With the NFL regular season starting in under 48 hours its time to start looking at ways to make you some money this season. Season win total bets are among some of the most popular in Las Vegas casinos prior to the start of the season.
Here are a few of my favorites:
- Patriots over 11 wins (bet $100 to win $130). The Patriots get the luxury of beating up on what could be the worst division in football and should sweep the AFC East which would give them six wins to start. The only two losses I can see on their schedule are road games against Atlanta and Houston.
- Texans over 10.5 wins (bet $105 to win $100). The Texans also get the benefit of a potentially bad division with Jacksonville and the ripe-for-regression Indianapolis Colts. The AFC South also plays the AFC West and NFC West this year so that gives them five games in that span that they will be heavy favorites in and should win. I think that the Texans find a way to get to 12 wins this season.
- Cardinals under 5.5 wins (bet $100 to win $160). The Cardinals are forced to play both Seattle and San Francisco twice this season which is not good news if you root for them. While they upgraded the quarterback position it is not by much (I’m on to you Carson Palmer) and certainly not enough to hang with the best teams in the conference. They also have to play the AFC South and NFC South, which could be the strongest division in football with Atlanta poised to take the leap and New Orleans in “F-U” mode over Bountygate. The Cardinals should be good for about 3 or 4 wins this season.
- Raiders under 5 wins (bet $165 to win $100). I decided to save the best bet of the list for last. The Raiders will not be good this year, which is a tremendous understatement. The team will start Terrelle Pryor at quarterback, which is not a misprint. He somehow was able to beat Matt Flynn out for the starting job which means Matt Flynn must not have a pulse. There is no chance that this team wins three games let alone five. Hammer the under and just sit back and count your money.