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Best futures bets for the 2020 NFL playoffs

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl LIV win over the 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Feb. 2, 2020. [ALLEN EYESTONE/The Palm Beach Post] Super Bowl Kansas City Chiefs Vs San Francisco 49ers

It doesn’t get any better than playoff football, and we are even more fortunate this year because of the bonus game that has been included in the postseason schedule.

This new structure will alter how the playoff picture ultimately shakes out, as the advantage gained by possessing a first-round bye is not yet fully understood by the betting market. However, one of the best ways to attack these betting markets is through a refined simulation process, which PFF does by modeling the outcome of the NFL playoffs 10,000 times.

Opportunities always exist in the futures markets, and we don’t even have to tie money up for all that long when focusing solely on the playoff window. PFF's Eric Eager hit on a number of these in-season recommendations, so let’s do the same with the best playoff futures bets.  

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