Week 1 Games That Affect NFL Divisional Odds

  • The Green Bay Packers are -130 to beat the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1, and -170 to win the NFC North.
  • The New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins have +500 and +400 odds to win the AFC East respectively.
  • If the Houston Texans upset the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1, the AFC South is wide open.

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Week 1 of the NFL season is fast approaching, and divisional odds will shift after several games in Week 1.

Green Bay Packers Vs. Minnesota Vikings Week 1 Odds

  • Green Bay Packers -130
  • Minnesota Vikings +110

The two top teams in the NFC North are set to face off in Week 1, and it could alter the landscape of the division if the Vikings manage to win.

The Packers are runaway favorites in the North, with only the Vikings as plausible contenders, so a good showing from Minnesota could level the playing field between the two.

2022/2023 Division Winner Odds – NFC North

  • Green Bay Packers -170
  • Minnesota Vikings +275
  • Chicago Bears +900
  • Detroit Lions +900

The upside here is mostly for the Vikings, as it’s unlikely one game would move the Packers far beyond -170.

New England Patriots Vs. Miami Dolphins Week 1 Odds

  • New England Patriots +130
  • Miami Dolphins -150

The AFC East is expected to be dominated by the Buffalo Bills, but the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots are expected to be reasonable teams with outside shots at winning.

2022/2023 Division Winner Odds – AFC East

  • Buffalo Bills -225
  • Miami Dolphins +400
  • New England Patriots +500
  • New York Jets +2000

The game between them in Week 1 will likely determine which of them has the inside track at a potential divisional upset.

Indianapolis Colts Vs. Houston Texans

  • Indianapolis Colts -380
  • Houston Texans +290

The least likely, but potentially most impactful of these games is the matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans.

2022/2023 Division Winner Odds – AFC South

  • Indianapolis Colts -110
  • Tennessee Titans +145
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +600
  • Houston Texans +2800

The Texans are expected to be by far the worst team in the AFC South, while the Colts are outright favorites to win the division.

However, if the Texans manage to win, the division might be far more open, as the Colts betting odds are only -110 to win it right now, and a divisional loss would shake that significantly.

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