NFL Playoffs Odds: Teams With Best Odds to Make Postseason

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Colton Pool @CPoolReporter Aug 22, 2022, 12:31 PM
  • Buccaneers, Bills and Packers have the best NFL odds of making the playoffs.
  • Five teams not in the playoffs last year are favored to make the postseason.

With the season only a few weeks from beginning, now is a good time to look at the NFL betting odds favorites of making the postseason.

NFL Playoff Odds

TeamOdds (8/19)
Buccaneers-600
Bills-550
Packers-450
Cowboys-300
Rams-250
49ers-225
Chiefs-225
Colts-190
Eagles-175
Ravens-165
Chargers-160
Bengals-145
Broncos-140
Vikings-115
Titans+100
Cardinals+120
Saints+120
Dolphins+135
Patriots+135
Commanders+150
Raiders+180
Giants+230
Panthers+275
Steelers+300
Lions+350
Bears+425
Jaguars+450
Seahawks+600
Falcons+700
Texans+1400
Jets and Browns not included

NFL Playoff Favorites

The Buccaneers, with Tom Brady back behind center, have the leading odds to make the NFL playoffs at -600 as of Friday, Aug. 19. In an NFC South division that includes the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons, the Bucs seem to be in a good place to at least make the postseason.

The Bills, who are the Super Bowl odds favorites at +600, have the second-best playoff odds at -550. The Bills may be in a tougher division than the Bucs, as both the Patriots and Dolphins are aiming to continue making strides with young quarterbacks, but the Bills should still have enough talent to make it.

The Packers are third in NFL playoff odds at -450. While their receiving corps isn’t what it was in 2021, Aaron Rodgers is still an elite quarterback who can carry this team to the postseason.

Interestingly, five teams are favored to reach the playoffs which didn’t in 2021. That includes the Colts (-190), Ravens (-165), Chargers (-160), Broncos (-140) and Vikings (-115).

NFL Playoff Dark Horses

The Patriots have NFL playoff odds of +135. While Mac Jones may not deserve to be among the NFL’s Top 100, he still was good enough for them to make the playoffs last year at 10-7.

The Raiders traded for former Packers star wideout Davante Adams and acquired edge rusher Chandler Jones this offseason. Their odds of making the NFL playoffs are +180, and while they are in a tough AFC West, they still have the capability of reaching the postseason.

The Lions’ odds of making the playoffs at +350 are also interesting. The hype around them may be higher than called for because of “Hard Knocks,” but they still seem to be compiling a winning roster.

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Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.

Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.