According to BetOnline, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the best odds to win the NFC, making the Buccaneers the favorites to get to the Super Bowl.
With the NBA and NHL in the twilight of their respective seasons, the dog days of Summer are about to be here when baseball is the only major American sport to take in. That’s not a knock at all, this writer happens to love baseball, but it’s easy to look ahead when there’s only one sport on. Given that we already live in a football-crazed society, the excitement for the kickoff of the 2022 NFL season in a little over 100 days is palpable.
As such, the betting website BetOnline came out with their gambling odds for each conference, and wouldn’t you know it, the Bucs appear to be the favorites to get out of the NFC and reach Super Bowl LVII with +375 odds.
Perhaps this turn of events is a little eye-opening to some, especially considering the Buccaneers will have a new grand poobah in Todd Bowles. They also won’t be returning all 22 starters and some change like last year, leaving some questions on the roster. That said, the changes they did make have the Bucs looking younger and hungrier, which has them set up for sustained success in the long term. So in a lot of ways not keeping every starter is a positive.
Fortunately, the counter-argument to this is that the Buccaneers still have Tom Brady.
Sure, the Los Angeles Rams have the second-best odds at +450 despite beating the Bucs twice (once in the playoffs) and our defending Super Bowl champions, but odds are odds, and with the ways the schedules fell, and the updates to the two rosters (plus the Tom Brady effect), they gave the Buccaneers the edge. Hey, we didn’t make the odds, but we won’t complain either.
For the gamblers out there, and given the meat and potatoes of this article we can bet (lololol) that’s a decent amount of you, the rest of the NFC team’s odds to win the conference and advance to Super Bowl LVII are as follows:
Green Bay Packers: +475
San Francisco 49ers: +900
Dallas Cowboys: +900
Arizona Cardinals: +1400
Philadelphia Eagles: +1600
Minnesota Vikings: +1800
New Orleans Saints: +2000
Washington Commanders: +3300
Atlanta Falcons: +3300
Seattle Seahawks: +4000
Carolina Panthers: +4000
New York Giants: +5000
Chicago Bears: +5000
Detroit Lions: +6000
As expected, the NFC South isn’t exactly looking like the cream of the crop when it comes to the conference. However, perhaps the odds of the other four teams are slightly higher than anticipated.
In any case, fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers already had enough reason to be shaking with anticipation for the 2022 NFL season. This is simply the cherry on top. Hopefully, the rest of the offseason doesn’t drag too much.