NFL Playoffs Odds 2023: To Make The Postseason

NFL Playoffs odds

The fourth week of the NFL season has come. There are plenty of NFL Playoffs odds are available to bet on now. Teams like the San Francisco 49ers (-6000), Philadelphia Eagles (-1400), and Kansas City Chiefs (-550) are among the early favorites listed on the To Make the NFL Playoffs odds board. Teams with low expectations include the Arizona Cardinals (+1500), Houston Texans (+700), and Denver Broncos (+800). This betting markets gets most interesting when considering fringe playoff teams like the LA Chargers and Green Bay Packers with odds ranging between -150 and +135.

NFL Playoffs odds

Here are the latest NFL Playoffs odds. Compare To Make the Playoffs odds for each team. Once the NFL postseason rolls around come January, this page will transform into our NFL Playoffs odds hub with game lines and more.

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Here are more odds to make the NFL Playoffs.

Arizona Cardinals : Even with a shocking Week 3 victory over the Cowboys, the Cardinals still have the longest odds to earn a playoff spot. 

Atlanta Falcons : The Falcons suffered their first loss of the season to the Lions but remain tied with the Saints and Buccaneers for the NFC South lead.

Baltimore Ravens : Even though Lamar Jackson and the Ravens fell in overtime to the Colts, Baltimore remains a team to watch in the AFC North and Wild Card races. 

Buffalo Bills : The 2-1 Bills are coming a convincing 37-3 victory over the Commanders and have +150 odds at BetMGM to win the AFC East.

Carolina Panthers : With Bryce Young sidelined due to injury, the story with the 0-3 Panthers remains the same – how quickly the former Alabama QB adjusts to being an NFL starting quarterback.

Chicago Bears : The 0-3 Bears are trying to figure out if Justin Fields is the answer at quarterback as Chicago enters NFL Week 4 on the wrong side of a -59 point differential.

Cincinnati Bengals : Joe Burrow is still nursing a calf injury, but the 1-2 Bengals are still have short make the playoffs odds while playing in what’s looking like an extremely competitive AFC North race.

Cleveland Browns : Under new DC Jim Schwartz, the Browns defense has held its three oponents to a grand total of 32 points though NFL Week 3. The unknown for the 2-1 Browns is how they adjust to being without All-Pro RB Nick Chubb who suffered a season-ending knee injury during NFL Week 2.

Dallas Cowboys : The Cowboys still have among the shortest to make the playoffs odds even after suffering a shocking 28-16 loss to the Cardinals.

Denver Broncos : Even with Sean Payton running the show, things are not improving as the Broncos are now 0-3 following Sunday’s 70-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Detroit Lions : The 2-1 Lions remain the favorite to win the NFC North with -105 odds at DraftKings.

Green Bay Packers : QB, Jordan Love has Green Bay off to a 2-1 start with a TNF home game versus NFC North favorite Detroit up next.

Houston Texans : There is no question the Texans added great rookie talent in Will Anderson and C.J. Stroud, but there is still a long road to becoming playoff contenders. However, Houston’s odds to miss the playoffs went from -1500 to -750 at FanDuel Sportsbook following a Week 3 upset over the Jags.

Indianapolis Colts : Former Eagles OC Shane Steichen is leading the Indy rebuild with rookie QB Anthony Richardson. The Colts head into NFL Week 4 leading the AFC South with a 2-1 record.

Jacksonville Jaguars : The 1-2 Jaguars are still the AFC South favorites as they head to London for a Week 4 “home game” versus the Falcons.

Kansas City Chiefs : The 2-1 Chiefs have made the playoffs in eight straight seasons and are extremely unlikely to miss out on the postseason as long as Patrick Mahomes remains healthy.

Las Vegas Raiders : With the second-hardest schedule in the NFL this year, the 1-2 Raiders are only projected for 6.5 wins. Oddsmakers don’t have much faith in Jimmy Garropolo as their new QB.

Los Angeles Chargers : Justin Herbert and the Chargers are once again expected to be Wild Card contenders as the Chiefs have a stranglehold on the AFC West. Los Angeles (1-2) lost No. 2 WR Mike Williams for the season as the ressult of a ACL injury.

Los Angeles Rams : Cooper Kupp will remained sidelined until at least Week 5. Matthew Stafford and the Rams have around +300 odds to make the playoffs heading into NFL Week 4.

Miami Dolphins : Led by a healthy Tua Tagovailoa, the Dolphins offense is looking unstoppable following a 70-point performance versus Denver.

Minnesota Vikings : Several sportsbooks have the 0-3 Vikings at -385 odds or longer to miss the playoffs heading into NFL Week 3. Oddsmakers aren’t particularly high on Minnesota’s chances to repeat as NFC North champs. 

New England Patriots : The 1-2 Patriots are coming off a victory over the Jets, but still have -440 odds at Caesars Sportsbook to miss the playoffs as Week 4 arrives.

New Orleans Saints : The 2-0 Saints (+125) remain the NFC South favorites with the Falcons and Panthers rebuilding through a youth movement and the Bucs transitioning after Tom Brady’s retirement.  RB Alvin Kamara is expected to return from his NFL suspension this week.

New York Giants : The 1-2 Giants have not looked good to start the season and several books are now giving the G-Men -600 odds to miss the postseason.

New York Jets : The Jets odds of making the playoffs are iffy as a result of Aaron Rodgers suffering a season-ending achilles injury versus the Bills in his MetLife Stadium debut. New York (1-2) needs to figure out if QB Zach Wilson is the answer to replace Rodgers.

Philadelphia Eagles : Even though the 3-0 Eagles are not playing their best football yet, 3-0 Philadelphia is one of only three remaining undefeated teams.

Pittsburgh Steelers : Under Mike Tomlin Pittsburgh has enjoyed 16 straight seasons with a record of .500 or better. This means the Steelers should once again compete for a playoff spot in Kenny Pickett’s second season under center. 

San Francisco 49ers : Heading into NFL Week 4, the Niners have the shortest to make the playoff odds and remain one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl.

Seattle Seahawks : Comeback Player of the Year Geno Smith and the Seahawks has another strong showing in NFL Week 3 with a 37-27 win over the Panthers. Sportsbooks still have them getting +110 to +130 odds to make the playoffs.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers : Expectations are much lower in Tampa following Tom Brady’s retirement but new QB Baker Mayfield has the Bucs off to a 2-1 start so far. Having a talented supporting cast in place could make the NFC South is ripe for the taking. 

Tennessee Titans : Derrick Henry, 29, remains the focal point of the Titans offense while new addition DeAndre Hopkins adjusts to life with his new team. Both players will need to step up their games if the 1-2 Titans are going to have a legitimate shot of making the playoffs.

Washington Commanders : With Sam Howell as their new starting QB, the Commanders struggled to win their first two game versus the Cardinals and Broncos, and managed just 3 points in a Week 3 loss to the Bills.

How playoffs odds change

Sportsbooks have posted odds to make the NFL Playoffs for the 2023 season. You will be able to view how teams’ playoff odds change throughout the course of the offseason and during the season.

TeamNFL Playoffs Odds: May 22NFL Playoffs Odds: September 5
Chiefs Yes -450, No +360Yes -450, No +360
Eagles Yes -425, No +340Yes -440, No +340
49ersYes -425, No +340Yes -460, No +340
BengalsYes -285, No +240Yes -350, No +275
Bills Yes -240, No +195Yes -300, No +250
Jaguars Yes -195, No +165Yes -210, No +175
SaintsYes -195, No +165Yes -180, No +150
Cowboys Yes -190, No +160Yes -210, No +175
Lions Yes -165, No+140Yes -170, No+140
Ravens Yes -150, No +130Yes -160, No +130
JetsYes -150, No +130Yes -140, No +120
BrownsYes -105, No -120Yes +100, No -120
DolphinsYes -110, No -110Yes -105, No -115
SeahawksYes -110, No -110Yes -135, No +115
ChargersYes +100, No -120Yes -140, No +120
Vikings Yes +100, No -120Yes +110, No -130
FalconsYes +125, No -150Yes -110, No -110
GiantsYes +145, No -170Yes +165, No -200
SteelersYes +130, No -150Yes +120, No -150
Bears Yes +160, No -190Yes +175, No -210
PanthersYes +220, No -260Yes +200, No -250
BroncosYes +200, No -240Yes +175, No -210
PackersYes +200, No -240Yes +150, No -180
PatriotsYes +225, No -265Yes +250, No -320
Rams Yes +250, No -300Yes +270, No -340
CommandersYes +300, No -370Yes +280, No -340
TitansYes +300, No -370Yes +250, No -320
RaidersYes +340, No -425Yes +400, No -600
Buccaneers Yes +370, No -450Yes +400, No -500
ColtsYes +370, No -450Yes +350, No -450
Texans Yes +475, No -700Yes +650, No -1000
Cardinals Yes +1100, No -2000Yes +1000, No -2000

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How the NFL Playoffs work

The NFL postseason field will once again feature 14 teams in total.

Prior to the 2020 season, under the traditional format, six teams made the postseason from each conference each year. Of those six teams from both the AFC and NFC, two teams from each conference were given a first round bye. The other four teams squared off in Wild Card games for the right to advance to the Divisional Round.

Different, now, is that an extra team is added to the field in both conferences.

  • Now, only one team from each conference will receive a first round bye. This will give a massive advantage to the two teams that will not have to play Wild Card weekend.
  • The remaining six teams from each conference will play in Wild Card games, giving Wild Card weekend two extra games each year (six games in total).
  • Wild Card weekend will feature two games on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, three games on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024, and one game on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024.
  • The No. 1 seed in each conference will play the lowest remaining seed in each conference in the Divisional Round. The Divisional Round will take place on Saturday, Jan. 20 and Sunday, Jan. 21.
  • The winners of the Divisional Round matchups will advance to their respective conference’s Championship Game. The NFC and AFC title games will be played on Sunday, Jan. 28.
  • The winners of the title games will then play in Super Bowl LVIII, which is scheduled for Feb. 11 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Prior to the changes from two seasons ago, the NFL last tinkered with the postseason 31 years ago as in 1990, the playoffs expanded from 10 to 12 teams.

17-game regular season

Under the old NFL regular season format with 16 games and 12 total playoff slots available, 10 or 11 wins was usually good enough to land a postseason berth – regardless of whether or not that team won their division. Once in a while, a 9-7 team would squeak in as well.

This past season, Tampa Bay squeaked into the postseason (thanks to a division title) with an 8-9 record. The Dolphins made the playoffs in the AFC with a 9-8 record and the Giants made the cut in the NFC with a 9-7-1 record.

How to bet on the NFL Playoffs

When the postseason arrives, top sportsbooks will post NFL Playoffs odds. Here is an example from the 2022 Divisional Round.

  • Spread: Dallas Cowboys +3.5 at San Francisco 49ers -3.5
  • Moneyline: Cowboys +160 at 49ers -190
  • Over Under: 46

Playoff futures can usually be found at online sportsbooks in the Team Futures section under a tab labeled “To Make Playoffs.” This indicates the bettor is offered a Yes/No proposition on which teams will make the postseason.

Perennial pro football powers such as the Eagles or Chiefs are usually listed with negative odds at the start of the season because they’re expected to make the playoffs every year. For example, the Chiefs are listed with -500 odds to make the playoffs at FanDuel Sportsbook to start the season. On a $10 bet at those odds, you would net only $2 if Kansas City was to make the postseason cut.

Teams in stronger divisions tend to get longer odds, whereas teams that dominate their divisions get better odds because of their clear path to a playoff berth.

Most teams have NFL Playoffs odds somewhere between -200 and +300 at the start of the season. There are some true long shots such as the Arizona Cardinals, who have +1100 odds to make the playoffs at DraftKings Sportsbook as of May 25.

NFL Playoffs betting strategy

The important thing to consider when betting NFL Playoffs futures is public perception. These lines are set almost entirely based on the esteem each team has earned in the public eye. The Packers had -500 odds to make the playoffs entering the 2022 season because of their reputation as a star-studded team. But going against the grain by taking a +350 bet on Green Bay to miss the playoffs would have paid off.

Also consider the division landscape when betting on NFL Playoffs futures. Not only does a weak division provide a path to the postseason, it provides six relatively easy, or six very difficult games depending on the division. It makes sense to analyze the entire season schedule before placing a significant wager on a team.

Note that if you’re interested in trying to predict the exact pecking order in a division, DraftKings Sportsbook offers odds on the finishing position for each team within their division prior to each season.

Odds are also different at different sportsbooks, so shop around and see where you can find the best price on each team to make or miss the playoffs.

What happened last year?

Most pre-season predictions came home to roost last year. Here is a look at last year’s four finalists, as well as their pre-season odds to make the playoffs.

  • Kansas City Chiefs -225
  • Cincinnati Bengals -144
  • San Francisco 49ers -225
  • Philadelphia Eagles -178