Pick Newton’s Passing Game Over Wilson’s When Betting Highest Scoring Team Props

Carolina Panthers

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 5:45 PM GMT

The NFL odds makers are already dealing lines on prop bets and futures for the upcoming NFL campaign. Here we look at which club will put up the most points at the end of the 2016 regular season.

Highest Team Total NFL Odds
Carolina +700
Seattle Seahawks +700
Green Bay Packers +800
Pittsburgh Steelers +800
Arizona Cardinals +900
New England Patriots +900
Cincinnati Bengals +1600
Indianapolis Colts +1800
Dallas Cowboys +2000
Denver Broncos +2000
Minnesota Vikings +2000
New York Giants +2500
Kansas City Chiefs +2800
Houston Texans +3300
New Orleans Saints +3300
Atlanta Falcons +4000
Baltimore Ravens +4000
Buffalo Bills +5000
Jacksonville Jaguars +5000
Oakland Raiders +5000
Washington Redskins +5000
Detroit Lions +6600
San Diego Chargers +6600
Miami Dolphins +8000
Philadelphia Eagles +8000
Chicago Bears +10,000
New York Jets +10,000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +10,000
Tennessee Titans +12,500
Los Angeles Rams +15,000
Cleveland Browns +20,000
San Francisco 49ers +20,000

The Big Guns in 2015
Cam Newton was the NFL's MVP last season and not surprisingly it was his Carolina Panthers that racked up more points than any other team in the league. Cam's crew notched a grand total of 500 points or 31.2 per game throughout the 17-week regular season campaign. Now compare that, if you will, to the woeful offense of the San Francisco 49'ers who struggled to manage only 238 points or 14.9 points per game.

The Cardinals trailed the Panthers with 30.6 PPG, while the Patriots clocked in third with 29.1 PPG followed by Pittsburgh (26.4), Seattle (26.4), Giants (26.2), Bengals (26.2), Saints (25.5), Kansas City (25.3) and Washington (24.2) tied with the Jets (24.2) to round out the top 10 in scoring for the 2015 season. Those same high-octane offenses look poised to vie for the scoring crown again this season and even the Raiders could surprise.

Best Bets for 2016
With the notable exception of the Indianapolis Colts, I cannot envision any team that was out of the top 10 last season, suddenly blitzing the field and scoring in bunches, enough to win the team scoring title this season. Thus, we will narrow our choices to the Colts and the 11 teams that put up the highest point totals last year in order to make this a winning selection in our NFL picks for the upcoming season.

Reports just released confirm that Tom Brady of the New England Patriots will sit for the first four games due to the commissioner's ruling on Deflategate. Though backup Jimmy Garoppolo appears, by all accounts, to be a capable and serviceable understudy to Brady, we cannot gamble on four games of less than Bradyesque numbers so we will toss the Pats out of contention.

The year-long suspension of Pittsburgh's receiver Martavis Bryant is enough to tip the scales away from including Big Ben, and the Steelers, into this NFL future prop. Roethlisberger's penchant for injury is also a red flag, so it's a no-go for Pittsburgh to win the scoring title.

The Bengals have issues as they lost their offensive coordinator Hue Jackson to Cleveland while receivers Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu left for greener pastures in Detroit and Atlanta, respectively. The club also saw starting right tackle Andre Smith leave town for Minnesota. Though the Cats have filled the holes at wide receiver, a lack of continuity from last season may see this team sputtering at the onset.

The Jets will be a soap opera once again as they don't even know who their quarterback will be at this relatively late juncture which means they are clearly checked off our list. Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints should never be counted out but losing his stalwart tight end Jimmy Graham last season didn't make him very happy and his absence will reverberate for years to come.

Carson Palmer of Arizona is getting long in the tooth and the injury bug could bite him at any time. Meanwhile, Kansas City and Washington will not crack our top spot because neither Alex Smith nor Kirk Cousins inspires me to do so. Eli Manning of the Giants has one of the finest receivers in the land in Odell Beckham but the team's one-dimensional approach will cause interceptions, and that costs points.

Andrew Luck will return healthy to the Colts but an aging Frank Gore in the backfield, in addition to a corps of wideouts who are a second tier below the best will preclude the Colts from rewarding their backers who bet them in this prop.

It appears we are chalk-eaters as the only teams left are the favorites, Carolina and Seattle. This is a tough call but I like Newton's passing game over Wilson's and points don't add up faster in the NFL than a withering air assault. Bet the Carolina Panthers to be tops again in scoring this season.

Free NFL Pick: Carolina + 700
Best Line Offered: at Bet365