Summer is here and the start of the NFL season will be here before we know it. Now is the time to start digging into the futures of the NFL, both the futures of the teams and the futures of the players. NFL futures can be great ways to cash in on the upcoming season. We’ll have you covered throughout the offseason with updated news and odds for all Week 1 futures and odds. Let’s take a look at the 2022 NFL team win totals set up-to-date and forward quotes.
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NFL Futures Odds
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What are Team Futures?
Futures refers to any team-based bet on a future event or outcome. These bets often go unpaid for weeks or even months after they were originally placed. Betting on win totals and the winner of the Super Bowl are good examples of betting on the future of the team.
Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Odds
The biggest public concern for the Green Bay Packers is the loss of Davante Adams. I’m not trying to say Adams isn’t a great player and he’s not important to Green Bay. Yet Randy Moss, Julio Jones, AJ Green, Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald and Antonio Brown have all proven this century that a good wide receiver game doesn’t guarantee championships.
The old football adage quoted by Bear Bryant is “defense wins championships”.
The Green Bay Packers have had a top-10 defense only once under the Aaron Rodgers era. That year, the Packers brought the Lombardi Trophy back to Title Town for the final time.
The Packers’ defense was average in most defensive categories last year, so while there’s no guarantee they’ll reach the level of a top-10 defense in 2022, they will add at all three levels. of the defense.
Jaire Alexander returns from injury. He will arguably round out the league’s best cornerback trio with Eric Stokes and Rasul Douglas who, combined, gave up a sub-70.0 passer rating when targeted in coverage last year. The corners are joined by the PFF league’s best safety of the past two seasons in Adrian Amos and former first-round pick Darnell Savage.
In the middle of the defense, Green Bay added Georgia College Football National Championship first-round rookie Quay Walker at linebacker to play alongside 2021 All Pro De’Vondre Campbell.
Up front, they added a second Georgia Bulldog in the first round in Devonte Wyatt to play alongside Kenny Clark in the middle with Rashan Gary and Preston Smith on the outside.
Every player I mentioned is either a first-round pick or a free agent who ended up signing a big contract. Green Bay have invested heavily in their defense, and 2022 can be the year they get the return on investment they seek by bringing the Lombardi home again.
At +1000, the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl odds are a gamble for me.
Green Bay Packers Conference Winner Odds
Of all the future bets for the Green Bay Packers team, the conference winner is my least favorite. The NFC is much weaker than the AFC this year, and the Packers should be one of the best teams in the conference. Still, it’s hard to give them the edge against Tampa Bay playing in the NFC South. The teams there are led by a combination of Jameis Winston, Ian Book, Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Matt Corral, Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder. We also shouldn’t count the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West with quarterback changes in Seattle and San Francisco.
Even at +450, the Conference Winner bet is one bet I would stay away from.
Green Bay Packers Division Winner Odds
The Green Bay Packers’ division winner odds of -165 are rated as the third-lowest division winner odds after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-300) and Buffalo Bills (-200). All three argue that if Tom Brady, Josh Allen and Aaron Rodgers stay healthy, they should win their respective divisions.
When considering the competition, it seems the consensus is that Tampa is by far the strongest team against their division rivals, and that seems fair. Still, the odds imply that Buffalo is stronger against the Patriots, Dolphins and Jets than the Packers are against the Lions, Bears and Vikings.
There seems to be some value here. We can expect to see a big step forward from the Lions this year, but a division win would be a huge step forward. The Chicago Bears are also in the midst of rebuilding.
The odds seem to be assuming the Minnesota Vikings can step up after replacing their coach and general manager this offseason. The Vikings haven’t won the division since 2017 when Case Keenum led them there while Aaron Rodgers was sidelined with a broken collarbone. I will believe in a Kirk Cousins NFC North title when I see it. Until then, betting on the Packers to win the division is like betting whether or not Aaron Rodgers will be injured.
At -165, I love the Green Bay Packers division winner bet.
Green Bay Packers earn over/under odds totals
You can still get a win total over/under the Green Bay Packers by 10.5 at BetMGM (-145) and FanDuel (-165). The bet is absolutely the bet if Aaron Rodgers stays healthy.
The Packers’ opponents this year are; Minnesota, Chicago and Detroit twice each. If we go conservative and say losses in Minnesota and Detroit, the Packers are 4-2 in the division.
Then they play NFC East. Again, if we go conservative and say they go 2-2 with losses to the Eagles and home losses to the Cowboys, the Packers would be sitting at 6-4.
The Packers also play the AFC East. A conservative 2-2 approach, with road losses to the Bills and Dolphins, puts the Packers at 8-6.
The remaining games are two home games against the Rams and Titans and one road game against the Buccaneers. Go back to being conservative and say the Packers are going 1-2 in those games, and the Packers finish with a 9-8 record.
Go as conservative as possible, and we’re two games under the win total. All the Packers would need to do to hit the most would be find two wins over Minnesota, Detroit, Philadelphia, Dallas, Buffalo, Miami, Los Angeles Rams or Tampa Bay.
Matt Lafleur won 13 games as head coach at Green Bay each season, hitting overs each time. Until he misses, Lean will always be on top of the regular season win total.
Green Bay Packers to make the playoffs
The odds are way too high (-500) to bet the Green Bay Packers will make the playoffs, either because of the quality of Green Bay or the seriousness of the NFC.
Green Bay Packers Futures Preferred Bet
NFC North winners (-165)
At BettingPros, the consensus odds of -165 for the Green Bay Packers to win the NFC North looks like free money if Aaron Rodger stays healthy.
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