- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have -500 odds to win the NFC South.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars are favored to win the AFC South with -250 odds.
- The Cincinnati Bengals have -250 favored odds to win the AFC North.
LAS VEGAS – As Week 17 of the NFL season gets underway, there are several playoff and division-winning scenarios to keep an eye on leaving the door open for last-minute division futures bets. The three divisions that still have futures odds available are the NFC South, AFC South, and AFC North.
Heat Is Rising In The AFC North Playoff Race
AFC North Odds
- Cincinnati Bengals -250
- Baltimore Ravens +210
The way the Bengals odds are looking in Week 17, it may take a Week 18 win over the Baltimore Ravens to lock up the divisions. The Cincinnati Bengals could technically win the division in Week 17 with a win and a Ravens loss or a tie and a Ravens loss.
Either way, they need the Ravens to lose which could be a lot to ask for this week considering they are 2.5-point favorites over the Pittsburgh Steelers who they beat just two weeks prior. Things aren’t looking up for the Bengals as they have a date with the conference-leading Buffalo Bills as 1-point underdogs.
Can The Buccaneers Lock Up the NFC South?
NFC South Odds
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers -500
- Carolina Panthers +300
- New Orleans Saints +3000
NFL betting sites have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers favored to win the NFC South this late in the season as they currently hold the top spot in the division and are ahead one game with a crucial matchup vs. the Carolina Panthers on deck.
The Buccaneers odds could cash in Week 17 by simply winning the game against the Panthers in which oddsmakers have them listed as 3-point favorites to do so.
The New Orleans Saints are also slightly in the mix, however, they are 6.5-point underdogs to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Buccaneers have opened and remained under even odds throughout the entire season with the -500 odds being their strongest.
Jaguars Looking To Win Fourth AFC South Title In History
AFC South Odds
- Jacksonville Jaguars -250
- Tennessee Titans +210
It’s a two-team race to win the AFC South and the Jacksonville Jaguars odds to win the division are heating up with the Tennessee Titans losing on TNF to open Week 17. Jax has been scorching hot in their last six games going 4-2 in that span to keep their playoff hopes alive.
They currently control their own fate on if they make the playoffs or not being that if they win out the season, they’ll be in. Luckily for them, they have a matchup against a 2-win Houston Texans team where they are 4-point favorites.
As for their Week 18 matchup, it is crucial against the Tennessee Titans where the winner will be awarded the division title.
The Jaguars division odds have come a long way since first opening after opening the preseason at +1400 odds to win and inching down at every chance they got.
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