Best Picks for the 2020 NFL Season to Bet On
Although there’s no such thing as a “lock” in the NFL, there are some teams that we really like this season. Let’s take a look at some of the teams that we think have a great shot at making a Super Bowl run, along with their odds to win the Super Bowl LV.
NFL: Smartest Picks of the 2020 NFL Season and Why
Kansas City Chiefs +650
It’s kind of boring to pick the Chiefs, but why shouldn’t we? What’s not to like about the Chiefs? The league’s best quarterback, Patrick Mahomes has signed a long-term contract extension. Most of the key components of one of the top offensive units in the league have returned.Although lead back Damien Williams has opted out of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, his probable replacement 1st round draft choice Clyde Edwards-Helaire has looked like a future superstar in camp.
In weeks 11-17 of last season, the Chiefs had the top-rated defense in the NFL. They re-signed Chris Jones to an extension. Frank Clark is coming off of an all-pro season. Tyrann Mathieu will once again anchor the secondary, and the Chiefs made improvements to the linebacking corps through the draft.
The Chiefs have one of the easier divisions in the NFL. If they can roll through their division, they have a great chance of gaining home field advantage throughout the AFC Playoffs. Maybe by then the Kansas City crowd will be able to come and cheer on their defending champions. If that’s the case, the Chiefs will be hard to beat.
New Orleans Saints +1100
Even though many are concerned that Drew Brees is headed in the wrong direction, we don’t have that concern. With 3 consecutive NFC South titles, the Saints are legitimate Super Bowl contenders. With a strong offensive line, and an arsenal of weapons led by Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara, Brees should have what he needs to be successful.
What many have failed to realize about the Saints is how good their defense has been. The defense was always blamed for the Saints failures in the past, but that can no longer be the case. The Saints have an elite run defense, and their secondary, led by Marshon Lattimore, is a very strong unit as well.
The Saints are poised to show the NFC that they have what it takes to win it all.
Indianapolis Colts +2000
Colts General Manager Chris Ballard has gone with an “all in” mentality this season. He has put together a team that is in “win now” mode, and can challenge for a Super Bowl crown. Ballard signed quarterback Phillip Rivers to a one year deal. In order to protect Rivers, Ballard has assembled one of, if not the top offensive lines in the NFL. Another way to keep Rivers safe was to draft Jonathan Taylor out of Wisconsin to be the lead running back. So far, Taylor has looked great in training camp, and could be a huge offensive weapon. If TY Hilton can stay healthy, and draft pick Michael Pittman Jr. can help the offense, Rivers and the Colts offense should be able to put up some big numbers.
The Colts didn’t just make offensive improvements, they also made some big moves on the defensive side of the football. They traded their 1st round draft pick to the 49ers for defensive end DeForest Buckner. Buckner will anchor the defensive line. Their linebacking group is one of the strongest groups in the league. The secondary was also improved by the signing of Xavier Rhodes. Rhodes was brought in to help mentor a young secondary. If this group can keep things together, the secondary will hold its own.
This could be an “all or nothing” year for the Colts. This team has been assembled to win now, and we think they have a great shot at a Super Bowl run.