- The Arizona Cardinals have -220 odds to make the playoffs.
- The Cleveland Browns are favored to make the playoffs with -165 odds.
- The Las Vegas Raiders have -200 odds to make the playoffs.
- The Miami Dolphins odds to make the playoffs are at -160.
- The New York Giants have +270 odds to make the playoffs.
CLEVELAND — With the NFL season drawing closer to an end with seven weeks left, it is time to start looking at the teams that have a chance of making the playoffs.
NFL sportsbooks have odds on different teams to make the playoffs. Some of those teams include the Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Las Vegas Raiders, Miami Dolphins, and New York Giants.
Arizona Cardinals – To Make The Playoffs
- Odds Before Season: +240
- Yes: -220
- No: +165
Starting with the Arizona Cardinals, they are currently in first place of the NFC West but are in a three-way tie for the record as they share a 6-3 record with the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams.
The Cardinals have been one of the hottest teams in the league as they have won four of their last five games.
The problem here is that they are in arguably the toughest division in the league where they can easily get dropped as they still have one game with the Seahawks and two with the Rams left on their schedule.
However, being that their other four games are against teams with below .500 record, betting on them to make the playoffs could turn out beneficial.
Cleveland Browns – To Make The Playoffs
- Odds Before Season: +115
- Yes: -165
- No: +125
The Browns are in an interesting scenario here as they are tied for second place in the AFC North with the Baltimore Ravens at 6-3. Something that is holding the Browns back is that they still have to face off against the Steelers who are currently undefeated and the Ravens who can flip a switch at any moment. Not to mention, both the Steelers and Ravens have beaten the Browns already.
Looking back at the Browns history, they have not made the playoffs since back in 2002 in which they did not even make it past the first round. This year could be no different as they have already lost their best receiver in Odell Beckham Jr. for the season with a torn ACL and Baker Mayfield has not been playing up to par at all. With that said, bettors can cash out on the Browns not making the playoffs.
Las Vegas Raiders – To Make The Playoffs
- Odds Before Season: +230
- Yes: -200
- No: +150
The Las Vegas Raiders are in an interesting position thus far on the season as they currently hold a 6-3 record and are holding down the fifth spot on the playoff board right now. They have also done something that no other team has done this season which is defeat the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs.
However, the Raiders upcoming schedule is a tough one as they still face-off with the Chiefs one more time and also against the Colts and Dolphins who have both proven to be defensive powerhouses. If they can steal at least one of those games and also defeat the other teams below .500 on their schedule, they could certainly keep their playoff odds alive.
Miami Dolphins – To Make The Playoffs
- Odds Before Season: +390
- Yes: -160
- No: +120
The Miami Dolphins have been the story of the year as they have completely turned a corner from 2019 when they went 5-11 to now where they are currently on a 5-game win streak and a 6-3 record. They have certainly made their case as a playoff team as they have taken down some notable teams like the Cardinals and Rams but do have a tough and challenging schedule coming up.
They have matchups remaining against the Chiefs, Raiders, and Bills as well as the Patriots who have already beaten them earlier in the season. Something else to keep in mind is that all four of those games are one after another starting in Week 14. The Dolphins could potentially get knocked off by a team like Cleveland who has an easier remaining schedule.
New York Giants – To Make The Playoffs
- Odds Before Season: +390
- Yes +270
- No -390
The New York Giants should be considered a dark horse team to make the playoffs here as they are in the weakest division in the entire NFL and are also two games behind the Philadelphia Eagles for first place. Luckily for the Giants, the Eagles have one of the toughest closing schedules where they are set to face five teams in a row who are sitting with above .500 record and also projected to be in the playoffs.
On the other hand, however, the Giants also have a tough schedule as they have four matchups with above .500 playoff teams as well. If the Giants could steal even just one of those games and beat the remaining teams with under .500 records, they could potentially steal the division winner spot and help NFL bettors cash out big time.
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