NFL Futures Betting Options: Conference Championship Lines
National Football League three-day minicamps are in full swing as clubs participate in their last organized team events until training camps open in late July. Once the minicamps wrap up on June 21, the NFL will go into a 35-day slumber. Handicappers looking for some offseason NFL betting action can turn to the top rated online sportsbooks here at SBB and take advantage of the futures wagering offers that are currently posted.
After what has been the busiest off-season in NFL history, pigskin prognosticators are champing at the bit as the 2012 NFL season kicks off in 83 days. While the NFL takes its annual summer season “time out” NFL bettors can stay active with a variety of wagering offerings. Included in those options is the NFC and AFC Conference Championship handicapping lines currently being offered at the TopBet.com online sportsbook.
Packers Top NFC Conference Championship Betting Odds
Taking a look at the NFL Conference Championship wagering lines we find the Green Bay Packers (+250) as the preseason favorite in the NFC. This is very reasonable when you considered that the Packers will return with the same basic lineup that saw them finish at an NFL best 15-1 during the 2011 regular season.
San Francisco is the second chalk at +500 while the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles are both listed with a +900 betting line. The defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, along with the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions, have been tagged with +1,000 National Football Conference Championship odds.
AFC Championship Wagering Lines: Patriots & Texans Tie As Top Chalk
After making it to the NFL playoffs for the first time in franchise history, the Houston Texans are getting a ton of respect from the bookmakers at TopBet. Along with the New England Patriots, the upstart Texans have been installed as the top favorite to win the AFC Championship with a +400 wagering line.
There’s a new second chalk in AFC as the Denver Broncos (with Peyton Manning under center) have a +650 futures line, while the Baltimore Ravens (+700) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (+800) round out the top four. All this football talk is making us wish we could fast forward to September 6, 2012 and get it on!