Odds to win the NFC West: Rams improve their position
The Los Angeles Rams are likely to hold onto their NFC West lead.

The NFC West has been one of the strongest divisions in the NFL in recent years, but the decline of the Seattle Seahawks has taken the teeth out of it.

The latest: A divisional win over Arizona has the Rams looking like a safer bet to win the division. San Francisco is still in it, but the 49ers shot themselves in the foot on Sunday night. The Seahawks appear to be a non-factor despite a Week 1 win over Denver

Here are the latest NFC West odds.

NFC West odds

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

TeamOddsOdds on September 19
Los Angeles Rams-130+125
San Francisco 49ers+180+175
Arizona Cardinals+600+400
Seattle Seahawks+4,000+1,100

Odds as of 1:43 p.m. on 09/26/2022.

Best NFC West odds

The favourite: Rams (-130)

Most Super Bowl winners experience an exodus the next season as players look to convert their postseason success into lucrative contracts.

Although the Rams lost Von Miller, Darious Williams and Sebastian Joseph-Day from their defence, the core of this team remains intact. Los Angeles even added a few interesting pieces like receiver Allen Robinson and future Hall of Fame linebacker Bobby Wagner.

This team will go as far as the Matt Stafford-Cooper Kupp connection and Aaron Donald's game-wrecking ways will take them — and that was awfully far last year. If Stafford's elbow gives him too much trouble, though, this season could be another story.

Los Angeles' fate may be determined by how much its defence regresses, but any group built around Donald and Jalen Ramsey has a high floor.

After a rough season opener against the Buffalo Bills, the Rams straightened themselves out with wins over the Cardinals and the Atlanta Falcons. While the Rams didn't look dominant in either game, this is undoubtedly a solid squad.

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Best value: Cardinals (+600)

The Cardinals are 1-2, and now they have an early divisional loss on their record.

That said, this section reads "Best value," not "Incredible value." We still see Arizona as an intriguing long shot in a division where every team has significant blemishes. We'd rather place a bet on them than a 49ers team that has far shorter odds despite the teams sporting identical records.

Kyler Murray is still likely to make Arizona's offence an above-average unit, and the return of DeAndre Hopkins after his six-game suspension should help them find a new level.

What the Cardinals need in order to be a true threat in this division is for their defence to show some signs of life.

Team to watch: 49ers (+180)

It's not hard to talk yourself into the 49ers considering they've got plenty of blue-chip talent on both sides of the ball and a gifted offensive mind in Kyle Shanahan at the helm.

The team entered the season with a human mystery box at quarterback in Trey Lance, but the second-year signal-caller is out for the year with an ankle injury.

That means Jimmy Garoppolo is back behind centre for San Francisco, which should result in a higher floor for this group. Their ceiling might be limited, though, as Jimmy G is more competent than dynamic.

In his first start of 2022, neither adjective applied to his performance as the 49ers put up just 11 points.

We've seen this team thrive with Garoppolo before, but he's only led them to one division title, and his durability has often been an issue. If you back San Francisco, what you're really betting on is the team's roster talent and offensive schemes.

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