The Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers compete in a hotly contested division. The NFC South is the only division since 2002 to have each of its members play in a conference championship game, a true testament to the division’s competitiveness. The Atlanta Falcons are currently the best team in the division. This division is packed with explosive offenses, as indicated by the pivots leading NFC South teams. Curiously, NFC South teams haven’t fared very well on home turf recently.
NFC South Betting Lines Today
Below you can find all of the NFC Betting lines. Be aware that lines in the NFL are always changing. Be sure to head back here to make sure you know the current lines before betting.
Having a line shorten dramatically in price can easily turn a good bet into a bad one, so make sure you know what to expect going in.
What kind of things can change the price? The betting lines are affected by numerous things, including injuries.
NFC South Standings Right Now
Use the NFC standings below to find out who sits where in the division. Staying up to date on who is in contention for the division can help when looking at futures markets.
When a divisional game is coming up be sure to refer to the standings to see how well each team is performing. It is key to remember that divisional rivalries are fierce and all games hotly contested, so form is not always ultra reliable.
A better bet for these games is perhaps the over under markets as both teams are likely to be pushing hard, or look back to previous encounters and play the moneyline.
How To Win At NFC South Betting
As a general rule of thumb, look into backing the over in most NFC South games, particularly when divisional rivals clash. The Panthers endured a terrible 2016 campaign but can still put up points in bundles. If Cam Newton returns to his 2015 MVP form, look out for this team in 2017.
However, we like the Falcons to once again win the division. The Matt Ryan-led team will want to desperately rebound from the most devastating loss in Super Bowl history. And they have the pedigree to do exactly that. In addition, the Falcons love playing against fellow NFC South teams. They lost only one of six games against divisional opponents in 2016-17. That trend should not change in coming campaigns.
Tampa Bay, if they live up to the hype, should be in the playoff mix come the final weeks of the season. Jameis Winston is expected to rack up the passing yards. A lot is expected of the Buccaneers pivot in coming seasons. He’s even in the running as a viable long shot to finish the season atop of the passing yards prop bet category. The Bucs will make the playoffs this year for the first time in a decade.
The Saints will struggle even more than they did in 2016-17. Brees will still accumulate mass yardage, but his team’s defense just isn’t good enough to competed in the NFC. Even with the addition of Adrian Peterson, the Saints are destined for another short season.
Newton wil have a much better season, but the Panthers will fall short of their playoff goal once again.
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