The NFC West is the best division in football. Last year, the Seattle Seahawks took the NFC West divisional title home, but the LA Rams beat them in the playoffs and advanced further.
The Seahawks and Rams still have playoffs caliber teams, but the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals have a lot to say in 2021.
Let’s take a look at the betting odds of each team winning the NFC West division this season.
Odds To Win The NFC West Division In 2024
|NFC West Team
|San Francisco 49ers
|Los Angeles Rams
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San Francisco 49ers Odds (+175)
Two years ago, the San Francisco 49ers were just minutes away from winning the Super Bowl. Then, an unreal streak of bad luck hit them, and they had one of the worst records in the league in 2020.
The Niners will get back a lot of talent just by having players healthy, including DE Nick Bosa and QB Jimmy Garoppolo.
Unlike years before, the team is not totally attached to Garoppolo’s health. If Jimmy goes down, as it has happened in two of the last three years, the Niners have rookie QB Trey Lance ready to go.
Lance is the future, but he’s also a safety blanket in case things go wrong again. If San Francisco can stay healthy, they will fight for a playoffs spot.
Los Angeles Rams Odds (+200)
The Rams lost in the divisional round against the Green Bay Packers last season. The main reason was they didn’t have a QB who could go toe to toe against Aaron Rodgers and company.
Los Angeles traded for QB Matthew Stafford to fix that problem. Stafford’s career doesn’t precisely say a fantastic player in the playoffs. He actually has never won in the postseason.
But a solid roster and a better overall franchise should help him get to places he has never been in the past.
The Rams have one of the best defenses in football that includes two of the best at their position: DT Aaron Donald and CB Jalen Ramsey.
At 2/1, Los Angeles is a good bet to win the division.
Seattle Seahawks Odds (+250)
Seattle has the best QB inside the NFC West in Russell Wilson. The problems for the franchise remain the same.
Their defense is not as good as San Francisco’s or the Rams’. And their offensive line still is a major weak link.
Of course, the o-line has been the problem over the last ten years, and Wilson is used to it. But Seattle’s unwillingness to address it is appalling.
I love Russell Wilson, but the Niners and Rams have defenses that might take his head off.
Seattle had little to no draft capital in 2021, which means they didn’t improve their team after the 2020 early playoffs exit.
I don’t know how they win this division.
Arizona Cardinals Odds (+500)
Arizona has a good value at 5/1 to win the division. The Cardinals are loaded with talent on both sides of the ball. The main issue is their coach, which is not a minor problem.
Last season HC Kliff Kingsbury lost a couple of games because his situational football awareness was way off.
Maybe the Cardinals might not be division winners ready, but BetUS sportsbook has them +150 to make the playoffs, and that’s a bet you should take.
NFC West Division Winner Prediction 2021
I think three teams will reach the postseason in this division.
Picking the winner is not an easy task, but it’s hard to walk away from the Rams +200, especially with such a good roster and an improvement in the QB position.
My prediction here is to take the Rams as the 2021 NFC West Division Winner.