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NFC West Odds: Seahawks Hold Slight Edge Over Rams

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks Lead NFC West Division Odds.

Having reached the home stretch of the 2020 NFL season, the NFC West has become the most competitive division in the league. While it looked like a wide-open four-team race to start the season, it has now dwindled down to three.

Online sportsbook Bovada has listed the Seattle Seahawks with the best odds to win the NFC West at +105, followed by the Los Angeles Rams at +130, the Arizona Cardinals at +550 and the San Francisco 49ers at +10000 to round out the table.

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Odds to Win the NFC West in 2020
TeamCurrent OddsOpening Odds
Seattle Seahawks+105+350
Los Angeles Rams+130+400
Arizona Cardinals+550+500
San Francisco 49ers+10000-110

Odds as of November 25 at Bovada

Seattle Seahawks: +105 Odds To Win NFC West

Perhaps the biggest reason for Seattle’s success has been quarterback Russell Wilson, who has been playing at an MVP level. Wilson has led the Seahawks to a tie for the division lead at 7-3 with the Rams. They do have a 2-2 record inside the division with games remaining against the Rams and the 49ers. The only thing that could stand in their way is themselves or their defense.

Wilson is first in the league in touchdown passes with 30 and second in passing yards with 2,986. One worrisome note, though: he has thrown 10 interceptions, which is the fourth-highest among quarterbacks. A porous defense that has given up a ton of points has forced him to throw the ball a lot to try to keep pace.

Despite bringing in Jamal Adams in the offseason and Carlos Dunlap at the trade deadline, the Seahawks sit dead last in two key stats. They give up the most yards per game at an astounding 434.9, and they yield 28.7 points per game, ranked 29th and the most by any team that is in the playoff hunt. If the Seahawks want to win the division, they will need to patch the holes in the defense soon.

With the best NFC West odds at +105, they have one thing going for them and that’s the easiest remaining strength of schedule. Outside of a Week 16 matchup with the Rams, the Seahawks face five teams with a combined record of 13-36-1. There is a clear path for them to win the division as they could very easily win out and finish with a 13-3 record.

Los Angeles Rams: +130 Odds To Win NFC West

Following a down year in which the 2018 Super Bowl-losing Rams missed the playoffs, a ticket to the dance in 2020 looks to be on the horizon. Los Angeles has won three of its last four, including key NFC games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Seahawks.

Jared Goff is starting to get things going, throwing for over 300 yards in each of his last three contests for head coach Sean McVay, who is a whiz when it comes to dialing up new offensive plays. The offense is helped by two of the most undervalued wide receivers in the game in Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. The running back situation is a little mirkier as McVay likes to run a three-headed attack with Darrell Henderson, Malcolm Brown and Cam Akers. None of them are lead backs, but as a committee they are able to keep defenses on their toes.

The defense has once again become the heart and soul of this team. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the favorite to win his third Defensive Player of the Year Award, leads the team with nine sacks, but you can’t mention the defense without talking about the play of shutdown corner Jalen Ramsey. Ramsey has just one interception but he is consistently able to lock down the opposing team’s top offensive weapon.

The Rams have the second-best odds of winning the NFC West at +130, and they have a pretty interesting schedule. They have three relatively easy games but still have to face the Cardinals twice and the Seahawks once more. The Rams control their own destiny but they will need to win two of those division games if they want to win the West.

Arizona Cardinals: +550 Odds To Win NFC West

Since drafting Kyler Murray with the first overall pick in the 2019 draft, the Cardinals have started to turn into a legitimate NFC contender. Murray possesses incredible speed and is dynamic with the ball in his hand. The team also added top wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in the offseason and all he’s done is lead the league in receiving yards after 11 weeks with 912.

Defensively, Arizona is a middle-of-the-pack unit that gives up 23.8 points and 367.7 yards per game. But if the Cardinals and their explosive offense can control the time of possession in games, it will bode well for the team and the defense.

The Cardinals own +550 odds to win the NFC West, but with their schedule lined up as it is, they have a possibility to win out and finish 12-4. They have two games against the Rams, which will be crucial in determining the division. Otherwise, they have four winnable games starting this weekend with a road tilt against the New England Patriots.

San Francisco 49ers: +10000 Odds To Win NFC West

Injuries have plagued the San Francisco 49ers, who have lost key players like Jimmy Garoppolo, Raheem Mostert, George Kittle, Nick Bosa, Deebo Samuel, Richard Sherman and Solomon Thomas.

So its fair to say that head coach Kyle Shanahan has been working with spare parts through most of the season, after the 49ers came within a quarter of winning the Super Bowl a year ago.

At 4-6, the 49ers still have odds to win the NFC West, albeit at +10000. They have one of the toughest schedules remaining, which would present a daunting task for a healthy team, let alone an injury-riddled one. The best thing the 49ers can do at this point is get through the end of the season without any further substantial injuries and build toward next year.

Understanding NFC West Odds

When you visit any NFL sportsbooks, you’ll notice the odds appear like they do in our chart. The team with the minus sign (-) in front of its odds is the favorite. The rest are underdogs. In some cases, especially in August, you may not see any minus signs. In scenarios like that, the squad with the lowest odds is the fave.

Let’s say you’re looking at San Francisco at +10000 If you were to lay down $100, you’d get a payout of $10,100 – your $100 is returned along with your winnings of $10,000. On the other hand, you may look at Seattle at +105 and think they’re going to win the division. That same $100 would give you a payout of $205 – your original money comes back to you, coupled with your winnings of $105.

Our Odds Calculator will show you what you’d win based on the odds and amount bet.

Underdogs are a riskier bet, which is why they come with a bigger reward. However, don’t bet on them blindly, especially if their odds are too high. When oddsmakers create futures betting lines, they look at everything, including schedule, past performances and roster moves.

What is an NFL Futures Bet?

To place a bet on NFC West odds, you would be making a futures bet. This is a wager made weeks or even months in advance of the end of the NFL season on which team you think has the best odds of becoming divisional champion.

We suggest taking odds you like right away. The lines will move as injuries happen, coaches are fired, and teams move up or down in the standings. You don’t want to miss out on great odds.