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NFL Futures Betting: 2015 NFL Regular Season Wins Best Bets

Posted by Alan Lemmings on 6/8/2015 5:32:24 PM

The start of the 2015 NFL season is getting closer and NorthBet has recently released their NFL season wins totals for the upcoming season. NorthBet handicappers Alan Lemmings and Tom Jeffries offer their early picks and analysis on who they feel are overvalued/undervalued and their best picks at this point in the offseason.

Chicago Bears UNDER 7

Not much is expected from this year’s Bears squad under new head coach John Fox. The defense should be improved, but that isn’t saying much coming off a disastrous season in 2014. This could once again be the year for Cutler to prove the haters wrong, but with Marshall now out of his arsenal, there’s not much hope to see any offensive improvement or a turnaround this season. Green Bay will continue their dominance in the NFC North this season with Detroit and Minnesota in a battle for 2nd place. This season will likely be the beginning of a long rebuilding process for Chicago with Cutler likely gone before the start of 2016.

Philadelphia Eagles UNDER 9.5

The Eagles come into this season with a question mark at the QB position with newly acquired Sam Bradford still recovering from ACL surgery and Mark Sanchez fighting for the starting spot. Philadelphia will also have a new starting RB in DeMarco Murray with the departure of LeSean McCoy. Last season the Eagles finished a respectable 10-6, but a painful loss to the Redskins in week 16 proved to be the blow that kept them out of the playoffs. There have been mixed emotions from Eagles fans on the changes made this offseason, with a wide range of expectations. No one has been more opinionated than the new Eagles CB Byron Maxwell, who basically guaranteed the Eagles will reach Super Bowl 50. The Eagles have the potential to be a contender this season, but in order to do so, will need Bradford and Murray to stay healthy. For us, the injury concerns are too great, and we don’t see the likelihood that both Bradford and Murray can make it all season. Sanchez has had good moments in his career but is not likely to lead Philly to the playoffs.

Detroit Lions OVER 8.5

Detroit will start the 2015 season without two of their most popular players returning in Suh and Bush, but the Lions have been slowly improving and with some luck could take the NFC North from Green Bay. In Suh’s absence, the defense will have to step up with newly acquired Haloti Ngata. Offensively Detroit should be in good shape with a healthy Magatron and depth at their WR and TE positions. Although Reggie Bush is no longer on the roster, Joique Bell has always delivered in his absence and should perform if given the starting spot. With Chicago and Minnesota struggling, we once again feel the Lions can make the playoffs.

New York Jets OVER 7.5

The Jets have been busy this offseason acquiring the tools to give Geno Smith the opportunity to help the Jets have their first winning season since 2010. Their won’t be much room for excuses with a strong receiving corps featuring Brandon Marshall, who claims he feels better than ever, along with Eric Decker, Devin Smith, and TE Jace Amaro. The defense should once again be strong with several big name acquisitions in the offseason. The Jets have several questions on the offensive line, but the biggest questions are at right guard. We know D'Brickashaw Ferguson will play left tackle, free-agent pickup James Carpenter will play left guard, Nick Mangold will man the center spot and Breno Giacomini will retain his hold on the right tackle position. Ultimately, the Jets fate will lie in the hands of Geno Smith, who at this point, is the clear frontrunner for the starting QB position. The physical ability is there and the supporting cast is in place. We like the Jets chances of at least hitting .500 and reaching 8 wins in 2015.

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