Saturday, July 25, 2015

NFL 2015 Win Total Odds - Best Bets

I have already talked at length about the Eagles' projected wins for this upcoming season and while I am bullish on their chances to exceed the 9.5 total that most sportbooks have on their board, they are not one of my top picks given all the question marks that still surround the "new-look" Birds.

Philadelphia is the kind of team that could blow everyone's doors off if everything goes according to plan, yet they also have the potential to crash and burn if injuries start taking their toll with any of their new additions. The opening of training camp is right around the corner and in just seven weeks we will know exactly what we are dealing with in a Monday night opener on the road against Atlanta.

BetOnline recently updated its betting odds for all 32 NFL team's projected win totals and the following is a link to an article I recently wrote for Sports Betting Stats with my "over/under" picks for the top four teams on the list.

NFL Win Total Lines - Betting Picks

Saturday, July 18, 2015

2015 NFL Season Win Totals Picks: Philadelphia Eagles

I saved the best for last in my tour around the NFC East with my preview and prediction for Philadelphia's win total this season. In two years under Chip Kelly as the Birds' head coach, they have posted back-to-back 10-6 records. The projected win total for 2015 with most of the sportsbooks stands at 9.5 with the moneyline odds trending towards the UNDER.

The Eagles could actually be the most intriguing team in the NFL heading into the 2015 season given their complete makeover on offense. They will kick things off with Sam Bradford as their new quarterback, DeMarco Murray in the backfield as their primary runner and second-year wide receiver Jordan Matthews as their No. 1 target in the passing game. The offensive line has a few new faces as well and the entire defensive secondary has been rebuilt from the ground up. The only constant with Kelly is constant change in pursuit of a Super Bowl title.

The bottom line with Philly is that this season could end with a deep run in the playoffs if everything goes its way, or with a step backwards from double-digit wins if players like Bradford and Murray cannot stay healthy. As always, I remain rather bullish on their chances, but that should not come as a big surprise to anyone who follows this blog.

Below is a link to my complete preview and prediction for this season in an article that was previously posted on Doc's Sports.

2015 NFL Season Win Totals Picks: Philadelphia Eagles

Friday, July 10, 2015

2015 NFL Season Win Totals Picks: Dallas Cowboys

Moving on in my early look at the projected 2015 regular season win totals for all four teams in the NFC East, it is time to take a deeper look at last season's division champs the Dallas Cowboys. After two-straight years of going an even 8-8, the Cowboys broke through last season with a 12-4 mark, which was two games better that the 2013 champion Eagles.

The way the betting odds are shaking-out this year's NFC East title race appears to be a two team battle between Dallas and Philadelphia. The following is a link to my recent preview on Doc's Sports for my take on how I see the Cowboys faring in this showdown.

2015 NFL Season Win Totals Picks: Dallas Cowboys

Friday, July 3, 2015

2015 NFL Season Win Totals Picks: New York Giants

I am continuing my trip through the NFC East with a closer look at each team's projected win total for the 2015 NFL regular season along with their odds to go "over" or stay "under" the total. Next up on the list is the New York Giants with a projected win total of 8.5 and a -115 betting moneyline for both the over and the under.

I was bullish on the Giants last season with a predicted record of 9-7, but a mid-season slump in which they lost seven-straight games resulted in just six wins against 10 losses. The year before, New York shook-off a 0-6 start to finish 7-9. Despite these two down years, as long as Tom Coughlin is still at the helm as head coach and Eli Manning is under center at quarterback, I still see New York as a legitimate contender in the NFC East title race. Winning two Super Bowls in five seasons is still a pretty impressive stat to have on either one of these resumes.

Turning to this season's outlook, the following is a link to my complete win total preview and prediction for New York in an article that was previously posted on Doc's Sports.

2015 NFL Season Win Totals Picks: New York Giants