NFL Picks: Sportsbook Releases Regular Season Team Win Totals

Kevin Stott

Saturday, March 19, 2016 7:39 PM GMT

With so much player movement in the NFL last week, the NFL Regular Season Team Win Totals marketplace should have plenty of movement this spring and CG Technology was the first to put the numbers up in that marketplace as betting on professional football has become a 365-day-a-year thing.

The numbers this year point to more parity and a wide open race for Super Bowl LI, especially with the defending champion Denver Broncos seeing one QB head off into Sunset with his Retirement and the other be signed last week via Free Agency by the Houston Texans. Let’s looks at the CGT openers and make quick NFL pick for our readers.

 

CG Technology First to Put NFL 2016 Regular Season Team Win Totals on the Betting Board
Modern sportsbook CG Technology beat everyone to the punch with the release of its 2016 NFL Regular Season Team Win Totals odds, and the numbers look drastically different than last season with five teams clumped at 10½ Wins and the poor Cleveland Browns actually having a 4½ hung next to their name. Hey, it ain’t (wasn’t) easy having Johnny Manziel on your Roster at QB or playing in the rough and tumble AFC North with the Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers, Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals and Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens. Here are the opening odds from CC Technology—formerly Cantor Gaming—in this very popular and growing NFL marketplace:

 

NFL 2016 Regular Season Team Win Total Over/Unders—CG Technology

Carolina Panthers 10½u -130

Green Bay Packers 10½

New England Patriots 10½o -120

Pittsburgh Steelers 10½u -125

Seattle Seahawks 10½o -120

Arizona Cardinals 9½o -120

Cincinnati Bengals 9½

Denver Broncos 9½u -120

Dallas Cowboys 9u -125

Kansas City Chiefs 9

Minnesota Vikings 9o -120

Indianapolis Colts 8½o -130

Buffalo Bills 8

Houston Texans 8u -130

New York Jets 8o -125

Baltimore Ravens 7½u -125

New York Giants 7½o -130

Oakland Raiders 7½o -135

Philadelphia Eagles 7½

Washington Redskins 7½u -120

Atlanta Falcons 7

Detroit Lions 7

Los Angeles Rams 7o -130

Miami Dolphins 7u -125

New Orleans Saints 7u -130

San Diego Chargers 7u -120

Chicago Bears 6½o -120

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6½u -125

Jacksonville Jaguars 6o -130

Tennessee Titans 5½o -130

San Francisco 49ers 5o -120

Cleveland Browns 4½o -130

 

Conclusions
With Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler Now Both Gone, Who Will Quarterback the Broncos?
This may either be a great time or an awful time to put your money down in this marketplace with so much uncertainty for many teams, especially at that precious starting QB position. And those aforementioned Broncos (20/1 to win Super Bowl, BetVictor) saw promising young QB Brock Osweiler sign a $72 million contract with the Texans so General Manager John Elway suddenly has a dilemma and will have to sign someone via Free Agency, draft someone or work with what the franchise already has at the crucial position.

Last year Denver selected promising Trevor Siemian (Northwestern) in Round 7 and the 6-foot-4, 25-year-old is currently the only Signal Caller on the Broncos Roster, but word is that both Elway and Head Coach Gary Kubiak—both former Broncos QBs—are pretty high on Siemian. Still, trying to go out and get someone like a Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) or taking a chance and trading for Colin Kaepernick (49ers) and developing Siemian at the same time seems like the most sound Plan of Attack in a league where QBs are Platinum and having any decent Depth at the position is nothing but delirious wishful thinking.

One NFL 206 Regular Season Team Win Total which looks worth backing is the Chicago Bears (6½o -120, CG Technology) as this team does have a decent if mercurial QB and Jay Cutler will be getting a load of Receiving talent back this season in WR Alshon Jeffery (54 receptions, 807 yards)—who recently signed a $14.599 million Franchise Tag tender—and dynamic Rookie and 2015 Round 1 pick Kevin White (West Virginia), who will finally get to strut his stuff in the Windy City after a Shin Injury sidelined him the entire 2015/16 campaign. Chicago (12/1 to win NFC North, Sportsbook.ag) and Cutler also have waterbug WR Eddie Royal, WR Marquess Wilson, 2nd-year (Louisville) WR Josh Bellamy, WR Marc Mariani, TEs Martellus Bennett and Khari Lee and RBs Jacquizz Rodgers as well as standout Rookie (Michigan State) Jeremy Langford, Cutler does have a variety of nice weapons with which to work and all should be hungry for Playing Time and to prove their worth.

Coming off Injuries and being young will cumulatively do that to an NFL Roster sometimes, and with an improved Defense, the Bears (80/1 NFL odds to win Super Bowl, William Hill) seem worth a shot as the Packers and Lions have regressed and the Vikings probably aren’t as great as we all think and too dependent on veteran RB Adrian Peterson.

NFL Regular Season Team Win Totals Picks: Carolina Panthers Under 10½ Wins -130, Chicago Bears Over 6½ Wins -120 (CG Technology)