We’re just three months away from NFL training camp.
Believe it or not, the return on the NFL is going to come a lot quicker than you think. That means it’s the perfect time to start getting future bets in before lines shift for various reasons.
2019 NFL win totals are officially out at the Westgate SuperBook in beautiful Las Vegas Nevada. With the NFL Draft behind us, we have a better understanding of what the rosters will look like come fall.
It’s important to lock lines like these in early. Big bettors will shift the line one way, decreasing the value of a line that isn’t very sharp. Here, I will give my 3 favorite win total bets I made right before sitting down to write this.
Seahawks UNDER 8.5 Wins
Yes, the Seahawks were able to keep Russell Wilson happy by giving him a nice contract extension. Still, their offseason moves have been underwhelming at best. They also traded their best pass rusher, Frank Clark, to the Chiefs. WR Doug Baldwin also might retire because of injuries.
Offense: The Seahawks are still going to run the ball 100 times a game and may be without their best WR. Wilson is still one of the best QBs in the league, but he’s going to have a hard time willing this team to the postseason.
Coach: Pete Carroll may have had his most impressive season as an NFL head coach last year with what he was able to do with that Seahawks’ roster. It’s going to be tough for him to do that two years in a row.
Division: The entire NFC West got better this offseason. With Jimmy G. returning from injury, the 49ers will again be a tough team to play. The Cardinals drafted their franchise QB in Kyler Murray and the Rams made a few upgrades on their defense. Jared Goff should also take another step forward.
Bills OVER 6.5 Wins
The Bills are going to surprise some people in 2019. Most analysts last year predicted they would end up with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Instead, the Bills went on to win six games and showed that they have some serious young talent.
Offense: With their franchise QB leading the way, the Bills needed to make some moves to improve their offense. Similar to how the Bears did with Mitch Trubisky from years 1-2. Allen will have players to throw to in 2019.
Draft: The Bills get an “A+” for their 2019 draft. DT Ed Oliver fell to them at pick No. 9 and they beefed up the offense by taking OT Cody Ford and RB Devin Singletary. My Favorite pick though was that of TE Dawson Knox, who is going to catch a lot of passes from Josh Allen for years to come.
Colts OVER 9.5 Wins
This is probably the “right” line by Vegas, but it still feels too low. The Colts surprised a lot of people last year by making it to the second round of the playoffs. Frank Reich and Andrew Luck proved to be a perfect match, while general manager Chris Ballard quietly put together one of the best defenses in the AFC.
Andrew Luck: There were many questions surrounding Luck and his shoulder. Even if he didn’t throw the deep ball as often, he was still very effective. Luck threw 39 TDs in 2018 and that number may increase in 2019. He also has a few more weapon heading into camp. In year two under Feich, Luck is only going to get better.