Top NFL Wagers To Make Before The Season Starts
Written by Ian
Published date · June 14, 2022 | Last Updated · Dec. 14, 2022 | Read Time: 4 mins
With the NFL Draft in the books and teams starting their training camps, the main things to gamble on in the Football are future win totals. A win total bet is a sportsbook that provides a number that the bettor has to select either the over or under of it the team will win that many games. Regular season win totals are some of the most popular bets you can make during the offseason and for good reason. Not only do some of these wagers provide strong value, they also give an extra bit of excitement throughout the regular season. Below are the best value picks for win totals for the 2022 NFL Season.
The one team that can currently not be wagered on for total wins is the Cleveland Browns. They are classified as Off The Books (OTB) because of their current quarterback situation and sportsbooks will not provide odds on them either way until the situation is handled.
Indianapolis Colts- Over 9.5 Games
Many Colts fans believe that former quarterback Carson Wentz was the reason the team missed the playoffs last year. In times where it was crucial for him to step up, he seemingly disappeared and cost the team multiple games. Wentz is now gone and in his place is Matt Ryan from the Atlanta Falcons. Many see Ryan as a large upgrade from Wentz who will take this team to the next level. Add to that multiple defensive pieces brought in over the offseason like Stephon Gilmore and Yannick Ngakoue and the Colts seem to be in a better place than last year. They also play in the AFC South which is regarded as one of the weakest divisions in all of football.
Philadelphia Eagles- Over 9.5 Games
The Eagles went 9-8 last year when they weren’t expected to have a winning record. They exceeded expectations in 2021 and only seemed to have improved. Quarterback Jalen Hurts has another year under his belt with a new offensive star to throw to in AJ Brown. Acquired from the Tennessee Titans, he pairs with DeVonta Smith as two great receiving targets on the team, one of the Eagles weaker positions last year. Speaking of weaker positions, the defense looks better at just about every level. Pair all the improvements with a weak schedule, including opponents in the NFC East and the Eagles are poised for another solid year.
Atlanta Falcons- Under 5 Games
By trading their starting quarterback of the past 14 years to the Indianapolis Colts, the Falcons effectively waved the white flag and started their rebuild process. They have very limited running and receiving options with a sub-par defense. If that wasn’t bad enough, their schedule is a bit brutal, playing 6 of their first 7 games against projected playoff teams. Additionally, they don’t have a bye until week 14. Marcus Mariota is the current starting quarterback but that may change through the season with rookie Desmond Rider. Whatever the case, the Falcons could very well have the worst record in football by season’s end.
Arizona Cardinals- Under 8.5 Games
There are a plethora of issues that haunt the Cardinals going into the 2022 NFL season. The first being that their quarterback Kyler Murray has been demanding an extension since last season and has not received one. The second being that the best player on the Cardinals, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, is out for the first 6 games of the season. The third is that the Cardinals play in the NFC West, arguably the hardest division in football with the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams. Add on top of all that that the Cardinals have to play the Chiefs, Raiders, and Buccaneers and it looks like a recipe for disaster.
Tennessee Titans- Under 9 Games
The Titans are in a very odd spot. They have a fair quarterback in Ryan Tannehill but drafted his replacement in the draft this year in quarterback Malik Willis. They traded away AJ Brown because they didn’t want to pay him and replaced him with veteran Robert Woods. They also drafted a sensational rookie wide receiver in Treylon Burks, but rookie wide receivers tend to take a few years to make an impact. They have an unstoppable running back in Derrick Henry and play in a weak division but the moves they’ve made this offseason make it look like a rebuild is coming. Expect lower than 9 wins this season and a much lower future number for next season.
Buffalo Bills- Over 11.5 Games
The Bills won 11 games last year and only lost the four games by a combined score of 16 points. Really, those losses could have easily gone in the Bills’ favor. The Bills are the leader of their division by far, they have a relatively easy schedule, and they only made improvements over the offseason. Pieces like DaQuan Jones, Rodger Saffold, and Von Miller show that this team is not going away quietly and are one of the top Super Bowl favorites for a reason.