NFL 2017 Projected Win Totals and Super Bowl Bets

NFL 2017 Projected Win Totals and Super Bowl Bets

Written by on August 29, 2017

With the start of the 2017 NFL regular season less than two weeks away, now is a perfect time to take a look at some of the win total and Super Bowl bets that you should take very seriously before the start of the new season. With that said, I’ve got a handful of my top win total picks, along with a trio of my top Super Bowl betting odds and picks for the upcoming season. Let’s get started.

Here’s a Closer Look at the NFL 2017 Projected Win Totals and Super Bowl Bets

 
 

Arizona 7.5 Wins

Prior to last season, the Arizona Cardinals won 10 games or more in each of the three seasons prior to 2016 and I believe they’re an absolute lock to top their minuscule 7.5-game win total odds in 2017 despite going 7-8-1 last season. Carson Palmer and company finished the 2016 regular season ranked a stellar sixth in scoring (26.1 ppg) even though Arizona’s defense fell off significantly in ranking 14th in points allowed last season (22.6 ppg).  I love Arizona’s draft day additions of linebacker Hassan Reddick and safety Budda Baker, not to mention the fact that the Cardinalss have arguably the best running back in the game today in the versatile David Johnson (1,239 rushing yards). Pick: Over 7.5 Wins

Baltimore 9.5 Wins

The Baltimore Ravens will kick off their 2017 campaign with starting quarterback Joe Flacco on the shelf and a bunch of question marks, mostly on the offensive side of the ball. Right now, I see absolutely no way that Baltimore reaches the 10-win mark as I expect them to lose six or possibly seven road dates and at least three home games against the Steelers, Bengals and Texans. Pick: Under 9.5 Wins

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Houston 8.5 Wins

Look, I’m just going to get right to the point by saying that Bill O’Brien has worked miracles in getting his Houston Texans to record three straight nine win seasons – without a competent quarterback under center. Now, with veteran Tom Savage and rookie Deshaun Watson leading Houston’s rebuild, I’m thinking it’s an absolute lock that the Texans win at least nine games again in 2017. Here is a look at Houston’s 2017 losses – and remember, you heard it here first. Home: Chiefs, Steelers, Arizona Cardinals Away: Bengals, Patriots, Seahawks Pick: Over 8.5 Wins Last but not least, as far as win total odds you should take seriously, you need to look at the New England Patriots and their 11.5-game win total odds.

New England Patriots 11.5 Wins

The Pats have won at least a dozen games in a mind-boggling seven straight seasons and have played Over their season-long win total Odds in four straight seasons. More importantly, the Patriots made a series of smart offseason moves that look like they’ve made the defending champs even better than they were a year ago.

Super Bowl Selections

Seattle Seahawks

The  Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1 SU, 8-8 ATS) may have had, what was, for them, a modest 10-win campaign that resulted in them falling short of reaching the NFC Championship game, but I genuinely believe that Russell Wilson and company are a great pick to fulfill their Super Bowl 52 odds heading into 2017. Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson is just now entering the prime years of his career and you can see why I’m so enthusiastic about Seattle’s chances. The Seahawks finished the 2016 season ranked a stellar fifth in total defense (318.7 ypg), eighth against the pass (225.8 ypg), seventh against the run (92.9 ypg) and third in points allowed (18.2 ppg). Combine that with the fact that Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson is just now entering the prime years of his career and you can see why I’m so enthusiastic about Seattle’s chances. The Seahawks added a hungry Eddie Lacy and will have a healthy Russell Wilson to start the season and for me, I think that puts them right back in title contention in the NFC.

Green Bay Packers

Look, the fact of the matter is that any time you have a quarterback like Aaron Rodgers, then you’re going to have a very legitimate chance to win the Super Bowl as long as you play any sort of competent defense. After finishing the 2016 season ranked eighth in total offense (368.8 ypg), seventh in passing (262.4 ypg). (10-6 SU, 9-6-1 ATS) and a stellar fourth in scoring (27.0 ppg) to reach last season’s NFC championship game, I’m thinking the Packers are a near lock to challenge for the NFC championship and a berth in Super Bowl 52 this coming season.

New York Giants +2200

The New York Giants aren’t viewed as a legitimate Super Bowl 52 contender by many, but I think they are, mostly because defense still wins championships. The G-Men ranked 10th in total defense (339.7 ypg) and finished the 2016 campaign ranked a stellar second in points allowed (17.8 ppg). I know the Giants have no rushing attack so to speak of and that Eli Manning just doesn’t look like a ‘ballsy’ field general that leads his troops into battle, but that’s just how the Giants won their two Super Bowls under Manning. Could another surprise season be in the works for New York in 2017? I think so!