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Favorite NFL futures bets ahead of Week 16

Dec 20, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Bobby Okereke (58) celebrates with teammates after a fumble recovery against the Houston Texans in the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Week 15 was pretty good for us, with Philadelphia and Minnesota creeping ever closer to missing the playoffs, and Cleveland and Arizona moving closer to making it. Washington, Seattle and Tennessee division futures are hanging in the balance, but both are favorites as of now.

We’re actually going to get off the Tennessee bet this week since there is some value in Indianapolis to win the division at the current price. Enjoy!

Already Resolved

Green Bay Packers to win the NFC North: -140 after Week 2 (Win)

New England Patriots to win the AFC East: +125 after Week 3 (Loss)

Baltimore Ravens to win the AFC North: -165 after Week 6 (Loss)

After Week 1

Kansas City Chiefs to win the Super Bowl: +550 after Week 1, now +175

Seattle Seahawks to win the NFC West and Super Bowl: +190 and +1400 after Week 1, now -195 and +1300

Green Bay Packers to win the Super Bowl: +2600 after Week 1, now +600

Tennessee Titans to win the AFC South: +125 after Week 1, now -155

After Week 2

Philadelphia Eagles to miss the playoffs: -170 after Week 2, now off the board

Arizona Cardinals to make the playoffs: +104 after Week 2, now -210

After Week 3

Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win the NFC South: +100 after Week 3, now +1700

After Week 4

Cleveland Browns to make the playoffs: -182 after Week 4, now -1800

After Week 5

Dallas Cowboys to win the NFC East: -125 after Week 5, now +1400

After Week 7

Washington Football Team to win the NFC East: +425 after Week 7, now -260

After Week 8

Miami Dolphins to make the playoffs: +184 after Week 8, now +166

After Week 9

Indianapolis Colts to miss the playoffs: +114 after Week 9, now +800

After Week 10

Philadelphia Eagles to miss the playoffs: +154 after Week 10, now off the board

After Week 11

Cleveland Browns to make the playoffs: -245 after Week 11, now -1800

After Week 12

Minnesota Vikings to miss the playoffs: -270 after Week 12, now -410

After Week 13

Washington Football Team to win the NFC East: +160 after Week 13, now -260

After Week 14

Green Bay Packers to win the Super Bowl: +700 after Week 14, now +600

Our Futures Bet After Week 15

Indianapolis Colts +125 to win the AFC South

The posted numbers are usually available on FanDuel, but with the lack of value out there, we had to shop around to find this number. We make it more like +115, and given the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ freefall and the likelihood that the Jaguars will … do what it takes in Week 17, there’s a pretty good path to the division title for the Colts, given the relative difficulty of Tennessee’s last two games (at Green Bay and at Houston).

If you got Tennessee at the number above, you lock in a profit here.

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