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NFL Playoff Odds: Every Team's Odds To Make 2021-22 NFL Post-Season

In NFL playoff odds, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs have the best odds to make NFL playoffs this season.

After an interesting wrinkle in the 2020 NFL season that saw seven teams in each conference make the postseason, the schedule is now expanded to 17 games for the 2021 season and oddsmakers have had to adjust for NFL playoff odds.

According to the latest NFL playoff odds from BetOnline Sportsbook, the two teams likeliest to make the NFL postseason in 2021 are the Kansas City Chiefs (-1200) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-650), who just got done playing in Super Bowl 55. On the flip side, the two teams with the worst odds to make the playoffs are the Houston Texans at -1200 and the Detroit Lions at -900.

It’s worth noting the Green Bay Packers’ odds to make the NFL playoffs are currently off the board due to the uncertain status of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Odds will update once the news comes out of Green Bay on his future with the team.

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After the NFL schedule was released on May 12, NFL playoff odds by team shifted slightly to adjust for the upcoming season, along with projected win totals for each team. Some sportsbooks even have opening odds for Week 1 ready to bet on if you can’t wait until September.

Here are the odds to make or miss the playoffs in the 2021 season for all 32 NFL teams and below it are some teams to keep an eye on:

Who Are The Betting Favorites In NFL Playoff Odds?

2021-22 NFL Playoffs Odds
TeamMake PlayoffsMiss Playoffs2020 Record
Arizona Cardinals+190-2408-8
Atlanta Falcons+185-2254-12
Baltimore Ravens-300+24011-5
Buffalo Bills-350+27513-3
Carolina Panthers+275-3505-11
Chicago Bears+175-2158-8
Cincinnati Bengals+375-5504-11-1
Cleveland Browns-225+18511-5
Dallas Cowboys-160+1306-10
Denver Broncos+145-1755-11
Detroit Lions+550-9005-11
Green Bay PackersN/AN/A13-3
Houston Texans+650-12004-12
Indianapolis Colts-210+17011-5
Jacksonville Jaguars+300-4001-15
Kansas City Chiefs-1200+65014-2
Las Vegas Raiders+300-4008-8
Los Angeles Chargers+120-1507-9
Los Angeles Rams-180+15010-6
Miami Dolphins+125-15510-6
Minnesota Vikings+120-1507-9
New England Patriots+120-1507-9
New Orleans Saints+110-14012-4
New York Giants+200-2606-10
New York Jets+450-7002-14
Philadelphia Eagles+240-3004-11-1
Pittsburgh Steelers+160-20012-4
San Francisco 49ers-190+1556-10
Seattle Seahawks-120-11012-4
Tampa Bay Buccaneers-650+42511-5
Tennessee Titans-115-11511-5
Washington+145-1757-9

Odds as of May 14 at BetOnline Sportsbook

Odds To Make NFL Playoffs: Value Pick To Bet On

Los Angeles Chargers +120

Although the Los Angeles Chargers play in a division shared with the Kansas City Chiefs, the emergence of QB Justin Herbert is starting to lend credibility to this franchise again. The quarterback broke the NFL record for touchdown passes by a rookie and was a revelation for a team that remains somewhat in transition after departing San Diego and parting ways with longtime QB Philip Rivers.

The Chargers have a roster that is the envy of lots of teams in the NFL. They have studs at nearly every position and are welcoming back safety Derwin James, who was a first-team All-Pro in 2018 as a rookie but has been limited to only five games over the last two seasons due to injury. Offensively with Herbert and the Chargers’ litany of weapons, it will be a problem for opposing defenses to stop a team that ranked in the top half of the NFL in points per game.

Another reason to consider the Chargers is their strength of schedule. Outside of being obligated to face the Chiefs twice, Los Angeles only has four other games against opponents that were playoff teams in 2020. Add in the fact that the Chargers completely remodeled their coaching staff and it could be a wild-card kind of year for the team in powder blue.

Los Angeles Chargers - 2021 NFL Playoff Odds
Make PlayoffsMiss Playoffs2019 Record
+120-1507-9

Odds as of May 14 at BetOnline Sportsbook

NFL Playoff Odds: A Team To Avoid In Betting

Dallas Cowboys +130

Every year, it’s the same narrative that the Dallas Cowboys are gonna come out like gangbusters and finally have a dominant season. Outside of QB Dak Prescott’s first season as a Cowboy when they went 13-3, fans are still waiting to see if America’s Team will take the next step to elite status.

Here’s the problem: the defense just isn’t good enough to be a contender to make the playoffs in the NFC, especially in the secondary. Starting cornerback Trevon Diggs was a rookie last season and was routinely torched by top receivers. The Cowboys brass is banking too much that he’ll improve after being drafted out of Alabama. The Cowboys also invested in defense by reinforcing their linebacker corps with Micah Parsons but the fact remains this defense will still likely rank near the bottom of most defensive metrics, as it did in 2020 when the Cowboys were 28th in points allowed per game.

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Then when you look at the Dallas schedule, especially on the road, it’s hard to envision anything better than a 9-8 campaign. The Cowboys travel to play the Chiefs, Saints, Vikings and Patriots and also get the honor of opening the season in Tampa Bay after the Bucs won the Super Bowl. For all the misery the Cowboys endured last season after Prescott broke his leg, NFL schedule-makers did them no favors in hopes of seeing the league’s flagship franchise back in the postseason.  

Dallas Cowboys - 2021 NFL Playoff Odds
Make PlayoffsMiss Playoffs2020 Record
-160+1306-10

Odds as of May 14 at BetOnline Sportsbook


How to Read NFL Playoff Odds

When you check out your favorite NFL sportsbook, playoffs odds would look something like this:

Miami Dolphins - 2021 Season
Make PlayoffsMiss Playoffs
+125-155

In this case, Miami’s NFL odds to make the playoffs are reasonable at +125 (44.4 percent implied probability). For instance, if you were to lay $100 down on the Dolphins at +125, you’d get a payout of $225 – your original $100 is returned along with your winnings of $125.

Our Odds Calculator will tell you how much you’d win based on the odds and amount bet.

What are Prop Bets?

Props are bets made on the occurrence or non-occurrence of certain events. These may not necessarily correlate to the outcome of a particular game. Instead of betting on a team to cover the spread or win outright, you would wager on whether they’re going to make the playoffs or not.

As the season progresses, oddsmakers will adjust the betting lines to reflect wins, losses, coaching changes and trades. If you see odds you like, it’s best to take them early because before you know it, the playoffs will be upon us and it’ll be too late.