It’s hard to believe, but the NFL season is just over a month away, with the first preseason game, the Hall of Fame game, kicking off on August 2nd. One of our favorite preseason betting markets, aside from futures, is season win totals. They allow bettors with strong NFL knowledge of acquisitions and utilizing line shopping to find some profitable bets. If you are new to pro football betting you should read NFL Betting Guide to get ready for the NFL season.
Cleveland Browns Over 5.5 Wins
Yes, the Browns have been a perennial laughing stock and they did go 0-16 last season. However, they did get a competent quarterback in Tyrod Taylor this offseason and a Pro-Bowler in Jarvis Landry at wide receiver. But, that’s not the main reason why this team will be better. Cleveland came close to winning plenty of games last season. Hue Jackson is at fault for many of those, but he won’t be coaching the offense. It will be former Pittsburgh Steelers-coordinator, Todd Haley, who will take the reins of the offense.
Haley has been successful at every stop as a coordinator. Furthermore, the Browns don’t have a terrible roster, despite going 0-16 season. They have an excellent offensive line. Their pass rush is strong. Their secondary is just mediocre. And, they upgraded their offense. Call me crazy, but I don’t think it’s insane to envision this team winning 7-9 games if things go right.
Chicago Bears Over 6.5 Wins
The Bears were one of the most frustrating teams last season. They were seemingly in most games but finished with just five wins. However, I think a lot of that had to do with their offensive scheme under head coach, John Fox. Well, Fox is now gone. Matt Nagy, the former offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs, has taken control of the offense, which also added, wide receiver, Allen Robinson, in the offseason.
They also don’t need much help on defense. With Nagy at the controls on offense, we will no longer see Fox simply to play games “not to lose.” Instead, the offense will get a true game planner and an aggressive coach. The defense doesn’t need any help. The Bears should easily be a 7-win team this season with the change in coaching staff and the improved personnel.
Jacksonville Jaguars Over 9 Wins
The Jaguars are one of the most underrated teams in the league right now. This team was a half away from winning the AFC Championship and advancing to the Super Bowl but ultimately fell to the Patriots. They improved this offseason, adding Andrew Nowell, from the Panthers to the largest contract signed by any guard in history.
They lost Allen Robinson, but added Donte Moncrief, and held onto their core of solid receivers, including Marqise Lee, Dede Westbrook, and Keelan Cole. They already have an elite defense and we saw plenty of strides from Bortles last season, including a wonderful late-season and playoff stretch. This team almost made it to the Super Bowl this season and their win total is set at 9 wins? I’d take the over, without question.
Joseph Falchetti is the author of the blog, most picks, and the majority of content on Safest Betting Sites. Joe has an extensive background as a writer and gambler of all types. He was a professional poker player and sports bettor for eight years until he decided to make the switch to writing gambling content after the Black Friday seizures.