It was made official in late March that the NFL would move from a 16-game to a 17-game regular season. The news is great for sports bettors and fans alike because, ya know, more football! Now, you may be wondering “when is the NFL schedule release date?” Here we will look at what day you can expect the 2021 slate to be released and look at NFL betting options that are already available.
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When is the NFL schedule release date?
Update: ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted on Wednesday, April 21 that the 2021 NFL schedule would be released on Wednesday, May 12.
NFL is now slated to release its full 2021 regular-season schedule on Wednesday, May 12, per sources. It’s the date to get more dates.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 21, 2021
So, when will the NFL schedule be released? The league keeps folks guessing throughout the spring but we do have a pretty good idea of which day it will be unveiled.
Sports Business Journal reporter Ben Fischer reported in March that the NFL schedule release date would take place sometime between May 10 – 14.
News: The NFL is targeting the 2nd week of May to publish the 2021 schedule, after the draft for the second straight year.
— Ben Fischer (@BenFischerSBJ) March 4, 2021
It is possible that the schedule will be released prior to the NFL Draft, which takes place from April 29 – May 1. Up until last year, the NFL schedule release date came in mid to late April. It typically comes on a Thursday night, with the NFL Network having a full schedule release show.
If the league reverts back to the old way of doing things, we could see the NFL schedule released on either April 15 or April 22.
NFL team win totals
NFL team win totals betting markets will obviously be greatly impacted by the NFL’s move to a 17-game slate.
DraftKings Sportsbook already has Over/Under win totals up, with the Kansas City Chiefs owning the highest Over/Under at 12 wins. The Houston Texans have the lowest win total projection at 4.5. Check out the win total projections for all 32 pro football teams below and click on the price(s) you like to bet now.
Super Bowl futures
Super Bowl odds for the 2021-22 season have been up for several months. Unsurprisingly, the Chiefs also have the lowest odds to win the Lombardi Trophy at DraftKings Sportsbook (+500). The reigning champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the second shortest odds at +750. Here is a look at all teams’ championship futures.