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NFC South Odds: Saints Are The Overwhelming Favorite

NFC South Betting Odds November 25 2020 Alvin Kamara celebrating a touchdown

In what was expected to be one of the more competitive divisions in the NFL in 2020, the NFC South has now played out that the New Orleans Saints are the overwhelming favorite to win the division.

The Saints are the big -800 favorite in odds to win the NFC South at the best NFL betting sites. They are followed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at +450, the Carolina Panthers at +25000 and the Atlanta Falcons at +40000.

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Odds to Win The NFC South in 2020
TeamCurrent OddsOpening Odds
New Orleans Saints-800-110
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+450+145
Carolina Panthers+25000+2000
Atlanta Falcons+40000+650

Odds as of November 25 at Bovada

New Orleans Saints: -800 Odds To Win NFC South

The team that has dominated this division for the last three seasons is on pace to win it again. Head coach Sean Payton and the Saints have won seven straight games, including last week when they started Taysom Hill at quarterback.

Offensively, the Saints’ best weapon is wide receiver Michael Thomas and he looks like he is finally over his injury troubles, catching nine passes for 104 yards last week. The team relies heavily on running back Alvin Kamara, who paces the Saints with 67 receptions. Outside of the injury to Drew Brees, the Saints are predominantly healthy and just have one team over .500 remaining on their schedule in the Kansas City Chiefs.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Saints do a very good job limiting the opposition’s time of possession. They give up the third-fewest yards per game (302.2) and have forced 15 turnovers, good for 11th in the league.

New Orleans beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rather handily in both of their games and own the key tiebreaker if necessary. The way the Saints are rolling, it’s easy to see why they are the NFC South odds favorite at -800.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: +450 Odds To Win NFC South

Despite owning a 7-4 record, the Buccaneers have actually underperformed. With high expectations going into the season that were only ramped up with the addition of Antonio Brown, many thought this team would be very tough to beat. However, we have seen kinks in the armor, especially in prime time where they are 1-3.

Tom Brady has looked shaky against good defenses this season and at age 43, it looks like he’s lost the deep ball. Their offense is still extremely lethal with Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, Rob Gronkowski, Ronald Jones and Brown, but the team lacks consistency in both the rushing and passing game.

The defense has forced 19 turnovers, second in the league behind the Steelers, and is fifth in yards allowed per game, giving up just 310.5. Fortunately for the Buccaneers, they have already played the majority of the tough games on their schedule, with the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend being the lone challenge. After that, they face the Falcons (twice), the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings.

At +450 odds to win the NFC South, it’s not out of the realm of possibility for them to leapfrog the Saints and win the division. However, those two losses to New Orleans will loom large at the end of the season if both teams finish with the same record.

Carolina Panthers: +25000 Odds To Win NFC South

The Carolina Panthers at 4-7 have actually outperformed what many thought they would be able to accomplish, especially with the absence of running back Christian McCaffrey. McCaffrey is the heartbeat of the offense and he has played in just three games due to injury.

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and his accuracy has been a welcome addition, but the story of the Panthers offense has been its trio of wideouts. Robby Anderson, DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel have combined for the most receiving yards by any team’s wideout corps.

Defensively the Panthers are still finding their identity and struggle to stop opposing teams. They are around the middle of the pack in terms of yards given up at 362.3 per game.

The Panthers have games against Green Bay and New Orleans left, with the best-case scenario being they win out and go 9-7. Their odds to win the NFC South are at +25000 because even if they did win out, they’d need about 50 other things to go right for them to win the division.

Atlanta Falcons: +40000 Odds To Win NFC South

Pack it up, blow it up, whatever owner Arthur Blank has to do to turn around the fortunes of the Atlanta Falcons, he needs to consider. The Falcons are 3-7 and are almost mathematically eliminated from playoff contention with +40000 odds to win the division.

The Falcons already fired head coach Dan Quinn earlier in the season and the team has played better of late, but their 0-5 start definitely cost them. The Falcons have the toughest strength of schedule remaining with five of their last six games against opponents who are currently in a playoff spot.

It is a foregone conclusion they won’t win the division, but it’s also quite possible they won’t win another game this season. The Falcons will head into the offseason with a ton of decisions that need to be made about the team’s future.

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How to Read NFC South Odds

An important part of sports betting involves understanding how odds are laid out at the sportsbook. You’ll see NFC South odds displayed the same way they are in our table. The team with the minus sign (-) besides its number is the favorite. Plus signs (+) indicate underdogs. In some cases, you will not see a clear front-runner (lack of minus sign) and the squad with the lowest odds is the fave.

Let’s say you’re loving New Orleans at -800. A $100 bet would give you a payout of $112.50 – you get your $100 back along with your winnings of $12.50. Conversely, that same $100 on the Panthers at +25000 will give you $25,100 – your original money is returned coupled with your prize of $25,000.

Dogs come with bigger rewards since there is more risk associated. However, it’s best to do your research before betting on them. When oddsmakers set the betting lines, they take into consideration everything from past performance to schedule to roster moves.

Look to our Odds Calculator to show you how much you’d win based on the odds and amount bet.

What is an NFL Futures Bet?

If you were to wager on the chances of a certain team to win the NFC South, that is a futures bet. It is called such because you’re betting on events that will take place weeks or even months in advance. In this case, it’s on a team to take the divisional title. We suggest jumping on odds early if you can. As the season progresses, the lines will move to reflect coaching changes, injuries and teams climbing or falling in the standings.