NFL Betting: 2020 Conference Championship Odds Update

Posted by Derrick Harper on November 18, 2020 in

Week 11 of the NFL season is here, and we’re now getting a pretty good grip on who the playoff contenders are and who is now playing for a better draft position. Although home-field advantage isn’t as big of a factor this season, teams are still fighting for better playoff seeds. Let’s take a look at the most updated odds to win the NFC and the odds to win AFC and briefly analyze each contender.

Updated NFL 2020 Conference Championship Odds

American Football Conference

  • Kansas City Chiefs +350

Until someone proves otherwise, the Chiefs are still the best team in the AFC. They have one loss on the season, and they’re currently sitting atop the AFC West.

Early in the season, the Chiefs were more committed to the running game, but as of late, Andy Reid has started letting Patrick Mahomes fire away, and the Chiefs have been putting up big numbers. The defense isn’t as strong as last year’s unit, but they’re still a strong group. The Chiefs will be hard to beat in January.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers +600

The Steelers are the lone undefeated team in the NFL. With Ben Roethlisberger back under center, the offense has been much improved over last year’s version.

Defensively, the Steelers have one of the top units in the NFL. They have a very strong pass rush, and their defensive line can also shut down the run game. Pittsburgh has won a lot of tight games and hasn’t been dominating, but it still has the ability to win the AFC.

  • Baltimore Ravens +900

The Ravens aren’t quite as good as they were last season, but they still have a good team. Teams have figured out how to contain Lamar Jackson, so John Harbaugh will have to adapt and make some changes. The Ravens still have the talent to be a contender for the AFC title.

National Football Conference

  • New Orleans Saints +700

The Saints have been sluggish at times, but recently they’ve taken off. Losing Drew Brees for a while could hinder their progress, but Jameis Winston is a capable backup. He’ll utilize Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas, and if he can take care of the ball, the offense won’t miss a beat.

The Saints defense can stop the run, and their secondary is a very strong unit. If Jameis plays well, the Saints will keep on winning and will keep their hopes of winning the NFC alive.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +900

Just when you think the Bucs have hit a wall, Tom Brady returns to his old self. The offense has played well, and Brady continues to defy Father Time.

If the defense can improve, the Bucs have a great shot at winning the NFC. They’ll probably have to do it from a Wild Card spot, though, as they’ve lost both of their matchups with New Orleans.

  • Green Bay Packers +1000

Aaron Rodgers is playing at an MVP level. With Aaron Jones running the ball, and Davante Adams looking like the best wide receiver in the NFL, Rodgers has the offense firing on all cylinders.

Defensively, Green Bay isn’t the strongest, but its bend-but-don’t-break approach is winning it games. If Rodgers continues to play well, the sky’s the limit for the Pack.