NFL Playoffs Odds

NFL Playoffs odds

The pro football season does not start for several months but betting markets have already popped up. NFL Playoffs odds are available to bet on now. Top tier teams like the Kansas City Chiefs have around -450 odds to make the NFL Playoffs. Lowly teams like the Washington Commanders are around +275 to make the playoffs at most books. See To Make The Playoffs odds for all 32 NFL teams below.

NFL Playoffs odds

Below are To Make The NFL Playoffs odds for every team in the league. Click to bet now.

  • Kansas City Chiefs (-475): With the Chiefs chasing a Super Bowl 3-peat, oddsmakers have little doubt KC will be a playoff team once again. 
  • San Francisco 49ers (-475): The 49ers have the shortest make the playoff odds among NFC teams, and sportsbooks have made San Francisco the early favorite to bring home the Vince Lombardi Trophy. 
  • Baltimore Ravens (-330): It’s more a question of how far Lamar Jackson and the Ravens will go in the postseason, as the team is expected to once again compete for the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC. 
  • Atlanta Falcons (-300): We’ll soon find out if Kirk Cousins is the missing piece to Atlanta ending a postseason drought that dates back to 2017.
  • Detroit Lions (-225): The Lions finally made it to the NFC Championship Game last season, and there are high expectations for another postseason run. 
  • Philadelphia Eagles (-225): The Eagles are expected to once again compete with the Cowboys for NFC East bragging rights as the franchise tries to move on from a forgettable 2023 finish. 
  • Dallas Cowboys (-225): The defending NFC East champs are eying a fourth straight 12-win season that will pretty much guarantee another playoff appearance. 
  • Cincinnati Bengals (-225): Joe Burrow is healthy again, so expect the Bengals to hang with the Ravens in the battle for NFC North bragging rights. 
  • Buffalo Bills (-215): Josh Allen and the Bills will soon find out how much significant roster changes impact their playoff chances.
  • Green Bay Packers (-190): Jordan Love put Green Bay back on the NFL playoff map last season, and the franchise is eying a return appearance.
  • Houston Texans (-190): C.J. Stroud and the Texans only got better during the offseason by adding RB Joe Mixon and WR Stefon Diggs. 
  • Miami Dolphins (-175): One of the highest scoring offences in the NFL is still intact and the Dolphins are expected to be a playoff team once again. 
  • Chicago Bears (-125): The Bears are about to find out how quickly rookie QB Caleb Williams and WR Rome Odunze help push the franchise back into the NFL Playoff contender category. 
  • New York Jets (-135): It’s almost time for Take 2 with Aaron Rodgers in a Jets uniform as the franchise targets their first playoff berth since 2010.
  • Los Angeles Chargers (-115): The Chargers are looking to make a dramatic turnaround from a 5-12 season with new head coach Jim Harbaugh ready for the challenge. 
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (+100): The Jags are facing a tight AFC South race with the Texans and Colts. 
  • Los Angeles Rams (+115): Playing in the same division as the Niners does not make things easy, but the Rams price to make the playoffs is a tad over even money.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+145): The Buccaneers might not be the NFC South favorites out of the gates, but there is little doubt the franchise still has the talent to at least be playoff contenders.
  • Cleveland Browns (+160): Playing in the highly competitive NFC North, the Browns are looking to make it back-to-back seasons in which they clinch at least a wild card.
  • Indianapolis Colts (+160): The Colts have a healthy Anthony Richardson back to show he has what it takes to help Indy compete for the NFC South crown.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (+170): The Steelers have addressed their quarterback issues, and will soon find out if Russell Wilson can still lead an NFL franchise back to the postseason. 
  • New Orleans Saints (+175): Look for the Saints to contend for the NFC South’s top spot with the Falcons and Bucs. 
  • Seattle Seahawks (+200): The Seahawks have missed the NFL playoffs two of the last three seasons, and this time around there is a new coaching staff in place.
  • Washington Commanders (+260): The 2024 season is expected to be another rebuilding year as management used the No. 2 overall pick to select LSU QB Jayden Daniels.  
  • Minnesota Vikings (+260): Kirk Cousins is gone, and the Vikings will open training camp with the longest price among AFC North squads to make the playoffs. 
  • Arizona Cardinals (+300): The Cardinals are trying to figure out how to win more than four games in a season. 
  • Las Vegas Raiders (+300): Besides playing in the same division as the Super Bowl champs, the Raiders are expected to once again go with the unproven Aidan O’Connell as their starting QB.
  • Tennessee Titans (+400): With a new coaching staff in place, the Titans are looking at another year of rebuilding with second-year QB Will Levis. 
  • New York Giants (+425): Playing in the same division as the Cowboys and Eagles, along with questions surrounding whether or not Daniel Jones is the answer at quarterback, are just a small part of why the odds of being a playoff team are not looking great. 
  • Denver Broncos (+550): The Broncos have not made the playoffs since winning the 2015 Super Bowl, and it doesn’t look like the scenario will improve this season. 
  • Carolina Panthers (+800): The number tells us Bryce Young and the Panthers are not ready to enter the playoffs conversation following a 2-15 season. 
  • New England Patriots (+950): The Patriots are opening the 2024 season with the longest to make the playoffs odds. In this case, “longest” means not this season.

NFL Playoff Schedule

Here is a look at the NFL Playoffs schedule for January and February of 2025.

  • Wild Card Weekend: Saturday, Jan. 11 – Monday, Jan. 13
  • Divisional Round: Saturday, Jan. 18 – Sunday, Jan. 19
  • AFC Conference Championship Game: Sunday, Jan. 26 (CBS)
  • NFC Conference Championship Game: Sunday, Jan. 26 (FOX)
  • Super Bowl 59: Sunday, Feb. 9 (FOX)

Best NFL Playoffs betting sites

Below is a look at the top NFL Playoffs betting sites available. Find Super Bowl odds and more on these betting apps.

Betting on the NFL Playoffs is easy with the following sites. To Make The NFL Playoffs odds are available throughout the off-season and well into the regular season. Once the pro football postseason begins, NFL Playoffs odds for every game in January will be made available.

DraftKings

DraftKings Sportsbook has plenty of bonuses for NFL bettors throughout the playoffs. Users will often see Profit Boosts from DK on select games. 

Bet365

Bet365 Sportsbook is another great book when it comes to betting on the NFL Playoffs. One great feature of Bet365 is its daily “Bet Boosts.” Once January football rolls around, Bet365 will have plenty of Bet Boosts centered around the NFL.

BetMGM

BetMGM Sportsbook will be dishing out SGP boost tokens throughout the NFL Playoffs. Bettors will be able to score a 50% bigger payout on Same Game Parlay bets.

FanDuel

FanDuel Sportsbook will also have great Same Game Parlay betting options for all of NFL Playoff games this coming January. FD will also have novelty props for the Big Game in February.

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. 11, 2025, three games on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2025, and one game on Monday, Jan. 13, 2025.
  • 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. 18 and Sunday, Jan. 19.
  • 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. 26.
  • The winners of the title games will then play in Super Bowl LIX, which is scheduled for Feb. 9 at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Prior to the changes from four seasons ago, the NFL last tinkered with the postseason 34 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 a recent example.

  • 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