Aug 4, 2020; Tampa, Florida,USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws the ball at AdventHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NFC South Odds

Two top preseason Super Bowl picks, a sleeper pick and a lost cause – that’s how NFC South futures betting shapes up in 2020. And it will be interesting for sure. Tom Brady and Drew Brees will be playing each other twice this season. It is like a dream come true for football fans.

This division will most likely be a three-team race, with the Saints opening the season as -130 favorites and Tampa Bay not far behind. See the latest at BetRivers Sportsbook.

New Orleans Saints (-130)

The Saints have won 37 regular season games over the past three seasons, which is the most during that time span. However, their success did not translate into a single Super Bowl appearance.

Drew Brees is 41 heading into this season, and this may be his last shot at another Super Bowl. Their offense will look very similar to last seasons, but they will insert two new starters – free agent signing Emmanuel Sanders and their first-round pick Cesar Ruiz at Center.

On defense, this team will have a new leader in Malcolm Jenkins. The star Safety was signed in free agency, and looks to be the anchor of this defense. The Saints defense was solid last season, as Cam Jordan was spectacular again. They ranked 11th in defense efficiency.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+150)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not made the playoffs in 13 seasons. They have only finished better than third in the NFC South once in that time span. Enter the difference maker,  Tom Brady.

Brady will lead an offense that is destined to thrive. They have weapons all around him including Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, and Rob Gronkowski came out of retirement to play with his old buddy Tom.

On defense, this team is basically running it back from last season. They did not make any changes at CB, and are relying on their young corners in Carlton Davis and Jamal Dean to improve from last season. They struggled last season against the pass, ranking 30th in total yards against.

 Atlanta Falcons (+800)

The Falcons will be looking to keep the momentum going after a strong finish to their 2019 season. They started the year 1-7 and destined for a Top 5 draft pick. Instead, they finished the year 6-2, and played hard to save HC Dan Quinn’s job.

The Falcons offense could be lethal this season. They signed Todd Gurley and traded for TE Hayden Hurst. Both moves should help Matt Ryan. The entire starting offense for the Atlanta Falcons is comprised of former first round picks.

The Falcons were weak against the pass last year, and they are hoping this year’s defense can bounce back. Their big free-agent signing Donte Fowler will be expected to get after quarterbacks, and A.J Terrell will slide in at corner.  Besides that, this defense will look very similar to last year. Time will tell whether that’s a good thing.

Carolina Panthers (+2200)

It’s a new era in Carolina. The Panthers will  begin 2020 with a new head coach, new offensive coordinator, defensive Coordinator and quarterback. It’s a complete overhaul of this franchise and their odds to win the NFC South reflect this reality.

On offense, they will be led by their big-ticket free agent signing QB Teddy Bridgewater. He has plenty of speed on the outside to help him in D.J Moore and Curtis Samuel. Having the best RB in the league in Christian McCaffery completes this offence.

The defense is going to look a lot different than last season. The Cats are projected to have six new starters, which may not be a bad thing. They went heavy on defense in this year’s draft, with their top three picks scheduled to start. Jeremy Chinn, Yetur Gross-Matos and Derrick Brown all boast tremendous upside but will need seasoning..

NFC South Odds Prediction 

My favorite future division bet in the NFL is the Buccaneers at +150. I think they should be outright favorites to win, and locking this in at +150 is an absolute steal. The Saints have regression written all over them. They were 8th in injury luck last season, and Drew Brees showed his age in the Wild Card game against Minnesota. I would not touch them at -130. If you want to take a big swing, the Falcons at +800 is also a solid value bet.

Brenden Deeg is from Ajax, Ontario and has been an NFL writer for over 5 years. Brenden has contributed to FanSided and 4th and Jawn. Brenden also played Defensive Line at York University, in Toronto Canada. Brenden is a Philadelphia Eagles fan, and active in the Philadelphia Eagles twitter community. You can follow his personal account here @ BrendenDeegNFP   He can reached at Brenden.Deeg@NationalFootballPost.com