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Best Bets! NFL Win Totals

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The NFL season is always a crapshoot with so many unexpected moments happening throughout the season.  Last season the San Francisco 49ers made one of the greatest turn arounds in NFL history, going 4 – 12 in the 2018 season to a 13 – 3 record with a Super Bowl appearance.  The Rise of Lamar Jackson taking Baltimore to the #1 Seed in the AFC.  Ryan Tannehill taking over for Marcus Mariota and leading the Tennessee Titans to the AFC title game.  This is what makes the NFL the best reality show in the world.  We are going to check out the NFL win totals for the 2020 season and where I think are the Best Bets to win some money!

WIN TOTALS  ( ODDS VIA CBS SPORTS )

  • Baltimore Ravens 11.5
  • Kansas City Chiefs 11.5
  • New Orleans Saints 10.5
  • San Francisco 49ers 10.5
  • Dallas Cowboys 9.5
  • Philadelphia Eagles 9.5
  • Seattle Seahawks 9.5
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9.5
  • Green Bay Packers 9
  • Buffalo Bills 9
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 9
  • New England Patriots 9
  • Minnesota Vikings 9
  • Cleveland Browns 8.5
  • Chicago Bears 8.5
  • Tennessee Titans 8.5
  • Indianapolis Colts 8.5
  • Los Angeles Rams 8.5
  • Houston Texans 8
  • Denver Broncos 7.5
  • Las Vegas Raiders 7.5
  • Atlanta Falcons 7.5
  • Los Angeles Chargers 7.5
  • Arizona Cardinals 7
  • New York Jets 6.5
  • Detroit Lions 6.5
  • New York Giants 6.5
  • Miami Dolphins 6
  • Washington Redskins 5.5
  • Carolina Panthers 5.5
  • Cincinnati Bengals 5
  • Jacksonville Jaguars 4.5

BEST BETS 

PITTSBURGH STEELERS OVER 9 Wins  ( Strength of Schedule 31st )

Last season the Steelers struggled at the Quarterback position after the WEEK two injury of the starter Ben Roethlisberger.  After the Big Ben injury the Steelers trotted out Mason Rudolph second-year fourth-rounder out of Oklahoma State, Rudolph suffered a concussion week five in stepped Duck Hodges rookie out of Samford.  Now Big Ben is healthy and ready to roll after Tommy John surgery.  The offense should bounce back in a big way in 2020 with the likes of James Conner, JuJu Smith – Schuster, Diontae Johnson & Eric Ebron.  The strength of this team is on the defensive side of the ball, led by T.J. Watt, Cam Heyward, Minkah Fitzpatrick & Devin Bush.  Last season the Steelers finished third overall in DVOA ( Defense – Adjusted Value Over Average ).  With Big Ben coming back and the defense being one of the top units in the NFL look for the Steelers to have a big season.  PREDICTION 11 WINS

Cincinnati Bengals OVER 5 Wins ( Strength of Schedule 27th )

In the first season under new Head Coach, Zac Taylor The Bengals finished 2 – 14 in the AFC NORTH.  The Bengals’ two-win season put them in the position to land the Quarterback of the future LSU standout Joe Burrow.  Burrow steps into the NFL with a strong supporting cast at the skill position.  Joe Mixon, A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd & Rookie Wide receiver out of Clemson Tee Higgins are the top targets in Zac Taylor’s offense.  The front for the Bengals is the strong part of the team, with Geno Atkins and newly acquired D.J. Reader they should be able to disrupt the Quarterback.  The first-round pick from the 2019 class Jonah Williams is back this season after missing the entire season with a torn labrum.   It’s always tough for a rookie Quarterback to come in a make a big impact in the NFL, Burrow has the supporting cast around him to make enough of an impact to improve on the win total from 2019. PREDICTION 6 WINS 

Tennessee Titans UNDER 8.5 ( Strength of Schedule 20th )

What Tennessee did last year was one of the best stories of 2019 going 6 – 2 in its final eight games to make the playoffs.  Mike Vrabel’s squad made the playoffs as the six seed mainly on the back of Derrick Henry who finished the season as the NFL rushing leader with 1,540 yards.  Although Henry was the focal point of the Titans offense attack, inserting Ryan Tannehill is what turned the season around.  When Tannehill took over for Marcus Mariota the offense exploded, Tannehill finished the season with 2,742 passing yards, twenty-two touchdowns, and brought home the comeback player of the year.  The Titans’ front office rewarded Tannehill with a new contract in the offseason worth $118 million dollars.  Betting the under 8.5 win total seems like a good bet if you don’t trust Ryan Tannehill for a full season.  PREDICTION 8 WINS 

 

 

 

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