Pro Football Futures: Most Popular Bets for Teams to Make and Miss Playoffs

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The start of the NFL season is just two weeks away, and all 32 teams are hoping that they can finish the regular season with a playoff berth.

Since William Hill Nevada unveiled yes/no playoff odds for every team on July 26, there’s been major odds shifts, notable wagers and popular sides. So let’s dig in to see which teams William Hill bettors think will be making appearances in this upcoming playoffs.

While the teams with the heaviest odds to make the playoffs (Chiefs YES -1100/NO +700, Buccaneers YES -900/NO +600) and miss the playoffs (Texans YES +700/NO -1100, Lions YES +600/NO -900) haven’t experienced any odds changes, there are some others that have.

The biggest shift belongs to the Colts. YES for Indianapolis opened as a sizable favorite at -240 and NO was at +200. After the Carson Wentz injury news was announced, YES became an underdog at +125 while NO went to -145.

Other notable odds movements for teams include the Bears (YES +160/NO -180 to YES +200/NO -240), Vikings (YES +150/NO -170 to YES +125/NO -145) and Washington (YES +160/NO -180 to YES +135/NO -155).

Even with the drastic odds shift, the Colts still lead all teams in total dollars wagered to make the playoffs. That includes one Nevada bettor who placed $20,000 on Colts YES +115 for a total potential payout of $43,000, the largest yes/no NFL playoff odds wager taken thus far at William Hill.

The most popular bet to make the playoffs in terms of total number of tickets is the Raiders. YES for Las Vegas was originally at +300 and is now at +290, though NO is still heavy chalk at -350. One of their AFC West foes ranks second in tickets and dollars to make the postseason: the Chargers.

Conversely, William Hill bettors are strongly backing the Bears to miss the postseason after they made it last campaign. NO for Chicago is tops in total dollars wagered and is second in total number of tickets, with the latter only behind the Saints (YES even-money odds/NO -120).

Even though their YES is first in tickets and third in dollars, NO for the Raiders is also second in total dollars wagered. That’s largely due to another Nevada bettor who has $10,200 on Raiders NO -340 for a total potential payout of $13,200, the largest NO playoffs wager as of now at William Hill.

Check out William Hill’s latest trends for odds to make and miss the 2022 NFL postseason below.

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