NFL Futures – Tips for betting on teams making it or not to the playoffs

For NFL bettors, the most important futures market is whether or not a team will make it to the playoffs. There were many surprise wins in 2021 for teams like the Cincinnati Bengals San Francisco 49ersThe season may look completely different because of the many changes made in different divisions.

Can it be? Kansas City Chiefs Are you still the reigning champion in a reloaded AFC West What will happen to the acquisition Tyreek Hill Impact the Miami DolphinsWhat are your playoff chances? Is there a team that is not being noticed by bettors?

Our betting experts answer the most pressing questions concerning NFL playoff make/miss.

Futures week schedule

Monday: Win totals
Tuesday: Playoff miss/make
Wednesday: League leaders
Thursday: Awards
Friday: Super Bowl, conference and Division odds

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Is there any playoff make/miss prop you can jump on right now

Joe Fortenbaugh is an ESPN betting analyst: Miami Dolphins Miss the playoffs (-160).. It is hard to believe that the Dolphins can make it into the playoffs given the amount of competition for AFC's seven playoff slots. Mike McDaniel is a head coach with only one year experience as an offensive coordinator. He didn't even play in San Francisco. Tua Tagovailoa Last season, he threw only 16 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions. He won't be able to get close to maximising his potential. Tyreek HillThe way was paved by's talent Patrick Mahomes Kansas City. You can't ignore the fact that Miami is facing a five week stretch beginning in Week 13. This includes three consecutive road dates against the 49ers Chargers and Bills followed by a home contest against the Packers and a road match with the Patriots.

Aaron Schatz, Football Outsiders editor-in-chief: New Orleans Saints To make the playoffs (+160)). Saints' Sean Payton absence is no problem as New Orleans is projected as the No. The league's number one defense. Can the offense keep its end of this bargain? Fans are still too focused on it, I think. Jameis WinstonThe Buccaneers' 2019 30-interception season. Winston was an average NFL starting quarterback for the rest of his career. He had a 13.6% DVOA last season and 64.4 QBR when he tore his ACL. The Saints' offense needs wide receivers. Michael Thomas They've also added to their ranks. Chris Olave Jarvis Landry This offseason. Although I doubt the Saints will get past Tampa Bay, I do love their chances of winning a wild-card spot.

Anita Marks is an ESPN betting analyst San Francisco 49ers Miss the playoffs (+180).). Quarterback Jimmy GaroppoloThe 49ers' situation with Garoppolo is interesting. Garoppolo seems to want out of San Francisco. I think the 49ers traded up for the farm. Trey Lance They didn't have the money to pay for him last year so it is unlikely they will be able to afford another year. Garoppolo will likely be traded and Lance, in his first season of play, will struggle. The 49ers will be fortunate to finish 3-3 in NFC West. Denver Broncos Host the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Tyler Fulghum is an ESPN betting analyst Pittsburgh Steelers To make the playoffs (+310).. I don't understand why the market is so negative on the Steelers this year. Their win percentage is only 7.5, which is quite comical. Mike Tomlin has been a coach for 15 seasons in the NFL. He has never lost one. Even if this is his first year as a coach, he still has an 8-9 record and more wins than last year. They are, however, far more dangerous than that. Mitch Trubisky Oder Kenny Pickett In my opinion, this is a significant upgrade to 2021 Ben Roethlisberger. With the help of dynamic talent like T.J. Watt, Cameron Heyward Minkah Fitzpatrick. Only the Ravens are better in the AFC North (when healthy), so it is hard to resist the opportunity to take a bullish stance against Tomlin's history and pricing.

The New England Patriots are currently -160 to not be in the playoffs and +140 if they make it to the next season. What do you think about the Patriots' season?

Doug Kezirian: ESPN betting analyst: Patriots to fail the playoffs (-160).. This is my favorite futures wager. New England isn't a playoff team, no matter how much I love Bill Belichick. It lost Josh McDaniels, its offensive coordinator, to the Raiders. Mac Jones A mediocre quarterback and an offense that lacks speed and real playmakers makes him a poor choice. Aaron points out that the defense needs to take a step back. The division has also improved. Both meetings should be won by Bills, considering that the Pats won last season's bizarre game in high winds. The Jets' and Dolphins have stopped arguing. New England is also able to travel outside of the division to Pittsburgh and Green Bay, Cleveland. Minnesota, Arizona, Arizona and Las Vegas. One of those games might be won by the Pats. They host the Colts, Ravens and Bengals. All playoff teams lost seven or less games last year. It's not clear to me how the Pats will get there.

Schatz: The Patriots appear very much like an 8-8 Team, but there are no other 8-8 Teams. Their defense will take a significant step back. J.C. Jackson Cornerback was their best position, leading the league in takeaways/drive, which indicates a decline over the next season. The offense was outplayed last season. I don't think Mac Jones will make much progress since he played well as a rookie. It is not common for second-year quarterbacks to take a leap forward, especially when they have already done well. This is where the problem lies: The odds are not in your favor. I'd take the Patriots at -120 to not make the playoffs, or at +180 to win it again. The odds of the Patriots winning are pretty close to my expectations so I would not be surprised if they win.

Are you aware of any team that is not expected to reach the postseason, with odds of +200 or more? If so, do you think they could be a potential winner and provide you with a nice return on your investment?

Seth Walder is an ESPN sports analytics writer. Give me the New York Giants At +250. You can clearly see the Giants' upside. Although Brian Daboll didn't run a successful offense in Buffalo, it was a success story that he will be able get more from his quarterback position. Daniel Jones Maximize his speed. The offensive line needs to be better, and the receiving corps should have potential. FPI is also my friend: I think it would have fair odds at +200.

Eric Moody, ESPN gambling analyst At +475, the Lions are intriguing to me. Detroit lost six games last season by one possession, eight points or less. Additionally, the Lions gained some young talent in the offseason and it is possible they could be in line for a wildcard spot. The Lions have been in a winning mood since Coach Dan Campbell took over the team's tone last season. In 2022, this team may surprise you.

Which 2021 playoff team do think will be unable to make it back by 2022? Is there anything you think is a good value at ‘no?' for a playoff team in 2021?

Walder: Tennessee Titans to Miss the Playoffs (+110). They were a soft No. They were a soft No. 1 seed last year, had a bad offensive line and are now relying on Robert Woods Treylon Burks Wide receiver Derrick Henry He wasn't particularly impressive last season. His rushing yards were the result of volume. But his rush yards above expectation per carry (per NFL Next Gen Stats), fell from over 1.0 each of the previous three seasons to just.05 last season. Although Tennessee has a chance with the weak AFC South, there is a very low ceiling for them.

Kezirian: Kansas City Chiefs to Miss the Playoffs (+200) Patrick Mahomes is a human cheat key and can win games all by himself. They have probably the worst roster in the division, with their elite quarterback. Losing Tyreek Hill It is going to be expensive for them. Mahomes might make it work, but +200 is worth a try. Despite the fact that defense was improving last year, the defense is still weak. They faced poor quarterbacks and things just turned out their way.

Schatz: Arizona Cardinals will miss the playoffs (+105).. The Cardinals have an older offensive line and will struggle to find WR. DeAndre Hopkins For the first six games of this season. Football Outsiders projects a substantial decline in Arizona's defense. This team, which was particularly strong in takeaways last season and had success against quick-yardage runs, is expected to suffer a major setback. The Cardinals have one of five most difficult schedules in the league. Wild-card competition will be fiercer from other NFC West teams, such as the Saints or Vikings.

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