NFL Futures Betting: Best and Worst Regular Season Record Odds for 2021

NFL Best Word Record Odds

Online sportsbook BetOnline have opened two new NFL Futures markets on which NFL teams will end the season with the best and worst regular-season records

The NFL is by far the best at creating parity among the major sports. However, as the league’s 32 fan bases prepare for the new 2021 season in September, there are various levels of optimism that their club will make it to the Super Bowl.

Let’s take a look at which teams are expected to have the best and worst regular-season records this season and don’t forget to also check the early betting odds on NFL football games.


Best NFL Regular Season Record Odds via BetOnline

The two teams who are favoured to emerge with the best records are last year’s Super Bowl teams, the Kansas City Chiefs (+300) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+500).


Swerve the Chiefs

Last season, the Kansas City Chiefs (+300) produced a league-best 14-2 record before losing out to the Buccaneers in the season finale.

While it’s hard to bet against the very talented Patrick Mahomes, the fact is only eight teams have returned to play in the Super Bowl the following year in the last 55 years. When you consider the expected hangover, a lack of potent weapons beyond Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, and improving divisional opponents (Chargers, Broncos), the Chiefs don’t appear to be a good bet.

Other Contenders

You could always bet on the Green Bay Packers (+2000) or Denver Broncos (+2800) if you think you know how the Aaron Rodgers saga will conclude. Indianapolis Colts (+2500) are also worth a look as they have the worst division in the league and a relatively easy schedule.


Worst Regular Season Record Odds via BetOnline

At the other end of the spectrum, it’s the Houston Texans (+175) and Detroit Lions (+300) that head the betting for the teams to end the regular season with the worst record. Both teams will probably be fairly happy if they don’t go winless in 17 games.


“Houston, we have a problem”

Only five teams in NFL history have gone winless, and only two of them (the 2008 Detroit Lions and the 2017 Cleveland Browns) did so in a 16-game season. But don’t let the inclusion of a 17th game on the 2021 schedule put you off betting on Houston who look like a team with some serious problems ahead of them.

View: NFL Futures Odds


Last Season’s Regular Season Records


* NFL betting odds quoted correct at the time of writing. All odds are subject to changes.

Darren Moore
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Darren lives & breathes sports betting and is always sniffing out his next value bet. His favourite sports to bet on are the NFL, horse racing and UFC but he will bet on anything if he thinks the odds are favourable.