NFL Over/Under Win Totals w/ESPN’s Doug Kezirian
With the door open to the legalization of sports betting across the country, there has never been a better time to analyze over/under win totals for the NFL and there's no one better to lead that conversation that ESPN sports betting analyst and co-host of the "Behind the Bets" podcast Doug Kezirian.
There are no surprises at the top or bottom on the list of under/under win totals. The Patriots lead every other team at 11 wins and you'll find the Browns at the bottom with 5.5. Personally, I wouldn't touch the Patriots' number. When dealing in whole number-only outcomes, like wins and losses, I can make a case for New England landing exactly on 11. The Patriots have to come back to Earth at some point and let's face it, in the AFC East, "back to Earth" could easily equal 11 wins. The Browns won't all of a sudden go rocketing into space from an 0-16 season, so I'm leaning toward the under on them. After all, a 5-11 season would be an extraterrestrial adventure for Cleveland.
The Bills and Jets win total is set at 6 at some sportsbooks and I'm following the rule I applied to stay away from the Patriots, but I will take the whole number attached to the Giants. With a healthy Odell Beckham, Jr and the addition of Saquon Barkley, they can mask any major offensive line issues and so I'll go over on the Giants' 7.