2021 NFL Divisional Round Predictions & Odds
The NFL divisional rounds are one event that has consistently brought the juice every new season. In the power-packed 17-game season, there has always been a delivery of thrilling action that holds viewers to the edge of their seats, and this coming 2021 season promises to be a lot more.
Odds to Win the AFC East
For a long time running, the New England Patriots have dominated the AFC East. However, with recent standings, Buffalo Bills are now high up the pecking order. Most bookmakers agree, which explains why Buffalo Hills is pegged at -160 to win the AFC East. At the same time, the other teams in the division follow behind with the Miami Dolphins (+325), New England Patriots (+350), and The New York Jets (+2000).
Odds to Win the AFC West
The Pittsburgh Steelers won the last AFC North. However, in the recent odds released mid-August, they are pegged as the third favourite to win the AFC North 2021. Teams like Cleveland Brown were given +150 odds and were pegged as the second favourite, while Baltimore Raven at +115 odds is highly considered to come top in that division. The least favourite to win the AFC North in the 2021/2022 season is the Cincinnati Bengals, whose Vegas odds are pegged around +2500 to win.
Odds to Win the AFC South
Earlier this year, according to the odds to win NFL divisional rounds 2021, the Tennessee Titans were considered the favourite to win the AFC South in the 2021 Season. Currently, the odds still fall in favour of the Tennessee Titans. They are the only team considered to win at -105 odds, while the others, like Indianapolis Colts, are second-favorites at +140 odds, Jacksonville Jaguars are the third favourite at +700 odds. In comparison, Houston Texas is the least favourite at +2200 odds.
Odds to Win the AFC West
The American football sportsbooks odds have been fluctuating when it comes to the favourites to win the AFC West. To the surprise of many, the Kansas City Chiefs are currently rated as the best favourite to win the AFC West at -250 odds. The Los Angeles Chargers follow closely behind to win at +450 odds, while the Denver Broncos, by some twisted stroke of fate, have been from being the least favourite to being the third favourite to win at +600 odds. The Las Vegas Raiders are at the lowest pecking order at +2200 odds to win.
Odds to Win the NFC East
According to the NFL 2021 divisional winner odds, the earlier favorite to win this division was the Washington Football Team. However, after their performance in the first week of preseason football, they have dropped. Now they are the second favourite to win at +230 odds, while the best one is the Dallas Cowboys at +130 odds. At +450 odds to win, the New York Giants are considered the third favorite, while the Philadelphia Eagles at +550 odds are the least favourite to come top in that division.
Odds to Win the NFC North
According to the recent odds for NFL divisional playoffs 2021, the Green Bay Packers are back to maintaining dominance as favourites at -160 odds to win. With Aaron Rodgers revealing his nursing intentions to play for the Packers in the 2021 season, their odds of winning as favourite are now set in stone. The second favourite to win the NFC North is the Minnesota Vikings at +250 odds, and the third favourites to succeed in that division are the Chicago Bears at +550 odds. The least favourite to win that division is the Detroit Lions at +2800 odds to win.
Odds to Win the NFC South
According to the recent 2021 NFL divisional odds, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the main favourite to win at -200 odds after their impressive performance at NFL Preseason. The New Orleans Saints are the second favourite to win at +350 odds, while the Atlanta Falcons are the third favourite to win at +900 odds. On the other hand, the Carolina Panthers stay below as the least favourite, with their odds pegged at +1000 odds to win.
Odds to Win the NFC West
It is a surprising turn of events to find the San Francisco 49ers leading as favourites to win the NFC West in the 2021 season. The Los Angeles Rams were the initial favourite, before going slightly below as the second favourite to win at +190 odds. The Seattle Seahawks are now the third favourite to win at +275 odds, while the Arizona Cardinals are considered the least favourite to win at +650 odds.
Teams with the Most Division Titles
The team with the highest divisional title is the New York Giants. Overall the Giants have won 24 division titles and had 32 playoff appearances. The close second on the rankings of the teams with the most divisional titles is the Chicago Bears. The Chicago Bears have clinched a total of 23 division titles and made 27 Playoff appearances. The third on the rankings is the Dallas Cowboys, who have 22 division titles and made 31 Playoff appearances.
Fighting for the fourth position are 2 teams: Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts. Both teams have clinched 21 division titles. However, the Indianapolis Colts have made 27 Playoff appearances while Pittsburgh Steelers have made 29 Playoff appearances.
The San Francisco 49ers occupy the fifth position on the ranking. The San Francisco 49ers have clinched a total of 20 division titles and made 26 playoff appearances. The Minnesota Vikings hold strongly to the sixth position, given that they have won a total of 19 division titles and made 28 playoff appearances.
So far, below are the top 6 list of the teams with the most divisional titles:
- New York Giants (24)
- Chicago Bears (23)
- Dallas Cowboys (22)
- Pittsburgh Steelers/Indianapolis Colts (21)
- San Francisco 49ers (20)
- Minnesota Vikings (19)
Time and Date of the Event
According to the official NFL website, the much anticipated 2021 NFL Season will properly commence on the 9th of September, 2021. The first matchup will be between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 17-game season will run till the 13th of February, 2022, when the Super Bowl will be held at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
Our Expert Picks for Each NFL Conference
In the subsequent paragraphs, we will be looking at our 2 betting picks to win each conference to help you make the right selections. Whether you are betting against the spread or whatever selections, the predictions below will come in handy. These predictions are backed with facts, mostly based on past events, win/loss ratio, and other variables.
Favourite to Win the AFC
The Kansas City Chiefs’ story is one fascinating story. This team struggled to make the Super Bowl for 50 years before making it to the main events, consequently in a streak of years, mostly thanks to Tom Brady. In the 2020 season, Kansas City Chiefs had such a frightening finish as they hit the best NFL record in 50 years to win the Super Bowl at 14-2. With such a huge win, it is applicable why the expectations are high to win the conference in the coming 2021 season. Even William Hill rates them highly because they are among the handful pegged for 12.5 victories in the coming season.
Kansas City Chiefs have proven themselves to be our top favourite to win the AFC and are even highly likely to win the Super Bowl.
Favourite to Win the NFC
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had such an interesting run the previous season. It was no walk in the park, but eventually, they came tops as the Super Bowl Champions. In the playoffs for that season, they start nicely by holding a four-game winning streak. However, following those wins, it became a struggle for them. Despite that, they hashed it out to meet the Chiefs in the Super Bowl. It became not much of a struggle to win against the Chiefs, given that a couple of their players were battling with injuries.
Considering Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been the contending Super Bowl champions, it makes sense why we would rate them highly to win the NFC.