It might seem redundant to place wagers on winning the division, given the fact that you can just look at projected win totals and make a guess on who’ll win each division based off said projected win total, but the Westgate SuperBook’s odds on certain teams winning — or not winning — their respective division present some very interesting opportunities for NFL Division predictions for those who care to place a wager.
The same recommendation for betting elsewhere can be made for the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, who are getting 4-to-11 and 2-to-3 odds, respectively.
It’s really difficult to see anyone in the NFC North dethroning the Packers. They enter the season as one of the top teams in the entire conference. They still have quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is in his prime, and they maintain a level of continuity that’s very rare in today’s NFL. But for a team that only won their division by a one-game margin, and basically had to wait until Week 17 to secure their division, getting such terrible odds to repeat is a big neon sign encouraging you to take your money elsewhere.
As far as the Steelers, they won their division by a comfortable three-game margin. However AFC North is simply too volatile to reasonably say the Steelers will run away with the division. It’s never out of the question for the Baltimore Ravens and/or Cincinnati Bengals to be in contention for the division crown, so given that you wouldn’t even get a 1-to-1 return on any money placed on Pittsburgh, there’s no real reason to make any bets in favor of them.