2012 NFC Championship Las Vegas Odds: Green Bay Packers Favorite
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
The New York Giants went just 9-7 overall last season but still managed to win the NFC East division title, get hot in the playoffs, and top the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. However, that doesn't have the Giants atop the 2012 NFC Championship Las Vegas Odds for this year.
The defending NFC winners are behind five other teams on the current conference futures odds at Bovada Sportsbook, including the 10/3 favorites from Green Bay. The Green Bay Packers went a league-best 15-1 last season (11-5 against the spread) and were the favorites heading into the playoffs.
Green Bay, though, was bounced 37-20 at home by the Giants in their one and only playoff game last year, with the Giants then winning 20-17 in the NFC Championship Game over the San Francisco 49ers – who are second at 11/2 to win the conference title this season.
The Philadelphia Eagles are then listed at 6/1 odds, after failing to live up to hype last season and missing the playoffs altogether. The Eagles ended last year on a four-game winning streak, however, and have their supporters optimistic once again for 2012.
The Chicago Bears, who missed the playoffs at 8-8 last year, are then at 17/2 on the 2012 NFC Championship Las Vegas Odds at Bovada Sportsbook, with the New Orleans Saints at 9/1. The Saints lost to the Niners in their only playoff game last year, and have to deal with the fallout from the bounty program scandal (including the suspension of head coach Sean Payton) this season.
The Giants are then set at 11/1 on the Las Vegas Odds to win the NFC Championship, which has them tied with the rival Dallas Cowboys, and just ahead of the Detroit Lions (12/1) and the Atlanta Falcons (12/1). Detroit and Atlanta are both coming off Wild Card Round defeats.
Headlining the next tier of contenders to win the NFC are the Carolina Panthers at 18/1, with the Washington Redskins and rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, the Arizona Cardinals, and the Seattle Seahawks all at 28/1. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the St. Louis Rams are set at 40/1.
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