The NFC South was inarguably the worst division in the NFL last season, with all four teams finishing with losing records.
The Buccaneers were the best of a bad bunch in 2022, winning the division at 8-9, and were utterly outplayed in their wild-card loss to the Cowboys. With Tom Brady now retired for good (or so we think), the division could be even worse this coming campaign.
Will the Saints make the most of the power void and ascend to their past glory? Will the Panthers pounce on the division title? And what of the Falcons and new-look Bucs?
Let’s look at the latest NFC South winner odds and consider these questions.
NFC South Winner Betting Odds 2023-24
NFL odds used for these best bets are from Friday, May 19, and courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
- New Orleans Saints (+115)
- Atlanta Falcons (+250)
- Carolina Panthers (+380)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+700)
Bookmakers favor the Saints (+115) to win the NFC South this season, with the Falcons (+250) not too far behind.
The Panthers (+380) appear to be positioned as a potential dark horse, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+700) round out the list as the longshot of the division.
Each team, however, has unique strengths and potential to overcome the odds.
NFC South Winner Best Bet
New Orleans Saints (+115)
The Saints will start the season as the favorites, and for good reason. They boast a solid roster with veteran leadership and promising young talent.
They also have the most proven quarterback in the division, Derek Carr, who is embarking on a new adventure after nine seasons with the Raiders. He should be a significant upgrade over Andy Dalton and has talented weapons to work with in 2022 first-rounder Chris Olave and fellow former Buckeye Michael Thomas.
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With a potentially more potent offense and a robust defense led by veterans Cameron Jordan, Demario Davis, and Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans is well-equipped to rise to the top of a mediocre NFC South.
NFC Divisional Futures Odds & Picks
NFC South Winner Sleeper Pick
Carolina Panthers (+380)
Although their odds might be higher, the Panthers should not be overlooked.
Carolina has a lot of fresh faces, including new coach Frank Reich and rookie quarterback Bryce Young, but the potential is there to surprise some teams.
Young has some veteran weapons to work with, including fellow newcomers Miles Sanders, Adam Thielen, and DJ Chark, who should make the transition to the NFL a bit easier for the No. 1 overall pick.
Still, the strength of this team is its defense, bolstered by an aggressive front seven and a standout corner in Jaycee Horn, who was one of the league’s best before breaking his wrist late in the season.
The Panthers have been building momentum over the past few years, and with a refreshed look on offense, this could be their breakout season.