Show us a cat-themed parlay from NFL Week 8 and we’ll show you a bettor that got rich. All four felines: the Jaguars, Lions, Bengals, and Panthers, won their matchups. The former two are now atop our weekly odds-based NFL power rankings. The latter two pulled off upsets. And while Carolina still sits at the bottom, spoiler alert, it finally won. If they keep this up, the NFL playoffs futures odds will see some movement.
NFL Teams on How Rich (or Poor) They’ve Made You
Eight weeks in the books, and our weekly power rankings see another scrambling thanks to several upsets. Underdogs only went 4-12 on the moneyline but 8-8 against the spread (ATS). But two of these took down a pair of teams from the top tier, while another fell after failing to cover. It was a good week for folks who went with dogs on their NFL picks and parlays.
Top Tier: Money Trains
That did not last long. Kansas City and Pittsburgh, last week’s top two teams, fell off after taking ‘L’s this past week. Now, we have a trio of 6-2 teams fighting for the top: Jacksonville, Detroit, and Miami. The Jaguars get the edge, thanks to their upset over Buffalo. Philadelphia was hard to place as the team with the best record on the moneyline, is just 4-2-2 ATS.
- Jacksonville Jaguars (6-2; 6-2 ATS)
- Detroit Lions (6-2; 6-2 ATS)
- Miami Dolphins (6-2; 6-2 ATS)
- Philadelphia Eagles (7-1; 4-2-2 ATS)
Upper Tier: Makin’ Money, Sometimes Sweatin’ It
Baltimore and Kansas City remain the best teams in the AFC based on their NFL conference futures odds. But the former was the subject of our weekly ‘Bad Beat’ article, and the latter got shut down by Denver. Watch out for the Bengals at #11 as this team continues to climb our tier list.
- Baltimore Ravens (6-2; 5-3 ATS)
- Kansas City Chiefs (6-2; 5-3 ATS)
- Dallas Cowboys (5-2; 5-2 ATS)
- Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3; 4-3 ATS)
- Seattle Seahawks (5-2; 4-2-1 ATS)
- San Francisco 49ers (5-3; 5-3 ATS)
- Cincinnati Bengals (4-3; 3-3-1 ATS)
- Cleveland Browns (4-3; 3-3-1 ATS)
Underdog Tier: Dogs Can Make Money
This is where moneyline bettors can make loot (mostly). Minnesota, in particular, has delivered as an underdog. With Kirk Cousins now injured, expect the Vikings to continue getting dog odds. The Cardinals return here after pulling off quite the backdoor cover. Though at 1-7, we can’t recommend betting too much on this team, especially on the NFL playoffs futures odds.
- New York Jets (4-3; 4-2-1 ATS)
- Minnesota Vikings (4-4; 4-3-1 ATS)
- Tennessee Titans (3-4; 4-3 ATS)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4; 4-3 ATS)
- Houston Texans (3-4; 4-3 ATS)
- Indianapolis Colts (3-5; 4-4 ATS)
- Los Angeles Rams (3-5; 4-3-1 ATS)
- Arizona Cardinals (1-7; 4-4 ATS)
Danger Tier: Highway to the Danger Zone?
These teams don’t have a lot in common. Some are on losing skids, and some have been winning. But one look at those spread records, and you’ll see why they’re here. Most teams here should also have minus lines on the NFL playoffs futures odds. But as far as spread betting, they’re fade material.
- Buffalo Bills (5-3; 3-5 ATS)
- Los Angeles Chargers (3-4; 3-4 ATS)
- Atlanta Falcons (4-4; 2-6 ATS)
- Washington Commanders (3-5; 3-4-1 ATS)
- New Orleans Saints (4-4; 2-5-1 ATS)
- Las Vegas Raiders (3-5; 3-5 ATS)
- Green Bay Packers (2-5; 3-4 ATS)
Worst Tier: Escaping Fade City
Three of the five teams on here won in Week 8. Unfortunately, they have a lot of work to do to move up a tier. These teams could still make for a lucrative bet if you fade them. The Giants, in particular, are also cold (or hot) on over under betting: all but one of their games have gone over.
- New York Giants (2-6; 2-5-1 ATS)
- Chicago Bears (2-6; 2-5-1 ATS)
- Denver Broncos (3-5; 2-5-1 ATS)
- New England Patriots (2-6; 2-6 ATS)
- Carolina Panthers (1-6; 1-5-1 ATS)
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