On Thursday (8/27) morning, the offshore sportsbook BetOnline posted a unique prop bet regarding the final standings for the 2015 regular season. Bettors now have the option to wager on which place each team will finish within their respective division.
The table below displays the current odds for all 32 teams to finish either first, second, third or fourth in the final divisional standings.
|Green Bay Packers||-300||+300||+1000||+2000|
|Kansas City Chiefs||+300||+170||+180||+500|
|New England Patriots||-170||+220||+750||+1600|
|New Orleans Saints||+185||+225||+250||+450|
|New York Giants||+500||+275||+140||+250|
|New York Jets||+1200||+650||+185||-140|
|San Diego Chargers||+350||+180||+160||+450|
|San Francisco 49ers||+1800||+400||+230||-130|
|St. Louis Rams||+900||+190||+155||+250|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+700||+400||+300||-120|
Based on these odds, we can project the final standings for all eight divisions:
- New England Patriots (-170)
- Miami Dolphins (+135)
- Buffalo Bills (+165)
- New York Jets (-140)
- Baltimore Ravens (+145)
- Steelers/Bengals (+200)
- Steelers/Bengals (+230)
- Cleveland Browns (-200)
- Indianapolis Colts (-550)
- Houston Texans (-210)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (+110)
- Tennessee Titans (-110)
- Denver Broncos (-160)
- Kansas City Chiefs (+170)
- San Diego Chargers (+160)
- Oakland Raiders (-300)
- Cowboys/Eagles (+125)
- Cowboys/Eagles (+125)
- New York Giants (+140)
- Washington Redskins (-150)
- Green Bay Packers (-300)
- Detroit Lions (+160)
- Minnesota Vikings (+150)
- Chicago Bears (-175)
- Falcons/Saints (+185)
- Falcons/Saints (+225)
- Carolina Panthers (+225)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Seattle Seahawks (-475)
- Arizona Cardinals (+160)
- St. Louis Rams +155
- San Francisco 49ers (-130)
These odds indicate that the NFC South and the AFC North project to be the most competitive divisions in football, with three times listed with short odds in each division. In terms of the easiest route to a divisional crown, the Colts (-550), Seahawks (-475) and Packers (-300) would all appear to be near locks. There are also a handful of teams who seem like safe bets to finish in last place including the Raiders (-300), Browns (-200), Bears (-175) and Redskins (-150).
It’s interesting to note that only one team (Texans -210) is legitimately favored to finish in second place while betting any team to finish in third place would yield plus money.
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David Solar is the Content Manager for Sports Insights and can be reached directly at David@sportsinsights.com.