- Sportsbooks are releasing their futures odds for the season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers holding -200 odds to win the NFC South.
- The New Orleans Saints are the favorites to finish second in the division at +165 betting odds.
NEW ORLEANS – The NFL season is still weeks away but it may already be time for fans of the New Orleans Saints to get fired up.
New odds released from Super Bowl betting sites have the Saints picked to finish second in the NFC South.
The bookies are putting their faith in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win the division championship, with the Saints as a distant runner up.
Odds To Win NFC South
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers -200
- New Orleans Saints +333
- Atlanta Falcons +700
- Carolina Panthers +950
This may come as good reason, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to resign a number of key free agents from their Super Bowl 55 winning team.
The Bucs will be bringing back the WR Chris Godwin, LB Lavonte David, DE Shaq Barrett, TE Rob Gronkowski, and more.
In fact, the Bucs will return all 22 starters from the Super Bowl winning team in 2021 becoming the first team in the salary cap era to do so.
What this means is that the Saints have their work cut out for them if they hope to repeat as division champions next year.
The Saints finished 12-4 in 2020, just narrowly winning the division over the Bucs who finished 11-5.
Now, the Super Bowl bookies are pegging the Saints to finish second ahead of the season.
Team to Finish 2nd in NFC South
- New Orleans Saints +165
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +225
- Carolina Panthers +333
- Atlanta Falcons +375
Overall, the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl 56 odds are tied for 12, with odds of +2800.
Odds To Win Super Bowl 56 (2022)
- Kansas City Chiefs +500
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +600
- Buffalo Bills +1100
- Los Angeles Rams +1200
- San Francisco 49ers +1300
- Baltimore Ravens +1400
- Cleveland Browns +1600
- Green Bay Packers +1600
- Indianapolis Colts +2000
- Denver Broncos +2400
- New England Patriots +2500
- New Orleans Saints +2800
- Seattle Seahawks +2800
The Saints find themselves surrounded by the likes of the rebuilding New England Patriots, and the Seattle Seahawks on the overall odds board.
The biggest question for the Saints ahead of this season is their quarterback. Qith Drew Brees now enjoying retirement, the Saints will likely turn to either Taysom Hill or Jameis Winston under center.
If either of those options are able to pan out successfully, the Saints could be a very valuable early choice to win the division for savvy NFL bettors.
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