July 21, 2021
2021-22 NFL Season Betting Predictions
Super Bowl 56 is set for February 13, 2022 and will be held at SoFi Stadium win Inglewood, California. NBC has this year's broadcasting right's to the event, as it also marks the eighth time the Los Angeles area has hosted Super Bowl weekend.
The huge difference in the 2021-22 NFL season is the change in scheduled, as the league added a 17th game for the regular-season. There are now 18 weeks in the NFL season as opposed to the 17-week season. The season begins with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrating their Super Bowl 55 victory on Sept. 9 when they host the Dallas Cowboys.
There are a ton of NFL preseason markets American football bettors can wager on currently. From win totals, to playoff props, to MVPs and division winners - the NFL preseason market has plenty of opportunity for bettors to earn money.
Check out each team preview below and get ready to wager on the upcoming NFL season!
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Super Bowl 56 will be held in SoFi Stadium on February 13, while the Pro Bowl will be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
The AFC East is currently the Buffalo Bills to lose, according to odds. The Bills have been given minus-value to win the division to start the 2021 season, although both the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins are expected to be a tad better this season. The New York Jets will have Zach Wilson as their starting quarterback, and although the Jets might not have great team value, Wilson has great Rookie of the Year value at 10/1.
This division is a complete toss up, as the Washington Football Team won last year with a quarterback carousel. That may be the same case this season as Ryan Fitzpatrick comes in as their new starter. The Dallas Cowboys see their quarterback Dak Prescott return, and are the slight favorites to win the NFC East. Philadelphia will turn to Jalen Hurts at quarterback, the underdog in the division - while many expect the New York Giant to improve with the return of Saquon Barkley and addition of Kenny Golloday.
It's difficult to bet against the Kansas City Chiefs who are seemingly still the top team in the AFC West. Kansas City also has Patrick Mahomes who opens the season as the favorite for the MVP Award. Many are also high on the Los Angeles Chargers and their young quarterback Justin Herbert who impressed last season. The Denver Broncos and the Las Vegas Raiders are bottom in the division, but many speculate the Broncos might get Aaron Rodgers while the Raiders could be a sleeper after impressive road games in 2020.
The NFC West is one of the most difficult divisions to predict entering the 2021-22 NFL season. The Los Angeles Rams are current favorites, although the San Francisco 49ers are on their neck along with a devastating injury to Rams running back Cam Akers. The Niners may have a quarterback dilemma however, as many are eyeing the Seattle Seahawks as a possible threat to the Rams. The Arizona Cardinals are good on paper, but have yet to manifest into a serious threat which puts head coach Kliff Kingsbury on the hot seat this year.
The AFC North is loaded this season, even the Cincinnati Bengals are turning heads with a potentially fun offense. The injury to quarterback Joe Burrow doesn't make things easier for the Bengals though, as the other three clubs are playoff potential teams. Many are high on the Cleveland Browns to not only win the division, but perhaps the Super Bowl. The Pittsburgh Steelers seem to have taken a step back. but return most starters including an underrated defense. The Baltimore Ravens are still the top betting choice though, as the offense will look to continue evolving from the run-first style of play.
The NFC North seems to be a bit of a toss up at the moment, and it all circulates around the quarterback position in Green Bay. Even if Aaron Rodgers decides to suit up for the Packers this season, one has to believe their -121 to win the division are worth passing on due to the uncertainty in the Green Bay locker room. The Minnesota Vikings will look to get back into the NFC title picture, while the Chicago Bears look to their new quarterbacks to lead them into the playoffs again.
The AFC South seems to be a toss up between two teams, the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts. Both have odds at +115 or shorter to win the division, while the Jacksonville Jaguars see solid value at +700. Can Urban Meyer and Trevor Lawrence turn the Jacksonville offense into a threat? Perhaps not this season, but there's no question who the bottom-feeder is in the AFC South - the Houston Texans. The quarterback position is not very clear due to Watson's offseason troubles, and are expected to finish with a Top 3 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are strong favorites to win the NFC South, considering they're the defending World Champions. The odds aren't too expensive at -160, and the Atlanta Falcons traded away one of their best receivers of all-time. The Carolina Panthers open with the longest odds to win the NFC South at +850, although Atlanta isn't far. The New Orleans Saints will decipher their quarterback situation early, and have odds to win the division at +300.