The NFC North is often referred to as the 'Black and Blue' division because of the intense rivalry between the four teams it is comprised of. The Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears play in the NFC North. The Minnesota Vikings are the most decorated team in the division, currently on 19 titles after their most recent win in the 2015 division title. However, it is the Green Bay Packers who have enjoyed the most recent success. They were on course for five straight division titles before Minnesota snatched it away in 2015.
NFC North Betting Lines Today
Below you will see the up to date betting lines for the NFC North. These are updated constantly so keep an eye out for the movements to get the best possible price.
The Green Bay Packers have established themselves as the class act of the division and will almost always be favorites to win the title at the start of the season. It is never a bad bet backing the Packers, but it is sometimes advisable to see how teams start before parting with your hard earned cash.
NFC North Standings Right Now
Want to know who sits where in the NFC North standings? The standings below are updated constantly and are your most useful tool when betting on the division.
Having a clear picture of where each team is situated is a vital step in predicting a variety of future markets.
A popular futures play is the over under on total wins. Take a look at how each team is performing offensively and defensively and see how well that matches up to the current lines.
How To Win At NFC North Betting
Winning your NFC North bets is all about knowing the division inside out. Learn home form, road form, key receivers, quarterbacks etc. Knowing all of the numbers allows you to predict confidently no matter what the market.
The Green Bay Packers are the standout team in the division. Since 2002 they have won the division nine times, including a streak of three and four consecutive titles, the latter of which ended in 2015 season when Minnesota took the title.
The go-to play will be Packers to win the title and secure a playoff spot as well as the Packers overs play in terms of games won.
The inter-division games between NFC North teams are usually wild and offer the chance of a great pay day. Even a big dog can produce the goods at a huge price on game day. This is because of the fierce rivarly between the teams - it is not nicknamed the Black and Blue division for nothing. So, don't just auto bet the money line. Make sure you consider the underdog from time to time as when one hits it can produce an excellent return.
The Chicago Bears are far and away the NFC North's weakes link. The Bears finished with an abysmal 3-13 record in 2016-17. While that record should improve in coming seasons, they remain favorites to finish at the bottom of the division.
The Minnesota Vikings, after an injury-plagued season, will look to rebound in coming seasons. And they should do exactly that. While they won't pip Green Bay for the division crown, expect the Vikings to return to the playoffs after last season's disappointin finish.
Detroit has improved significantly over recent seasons, but we expect the Lions to start regressing. Matthew Stafford is a reliable professional but we cannot see the Lions' pivot leading his team to Super Bowl glory any time soon.
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