- The Tennessee Titans’ odds shortened from +3000 to +2800 after trading for Julio Jones.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers odds shortened from +100 to +650 following the NFL Draft
- The Jacksonville Jaguars’ odds shortened from +12500 to +10000 after drafting Trevor Lawrence.
NASHVILLE – NFL betting fans looking to cash in on futures betting should take note of the many offseason moves that have started to affect the betting lines.
The offseason is a time where teams can go from playoff contenders to Super Bowl contenders with the correct moves.
With this NFL Draft being so quarterback-heavy, even the rookie QBs have started to affect NFL betting lines. Paying close attention to the offseason moves can lead to big wins at the end of the season.
Odds To Win Super Bowl 56
- Kansas City Chiefs +500
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +650
- Buffalo Bills +1200
- Los Angeles Rams +1300
- San Francisco 49ers +1300
- Baltimore Ravens +1400
- Cleveland Browns +1600
- Green Bay Packers +1800
- Denver Broncos +2500
- Indianapolis Colts +2500
- New England Patriots +2500
- Seattle Seahawks +2600
- Tennessee Titans +2800
- Dallas Cowboys +3000
- Los Angeles Chargers +3000
- New Orleans Saints +3000
- Miami Dolphins +3300
- Arizona Cardinals +4000
- Minnesota Vikings +4400
- Pittsburgh Steelers +4500
- Washington Football Team +5000
- Chicago Bears +6600
- Las Vegas Raiders +7500
- Carolina Panthers +8000
- New York Giants +8000
- Philadelphia Eagles +9000
- Atlanta Falcons +10000
- Cincinnati Bengals +10000
- Jacksonville Jaguars +10000
- New York Jets +10000
- Detroit Lions +15000
- Houston Texans +30000
Julio Jones Trade
Possibly the biggest trade that occurred so far this offseason is the Tennessee Titans trading for Julio Jones. This immediately affected the betting lines at online sportsbooks when announced.
The Titans initially at +3000 odds to win, but the Jones acquisition saw sports betting fans placing action, shifting their odds to +2800 at online sportsbooks.
Jones is expected to have an immediate impact on the Titans. With Derrick Henry as the star running back he is coming off of a career season where he ran for 2027 yards and 17 TDs, jones just makes this already strong offense even stronger.
“Excited to add Julio to the football team. He’s excited to be part of what we’ve got going on in Nashville. It’s a big day for our team,” said Jon Robinson, Titans general manager.
Julio! Julio! Ju-li-oooo! 📣
Titans Agree to Trade Terms with Falcons 📰 » https://t.co/EMvRhz0D30
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) June 6, 2021
Another team that saw a lot of movement at online sportsbooks with their offseason acquisitions are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Despite winning the Super Bowl, Tampa opened with +1200 odds to repeat as champions. Many questions were left about the roster with so many players on one-year deals and sports betting fans weren’t confident enough to place action.
However, the Buccaneers have seen their odds shorten to +650 at legal sports betting sites following some key front-office decisions.
So far, Tampa has resigned WR Antonio Brown, RB Leonard Fournette, and TE Rob Gronkowski keeping their offense intact.
Their defense, which was the team’s strongest asset last season, sees the retention of DL Sam Renner who was crucial during the Super Bowl, and Center Donell Stanley.
Tampa didn’t stop there either. The defending champions were active during the 2021 NFL Draft, taking OLB Joe Tryon, strengthening the team’s offensive line.
These moves clearly have sports betting fans active, now giving Tampa the second shortest odds at online sportsbooks.
Not to be outdone, the Kansas City Chiefs, who lost to the Buccaneers during Super Bowl 55, also saw their odds shorten following some big offseason moves.
The Chiefs initially opened up with +600 odds but have seen those odds shorten to +500 during the offseason.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) July 6, 2021
The main thing Kansas City had to work on this offseason was their offensive line. With both their right and left tackles injured during the Super Bowl, the Buccaneers exposed how vulnerable the rest of the o-line was.
One of those moves was for Kansas city to sign OT Wyatt Miller and waive OL Martinas Rankin.
The Chiefs also resigned OL Andrew Wylie, signed OT Prince Tega Wanogho to strengthen their backups in case of injury, and released LT Eric Fisher and RT Mitchell Schwartz.
The offensive line isn’t the only thing they worked on. QB Patrick Mahomes also gained a slew of new weapons with the front office signing WR Daurice Fountain, WR Chris Finke, and TE Nick Keizer.
With these moves, the Chiefs offense is expected to be explosive this season and those betting on the Super Bowl have taken notice.
Rookies Affecting The Lines
Another big thing affecting betting lines are the incoming rookie QBs from the 2021 NFL Draft.
Starting with the number one pick Trevor Lawrence, the Jacksonville Jaguars saw their odds affect as soon as he was selected.
Opening, the Jaguars had +12500 odds prior to the draft. Jacksonville now sits at +10000 at online sportsbooks.
Trevor Lawrence was a dominant college QB, winning one National Championship with the Clemson Tigers and being named Offensive MVP all in his freshman year.
Sports betting fans are expecting to see an immediate impact from Lawrence as he works to turn around a team coming off of a two-win season.
The New England Patriots also saw their odds shorten following the draft. The Patriots selected Mac Jones with the 15-overall pick, shortening their odds from +3000 to +2500.
Mac Jones is the QB of the future for New England, although he is not expected to start Week 1 coming behind Cam Newton.
These offseason moves managed to really shake things up at online sportsbooks. Players may want to lean in on their favorite teams now before the odds shorten even more.
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