2011 NFL Betting Lines: AFC Teams Over-Under Win Totals

The AFC can be a hard conference to bet on in regards to over and under win totals, because it is so competitive. Some of the best bargains can be found with a few of the divisions underdogs, who are always likely to upend the odd makers, making from some pretty good payouts.

The following list is who we think could be the best five bets for over/under win totals this year in the AFC.

So, read up, enjoy and bet confidently.

1. New England Patriots (over/under: 11.5 wins) The Patriots were perhaps the biggest winner in free agency acquiring both Chad Ochocinco and defensive tackle Albert Haynsworth. Doing so, they shored up two areas that were sure to be lackluster in 2011. Tom Brady throwing the ball to Ochocinco is a scary-good combination. Definitely take the over. The Patriots are looking like a 14-15 win team, and are heavy Super Bowl favorites at 7-2.

The past few years have been disappointing for the Pats, but many are expecting them to change that in 2011 and revert back to their super bowl-winning ways. And I’m not one to argue with that. Expect New England to tear through opponents all season. This should be the easiest bet you’ll make all year.
(Also see: Patriots Super Bowl OddsAFC East OddsAFC Champ Odds)

2. Miami Dolphins (over/under 8 wins) There are two different ways that this team could go roster-wise. They could stick with the quarterbacks on their roster like Chad Henne who will no doubt lead the team if they went that route (yikes!), or they could trade for Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton, whose future is uncertain in Denver. The trade rumors were rampant a week ago on the Orton-to-Miami front, but have simmered down since. Let’s put it like this: If the trade doesn’t happen, then take the under; if Orton is indeed in Miami at the start of the season, take the over. The rest of the team is a pretty odd bunch, and the acquisition of running back Reggie Bush is a head scratcher, as he was nothing more than a 3-5 touch-per-game back for New Orleans. This is a tough one, but could pay decent dividends.
(Also see: Dolphins Super Bowl OddsAFC East OddsAFC Champ Odds)

3. Baltimore Ravens (over/under 11 wins) Take the under here. This is an easy pick with the Ravens being in the toughest battle in the league against the Pittsburgh Steelers. They have a rough schedule all year, and I see Joe Flacco struggling because of all the pressure that will be on him to succeed this year. Flacco’s downfall in the playoffs is sure to linger into the regular season eventually, and I expect this to be the year. The team still has one of the top-two defenses in the league, but I’m not sure in the offense will help them get to more than 11 wins. The Ravens are my pick for biggest disappointment this season, and are going to be in for a heck of a backlash once this season is over.
(Also see: Ravens Super Bowl OddsAFC North OddsAFC Champ Odds)

4. Cincinnati Bengals (over/under 7.5 wins) This team is going to be first up in the 2012 draft. I can just feel it, so take the under. Carson Palmer retired prematurely because he didn’t want to play for the team anymore (ouch!), and their top receiver is in New England ready to win him some rings. Meanwhile, Andy Dalton is a rookie and Bruce Gradkowski is a fiery competitor that is really a backup in the NFL. This roster has issues all over, and their only bright spot is Dalton, and he isn’t going to lead the team to eight wins this year, guaranteed. It doesn’t help that they play in the same division as the Steelers, Ravens and upcoming Cleveland Browns either.
(Also see: Bengals Super Bowl OddsAFC North OddsAFC Champ Odds)

5. Oakland Raiders (over/under 7 wins) There is a lot to say about how the loss of Nnamdi Asomugha will affect this team. But they started something special in 2010 when Hue Jackson took the reins of the offense, and now he will be in charge of the entire team. The Raiders have been known for good corners, and they always seem to replace top-tiered defensive backs when they bolt (ala Charles Woodson), and there is little doubt that Al Davis won’t succeed at that yet again. The team’s .500 finish, their first non-losing season since 2002, can’t be credited to one player, and Nnamdi wasn’t even the leader of a team, that was and is Richard Seymour. Take the over confidently on the Raiders for the first time in a while, and you won’t be disappointed.
(Also see: Raiders Super Bowl OddsAFC West OddsAFC Champ Odds)

AFC Teams Over-Under Win Totals Odds 2011:

Over 11.5 (even)
Under 11.5 (-120)

Over 11 (-110)
Under 11 (-110)

Over 11 (even)
Under 11 (-120)

Over 10 (-110)
Under 10 (-110)

Over 10 (even)
Under 10 (-120)

Over 10 (even)
Under 10 (-120)

Over 8 (-115)
Under 8 (-105)

Over 8 (-105)
Under 8 (-115)

Over 8 (even)
Under 8 (-120

Over 7.5 (-120)
Under 7.5 (even)

Over 7 (-110)
Under 7 (-110)

Over 6.5 (-115)
Under 6.5 (-105)

Over 6.5 (-110)
Under 6.5 (-110)

Over 6 (-110)
Under 6 (-110)

Over 6 (even)
Under 6 (-120)

Over 5 (-130)
Under 5 (+110)

NFL Over-Under Win Totals 2011: 5 NFC Team Predictions

Picking over/under win totals can be quite difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing, but at BetVega.com we are here to help you along, and we are starting with five of the best bets in the NFC going into the 2011 season.

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1. Philadelphia Eagles (over/under 10 wins) The Philadelphia Eagles are stacked coming out of the crazy free agency period, while the rest of their division faired seemingly weaker. Picking the Eagles to finish the season with over ten wins is one of your best bets going into the new season. Michael Vick will be better in all phases of his game, and their defense is scary with the addition of Nnamdi Asomugha, the all-world cornerback from Oakland. The Eagles will also have major help by their overall schedule that includes the lowly NFC West division and games against the Bills and Dolphins. Vick is what makes this team operate, and his passing ability looked the best it’s ever been in 201. If can take it to an even higher level in 2011, he will be hella good, and I expect him to do so.
(Also see: Eagles Super Bowl OddsNFC East OddsNFC Champ Odds)

2. Minnesota Vikings (over/under 6.5 wins) Okay, so the Vikings say goodbye to Favre(really…this time for good) and defensive tackle Pat Williams; but I think that each of these players were cancers to their team. Both were old and both were far passed the top of the hill. In place of Favre, the Vikings acquired Donovan McNabb from the Redskins, who I think has a lot left in the tank, and will no doubt help the team win more games. But this offense and team overall rises and falls by way of Adrian Peterson. Peterson will be the reason the team succeeds — if they do, and the reason they fail if he stumbles. With Peterson alone, and no McNabb, I’d take this team to win at least seven games before the season is over. Easy over.
(Also see: Vikings Super Bowl OddsNFC North OddsNFC Champ Odds)

3. Green Bay Packers (over/under 11.5 wins) Take the under. The Packers had a tremendous run in the playoffs capped by their Super Bowl victory, and will return 15-some-odd players that finished the year on the injured reserve list. Despite this, it will be hard for the team to make it through their grueling schedule unscathed. Everyone will be gunning for them, and the pressure will be on during every snap of every game. With the Vikings coming up, and the Bears still the division champ, the Packers will have rough competition just within their own division. Throw in the rest of their schedule that includes the NFC South, the AFC West and a game against the New York Giants, and you have one of the toughest in the league.
(Also see: Packers Super Bowl OddsNFC North OddsNFC Champ Odds)

4. Arizona Cardinals (over/under 6 wins) The Arizona Cardinals made a major move during the free agency frenzy when they picked up quarterback Kevin Kolb from the Philadelphia Eagles. This move solidifies the most important position on the field for the Red Birds and will go a long ways in their rebuilding stage. Take the over as it will be fairly easy for them to win more than six games in the NFC West. This is my dark horse for the NFC crown, as the team has all the pieces they need to make the playoffs and make some noise once they get there. The duo of Kolb and Larry Fitzgerald will be interesting to watch, and they both kind of remind me of a Steve Young-Jerry Rice combination.
(Also see: Cardinals Super Bowl OddsNFC West OddsNFC Champ Odds)

5. New Orleans Saints (over/under 10 wins) The Saints will have a rough season, but I expect them to come out on top of the NFC South. The team will have the best running back corps since Drew Brees arrived in New Orleans, and that will go a long way for a franchise that hasn’t been able to run the ball since, well, forever. The embarrassing wild card loss to the Seattle Seahawks is a big reason why they focused on their running game this offseason, because, for once, they couldn’t win the game on Drew Brees’ arm. Take the over because of their newly well-rounded offense, and because Drew Brees is still, well—Drew Brees. They will need more than 10 victories to come out on top of the South, and I think they’ll do it.
(Also see: Saints Super Bowl OddsNFC South OddsNFC Champ Odds)

NFC Teams Over-Under Win Totals Odds 2011:

Over 11.5 (-110)
Under 11.5 (-110)

Over 10.5 (-105)
Under 10.5 (-115)

Over 10 (-120)
Under 10 (even)

Over 10 (+105)
Under 10 (-125)

Over 9.5 (-110)
Under 9.5 (-110)

Over 9.5 (-105)
Under 9.5 (-115)

Over 9 (even)
Under 9 (-120)

Over 8.5 (-110)
Under 8.5 (-110)

Over 8 (-120)
Under 8 (even)

Over 7.5 (even)
Under 7.5 (-120)

Over 7 (-120)
Under 7 (even)

Over 7 (even)
Under 7 (-120)

Over 6.5 (-120)
Under 6.5 (even)

Over 6.5 (-120)
Under 6.5 (even)

Over 6 (-120)
Under 6 (even)

Over 4.5 (-110)
Under 4.5 (-110)