210
Chicago Bears +220 -285 +190 -230
Baltimore Ravens +220 -285 +200 -260
Atlanta Falcons +235 -300 +225 -285
Carolina Panthers +235 -300 +200 -260
New York Giants +235 -300 +225 -285
Dallas Cowboys +240 -320 +225 -285
Detroit Lions +270 -360 +250 -325
Kansas City Chiefs +280 -360 +275 -350
Houston Texans +280 -370 +275 -350
Tennessee Titans +300 -400 +300 -400
San Diego Chargers +375 -500 +300 -400
Washington Redskins +375 -500 +350 -500
St. Louis Rams +400 -550 +350 -500
Arizona Cardinals +400 -600 +350 -500
New York Jets +400 -550 +350 -500
Miami Dolphins +400 -600 +350 -500
Buffalo Bills +500 -800 +450 -650
Minnesota Vikings +650 -1000 +500 -800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +650 -1000 +500 -800
Cleveland Browns +700 -1150 +500 -800
Oakland Raiders +1000 -2000 +800 -1600
Jacksonville Jaguars +1200 -2500 +1000 -2000

By utilizing these odds, we can project the following six teams will make the playoffs in each conference:

AFC: Denver Broncos (West), New England Patriots (East), Indianapolis Colts (South), Cincinnati Bengals (North), Pittsburgh Steelers (North) and Baltimore Ravens (North).
NFC: Seattle Seahawks (West), San Francisco 49ers (West), Green Bay Packers (North), New Orleans Saints (South), Philadelphia Eagles (East) and Chicago Bears (North).

Based on these projections, Denver and New England would receive first-round byes in the AFC while Seattle and Green Bay would receive the two byes in the NFC.

It’s interesting to see some of the differences between the NFL Futures and the NFL Playoff Odds, as you would think that teams would have similar rankings for both. In fact the Arizona Cardinals are tied for the 23rd-best odds to make the playoffs, yet they have the 11th best odds of winning the Super Bowl.

This is largely based on the strength of the NFC West which features powerhouse teams like the Seahawks and 49ers. If the Cardinals make the playoffs, their stout defense could carry them far. However, oddsmakers clearly believe it will be unlikely they will overcome such a difficult schedule.

Who do you think will make the NFL playoffs? Which teams are being undervalued by oddsmakers? Please leave any thoughts or questions in the comment section below.

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