The 2019 NFL Season is fast approaching and we have predictions for what teams and players are going to make punters money.
As always, there’s some high-profile teams expected to be in the thick of playoff contention come January. Those include the likes of the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs, but can a team score an upset and win the Super Bowl?
Those questions will be answered throughout the course of the NFL season but first, we look at the best futures bets for the Super Bowl winner, AFC Championship winner, NFC Championship winner and NFL Regular Season MVP.
Super Bowl LIV Winner Predictions
Every team in the NFL wants to win the Super Bowl, but it’s not a reality for many of them.
It’s a wide-open market this season with the Patriots leading the way at $8, but the Chiefs, Saints and Rams are all within range of moving into favouritism.
Our top pick for Super Bowl LIV in 2020 is the Kansas City Chiefs. It was a toss-up between them and the Patriots, but we think the Chiefs will trend better this season.
At the helm for the Chiefs is quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who had a blistering 2018 season before being narrowly beaten by the Patriots in the playoffs.
Mahomes has 50 touchdowns and only 13 interceptions in his stellar career to date and many are predicting him to be in the NFL Hall of Fame at some stage in this life.
There’s no doubting he has the best arm in the NFL at present, but he doesn’t have experience winning a Super Bowl like Tom Brady and Drew Brees from the Saints.
However, if he keeps a good core of receivers around him, it’s only a matter of time.
The Chiefs have lost some talent due to off-field drama, but he could throw to anyone and make them look good.
Defensively, the Chiefs are poor. That’s their one negative but they more than make up for it on the offensive end.
Chiefs are the best play ($9) at Sportsbet and they’ll give punters a great sight. For a slighty better chance of winning, take the Chiefs to win the AFC Championship at $4.75 – Bet Now
NFC Championship Winner Predictions
There are many teams that could come out on top on the NFC Championship division. LA Rams, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears are all good enough.
However, the New Orleans Saints have a good team this season and a quarterback which has been there, done that.
Drew Brees might be getting older but he’s not getting less effective. He had a memorable 2018 season and there’s plenty to like about his chances this season.
Of course, it’s not all about the quarterback of these teams. Saints also boast a terrific running game with Alvin Kamara and rookie RB Devine Ozigbo, who went #32 in the NFL Draft.
Much like the Kansas City Chiefs, the Saints rely on their explosive offensive production. They’re weak on the defensive end but knowing they can score a touchdown on any given play is a big asset.
Teams simply can’t keep up with the Saints offensive power in the NFC and if the Rams, Bears or Eagles are going to contend, they’ll need to find points from somewhere.
2019 NFL Season Upset Teams
Upsets happen in sport and the NFL is no different. We have listed two teams at big odds which could cause an upset and win the Super Bowl in February.
The Cleveland Browns have been a popular pick with punters to cause an upset. It’s tough to disagree that they want be the team making headlines this season.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield is a headline-making machine and the same goes for newly-acquired Odell Beckham Jr. With those two combining on and off the field, this season is a must-watch for any Browns fan.
Another team that could cause the top teams some havoc is the Dallas Cowboys. They have been making more headlines off the field than on it lately, but they are a talented bunch.
Their core unit is talented and they only need to find some consistency to be a force in the NFL playoffs.
Bookmakers aren’t giving them much chance at $26 but there’s good trading value in that – Bet Now
2019 NFL MVP Predictions
It comes as no surprise that we’re picking Patrick Mahomes to win NFL Regular Season MVP.
For all the reasons outlined in our Super Bowl Predictions, Mahomes is set for another huge season and he’s the clear top pick in our analysis.
Bookmakers have Mahomes as the $4.50 favourite and if he starts the season like he usually does, expect those odds to firm into $2.50 come Week 3 of the season.
He’s also helped by having Andrew Luck on the second line of betting at $6. Luck, at this stage, isn’t even expected to start the season after suffering another injury. It’s a long list for the quality player and we don’t think he can overcome them.
Tom Brady is surprisingly long in the market at $13. If the Patriots are to lead the AFC in the regular season, expect Brady’s MVP credentials to be right up there. We suggest taking the odds on offer as a saver bet.
One player who could surprise is Alvin Kamara. He’s set for a huge season with the New Orleans Saints and if they live up to expectations, it could be Karama who sets all the records.
Karama is $34 with bookmakers and there’s also value with the most rushing touchdowns market. Kamara is currently $9 to lead the NFL in touchdowns.
Most Receiving Touchdowns Predictions
We’ll keep this one short and simple – Odell Beckham Jr.
The former Giant is wanting to make his mark with his new team and although he hasn’t produced big totals in the past, he hasn’t had gunslinger Baker Mayfield passing to him either.
For years he has had the safety-first Eli Manning throwing him balls, but Mayfield looks to light up the stat sheets and that bodes well for Odell.