NFL Division Odds 2023


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The regular season has come to a close, and the 2023 Super Bowl is right around the corner. Looking back to the recently completed season, a pair of NFL division winners were crowned in the final week of the campaign — the AFC South and NFC East — while others were settled before that. For next year, bettors can wager on how all of the races will shake out and gain some additional rooting interest in the process via the NFL futures market. Odds for those options will become available over the offseason. In the interim, here’s a look back at last season’s races and what you need to know about betting on NFL division odds.

Current NFL division winner odds

When odds for next year’s division winners become available at legal online sportsbooks, you can use the table below to view all of the latest lines. To change the division or market, click the drop-down on the table.

2022-23 NFL division odds

Entering the season, a few division races looked as though they could be tight, while others had clear favorites to take the crown. As the season moved along, the odds continued to evolve. Here’s how the races shook out for all eight NFL divisions.

Last updated: Jan. 31, 2022

Odds to win the AFC East

The Buffalo Bills clinched the AFC East in a convincing Week 16 road win over the Bears. The Dolphins made the chase interesting for a little while, but the club faded down the stretch while Buffalo kicked back into gear

Odds to win the AFC North

The Cincinnati Bengals are this year’s AFC North champs and closed out the regular season as one of the hottest teams in the league while riding an eight-game winning streak. The Ravens finished in second place and snagged a wild card berth.

Odds to win the AFC South

At the midway point of the season, it appeared as if the Titans had this race in the bag. Following a lengthy losing streak and a resurgence for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the AFC South came down to a showdown between the two clubs in Week 18, which Jacksonville won.

Odds to win the AFC West

The Kansas City Chiefs won the AFC West for the seventh season in a row. The Chargers finished in second place, while the Raiders outpaced the Broncos in the race for third.

Odds to win the NFC East

The Eagles were the clear favorites to win the NFC East race for a good part of the season, but it took them until Week 18 to officially seal the deal. The Cowboys and Giants finished second and third, with both clubs earning postseason spots.

Odds to win the NFC North

The Minnesota Vikings won the NFC North, and they managed to do it in epic fashion with the largest come-from-behind victory in league history with their win over the Colts in Week 15. The Lions beat out the Packers in the battle for second place.

Odds to win the NFC South

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally clinched the NFC South with a win over the Panthers in Week 17. The race turned out to be much more competitive than many observers were expecting, as Tampa Bay entered the season as an overwhelming favorite.

Odds to win the NFC West

The San Francisco 49ers are the NFC West champions for this season, clinching in Week 14 with a road victory over the Seahawks. Seattle finished in second place and earned the final wild card slot in the conference.

How to bet on NFL division winners

Sportsbooks make NFL division odds available over the offseason, with numbers for all four teams in each of the eight divisions. As an example, here’s what the numbers might look like for the winner of the AFC East.

For this example, the Bills are the clear favorites to win. The odds then give roughly equal weight to the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots, while the New York Jets are long shots. For bettors, the goal is simple: pick which team will win the division.

Payouts will vary based on how much you wager and the odds when you place your bet. If you bet $100 on the Bills at -240 and they win, you’d get back $41.66 in profit. The same bet on the Patriots at +500 would return $500 for a winning bet.

Which races will be the most competitive this year?

For individual division chases, just two remained open heading into the final week of the regular season: the AFC South and NFC East. A trio of races turned into blowouts with clubs clinching well before the season came to a close: Chiefs in the AFC West, Vikings in the NFC North, and 49ers in the NFC West. The other three races fell in between the two extremes.

The AFC East was interesting for a little while between the Bills and Dolphins, but Buffalo managed to pull away in the end. The race for the AFC North between the Ravens and Bengals was tight, but Cincinnati took control with an eight-game winning streak to close out the season. Meanwhile, the Buccaneers outlasted the rest in the NFC South, clinching the crown with an 8-9 record.

For next season, there’s still a long way to get until we get our first look at the futures odds for NFL division winners, but there seems to be a good chance that a number of the races will be highly competitive.

Odds on all 32 teams

Division
AFC EastBuffalo BillsMiami DolphinsNew England PatriotsNew York Jets
AFC NorthBaltimore RavensCincinnati BengalsCleveland BrownsPittsburgh Steelers
AFC SouthHouston TexansIndianapolis ColtsJacksonville JaguarsTennessee Titans
AFC WestDenver BroncosKansas City ChiefsLos Angeles ChargersLas Vegas Raiders
NFC EastDallas CowboysNew York GiantsPhiladelphia EaglesWashington Commanders
NFC NorthChicago BearsDetroit LionsMinnesota VikingsGreen Bay Packers
NFC SouthAtlanta FalconsCarolina PanthersNew Orleans SaintsTampa Bay Bucs
NFC WestArizona CardinalsLos Angeles RamsSan Francisco 49ersSeattle Seahawks

2021 NFL division winners

Here’s how the eight divisional races shook out for the 2021 NFL season.

Which teams have won their division the most?

The NFL realigned to its current eight divisions in 2002. A couple of divisions have had a clear dominant franchise, while others have been a bit more spread out. Here’s how the teams stack up by the number of division titles along with the year of their last crown.

Division1st2nd3rd4th
AFC EastPatriots – 16 (2019)Bills – 2 (2021)Dolphins – 1 (2008)Jets – 1 (2002)
AFC NorthSteelers – 9 (2020)Ravens – 6 (2019)Bengals – 5 (2021)Browns – 0 (N/A)
AFC SouthColts – 9 (2014)Texans – 6 (2019)Titans – 4 (2021)Jaguars – 1 (2017)
AFC WestChiefs – 8 (2021)Broncos – 6 (2015)Chargers – 5 (2009)Raider – 1 (2002)
NFC EastEagles – 8 (2019)Cowboys – 6 (2021)Commanders – 3 (2020)Giants – 3 (2020)
NFC NorthPackers – 12 (2021)Bears – 4 (2018)Vikings – 4 (2017)Lions – 0 (N/A)
NFC SouthSaints – 7 (2020)Panthers – 5 (2015)Buccaneers – 4 (2021)Falcons – 4 (2016)
NFC WestSeahawks – 9 (2020)Rams – 4 (2021)49ers – 4 (2019)Cardinals – 3 (2015)

FAQ 

When did the NFL switch to eight divisions?

The NFL realigned to its current structure of eight divisions in 2002. The addition of the Houston Texans as an expansion team was the catalyst for the shift from three divisions in each conference to four.

How do tiebreakers work for NFL division titles?

Tiebreakers for NFL division titles begin with the head-to-head record between the clubs, followed by each team’s overall record in divisional games. If the two teams are still tied, there’s an extensive list of tiebreaking procedures to determine the winner.

Which team was the last Super Bowl winner that didn’t win its division?  

The 2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl after a second-place finish in the NFC South. All told, seven wild card teams have won the big game since 1970.

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