One of the more valuable wagers in all of sports betting is the NFL season wins wager. This bet allows you to take an "over" or "under" position on how many games an NFL team will win throughout the regular season. (Playoffs are NOT included)
The reason these bets are of such value is because they are created/based on public perception. Good teams are almost always given more credit than they SHOULD get and bad teams are never given as much credit/respect as they SHOULD receive. The reason for this is that often times, bad teams get better and good teams lose players in the off season due to all those "great" players who "got them there" asking for big bucks, causing the team to not be able to afford their services.
With that being said, one of our favorite things to do is to find the worst teams from the previous season and if they've made some acquisitions and/or had a good draft, we'll make a bet on them, often times resulting in a winning betting ticket! We suggest you do the same!
On a "fun" note, this bet is a season long wager that gives you something to root for all season! Cheap entertainment!
The following season win totals can be found at Bovada Sportsbook, an online bookie where your credit card WILL work for deposits!
Listed below, you'll find the over/under for each team for the 2016-2017 NFL season. (Updated 9/2/16)(See picks at bottom of article)
Arizona Cardinals 9.5
Atlanta Falcons 7.5
Baltimore Ravens 8.5
Buffalo Bills 8
Carolina Panthers 10.5
Chicago Bears 7.5
Cincinnati Bengals 9.5
Cleveland Browns 4.5
Dallas Cowboys 8
Denver Broncos 9.5
Detroit Lions 7
Green Bay Packers 11
Houston Texans 8.5
Indianapolis Colts 9
Jacksonville Jaguars 7.5
Kansas City Chiefs 9.5
Los Angeles Rams 7.5
Miami Dolphins 7
Minnesota Vikings 7.5
New England Patriots 10.5
New Orleans Saints 7.5
New York Giants 8
New York Jets 7.5
Oakland Raiders 8.5
Philadelphia Eagles 6.5
Pittsburgh Steelers 10.5
San Diego Chargers 7.5
San Francisco 49ers 5.5
Seattle Seahawks 10.5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7.5
Tennessee Titans 5.5
Washington Redskins 7.5
Predictem's 2016 Picks: Cincinnati Bengals UNDER 9.5 (pending), Dallas Cowboys UNDER 8 (pending), Jacksonville Jaguars OVER 7.5 (pending), Minnesota Vikings OVER 7.5 ***3 UNIT BEST BET***(pending), Philadelphia Eagles OVER 7.5 (pending), Pittsburgh Steelers UNDER 10.5 (pending). For those looking to fudge the numbers a bit, 5Dimes Sportsbook offers "varied lines" where you can bet on lines with one more or less win. These can be found under their NFL props section.
Predictem's Past Year's Picks: (17-7-2)
2015-2016: (Went 6-1-1) Tampa Bay Buccaneers UNDER 6 (We predict 4)(pushed), St. Rams Rams OVER 8 (We predicted 9)(lost; actual was 7), Carolina Panthers OVER 8 (We predict 9)(won; they won 15 games!), Dallas Cowboys UNDER 9.5 (We predict 8)(won; they only won 4 contests), Kansas City Chiefs OVER 8.5 (We predict 9)(won; they had 11 wins), Oakland Raiders OVER 6 (We predict 7)(won; they won 7 games), San Diego Chargers UNDER 8.5 (We predict 7)(won; they only won 4 games), New York Giants UNDER 8.5 (We predict 7)(won they only had 6 wins)
2014-2015: We forgot to update this page so passed for the year. Sorry!
2013-2014 Picks: Arizona Cardinals OVER 5.5 wins (We predict 7+)(win) and San Diego Chargers UNDER 7.5 wins (We predict 5)(loss).
2012-2013: 3-2-1 (60%) Arizona Cardinals UNDER 7 (we predicted 5)(win), Cleveland Browns UNDER 5 (we predict 4)(push), Indianapolis Colts OVER 5 (we predict 6)(win), New Orleans Saints UNDER 10 (we predict 9)(win), Tampa Bay Buccaneers UNDER 6 (we predict 3)(loss), Washington UNDER 6.5 (we predict 5)(loss).
2011-2012: 4-1 (80%) Our Picks: Miami Dolphins UNDER 8 wins (win), SD Chargers UNDER 10 wins (win), Carolina Panthers OVER 4.5 wins (win), Buffalo Bills OVER 5 wins (win), Green Bay Packers UNDER 11.5 wins (loss).
2010-2011: 3-2 (60%) Our Selections: Cincinnati OVER 8 (loss), Detroit Lions OVER 5 (win), San Diego Chargers UNDER 11 (win), Seattle Seahawks UNDER 7.5 (win), Washington Redskins OVER 7.5 (loss).
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