Betting NFL Futures 101

by Wayne Root

The Los Angeles Rams are the reigning Super Bowl champions but are not the favorite to win it all next season. Buffalo is the betting favorite to win the top prize in the NFL as they are around +650 at most sportsbooks. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with Tom Brady back at quarterback for the third season in a row, and the Kansas City Chiefs are also near the top of the majority of Super Bowl odds boards.
When is the right time to bet these? Take the Kansas City Chiefs for this example. At this time, we can bet them at +1000. So you need to go to their schedule and see if you might be able to get better odds by waiting. 
Looking at this year’s schedule offers some real good reason why one might wait. They play 2021 playoff teams in 7 of their first 8 games. The one team of those eight not making last year’s playoffs was Indianapolis which lost to Jacksonville in week 18. And they have added QB Matt Ryan to an already talented squad. 
Additionally and equally as important, this is the first time in NFL history a team opens their season with eight teams with winning records from the previous year. Maybe the NFL and the schedule makers are wanting to level the playing field. 
Without handicapping the teams, I believe that playing the following will be very challenging to go thru these four teams early in the season unblemished. Let’s note these four:
LA Chargers
@ Indianapolis Colts
@Tampa Bay
Kansas City plays these four in the first six weeks of the season. Surely one cannot imagine the Chiefs being 4-0 or 3-1 when having to play these four.
The other four intermixed in the first eight weeks are:
@Arizona in their first game.
@ LA Raiders
@ San Francisco 
If they are 5-3 or 4-4 and other teams begin 7-1, the betting odds on the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl would go from 10/1 to 15/1. If they start out 3-3 in the first six weeks, the odds will certainly be worth waiting for that better opportunity to make your wager. They might be 5-3 after eight games. But hold on. It get harder for them. 
Here’s another tip betting Kansas City over/under on total wins. The total wins is set at 10.5 -115. 
Add the number of wins you think they’ll have from the eight above. Then look at this. From November 20 thru December 11; a four week stretch, the Chiefs also play:
@ LA Chargers 
LA Rams
@ Cincinnati 
@ Denver
Someone in the Chiefs organization must have hit a nerve with the NFL. Their schedule is brutal. 
I didn’t give you the other because my point was to make you think about the schedule before you make a bet and figure it out. If you want us to do that for you, get ahold of my General Manager for his help or keep coming back to our article page. 
As the summer progresses, come back as these a solid tips to help. You’re getting your college degree in “futures” right here absolutely free. 
Good Luck Wagering,
Wayne Allyn Root

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