NFL Playoff ODds

NFL Playoff Odds: Giants Best Bet To Make NFL Postseason

The NFL's regular season is on the horizon, and the hunt for the playoffs will soon be underway.

According to updated NFL playoff odds, there will be plenty of chaos in the league this year as no team has playoff odds better than -800.

Below, I'll break down those 2023 NFL playoff odds and  some good bets to make (and miss) the postseason:

Which NFL Teams Will Make The Playoffs

2023 NFL Playoff Odds
TeamMake PlayoffsMiss Playoffs
Arizona Cardinals+900-1800
Atlanta Falcons+120-150
Baltimore Ravens-150+120
Buffalo Bills-250+195
Carolina Panthers+160-200
Chicago Bears+160-200
Cincinnati Bengals-350+275
Cleveland Browns-105-125
Dallas Cowboys-200+160
Denver Broncos+160-200
Detroit Lions-170+140
Green Bay Packers+145-175
Houston Texans+500-800
Indianapolis Colts+325-450
Los Angeles Chargers-125-105
Los Angeles Rams+215-275
Jacksonville Jaguars-190+155
Kansas City Chiefs-500+375
Las Vegas Raiders+350-500
Miami Dolphins-125-105
Minnesota Vikings+115-145
New England Patriots+240-300
New Orleans Saints-165+135
New York Giants+145-175
New York Jets-165+135
Philadelphia Eagles-350+275
Pittsburgh Steelers+140-170
San Francisco 49ers-400+300
Seattle Seahawks-140+110
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+350-500
Tennessee Titans+235-295
Washington Commanders+275-350

Odds as of June 1st, 2023

Best Bet To Make Playoffs: New York Giants +145

Alright, I'll admit it: I'm a Daniel Jones believer.

Jones may not be a passing god, throwing for just 3205 yards and 15 touchdowns through the air last year. But, he was the perfect mobile game manager for this NY Giants squad. Danny Dimes was the best in the entire NFL with a 1.1% interception rate and added 708 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. He's basically budget Josh Allen without the turnover risk.

Pairing that quarterback play with elite RB Saquon Barkley and solid defense is a great recipe for making the playoffs. It led the Giants to a 9-7-1 record and a postseason spot last year, and I expect the same in 2023.

Bet Vikings To Return To Postseason

Another NFC team I'm expecting to get back to the playoffs is the Minnesota Vikings.

I understand that the Vikings were pretty fraudulent in 2022, somehow winning 13 games with a -3 point differential. But, any luck regression should be offset by some smart offseason additions.

Last year, Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook led Minnesota to the league's eighth-best points per game (24.9) while the defense was the team's clear weakness. But, with new defensive coordinator Brian Flores in charge, the Vikings added corner Byron Murphy, DE Marcus Davenport, and DL Dean Lowry. 

The Vikings may not win 13 games again in 2023, but the defensive adds should allow them to get back to the postseason, at the very least.

Best Bet To Miss Playoffs: Lions +140

I like what the Lions are doing, I really do. But, I'm not sure 2023 is their year.

Jared Goff needs weapons around him to flourish and the Lions are reliant on rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs and young receiver Jameson Williams, who will miss the start of the season with a suspension. On the other side of the ball, I'm not sure the Lions have enough on defense to cause chaos for opposing quarterbacks. Aidan Hutchison and Jack Campbell may be the core of a great defense, but they need other playmakers around them.

There's something good brewing in Detroit, but they're still short of the NFC's serious contenders. At +140 odds to miss the playoffs, they're the perfect team to fade.

Even Aaron Rodgers Can't Lift Jets To Playoffs

The other team in East Rutherford? I'm not as sold on the Jets.

I get the hype. The NY Jets had the league's second-best defense last season and have some elite weapons on offense like Breece Hall and Garrett Wilson. All they needed was a QB, right? So with Aaron Rodgers, everything will go great, right?

Wrong. Sorry Jets fans. There are two main issues here:

1) I'm not sure Rodgers is the answer. If he performs anything similar to last year, the Jets will be in trouble. The veteran QB threw 12 interceptions with the Packers last year, passing for the lowest yards-per-completion and fewest yards-per-game of his career. His QBR was actually lower than former Jets' QB Mike White last year.

2) Most importantly, these are the New York Jets we're talking about. They will find a way to mess this up, those boys in green always do.

What Are NFL Playoff 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.

In this instance, NFL playoff odds are on if a team will make or miss the postseason. 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.