2017 NFL Regular Season Win Total Predictions
It doesn’t matter how experienced you are or what sport you’re betting on, everyone knows, there’s nothing like betting on a ‘sure thing’ or at least, what passes for one. With that thought in mind, I’m going to point you in the direction of the best 2017 NFL regular season win total odds that you can bet on with total confidence heading into the new season.
While some teams have very tricky win-loss odds that could leave you crumpled on the floor with a massive ‘odds-producing’ headache, the handful of win total picks that you’re about to get look like they’re as close to that ‘sure-thing’ wager we just talked about. Okay, let’s get started.
A Closer Look At The 2017 NFL Regular Season Win Total Predictions
New England Patriots 11.5 Wins
After opening up with an initial win total of 11 games, so much money was bet on Tom Brady and company that oddsmakers moved their odds to 11.5 games. No matter, this figure still makes the Patriots easy picks to go over 11.5 wins seeing as how New England has won at least a dozen games in each of the last seven seasons. I had to look really hard to find four losses on new England’s schedule this coming season, but I think the Pats could fall on the road at Miami, Oakland and Denver while losing only once at home to Kansas City. No matter how you look at it, Bill Belichick’s squad gets to 12 wins barring an early season-ending injury to Brady.
Houston 8.5 Wins
Head coach Bill O’Brien has gotten the Texans to an identical nine wins in each of the last three seasons – and that was without any competent play at quarterback. Now with veteran Tom Savage and more importantly, rookie Deshaun Watson, set to man the signal-0calling duties in Houston, I believe nine wins in 2017 is easily doable, especially knowing the kind of defense the Texans play. I see home wins coming against Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Cleveland, Kansas City and San Francisco and road wins over the Jaguars, Ravens and Los Angeles Rams at the very least to finish at 9-7 again in 2017 or possibly 10-6. Either way, I like the Texans to top their modest win total odds.
Green Bay 10 Wins
Green Bay won exactly 10 games last season, but I like the Packers to get at least four division victories in the NFC North in 2017 while possibly falling at Detroit and Minnesota. I’ve also got Aaron Rodgers and the Packers winning at home against the New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals while bagging road wins against Atlanta, Cleveland and Dallas at the very least to finish at 11-5.
Carolina 9 Wins
Analysis: I love Carolina’s addition of supremely gifted Stanford superstar running back/wide receiver Christian McCaffery and I believe his presence alone will help out Cam Newton and the Panthers offense a ton this coming season after they finished last season ranked a modest 19th in total offense and 15th in scoring (23.1 ppg). The Panthers have been a near-perennial double-digit winner under head coach Ron Rivera and I expect them to get back to playing shutdown defense in 2017 after sinking to 21st overall and a dismal 26th in points allowed (25.1 ppg). I like Carolina to go 3-3 in their six regular season divisional matchups while also beating the Eagles, Vikings and Bills. I also like Cam Newton and company to bag road wins against the Lions, Bears, 49ers and Jets to finish at 10-6.