NFL Regular Season Bets and Winning Predictions - Sept. 2nd

NFL Regular Season Bets and Winning Predictions – Sept. 2nd

Written by on September 2, 2017

If you’re looking for virtually sure-fire, ‘lock alert’ kind of selections with the 2017 NFL regular season quickly approaching, then you’re going to enjoy the handful of wagers that I have identified as those that will make your bookie cringe over the course of the quickly approaching 2017 NFL regular season. From some win total odds to the betting odds to win NFL divisions, the handful of expert picks that I’m about to offer up will undoubtedly make your bookie cringe.

A Closer Look at the NFL Regular Season Bets and Winning Predictions – Sept. 2nd

 
 

Arizona 7.5 Wins

Arizona may have gone 7-8-1 in 2016, but I believe they’re a ‘cringe-worthy’ lock to reach the eight-win mark in 2017 to easily top their 7.5-win total odds. The Cardinals finished the 2016 regular season ranked a stellar sixth in scoring (26.1 ppg) as veteran quarterback Carson Palmer threw for more than 4,200 yards. I like Arizona to get back to being a double-digit winner after adding two defensive players in the draft that will see playing time right away in linebacker Hassan Reddick and safety Budda Baker. The Cardinals have arguably the best running back in the game today in the multi-faceted David Johnson (1,239 rushing yards), a still-productive No. 1 wideout in ageless veteran Larry Fitzgerald and a veteran quarterback in Carson Palmer that knows how to get it done. I like Arizona to record 11 wins in 2017, although I think 10 is probably more like it. Either way, I like the Cards to top their modest win total odds for the upcoming 2017 regular season. NFL Regular Season Pick: Over 7.5 Wins

NFL 2017 Projected Win Totals and Super Bowl Bets

Patriots Odds to win the AFC East

  • New England Patriots -840
I’m not even going to waste anyone’s time. Unless the Patriots suffer a season-ending injury to Tom Brady, they’ll easily pick up the division win in the AFC East, seeing as how all three of their division rivals are mediocre at best. The Patriots have won eight straight AFC East division titles and 13 of the last 14 overall. And will do so again in 2017 unless a series of minor miracles takes place. New England went 5-1 against their division rivals last NFL regular season with their only loss coming in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills in a 16-0 aberration. Now heading into 2017, the Pats are favored to win, not only the AFC East, but Super Bowl 52 as well. Whether they win consecutive Super Bowl titles remains to be seen, but their division win is a lock, although it’s going to cost you -840 to cash in.

Packers Odds To Win NFC North

  • Green Bay Packers -280
Just like New England in the AFC East, the Green Bay Packers are a virtual lock to win the NFC North in 2017, although I expect the Minnesota Vikings to be a lot better this coming NFL regular season than they were in 2016. Like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers is so good, that he makes the Packers the favorite to beat in the NFC North each and every year. It’s that simple. Back the Pack at -280 to make your bookie cringe!

To Make Playoffs Odds

Arizona Cardinals

  • Yes +150
  • No -180
I know Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals went 7-8-1 last to miss the playoffs and bring their two-year postseason run and three-year run of winning double-digit games to an abrupt halt, but I’m a huge fan of head coach Bruce Arians and I believe his Cardinals are a virtual lock to get back into the playoffs in 2017 after addressing their needs this offseason, mostly on the defensive side of the ball.

New York Giants

  • Yes +120
  • No -150
I love the New York Giants as one of my picks to reach the playoffs for the second straight season after going 11-5 last season. Eli Manning and company have a handful of very winnable non-division matchups and if they play defense anywhere like they did a year ago, they could surprise in a big way come playoff time. I love the New York Giants as one of my picks to reach the playoffs for the second straight NFL regular season after going 11-5 last season.

Which Oakland Raiders Player will finish the 2017 with the Most Yards?

  • Marshawn Lynch +170
  • Amari Cooper -105
  • Michael Crabtree +250
Last but not least, I love this props odds wager, seeing as how I believe it’s a virtual lock for Amari Cooper to win. Marshawn Lynch almost assuredly won’t be as ‘beastly’ as he was in his heyday with Seattle and Michael Crabtree is one of the best possession receivers in the league today, but he’s never going to run past many defensive backs for long receptions. Amari Cooper is in his third year and is still clearly still on the way up the ladder after racking up 1,070 receiving yards as a rookie and 1,153 yards a year ago. Keep it simple and place your NFL props odds betting bucks on the young and still improving Amari Cooper and you’ll end up one happy camper.
  • NFL Regular Season Pick: Amari Cooper