NFL Futures Bets
Betting on Super Bowl & Postseason Playoff Odds
Along with daily bets on all regular season NFL games, BetAmerica is your premier destination for NFL futures action, including playoff odds, odds for both the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Championship Conference (AFC) champions, as well as Super Bowl odds. Looking for even more action? We also have odds on individual player awards, such as NFL MVP odds.
Below are links that will help you understand how these different types of NFL Futures Bets work on the BetAmerica.com platform:
- What are NFL Futures Bets?
- NFL Super Bowl Odds
- NFC Championship Odds
- AFC Championship Odds
- NFL MVP Odds
What are NFL Futures Bets?
You have tracked all the offseason roster moves, poured over every stat sheet and read every article you could find, leaving you absolutely convinced you know which team is a lock to win the Super Bowl this year. The only thing left to do is check out NFL futures betting at BetAmerica.com. Oddsmakers are already at work setting odds for all major NFL championship games and awards based on the current outlook, but those odds will be continually adjusted as the season drama plays out. By assessing solid opportunities and locking in early odds, astute bettors gain the opportunity to cash in on big wins nobody else saw coming.
With any futures bets, you’ll typically see a “+” number next to any available wager. For example, +1000 odds for a team to win the Super Bowl would mean that a bet of $100 would pay off $1,000 if that team ended up as champions. In general, these teams or players are seen as the “darkhorse” picks – high risk, but very high reward if they shock the NFL. In some cases, you may see a “-” number next to a team or player that is an overwhelming favorite for a championship or award. For example, -200 odds for a team to win their conference would mean that a bet of $200 on that team would pay a $100 win if they ultimately prevailed as conference champions.
NFL Super Bowl Odds
Super Bowl odds are currently available and will be available throughout the season on BetAmerica.com for any NFL team that has not been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. Teams with a “+” sign next to their name will pay out whatever number is listed in a bet of $100. Below are the Super Bowl odds for the top
World Series odds are available throughout the season on BetAmerica.com for any virtually any team not yet mathematically eliminated from contention for postseason play. Any team with a “+” sign next to their name will pay out whatever number is listed on a bet of $100. Below are the World Series odds for the top 10 teams in the National Football League as of July 21st, 2019. Note that these odds can and will change frequently and likely do not reflect current odds:
In the example above, the New England Patriots are listed as the most likely to win the Super Bowl with +700 odds. That means a successful $100 wager on the team at this pricing would net a $700 win. By contrast a $100 bet on bigger longshots such as the Green Bay Packers (listed at +2000) would net a bigger payday of $2,000.
Past 10 Super Bowl Champions
|Super Bowl XLIV||February 7, 2010||New Orleans Saints||Indianapolis Colts|
|Super Bowl XLV||February 6, 2011||Green Bay Packers||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Super Bowl XLVI||February 5, 2012||New York Giants||New England Patriots|
|Super Bowl XLVII||February 3, 2013||Baltimore Ravens||San Francisco 49ers|
|Super Bowl XLVIII||February 2, 2014||Seattle Seahawks||Denver Broncos|
|Super Bowl XLIX||February 1, 2015||New England Patriots||Seattle Seahawks|
|Super Bowl 50||February 7, 2016||Denver Broncos||Carolina Panthers|
|Super Bowl LI||February 5, 2017||New England Patriots||Atlanta Falcons|
|Super Bowl LII||February 4, 2018||Philadelphia Eagles||New England Patriots|
|Super Bowl LIII||February 3, 2019||New England Patriots||Los Angeles Rams|
National Football Conference (NFC) Championship Odds
The national Football Conference (NFC) was established as part of of the NFL’s merger with the rival American Football League (AFL) in 1970. At the time, the AFL had expanded to 10 team while the NFL fielded 16 clubs, so in order to balance out the two new conferences, 3 teams (the Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Baltimore Colts) left the now established NFC to join the AFC and balance the two conferences at 13 teams each. Historically, the NFC has shown much greater parity than the AFC, who have sent all but one team to the Super Bowl. Below are the NFC Championship odds for the top 6 teams in the National Football League as of July 21st, 2019. Note that these odds can and will change frequently and likely do not reflect current pricing:
In the example above the Los Angeles Rams are listed as the most likely to win the NFC Championship with +425 odds. That means a successful $100 wager on either of those teams at this pricing would net a $425 win. By contrast a $100 bet on a bigger longshot such as the Dallas Cowboys (listed at +1100) would net a bigger payday of $1,100.
American Football Conference (AFC) Championship Odds
As noted above, the AFC was established at the same time as the NFC as a result of the 1970 merger of the two biggest football leagues in America. Of the current 16 clubs in the AFC, the New England Patriots have been far and beyond the dominant team – capturing a record 11 conference titles and 6 Super Bowl titles. Just like with the NFC Championship, odds for the winners of the AFC Championship are set for all 16 teams early on. Below are the AFC Championship odds for the top 6 teams as of July 21th, 2019. Note that these odds can can and will change frequently and likely do not reflect current pricing:
In the example above the New England Patriots are listed as the most likely to win the AFC Championship with +325 odds. That means a successful $100 wager on either of those teams at this pricing would net a $325 win. By contrast a $100 bet on a bigger longshot such as the Pittsburgh Steelers (listed at +1200) would net a bigger payday of $1,200.
NFL MVP Odds
Similar to picking teams to win their respective conference or the Super Bowl, bettors also have the ability to wager on individual players to earn MVP honors for the NFL at the end of the season. The NFL MVP ranks are dominated by Quarterbacks and Running Backs, with the only exceptions being Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor and wide receiver Jerry Rice taking home the honors in 1986 and 1987 respectively. Have a good feeling on a darkhorse you feel is poised for a breakout season? Lock in those odds early for sweet payout! Below are the NFL MVP odds for the top 6 candidates as of July 21st, 2019. Note that these odds can and will change frequently and likely do not reflect current pricing:
In the example above, reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes is the favorite to repeat as the MVP with +500 odds. That means a successful $100 wager would net a $500 win. By contrast a $100 bet on a bigger longshot such as Baker Mayfield (listed at +1500) would net a bigger payday of $1,500.
Past 10 Super Bowl MVPs
|Super Bowl XLIV||Drew Brees||New Orleans Saints||QB|
|Super Bowl XLV||Aaron Rodgers||Green Bay Packers||QB|
|Super Bowl XLVI||Eli Manning||New York Giants||QB|
|Super Bowl XLVII||Joe Flacco||Baltimore Ravens||QB|
|Super Bowl XLVIII||Malcolm Smith||Seattle Seahawks||LB|
|Super Bowl XLIX||Tom Brady||New England Patriots||QB|
|Super Bowl 50||Von Miller||Denver Broncos||LB|
|Super Bowl LI||Tom Brady||New England Patriots||QB|
|Super Bowl LII||Nick Foles||Philadelphia Eagles||QB|
|Super Bowl LIII||Julian Edelman||New England Patriots||WR|
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman won the Super Bowl MVP award in 2019 after hauling in 10 passes for 141 yards. The Kent State alum is just the seventh wide receiver to receive the Pete Rozelle Trophy and the first since Steelers standout Santonio Holmes in 2009. Here are three more facts you should know about the award:
- The Super Bowl MVP award has gone to a quarterback 29 times since 1967
- Defensive players have only won the award 10 times over the past 52 years
- Dallas Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley is the only player from a losing team to earn Super Bowl MVP honors