NFL Futures Markets Review: 5 Profitable Bets to Make After First Half of the Season Is Over

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Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles yells during pregame against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP.

Here at TheRX, we dive into the futures markets for value NFL picks in the Super Bowl LVII, AFC Conference, NFC Conference, NFC South Division, and the MVP.

Super Bowl LVII

This week looks like the perfect one to bet on the San Francisco 49ers winning Super Bowl LVII at the attractive price of +1200 with Caesars Sportsbook. A couple of seasons ago in 2019, the San Francisco 49ers came close when losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in the final, while last year they finished one match shy of the big occasion.

Head coach, Kyle Shanahan is in the seventh season of his impressive tenure and at the age of 42 he’s still young, but those experiences should be standing him in good stead for this year’s run-in.

The abundance of riches at the crucial quarterback spot with Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance is a positive that could easily bear fruit in the playoffs bringing strength in depth while keeping opponents on their toes constantly.

Fill your boots this week by backing the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl LVII at +1200.

Super Bowl LVII Pick: San Francisco 49ers (+1200) at Caesars Sportsbook

AFC Conference

Readers and followers will remember last year I put up the Tennessee Titans for Super Bowl LVI winners but the loss of top rusher, Derrick Henry was costly to their chances. With the star running back now at full fitness, Mike Vrabel’s Gangster Squad is up and running this season with five successive wins after two losses to open their campaign.

There’s no doubt, that the Titans are not the prettiest team, but they are very effective at winning matches, and for a long time, I’ve felt they are worthy outsiders for the AFC Conference playoffs when the pressure of expectation comes on the more fancied sides.

Current injury worries surrounding quarterback Ryan Tannehill will be behind them after this week’s match against the Kansas City Chiefs where incidentally, Malik Willis deputized ably in their 17-20 loss.

Those issues might be responsible for the attractive price of +2800 at PointsBet about the Tennessee Titans winning the AFC Conference so let’s step in and snap up some value about the Gangster Squad getting it together in the playoffs.

AFC Conference Futures Pick: Tennessee Titans (+2800) at PointsBet

NFC Conference

My Super Bowl LVII bet pre, the Philadelphia Eagles at +2200 looks in great shape, and with Week 9 their bye week and the only perfect NFL 8-0 record in the books this season, things are going swimmingly. Unless they are unlucky with injuries during the second half of the NFL season, they are going to be in great shape for seeding in the playoffs.

What will be interesting is, to see if new head coach Nick Sirianni chases the perfect 17-0 regular season or cleverly coasts the rest of the year until the playoffs. Either way, the chatter from the star quarterback, Jalen Hurts suggests their feet are firmly still on the ground at Lincoln Financial Field when he said, “we haven’t accomplished anything yet.”

I am surprised to see PointsBet dangling +190 out there for the NFC Conference so take the value and add the Philadelphia Eagles.

NFC Conference Futures Pick: Philadelphia Eagles (+190) at PointsBet

NFC South Division

It has been a tough first season in charge of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for head coach Todd Bowles who was filling big shoes, by replacing Bruce Arians. A star quarterback in his twilight years is probably an awkward situation and it remains to be seen if Tom Brady’s problems away from the sport have contributed to his below-average form.

There’s no doubt, that Brady will not want to end his career going out with a whimper and Sunday’s win over the L.A. Rams indicated this might be the right time to support the Bucs, as I have been expecting the great man to spring to life at some point to allow the Tampa Bay Buccaneers something out of the season.

Luckily, the NFC South has little strength in depth and thus, the Bucs only need to get in front of the Atlanta Falcons by the end of the regulation season. So, take the Tampa Bay Buccaneers now to be winning the NFC South at -180 at Bet365.

NFC South Division Futures Pick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-180) at Bet365

Most Valuable Player (MVP)

Mentioning Jalen Hurts above and the crucial role he is playing in the Philadelphia Eagles’ improvement this season under Nick Sirianni brings me neatly onto his chances for the MVP award. Yes, he is very short in the betting for the prestigious Player Future, but his chance is there for all to see.

His two challengers at the top of the betting come from the AFC with Patrick Mahomes at the Kansas City Chiefs and Josh Allen at the Buffalo Bills, whereas he looks the only viable contender from the NFC when you consider the next NFC player listed at the best sportsbooks is Kirk Cousins at +8000.

That means, the whole NFC has been discounted by the firms and when you consider the NFC being the winner is priced at only +135, we are getting a great price at +350 at BetRivers about Jalen Hurts being the Most Valuable Player

MVP Futures Pick: Jalen Hurts (+350) at BetRivers