The NFL Season Win Totals are without a doubt one of the more popular futures betting markets with sportsbooks this time of year and for the second straight season, EveryEdge will be running a free contest that allows bettors a chance to make predictions on all 32 teams.
Are Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers ready to overcome the setback Super Bowl 50 and clear 10.5 wins for the third time in four years? Current odds of -140 suggest so.
Can Andrew Luck’s new improved O-Line help his offense return to the divisional dominance they were so famous for during his first three years (won two AFC South titles)? Books have already boosted the Colts’ total a full game from 8.5 up to 9.5 (OV +120) and it’s a good chance that the plus-money juice will soon disappear.
The beauty of this free contest is that players get a chance to test their NFL handicapping knowledge on every team in the league and follow along throughout the season. Mark your best bets for real wagers online but let it all loose in the grandaddy of futures contests with Over/Under predictions from across the board.
Baltimore (8.5 UN -150) gets the Bills, Browns and Jags to open the season. Child’s play for a motivated Joe Flacco, right? Perhaps, but the Ravens finish with the Patriots, Eagles, Steelers and Bengals. No wonder that “Under” is so juicy!
And what about the Dolphins? They opened at 7 (UN -125) and have been knocked down to 6.5 games from bettors that feel Miami’s three of four road games to open (at Seattle, at New England and at Cincinnati) will simply be too much. Remember, a year ago the Fish were swimming in the waters of 8.5 or even 9 wins with some pundits calling for double-digits. Miami finished 6-10 SU for last in the division.
We’ll be covering the league throughout the summer with previews and updates on Super Bowl odds, player moves, coaching changes and of course the Season Win Totals market. Follow along @Everyedge and stop by the sports betting forum for more picks and information.
In the meantime, here’s a quick look at the top and bottom five teams currently listed for overall season wins with odds courtesy of Bet 365. Each team’s record from last year is listed in ( ).
TOP 5 NFL SEASON WIN TOTALS
Note: Odds for the New England Patriots have been pulled by several books as we wait (again) for the league and Tom Brady to duke it out over Deflategate.
BOTTOM 5 NFL SEASON WIN TOTALS