Updated Betting Odds Project the 2018 NFL Postseason
On Wednesday afternoon, Las Vegas sportsbook operator CG Technology posted odds for each team to win its division and make or miss the playoffs.
We’ve listed those for all 32 teams below, as well as our proprietary strength of schedule (SOS) rankings using current rosters and metrics, as opposed to last season’s records.
SOS is displayed as a ranking from the hardest (1) to the easiest (32) schedule in the tables below.
Not only is New England the clear divisional favorite and basically a lock to make the playoffs, but the Patriots have been rewarded (again) with one of the easiest schedules in the league.
At -400, the Steelers are clear favorites to return to the postseason with the Ravens considered their only real competition.
The Jags and Texans share 8-5 odds to win the division, but Jacksonville has a slightly better chance to qualify for the playoffs despite the more difficult schedule.
The Raiders are the favorite to win the division, yet the Chargers have better odds to make the playoffs. New starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City will also be in the mix with 5-2 odds to win the AFC West crown.
Not only did the Redskins lose Kirk Cousins, they’ve also been rewarded with the toughest schedule in the division, leading to an 8-1 price to win the NFC East.
While tied with Minnesota at 5-4 to win the North, Green Bay is a -160 favorite to make the postseason, ahead of the Vikings’ -145.
This division is loaded with three legitimate playoff contenders, and the “worst” of the bunch posted at +290 odds.
With Jeff Fisher nowhere near the Rams, oddsmakers comfortably set Los Angeles as 4-5 faves to win the division.
Top Photo: Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins (34) runs for a gain against the Cincinnati Bengals