Futures still say Patriots at present
August 21, 2018 3:00 AM
by Andy Iskoe
VIP Pigskin Picks | For many years the only options for betting NFL Futures was limited to betting on teams to win their Division, Conference title or the Super Bowl.
For many years the only options for betting NFL Futures was limited to betting on teams to win their Division, Conference title or the Super Bowl. There was not the option to bet against a team that you felt might fall short of expectations for a given season.
About 20 seasons ago that changed with the introduction of Season Win Totals which allowed you to bet that a team would either exceed (OVER) or fall short of (UNDER) oddsmakers’ expectations.
Those wagers has become increasingly popular over the years and virtually every Sports Book now offers that option. In recent years that concept has been extended to allow you to now bet on whether or not each of the 32 NFL teams will make the Playoffs.
For example, using lines from the Westgate, if you want to wager that the New England Patriots will make the Playoffs this season you have to lay 1,600 dollars to earn $100. To wager that the Pats will miss the Playoffs would require you to wager $100 to win $900.