Odds to win the NFC North: Vikings still hold massive lead
The Vikings lead the way with a 4-1 record, but they haven't looked particularly dominant. Photo by Abbie Parr/AP.

The Minnesota Vikings are a true anomaly this season, but that hasn't stopped the team from holding an enormous lead on the NFC North odds board.

The latest: The Vikings (9-2) have just a plus-five point differential but also the second-best record in the NFC. The Detroit Lions (yes, the Lions) are the only real threat to catch them. And the Green Bay Packers aren't dead ... yet.

Through Week 12, here are the latest NFC North odds.

NFC North odds

Check out the latest odds to win the NFC North. Click linked odds to add selection to your betslip.

TeamOdds (Dec. 1)Odds (Nov. 21)
Minnesota Vikings-10,000-3,335
Detroit Lions+4,000+3,300
Green Bay Packers+10,000+3,000
Chicago BearsN/A+20,000

Odds as of 2:37 p.m. on 12/01/2022.

Best NFC North odds

The favourite: Vikings (-10,000)

The Vikings' ship hit rough waters in a 40-3 loss to Dallas two weeks ago, but the team bounced back nicely with a solid victory over New England.

Everyone else in the division lost, and Minnesota's massive lead grew even larger.

With a five-game lead and only six games left to play, it would take a monumental collapse for Minnesota to not win the NFC North. With that in mind, there is absolutely zero value in betting on the Vikings at such a staggering price.

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Best value: Lions (+4,000)

Last year, the Lions didn't win a single game until Week 13. This year, however, they enter Week 13 with four wins on the ledger.

Detroit's narrow loss to the Bills on American Thanksgiving was a positive sign for the team moving forward, but it obviously didn't help the team's division chances. Prior to that loss, the Lions had crafted a three-game win streak for the first time since 2017 (Weeks 9-11).

At 4-7, the Lions are second in the division. Obviously, they're still light years from the lead, but they certainly hold the best value — if not the only value — in this lopsided bunch.

Team to watch: Packers (+10,000)

The Packers' path to a division title is simple. They have to win out, and the Vikings have to lose out.

Obviously, the likelihood of that is almost nil. But Green Bay doesn't have the scariest road left ahead:

  • at Bears
  • BYE
  • vs. Rams
  • at Dolphins
  • vs. Vikings
  • vs. Lions

This has been trending toward a lost season for the Packers for quite some time. Two-time reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers could still help steer this team toward a wild card spot, but even that is highly improbable.

There is absolutely no justification for betting on the Packers to win the NFC North this season.

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