The Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Redskins are expected to be two of the worst teams in the league according to the oddsmakers. The NFL Most Losses Betting odds market is a popular wager that focuses on cellar dwellars.
Are those really the teams you believe will wind up at the bottom of the standings? If you don’t think so, you can get at least 6-1 odds on any of the other 30 teams in regular-season NFL most losses odds.
We have a pretty good idea of who the best teams will be. The Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, and San Francisco 49ers all look strong after being the top three teams in the NFL's regular season last year, and they are the favorites per the Super Bowl betting odds at BetMGM.
Jaguars expected to be NFL's worst team
Jacksonville is the favorite to land the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft after the Jaguars completely blew up the defense that led them to the 2018 AFC Championship Game. It's no surprise they top the NFL Most Losses Odds for the upcoming regular-season.
Standout cornerbacks Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye were traded away. So was veteran pass rusher Calais Campbell. Linebacker Telvin Smith might not ever play in the NFL again due to legal trouble.
Yannick Ngakoue is still on the roster, but he has made it clear that he wants out of Bold City, leaving Myles Jack as the only player that seems happy on this defense. There are talented young players like C.J. Henderson, K’Lavon Chaisson, and Josh Allen on the roster, yet it will take some time for this unit to reach the heights of old.
Jacksonville leaning on 2nd-Year Signal Caller
On the other side of the ball, Jacksonville is set to roll the dice with Gardner Minshew II. Minshew showed enough in his rookie season for the Jaguars to trade Nick Foles to Chicago and get out from under that contract, but there isn’t much talent elsewhere in this depth chart. Leonard Fournette finally had a solid 2019 season after an underwhelming first two years in the league, but the receiving corps has been subpar.
The Jaguars certainly look set to be one of the worst teams in the league, but there will probably be more inept teams worth backing that could have you going away from the favorite in regular-season NFL most losses odds from BetMGM.
Jacksonville plays in a mediocre division according to sharpside.com, and this team managed to win six games despite having an offense that averaged just 18.8 points per game in 2019. Improvement from Minshew could help the Jags avoid finishing with the worst record in the league.
Favorites for most losses in 2020
|New York Giants||+1000|
|New York Jets||+1400|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+2500|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+2500|
|Los Angeles Rams||+5000|
|Green Bay Packers||+6500|
|New England Patriots||+8000|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+20000|
|New Orleans Saints||+25000|
|San Francisco 49ers||+25000|
|Kansas City Chiefs||+50000|
'Skins slated to be NFC's cellar dweller
Washington finally has a solid head coach in Ron Rivera, but it will take some time for him to rebuild this team. That makes the Redskins a solid candidate in these NFL most losses odds. This defense has only ranked in the top half of the league once over the last decade, and the offense was one of the worst in the NFL last year ranking dead last in scoring offense and second to last in total offense.
Rivera’s presence should help a front seven that has been noticeably porous despite a lot of investment. Washington has now used a first round pick on a defensive lineman or linebacker in each of the last four drafts after drafting Chase Young second overall in this year’s draft. However, the secondary looks to be very suspect, and this unit could get torched through the air en route to the worst record.
A lot is riding on Dwayne Haskins’ shoulders. Haskins is now the unquestioned starter in Washington, but he had plenty of ups and downs in his rookie season. His only real weapon is Terry McLaurin, so it’s going to be rough sledding for the second-year quarterback out of Ohio State. With that in mind, a bet on Washington at +450 looks to be a smart wager in backing for regular-season NFL most losses.
Lions' roar could be quieted in '20
Detroit is always a great pick to finish as the worst team in the league. The Lions have finished in last place in the NFC North eight times since the division was formed in 2002, and this team might be ready to bottom out completely and come through as a “winner” as far as NFL most losses odds are concerned. Matthew Stafford is a major question mark after suffering a major back injury that kept him out of the last six games of the 2019 season, and journeyman backup Chase Daniel is not the answer.
This team might be ready to quit on Matt Patricia too. There have been rumblings of discontent in the locker room for over a year now, and Patricia is set to be the next Bill Belichick protégé to completely miss the mark as a head coach.
If Stafford doesn’t play or isn’t healthy, the Lions have a good chance of finishing with the worst record in the NFL in 2020 after losing nine straight games to close out last season.