NFC North odds tables are top-heavy, with the Green Bay Packers heavy favorites to win their third straight crown. The Packers are also strong Super Bowl 57 contenders, while the rest of the division looks to remain competitive in their own regards. The Minnesota Vikings are on the outside of the Playoffs looking in recently and their odds suggest another year of that. The other two teams are looking to get their feet under them.
What does the landscape of the NFC North look like in 2022?
2022 NFC North odds
2022 NFC North outlook and predictions
Aaron Rodgers had limited protection and almost no quality play from his receivers in a meek 20-7 loss at Minnesota to open the year. The Packers () are still favored at most books with the Vikings slightly trailing, as oddsmakers refuse to overrreact. Perhaps Rodgers telling everyone to “R-E-L-A-X” after recent Week 1 losses before cranking out MVP-caliber campaigns has made a long-term impact on the market.
The Lions played very well in some areas and gave the Eagles a good run in their home opener. But they appear to be a couple years away from contention.
The Bears () saw very little movement despite upsetting the 49ers in a heavy downpour at Soldier Field.
Past NFC North division winners
|2021||Green Bay Packers||13-4|
|2020||Green Bay Packers||13-3|
|2019||Green Bay Packers||13-3|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||10-6|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||12-4|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||8-7-1|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||11-5|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||15-1|
How to bet on NFL division winners
When betting NFL futures (or any bet, at that) it’s important to shop lines. Consider the payout of a successful $100 bet on the Vikings at DraftKings Sportsbook, who offers Minnesota +275. That bet would yield $275 plus the initial $100 back ($375 total). However, laying the same bet at FanDuel Sportsbook (+300) would pay out $400 total ($300 in winnings), a $25 difference.
It may also be helpful to consider implied win probabilities. Use an odds converter to calculate these:
- Packers (-190): 65.5%
- Vikings (+275): 26.7%
- Lions (+1000): 9.1%
- Bears (+1200): 7.7%
Longer odds (higher numbers) will yield higher payouts, but suggest a lower win probability. Shorter odds (lower numbers) will have a lower payout but imply a higher win probability.
NFL division betting previews
|AFC East||NFC East|
|AFC North||NFC North|
|AFC South||NFC South|
|AFC West||NFC West|