Minnesota Vikings given 6th-best odds to make playoffs

The Vikings weren’t even the top team in their division when it comes to playoff odds, but they are among the top in the NFC when it comes to playoff odds.

While the Minnesota Vikings won the NFC North in 2015, many national publications covering the NFL predict the Green Bay Packers will win the division.

The Packers were given better odds to win the division by the Las Vegas gambling site Bovada.lv, and they were also tied for the best odds among all NFL teams to make the playoffs this year – but the Vikings weren’t far behind.

The New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and Packers – all with 1/5 odds to make the playoffs – were the favorites. Next up were the Carolina Panthers and Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Vikings were tied with the Arizona Cardinals with 1/2 odds to make the playoffs.

However, with the Patriots and Steelers the only AFC team among the top six teams, the Vikings rank tied for fourth among NFC teams.

Bovada.lv had released their Super Bowl odds in early May following the NFL draft, and their divisional odds later last month.

The Vikings were ranked tied for ninth at 22/1 odds to win the Super Bowl and trailed the Packers (2/3) with 9/4 odds to win the NFC North.

Here are the playoff odds in order of most likely to least likely to make the 2016 postseason:

Will the Green Bay Packers make the playoffs?

Yes: -500 (1/5)

No: +350 (7/2)

Will the New England Patriots make the playoffs?

Yes: -500 (1/5)

No: +350 (7/2)

Will the Seattle Seahawks make the playoffs? 

Yes: -500 (1/5)

No: +350 (7/2)

Will the Carolina Panthers make the playoffs?

Yes: -450 (2/9)

No: +325 (13/4)

Will the Pittsburgh Steelers make the playoffs?

Yes: -300 (1/3)

No: +240 (12/5)

Will the Arizona Cardinals make the playoffs?

Yes: -200 (1/2)

No: +160 (8/5)

Will the Minnesota Vikings make the playoffs?

Yes: -200 (1/2)

No: +160 (8/5)

Will the Cincinnati Bengals make the playoffs?

Yes: -160 (5/8)

No: +130 (13/10)

Will the Indianapolis Colts make the playoffs?

Yes: -160 (5/8)

No: +130 (13/10)

Will the Denver Broncos make the playoffs?

Yes: -150 (2/3)

No: +120 (6/5)

Will the Kansas City Chiefs make the playoffs?

Yes: -150 (2/3)

No: +120 (6/5)

Will the Dallas Cowboys make the playoffs?

Yes: -140 (5/7)

No: +110 (11/10)

Will the Houston Texans make the playoffs?

Yes: -135 (20/27)

No: +105 (21/20)

Will the New York Giants make the playoffs?

Yes: EVEN (1/1)

No: -130 (10/13)

Will the Oakland Raiders make the playoffs?

Yes: +110 (11/10)

No: -140 (5/7)

Will the Baltimore Ravens make the playoffs? 

Yes: +125 (5/4)

No: -155 (20/31)

Will the Washington Redskins make the playoffs?

Yes: +160 (8/5)

No: -200 (1/2)

Will the Jacksonville Jaguars make the playoffs?

Yes: +175 (7/4)

No: -215 (20/43)

Will the Atlanta Falcons make the playoffs?

Yes: +200 (2/1)

No: -250 (2/5)

Will the Buffalo Bills make the playoffs?

Yes: +200 (2/1)

No: -260 (5/13)

Will the New York Jets make the playoffs?

Yes: +200 (2/1)

No: -260 (5/13)

Will the Philadelphia Eagles make the playoffs?

Yes: +220 (11/5)

No: -275 (4/11)

Will the Miami Dolphins make the playoffs?

Yes: +225 (9/4)

No: -150 (2/3)

Will the New Orleans Saints make the playoffs?

Yes: +250 (5/2)

No: -325 (4/13)

Will the Chicago Bears make the playoffs?

Yes: +275 (11/4)

No: -350 (2/7)

Will the Detroit Lions make the playoffs?

Yes: +275 (11/4)

No: -350 (2/7)

Will the Los Angeles Rams make the playoffs?

Yes: +300 (3/1)

No: -400 (1/4)

Will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers make the playoffs?

Yes: +300 (3/1)

No: -400 (1/4)

Will the San Diego Chargers make the playoffs?

Yes: +350 (7/2)

No: -500 (1/5)

Will the Tennessee Titans make the playoffs? 

Yes: +400 (4/1)

No: -600 (1/6)

Will the Cleveland Browns make the playoffs?

Yes: +600 (6/1)

No: -1000 (1/10)

Will the San Francisco 49ers make the playoffs?

Yes: +750 (15/2)

No: -1500 (1/15)


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