The 2020 NFL season is scheduled to kick off tomorrow night when the Houston Texans visit Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. However, if you’re like me, this means you have 24 hours to make last-minute bets between now and kickoff.
Nowadays, you can bet on just about anything. But one of the more popular bets among any of the major sports is "Regular Season Win Total." You could argue wins mean more in football than any other professional sport, given the shortness of the season and relatively few games.
Here are three not-so-obvious teams I like to go OVER their win total this season.
Game total odds accurate as of Wednesday evening from SPREADS.CA
Place your bets now!
Arizona Cardinals – Over 7.5 wins @ 1.86
When the Cardinals traded for WR DeAndre Hopkins earlier this offseason, it became clear how soon Arizona hoped to push for an NFC West title. Kyler Murray looked impressive as a rookie and with an already established group of offensive weapons
It won’t be easy in a tough division which consists of the Rams, Seahawks, and 49ers. But with one of the most explosive offenses in all of football, plus a young, improved defense — I'm confident the Cardinals will finish with more than 7.5 wins in 2020.
Carolina Panthers – Over 5.5 wins @ 1.80
Many believe the Panthers are in a transition year, myself included. However, for a team that won five games last season, 5.5 wins in 2020 seems more than achievable.
Carolina’s defense is young and hungry. And the offense, now with Joe Brady and Teddy Bridgewater at the helm, could be as explosive as we’ve seen in years.
The NFC South is always a challenge. But with a new team from top to bottom and the most dynamic back in all of football, the Panthers should build upon their five wins in 2019, even if they only finish 6-10.
Miami Dolphins – Over 6 wins @ 1.74
For the first time in years the AFC East is wide open. And while the Buffalo Bills may believe it is their time to run the division, the Miami Dolphins have other plans in mind.
Miami made a ton of moves this off-season. In free agency, they improved their offensive line and acquired Jordan Howard and Matt Breida to support their new-look rushing attack.
Defensively, Miami signed veteran Kyle Van Noy, Byron Jones, and Shaq Lawson. And who can forget the eleven draft picks they made in April—with no pick bigger than rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. The Dolphins will win more than six games in 2020.
-- written by Zachary Taylor