The NFL appears to be on track to play a full season in 2020, meaning there’s a good chance our season long bets will actually play out. DraftKings Sportsbook has released betting splits for team win totals which gives us a good look into how the public sees each team’s chances this season. Whether you’re inclined to back or fade the betting public, this information offers some helpful insight into where you might want to go with your picks.
Dallas Cowboys, Win total: 10.5
Over (-130): 85% handle, 54% bets
Under (+107): 15% handle, 46% bets
Notable additions: S HaHa Clinton-Dix, CB Daryl Worley, DE Gerald McCoy, WR CeeDee Lamb*, CB Trevon Diggs*
Notable departures: CB Byron Jones, TE Jason Witten, DT Maliek Collins, S Jeff Heath, WR Randall Cobb, DE Robert Quinn
Dallas upped their offensive power in the draft with CeeDee Lamb, but lost Byron Jones to weaken their pass defense. A new head coach in Mike McCarthy is also a move that puts a wrinkle in projections, but betters are on board. After an 8-8 season where the team didn’t play up to expectations, the expectations remain with 85 percent of the handle on the over. The Cowboys have topped 10.5 wins twice in the last ten years, but they have the ability this year if they can bring things together.
Philadelphia Eagles Win total: 9.5
Over (+110): 38% handle, 64% bets
Under (-134): 62% handle, 36% bets
Notable additions: CB Darius Slay, CB Nickell Robey-Coleman, DT Javon Hargrave, WR Marquise Goodwin, WR Jalen Reagor*, QB Jalen Hurts*
Notable departures: S Malcolm Jenkins, WR Nelson Agholor
The Eagles had a productive offseason, upgrading their passing defense and offense. That 9.5 number is still steep though, as the Eagles have only surpassed it once in their last five seasons when they one the Super Bowl. They also have a tough schedule which could negate some of the strong moves they had this offseason.
New York Giants Win total: 6
Over (-125): 33% handle, 66% bets
Under (+103): 67% handle, 34% bets
Notable additions: LB Blake Martinez, CB James Bradberry, OT Andrew Thomas*, S Xavier McKinney*
Notable departures: OT Mike Remmers, S Antoine Bethea (for now), C Jon Halapio (for now)
It looks like bigger wagers are going toward the Giants’ under while the smaller ones are going to the over. The Giants have only topped six wins once in the last six seasons, but this will be Daniel Jones’ first full season in their rebuild. If you have faith in Jones and company taking a step forward, this bet isn’t crazy, but six wins feels very much right on.
Washington Win total: 5.5
Over (+115): 86% handle, 68% bets
Under (-139): 14% handle, 32% bets
Notable additions: OLB Thomas Davis, QB Kyle Allen, C Wes Schweitzer, DE Chase Young*, WR Antonio Gibson*
Notable departures: OG Ereck Flowers, CB Quinton Dunbar, CB Josh Norman
Washington added coach Ron Rivera to the fold this offseason, along with defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. Their 2020 season will depend on where Dwayne Haskins is in his development as a starter, but Chase Young and Del Rio should help the defense. Before their 3-13 2019 season, they had topped 5.5 wins in their previous four seasons and so far, bettors are taking the plunge.
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