Most of the NFC South is entering a rebuild and all of them have some form of major turnover. Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided to run it back one more year, albeit under Todd Bowles. Otherwise, the other three members have QB situations in flux, imminent turnover in the coaching ranks, and likely a slew of high draft picks. How do NFC South odds boards lie for this coming season?
Below, we’ll look at the 2022 outlook of the NFC South, past winners, complete odds, and more.
NFC South odds
2022 NFC South outlook and predictions
The Bucs (7-8) avoided what would’ve been a disastrous loss in Arizona by overcoming a late 16-6 deficit to win in overtime. They’re getting -340 odds at FanDuel to clinch the division, as they could lose their lead if the Panthers come out of Tampa Bay next Sunday with a win and a season sweep of the Bucs.
The Panthers (6-9) dominated the red-hot Lions with 320 rushing yards in a win last week and they piled up 173 rushing yards in a 21-3 home win over Tampa Bay back in Week 7. They’re getting +310 odds to win the division at FanDuel, which would likely require wins at the Bucs and Saints to close things out.
The Saints (6-9) kept their hopes alive with a win at Cleveland and are getting +1800 odds to win the division at DraftKings, with FanDuel holding their odds at +2800. New Orleans dropped both meetings with Tampa Bay this season and their first battle with Carolina in Week 3, so the Saints would have to overcome a lot of tiebreakers to win the NFC South, and they have a brutal Week 17 draw at Philadelphia.
Past NFC South division winners
|2021||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13-4|
|2020||New Orleans Saints||12-4|
|2019||New Orleans Saints||13-3|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||13-3|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||11-5|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||13-3|
How to bet on NFL division winners
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NFL division betting previews
|AFC East||NFC East|
|AFC North||NFC North|
|AFC South||NFC South|
|AFC West||NFC West|