- The Green Bay Packers are the +130 favorites to earn the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are close behind with +140 odds.
- The Arizona Cardinals are third in odds at +375 despite also having a 10-3 record.
GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers have slightly shorter odds than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals to earn the first-round BYE in the NFC.
NFC Conference No. 1 Seed Odds
- Green Bay Packers +130
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +140
- Arizona Cardinals +375
The Favorites: Green Bay Packers (+130)
The Packers are currently the No. 1 seed in the NFC as they hold tie-breakers over some of their top competitors, showing that they control their own fate in earning the first-round BYE. Their schedule for the rest of the season isn’t too difficult as they play the Baltimore Ravens (who may be without Lamar Jackson), the Cleveland Browns (who are fighting many COVID-related issues), the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions.
For Green Bay, it’s simple. Win and they’re in. legal sports betting sites have rightfully made them the favorites, but also are justified in making the gap very narrow.
The Second Choice: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+140)
The Buccaneers currently have a 10-3 record, tied with the Packers, but will need them to lose a game in order for the Bucs to earn the No. 1 seed. Tampa Bay’s remaining games are likely easier than Green Bay’s as only the New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers (twice) and New York Jets are left on the schedule.
The value isn’t as great as Green Bay since bettors would need a lot to happen, but as the Super Bowl favorites, NFL betting sites are clearly confident in Tampa Bay’s abilities.
The Third Choice: Arizona Cardinals (+375)
The Cardinals are the third and final team with a 10-3 record in the NFC, but the Cards need even more to go their way as they trail both Tampa Bay and Green Bay in the tie-breakers. Plus, their schedule is tougher than both teams ahead of them.
Aside from the Lions, Arizona will have to play the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts along with the Seattle Seahawks. With none of these teams playing each other in the last four weeks of the season, it’s very tough for anyone to get an advantage over the other which will likely result in the current standings looking very similar to the ones at the end of the season.
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