For the last few years the NFC West has been the laughing stock of the NFL. The NFC West comprises of the Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers. Not including last years resurgence by the 49ers, this division has been the punching bag of the NFL. Two years ago the Seattle Seahawks won the division with a 7-9 record, while other teams in the NFC were fighting to secure a wild card spot with 9-7 records.
However, this year may be different, with the San Francisco 49ers primed to be a top favorite to win the entire NFC. For sports gambling fans that want to invest on the 49ers this season, there are 3 different future wagers to look at. The first and most obvious is for them to win the NFC West, where they are currently the odds on favorite at -260. Most sports gambling fans may think there is no chance they will lose the division, however this is sports and wilder things have happened. The other option for sports gambling fans is to pick the 49ers to win the NFC championship, where they are the co-favorites with the Green Bay Packers at +300. The last option to use for sports gambling fans who think the 49ers will be the team to beat this year is to pick them to win the Super Bowl at +600.
Now this is going to sound a little crazy right now, but I believe there may be a dark horse sleeper team lurking in the NFC West that is not from San Francisco. The Seattle Seahawks have looked impressive in the preseason, and Coach Carroll is no stranger to success. He built USC into a national powerhouse, and he has been quietly building the Seahawks into a very solid team. Also don’t forget, that Seattle is one of the noisiest and hardest plays for opposing teams to play at. For sports gambling fans looking for an outside of the box pick, I would suggest picking them to win the NFC West with +350 odds. For the sports gambling fans that are really feeling delirious, they can also throw a hail mary pick on the Seahawks to win the NFC championship at +2000, and the Super Bowl at +4500, but I think these two wagers might qualify has admittance to the local psyche ward.