With the start of the NFL regular season just over two months away, Westgate has come out with their Yes/No odds for every team to make the playoffs.
|Green Bay Packers||-310||+260|
|Kansas City Chiefs||-150||+130|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+270||-330|
|Los Angeles Rams||+900||-1600|
|New England Patriots||-5000||+1500|
|New Orleans Saints||+240||-280|
|New York Giants||+130||-150|
|New York Jets||+2000||-10000|
|San Francisco 49ers||+1400||-4000|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+175||-200|
These odds offer a few great value options. For starters, I like the Broncos at +220 to make the playoffs, especially after adding a supposedly healthy Jamaal Charles to take some pressure off of whomever wins the quarterback race. With some question marks surrounding other Wild Card teams in the AFC, I wouldn’t be shocked to see three AFC West teams in the postseason.
In the NFC, the Panthers strike me as a team ready to bounce back from a disappointing 2016. Christian McCaffrey should step into a significant role right away, giving Cam Newton a solid short-yard option. The return of Julius Peppers also makes the Panthers, at -110, a good value for a team that could very easily be a division winner.
If you’re looking for more of a long shot pick, the Seahawks missing the playoffs at +450 is intriguing. Seattle has plenty of question marks for a team so heavily favored to make the postseason, including their offensive line, backfield, and seeming desire to part ways with cornerback Richard Sherman during the offseason.