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Odds To Win The NFC: Who are the betting favorites, dark horse picks long shots

Who will win the NFC? The odds favor the 49ers. But favorites falter, dark horses rise, and long shots surprise. That’s why I will break down the top betting favorites, dark horse picks, and betting long shots that need your attention before you click submit on your odds to win the NFC futures bet.

New challengers emerge every season, teams with young talent hungry to prove themselves, or veterans with a chip on their shoulder. The question isn’t just who will win the NFC, but who has the potential to upset the established order? We’ll be looking for those dark horses, the teams with a revamped coaching staff, a breakout player, or a newfound defensive identity that could propel them into the championship spotlight.

Odds To Win The NFC: Who are the betting favorites, dark horse picks long shots
Can Jalen Hurts lead the Eagles to NFC supremacy? Or is there another favorite who will be crowned the NFC king? Maybe a dark horse? How about a long shot?

Let’s not forget the factor of motivation. Teams that fell short last year, that tasted defeat in the playoffs or watched their rivals hoist the Lombardi trophy, are often the most dangerous. They’ll be fueled by a burning desire to right the wrongs of the past season. By analyzing these factors, alongside the cold, hard analytics, we can build a comprehensive picture of the NFC landscape, identifying not just the favorites but the teams with the heart, talent, and motivation to make a serious run at the championship.

 

Odds To Win The NFC – Who are the betting favorites, dark horse picks long shots

The San Francisco 49ers are the undisputed NFC favorites to win the NFC heading into the season, but is their path to the championship as clear as it seems? But how about the Lions, Eagles, or Cowboys? What about the revamped Bears? Keep reading to find out how every NFC team stacks up in the NFC winner chase.

 

The odds to win the NFC betting favorites are:

San Francisco 49ers (+230)

Remember last season when the 49ers were the favorites to win the NFC title and went on to win it? Yes? Are you ready for the Niners to try and run it all back once again in 2024? With +230 odds to repeat as conference champions and the sting of losing last season’s Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs still fresh in their minds, San Francisco is coming back in 2024 with one clear goal in mind, the Lombardi Trophy.

Led by quarterback Brock Purdy, the league’s closest resemblance to Super Man, running back Christian McCaffrey, elite wide receivers Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk, and tight end George Kittle, plus the meanest defense in the NFC, San Francisco is so, so stacked it’s almost unfair. But hey, who said anything about fairness when trying to go for the title?

Detroit Lions (+550)

I’ve been calling it for a while, and last season my predictions almost came true. The Detroit Lions, with head coach Dan Campbell at the helm and +550 odds to win the NFC title are ready to run over anybody that stands on their way to NFC supremacy. Yes, Niners, it’s you’ve got the biggest targets on your back.

After a surprising run to the NFC Championship game last season, the Lions have solidified their status as title contenders. QB Jared Goff has found new life in Detroit, and the team’s young, dynamic roster, including standout wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, tight end Sam LaPorta, offensive tackle Penei Sewell, and defensive end Aidan Hutchinson have turned the Lions from a joke into the biggest threat around.

Philadelphia Eagles (+700)

The Philadelphia Eagles were looking to soar into another Super Bowl appearance last season, but fell flatter than Rocky Balboa after taking a beating from Clubber Lang. This season, with +700 odds to once again win the NFC title, Philly has one of the best offenses in all of football, with QB Jalen Hurts and WRs AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia doesn’t want anything other than a deep playoff run, hopefully finishing with a trip to Super Bowl LIX. Plus, don’t forget about RB Saquon Barkley, who joined the squad this offseason.

Dallas Cowboys (+800)

Man oh man, the Dallas Cowboys. It’s hard to pick whether in the team and its +800 odds, or just get the joke book ready for all the burns that can come if Dallas once again crashes and burns.

Led by Dak Prescott, a constant MVP candidate, and a stout defense featuring Micah Parsons, the Cowboys have the talent to compete with the best in the conference. The question is, can they? But fans were left scratching their heads with zero off-season moves to make this team better.

 

Who Are The NFC Conference Dark Horses?

Atlanta Falcons (+1200)

Call it the “Kirk Cousins Effect”, but the Atlanta Falcons, with +1300 odds have gone from being a team nobody wanted to be involved with last season to one of the hotter betting picks for this coming season.

Just thinking of an offense with Cousins’ veteran leadership, alongside Kyle Pitts, Drake London, and Bijan Robinson, makes the Falcons a potential NFL prop betting juggernaut. Give this team a little time to congeal and get going, and if all works out, we could finally be looking at the hottest ticket in Atlanta other than Outkast finally reuniting. (Big Boi, Andre, if you’re reading this, please, please reunite, at least for one more record)

Los Angeles Rams (+1400)

If last season showed us something about the Los Angeles Rams, it’s that they are well past their Super Bowl hangover case and are finally ready to be a fully competitive team once again. You can tell alot from this team and how critics see them if, even after losing Aaron Donald, future first-ballot Hall of Famer and one of the best defenders the league has ever seen, it will enter the season with odds of +1400.

Give Sean McVay, Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, and Puka Nacua a full bill of health, and believe me when I tell you the Rams could easily give the Niners a run for the NFC West crown and maybe go for a deep playoff run.

Chicago Bears (+1600)

Did you get tickets for the “Caleb Williams Magical NFL Tour” already? As the Chicago Bears prepare to usher in what promises to be a new era of football in the windy city, one where winning hopefully becomes a common thread, their +1600 odds to win the NFC Title, as well as all the hype surrounding the team is undeniable, and kind of unavoidable.

It’s not difficult to argue that the Bears have one of the most intriguing rosters in the conference entering this season. Is it good enough for a title run? Maybe. Will it be entertaining and give Bears fans a reason to finally believe in their team other than tradition? Definitely.

 

Our Picks For NFC Conference Betting Longshots

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+3000)

Between last season’s promising finish, knocking the Eagles out of the playoffs before falling to the Lions in Detroit, and some very important offseason moves, including the re-signing of QB Baker Mayfield, you have to give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their +3000 odds to win the NFC a long hard look.

I’m no fan of head coach Todd Bowles. He’s the guy who shows up to a fancy dinner party in khakis and a polo shirt—reliable, predictable, and utterly unremarkable. His coaching style? It’s like a greatest hits album of cautious play-calling and defensive strategies that work just well enough to avoid disaster but never well enough to spark a championship run. If there were a Hall of Fame for averageness, Todd Bowles would be a first-ballot inductee. Here’s to Bowles: the coach who never met an 8-8 season he didn’t like. But with a roster with the likes of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin on offense, and Lavonte David, Vita Vea, and Antoine Winfield Jr., there’s enough talent to make any coach a winner.

Seattle Seahawks (+3500)

I’ve been a fan of Mike Macdonald’s hiring to replace Seattle Seahawks coaching legend Pete Carroll ever since it was announced earlier in the year. Between Macdonald’s fresh perspective to football, with him saying off the bat We’re going to be a physical unit. We’re going to run the football and we want to have answers for the QB and keep it consistent for him.clearly showing that he understands what working with QB Geno Smith and Seattle’s young, explosive core on offense, and the Seahawks having one of the best young rosters in the league, I see a lot of promise in picking the Seahawks for a longshot bet.

 

The Complete 2024 Odds To win The NFC

  • San Francisco 49ers +230
  • Detroit Lions +550
  • Philadelphia Eagles +700
  • Dallas Cowboys +800
  • Green Bay Packers +850
  • Atlanta Falcons +1200
  • Los Angeles Rams +1400
  • Chicago Bears +1600
  • Minnesota Vikings +3000
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3000
  • Seattle Seahawks +3500
  • New Orleans Saints +3500
  • Arizona Cardinals +5000
  • Washington Commanders +6500
  • New York Giants +6500
  • Carolina Panthers +12500

 

The Time To Stop San Francisco Starts Now!

So, yeah, there you have it, folks! The NFC conference title race is shaping up to be a real barnburner. While the 49ers might be sitting pretty as the favorites, don’t count out those hungry dark horses and longshots.

The beauty of the NFL is that any given Sunday (or Monday, or Thursday…), a team can rise to the occasion and defy the odds. That’s why betting on this season’s NFC Conference Title odds is shaping up to be a thriller.

It’s not just about picking the obvious winner; it’s about finding the value, spotting the potential upsets, and riding the wave of excitement as the season unfolds. Whether you’re all in for backing the favorites and their hype buses, rolling the dice on a dark horse, or throwing a Hail Mary on a longshot, make sure you enjoy the ride, it may lead you to snagging up a pretty penny or two.

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