NFC North Betting Preview: The Surprising +300 Pick to Unseat the Packers
The NFC North has run through Green Bay over the last few seasons, as the Packers have won three straight division titles. Aaron Rodgers and company are heavy favorites to repeat as division champs in 2023, but I think their reign is about to come to an end.
So, let’s check out the complete betting odds for the NFC North and try to find some valuable futures bets along the way.
NFC North betting odds
Unsurprisingly, the Packers are overwhelming favorites to repeat as NFC North champions in 2023. Green Bay is currently a -170 favorite to win the division, with the Vikings close behind at +300.
The Packers also have the fifth-lowest odds to win the Super Bowl at +1200. Check out the complete betting odds to win the division, the NFC, and the Super Bowl for all four NFC North squads:
NFC North win totals
Green Bay Packers: 10.5
Minnesota Vikings: 9.5
Detroit Lions: 6.5
Chicago Bears: 6.5
Odds to win NFC North
Green Bay Packers: -170
Minnesota Vikings: +300
Detroit Lions: +850
Chicago Bears: +950
Odds to win NFC
Green Bay Packers: +500
Minnesota Vikings: +2000
Detroit Lions: +5500
Chicago Bears: +5500
Odds to win Super Bowl
Green Bay Packers: +1200
Minnesota Vikings: +4000
Detroit Lions: +10000
Chicago Bears: +10000
NFC North best bets
Vikings to win NFC North: +300
The Packers are still the class of the NFC North, but with Davante Adams now catching passes from Derek Carr in Las Vegas, this offense isn’t going to look the same in 2022-23. There’s no way I’m laying -170 on a soon-to-be 39-year-old quarterback who’s more interested in a fat payday than helping his team build a more complete roster.
If I’m targeting a team to unseat the Packers this season, it has to be the Vikings. I expect Justin Jefferson to firmly stamp his place as the best wide receiver in the NFL this year, and stealing Za’Darius Smith from the Packers will prove to be the offseason move that swings this division.
Give me the Vikings at +300 to win the NFC North, and don’t be afraid to throw a few pennies on Minnesota to win the NFC at 20/1.
Vikings OVER 9.5 wins (+105)
If you couldn’t tell already, I’m all in on the Vikings this season. Minnesota went 8-9 last year, but five of those losses came by four points or fewer. Two of them came in overtime.
If the Vikings can make the crucial stops they weren’t able to down the stretch of games last season, they’ll be a 10-win team with relative ease. At +105, this is one of my favorite win total bets of the year.
All betting odds courtesy of FanDuel as of 7/24.
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