2023-2024 NFL Betting Odds
Following the 2023 NFL Draft, not much has changed on the future market board. The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles remain the favorites to clash on Super Sunday for the second consecutive year. But as we have learned in recent years, the NFL has become a playoff-oriented sport. In like manner to the NHL, NBA, and MLB, the regular season is something to be endured. Top teams will not always show their full hands. And the marathon regular season causes perpetual injuries that change the fortunes, temporarily or permanently, by the minute.
The NFL Schedule has been released, and gamblers are analyzing the future market. Over the summer, there will be plenty of betting action for the Super Bowl, conference, and division championships. Additionally, gamblers will wager on over/under win totals for each team. Indeed, The NFL has mastered the business art of being a 24/7/365 enterprise.
NFL Betting Lines
|TO WIN SUPER BOWL LVIII
|Arizona Cardinals +25000
||Atlanta Falcons +8000
||Baltimore Ravens +1865
|Buffalo Bills +785
||Carolina Panthers +7000
||Chicago Bears +6300
|Cincinnati Bengals +935
||Cleveland Browns +3750
||Dallas Cowboys +1535
|Denver Broncos +5500
||Detroit Lions +2550
||Green Bay Packers +5000
|Houston Texans +22500
||Indianapolis Colts +9500
||Jacksonville Jaguars +2750
|Kansas City Chiefs +680
||Las Vegas Raiders +5500
||Los Angeles Chargers +2850
|Los Angeles Rams +7000
||Miami Dolphins +2350
||Minnesota Vikings +4500
|New England Patriots +5000
||New Orleans Saints +4000
||New York Giants +4500
|New York Jets +1400
||Philadelphia Eagles +710
||Pittsburgh Steelers +6000
|San Francisco 49ers +875
||Seattle Seahawks +3150
||Tampa Bay Buccaneers +10000
|Tennessee Titans +9000
||Washington Commanders +10000
*Odds as of Monday, June 5, 9:00 AM ET
There is a great irony regarding future odds. To illuminate, future market betting is almost always based on the past. As an example, gamblers have the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. Last season, the Chiefs won a Super Bowl thriller over the Eagles. It was Kansas City’s third Super Bowl appearance and second championship in four years. At the same time, the Eagles are a potential dynasty of the future with Jalen Hurts. Following the 2023 NFL Draft, the Chiefs and Eagles are favored to meet again in the Super Bowl. Just as they were before the draft.
The 2023 NFL Draft ended with great fanfare and hype. But outside of the New York Jets, the same pre-draft AFC favorites remain post-draft. The Kansas City Chiefs continue to hold the top spot with the NFL future odds. Following the Chiefs are the usual suspects. The top choices are the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Chargers, and Baltimore Ravens. The arrival of Aaron Rodgers has boosted the Jets' gambling brand. In comparison, the Denver Broncos are an odd choice in the upper half.
Although the top favorites and underdogs remain the same, the 2023 NFL Draft opens some doors for potential dark horse teams.
Overall, a great way to get a perfect grade in the draft is by loading up on Georgia defenders. Next season, the Eagles could have the best defensive front in the NFL. Cause by the arrivals of Jalen Carter and Nolan Smith. Also, Philadelphia landed Sydney Brown to plug into their secondary after losing veteran safeties in free agency.
Somehow Kelee Ringo was available on the third day of the draft. And that gives the Eagles a stacked cornerbacks rotation, along with Darius Slay and James Bradberry. Also, the Eagles took McKee as a backup for Jalen Hurts, possibly next season.
Certainly, the Carolina Panthers received an A the second they took Bryce Young. Now, Carolina has its franchise quarterback, and the team didn’t waste time helping him. Jonathan Mingo could develop into a quality downfield threat. Cause by his sizable catch radius and sturdy hands. Although some observers viewed Mingo as a reach, his skillset will fit with wideouts DJ Chark and Adam Thielen.
Defensive end DJ Johnson is long and explosive, similar to his new teammate Brian Burns. At the same time, Jammie Robinson could be an asset at safety, with Jeremy Chinn possibly moving to linebacker.
The Houston Texans are tired of being a speed bump for good teams. Houston was ultra-aggressive in the first round, spending consecutive picks on CJ Stroud and Will Anderson. If those two live up to expectations, the days of the Texans being among the NFL’s worst teams will be over.
Also, Houston landed a local product in Tank Dell. Despite being 165 pounds, Dell was incredibly productive with the Houston Cougars. In sum, he totaled 2,727 receiving yards and 29 touchdowns over the past two years. Further, Juice Scruggs is also a nice piece with potential. Now Texan fans have reason to believe for the first time in years.
Correlate that the Pittsburgh Steelers might have had the best draft of any team. Pittsburgh found a left tackle in Broderick Jones, who could be the best of his loaded class. While in the second round, general manager Omar Khan took Joey Porter Jr., a legacy in the Steel City with a ton of ability. He should start as a rookie opposite Patrick Peterson.
Late on, the Steelers took Darnell Washington, a hulking tight end who should provide second-year quarterback Kenny Pickett with a large red-zone target. Finally, Nick Herbig was a productive linebacker at Wisconsin. Look for him to be a good depth and a solid special teams contributor.
Overall, the Indianapolis Colts had one of the best drafts of any team. But Indy is not without controversy. Anthony Richardson is a project quarterback. But a project with a potentially huge payoff. Richardson has far more upside than busts like Josh Rosen. Also, he possesses a higher floor because he runs a 4.4, just like Justin Fields. So he'll be able to pick up tons of rushing yardage at the very least.
In sum, the Colts ended up with a franchise quarterback at No. 4; a talented cornerback obtained after trading down twice to open the second round; a receiver pegged in the second round obtained at No. 79; and a mega value in Ade Adebawore at No. 110. Certainly, all of these selections filled major needs. Including a potential franchise left tackle. Thus, the Colts did an amazing job of strengthening their roster in the 2023 NFL Draft. They deserve an "A" grade.
Will Levis sat waiting to be called in the first round of the NFL Draft. Instead, he sat in humiliation with his beautiful girlfriend as he was passed over. Social media focused on Levis’s date more than his humiliating rejection. Finally, Levis ended up as a second-round pick of the Tennessee Titans.
Correlate that the Titans agree that they are in a complete rebuild. Two of their first three selections were used on players who will potentially replace their backfield tandem of Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry. Tennessee traded up for Will Levis in the second round to be the successor for Tannehill. Of great concern is that Levis has horrible accuracy and a lack of touch. But he was at least worth a gamble. Meanwhile, Henry's replacement could be Tyjae Spears, taken in the third round.
The Cardinals are indeed the worst team in the NFL. So. they needed to acquire the best player available at every position. Arizona won't be competitive this year, with Kyler Murray coming off a torn ACL. Obtaining prospects who can't start in the short term but have a high upside for the long haul is ideal. Arizona accomplished its mission at the 2023 NFL Draft. Of course, the Cardinals are a long shot for the 2023 NFL Playoffs. But the future is a lot brighter than it was before the draft.
Arizona moved from No. 3 to 12. But then shot up to No. 6 to obtain Paris Johnson. The Cardinals had to move to No. 6 to land Johnson. Especially with the Raiders planning to draft him. Johnson is essential to the Cardinals' plans. Cause by Kyler Murray’s inability to play a full season. Improved blocking is needed to ensure Murray can remain upright once he returns from his torn ACL.
Number one overall pick Bryce Young has renewed the hopes of Carolina Panther fans. Jonathan Mingo, the fifth receiver off the board, could end up Young's No. 1 wideout. Although it's more likely that he'll be the second option down the road. Chandler Zavala, taken in the fourth round, should provide an upgrade in the interior of the offensive line.
Also, the Panthers found some help defensively. Their pass rush regressed with Haason Reddick joining the Eagles. Thus, that prompted the D.J. Johnson pick. Johnson is raw, so it's unlikely he'll make a big impact this year.
Overall, Carolina had an excellent draft. Nothing was exciting aside from the Young pick. But the Panthers did a solid job addressing needs and adding quality prospects.
Bijan Robinson is an outstanding running back prospect. However, the Falcons should not have drafted him. First-round running backs make sense for teams that are Super Bowl favorites. But Atlanta doesn't qualify as such. Consider that Robinson will have some mileage on his legs when the Falcons are ready to make a playoff run.
Still, the Falcons made some quality selections during the second and third days of the draft. Matthew Bergeron could have been chosen in the first round. Yet Atlanta obtained him in the second frame to serve as a needed upgrade on the offensive line. Zach Harrison was a good choice in the third round to provide much-needed help to the pass rush. At the same time, Clark Phillips was a steal in the fourth to help the secondary.
As a result of these solid selections, Atlanta made up for its first-round gamble. The Falcons’ draft class could have been so much better had they focused more on improving their team for the long haul. Especially given that running back wasn't even a need for them.
The handicapping analysis and roster moves will continue until the traditional NBC Thursday Night regular season opener. On September 7, 2023, the Kansas City Chiefs host the Detroit Lions.
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