2022 NFL Over/Under Total Wins: Five Best Bets
Summer is the time to make a longer-term investment in NFL betting. The season over/under total is a great way to put your money in your place in the upcoming season. It’s delayed gratification for a payout, but it can be a lucrative way to get some winning bets.
There are some team wins that definitely catch my eye in 2022.
– Philadelphia Eagles over 9.5
Looks like I’m missing something with the Eagles prediction of 9.5 wins. They added premium help where they needed it most by bringing in WR AJ Brown. Running games and offensive lines are still the most popular. Jalen Hurts continues to progress in midfield in an attack that is intelligently tailored to his specific skill set. There’s no real reason to think that Hurts isn’t a permanent QB franchise in Philadelphia.
On defense, the Eagles have veteran players and leadership. They have some in-depth functions with promising young people in the mix. When looking at their schedule, it wouldn’t surprise me if the Eagles were the last team to lose a game in 2022. Except for some weird injuries or unexpected poor play from more than just losing in QB, this is a playoff team so predict to win 11-12 games. Maybe more…
– Indianapolis Colts over 9.5
Betting on the Colts to hit double digits in victory means there is confidence in Matt Ryan’s resurgence in his first year out of Atlanta. It is protected by an underrated defense that is active in the middle. Having one of the NFL’s best weapons in Jonathan Taylor also helps.
I like Indy’s scheduling. Two standout winnable road games in the first two weeks mean the Colts could establish some momentum before playing at home. They also draw most of the more formidable opponents outside of AFC South at home. Their skill placement depth worries me a little more, enough that any bet here would be a prudent one.
– Arizona Cardinals under 9.5
One of the reasons I like Cardinals and below is because of the location of the row. At BetMGM it’s 9.5, but Arizona is typically listed at 8.5 in most other major sportsbooks. Even that downline remains a strong attraction for precariously talented Cardinals.
This is not a team that got off to such a strong start a year ago. The defense is more questionable, and the depth of attack doesn’t look as impressive – especially in the running game. Of course, Kyler Murray being an MVP candidate can solve a lot of problems. He’s in such form, and it’s shown enough that I don’t blame the fans for believing. I’m not betting on it, literally. That crushing defeat from 8-1 to 11-6 last year certainly didn’t sound like luck, certainly not after witnessing a lifeless effort in a playoff loss to the Rams.
– Chicago Bears under 6.5
For my money, the Bears have the worst roster in the NFL. Mix in a rookie head coach, a rookie GM who’s made some staffing mistakes (three new players caught) with the NFL’s weakest reception corps and one of the defenses thinnest on all three levels, and this is the bet that I bet the highest. confident in doing it. Hard to see this team finish better than 4-13 unless Justin Fields really excels in the second season.
– New York jet over 5.5
Betting on the Jets to get through has been a craze for a long time, and it could happen again with the error-prone Zach Wilson going to start an underperforming rookie campaign at QB. However, the Jets have quietly built an impressive young core in defence. Weapons around Wilson seem better, and the youth line in front of him has more advanced potential than it’s played consistently. Predicting the Jets to pick up six or seven wins in Robert Saleh’s second year as head coach is an ambitious choice, but I like their chances given their schedule and style of play. their.
– All lines are from BetMGM as of July 19