The NFC West has featured at least one elite team seemingly every year in the last few NFL seasons. This year should be no exception, as there is one team from this division that is expect to contend for a Super Bowl title in 2023. Here, we look at the current NFC West futures odds and make our NFL betting picks to win this division.
NFC West Futures Betting Odds
San Francisco 49ers
This season, the NFC West appears to be the San Francisco 49ers division to lose. San Francisco has bounced back nicely from a three-game losing streak earlier in the season, becoming Super Bowl favorites thanks to their stout defense and arsenal of skill position talent. The Niners recently beat the Philadelphia Eagles, getting revenge for last year’s NFC Championship Game, which has made the division race all but a formality at this point.
Last season was a pleasant surprise for the Seattle Seahawks, as they earned a Wild Card berth at 9-8 on the year. This season, the Seahawks look like they will be in contention for the postseason once again, as they are a .500 team heading into the stretch run of the regular season. Seattle is not playing its best football at this point, though, and will need to turn things around to avoid losing ground to the other contenders for playoff berths.
Los Angeles Rams
The Los Angeles Rams are also off to a .500 start to this season, but they appear to be trending in a better direction than the Seahawks at this point in time. Matt Stafford is healthy again, which has led to the Rams passing attack playing at a high level during the second half of the season. If that continues, the Rams could once again challenge for a Wild Card berth in the NFC.
A team that is out of the race to make the playoffs in the NFC is the Arizona Cardinals. Arizona is off to dismal start in their first season under new head coach Jonathan Gannon, with the absence of Kyler Murray forcing Joshua Dobbs into action early in the year. Murray is back on the field now, which has led to the Cardinals showing signs of life in the second half of the year, but it is too little too late in Arizona in 2023.
2023 NFC West Futures Prediction
The San Francisco 49ers are clearly the class of the NFC West at this point in time. Their defense is elite, and the return of healthy quarterbacks to their huddle will only extend their advantage over the rest of this division. San Francisco should be able to get back ahead of Seattle to win this division by the time the regular season comes to a close.