Summer is the time to make longer-term investments in NFL wagering. Season win complete over/unders are an effective way to place your cash the place your mouth is on the upcoming season. It’s delayed gratification for the payout, however it may be a profitable strategy to decide up some wagering wins.
There are just a few crew win strains that positively catch my eye for 2022.
– Philadelphia Eagles over 9.5
It seems like I’m lacking one thing with the Eagles projection of 9.5 wins. They added premium assist the place they wanted it most by bringing in WR A.J. Brown. The run recreation and offensive line stay top-shelf. Jalen Hurts continues to progress at quarterback in an offense that’s neatly tailor-made to his specific set of abilities. There’s no actual motive to assume Hurts isn’t the long-term franchise QB in Philadelphia.
Defensively, the Eagles have playmakers and veteran management. They have some practical depth with promising children within the combine. In taking a look at their schedule, it might not shock me if the Eagles are the final crew to lose a recreation in 2022. Barring an odd quantity of accidents or unexpectedly poor play from extra than simply Hurts at QB, it is a playoff crew that ought to count on to win 11-12 video games. Maybe extra…
– Indianapolis Colts over 9.5
Betting on the Colts to hit double digits in wins means having religion in Matt Ryan having a revitalization in his first 12 months away from Atlanta. It’s hedged by an underappreciated protection that’s sturdy up the center. Having one of many NFL’s finest weapons in Jonathan Taylor helps too.
I like the best way Indy’s schedule units up. Two eminently winnable division street video games within the first two weeks means the Colts can set up some momentum earlier than even taking part in at dwelling. They draw most of their extra formidable non-AFC South foes at dwelling, too. Their talent place depth worries me greater than a bit of, sufficient that any wager right here could be a conservative one.
– Arizona Cardinals underneath 9.5
One of the explanations I just like the Cardinals and the underneath is due to the place the road sits. It’s 9.5 at BetMGM, however Arizona is usually listed at 8.5 at most different main sportsbooks. Even that decrease line remains to be mighty tempting for the precariously proficient Cardinals.
This will not be the identical crew that raced out so such a robust begin a 12 months in the past. The protection has extra questions, and the depth throughout the offense doesn’t look as spectacular — significantly within the run recreation. Of course, Kyler Murray ascending to an MVP candidate can clear up plenty of the problems. He has that type of upside, and it has manifested sufficient that I wouldn’t fault followers for believing. I’m not betting on it, fairly actually. That precipitous fall from 8-1 to 11-6 final 12 months certain doesn’t seem to be a fluke, definitely not after seeing the lifeless effort within the playoff blowout loss to the Rams.
– Chicago Bears underneath 6.5
For my cash, the Bears have the worst all-around roster within the NFL. Mix in a rookie head coach, a rookie GM who has already made some personnel missteps (three new gamers arrested) with the NFL’s weakest receiving corps and one of many thinnest defenses in any respect three ranges, and that is the one wager I’m most assured in making. Hard to see this crew ending higher than 4-13 except Justin Fields is actually transcendent in his second season.
– New York Jets over 5.5
Betting on the Jets to overachieve has been a sucker’s folly for a very long time, and it could possibly be once more with the error-prone Zach Wilson coming off an underwhelming rookie marketing campaign at QB. However, the Jets have quietly constructed up a fairly spectacular younger core on protection. The weaponry round Wilson appears to be like higher, and the younger line in entrance of him has higher-end potential than it is performed to constantly. It’s a little bit of an aspirational decide to foretell the Jets to hit six or seven wins in Robert Saleh’s second 12 months as head coach, however I like their possibilities with their schedule and elegance of play.
– All strains are from BetMGM as of July 19