2012 NFC East Vegas Odds & Predictions: Eagles Favored Over Giants

Philadelphia Eagles

Over 10½ wins +100
Under 10½ wins -130
Odds to win NFC East: 8/5
Odds to win NFC Championship: 13/2
Odds to win Super Bowl: 12/1
Eagles 2012 Schedule

After dropping four of their first six to start 2011, the Eagles rebounded nicely to an 8-8 finish with some huge victories over eventual Super Bowl champion the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. If they can rise above their biggest problem of last season—blowing fourth quarter leads– Philly could very well be a team that could come in right around 10 wins.

New York Giants

Over 10 wins -105
Under 10 wins -125
Odds to win NFC East: 2/1
Odds to win NFC Championship: 9/1
Odds to win Super Bowl: 18/1
NY Giants 2012 Schedule

Really, just 10 wins even after beating New England in the Super bowl? Well, if you look at the G-men’s schedule you may realize why. Plus, we all know how hard it is for a team to defend its title. Despite playing in a weak division, I’d still have to say that 10 wins seems a little high. Remember, this is a team that lost five of six from mid November to mid December a season ago. Take the UNDER here.

Dallas Cowboys

Over 9 wins -120
Under 9 wins -110
Odds to win NFC East: 5/2
Odds to win NFC Championship: 12/1
Odds to win Super Bowl: 18/1
Cowboys 2012 Schedule

You knew it was going to be a disappointing year when the Cowboys started the 2011 season 2-4 on their way to an 8-8 finish and well out of the playoffs. So, the biggest challenge this year will be to get a better start right? Easier said than done, as Dallas opens their 2012 campaign playing six of their first nine on the road, which includes bouts with the Giants, Ravens, Atlanta and Philadelphia. Personally, I expect another poor start which the Cowboys cannot recover from, finishing just ahead of the Redskins with seven wins.

Washington Redskins

Over 6 wins -130
Under 6 wins +100
Odds to win NFC East: 7/1
Odds to win NFC Championship: 28/1
Odds to win Super Bowl: 50/1
Redskins 2012 Schedule

Everyone is curious to see if Robert Griffin III can live up to the considerable amount of hype out there about him. And even though he has yet to throw his first NFL pass or take his first blindside hit, RG3 has been anointed as a star. The crude reality is, he will be running for his life behind a team that won just five games despite playing the third-easiest schedule in the league. The Redskins are terrible, and are at most, the fourth-best team in their own division on another five-win season.

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)

2010 NFL Betting Lines for Team Over-Under Win Totals

Sports bettors might only be entering the month of June with only MLB and the tail end of the NHL and NBA season’s to wager upon, but it’s never too soon to start thinking NFL with the kick-off the 2010 NFL betting season right around the corner. NFL win totals are now up on the board at Sportsbook.com, and the following is a couple recommendations along with the rest of the NFL odds per team.

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1. Carolina Panthers O/U 7.5 Wins – The Panthers are going to be in for a rebuilding season that might not ultimately include a competent quarterback. Carolina decided to cut ties with QB Jake Delhomme after several seasons, and ultimately may end up going to Matt Moore as the team’s signal caller. The NFC South is arguably one of the tougher divisions in the NFL, and it’s hard to see how the Panthers are going to end up posting a comparable season than they did last year when they finished just 8-8.

Selection: Carolina Panthers under 7.5 wins (Bet Now)

2. Kansas City Chiefs O/U 6.5 Wins – Kansas City only finished 4-12 last season, but it showed signs of promise, particularly offensively, scoring 294 points. The Chiefs have reloaded with a few new defensive signings that should help a ‘D’ that allowed a whopping 26.5 points per game in 2009. The AFC West is a division that hasn’t gotten any harder, as the Broncos are going to be without WR Brandon Marshall, who was traded to Miami, while the Chargers clearly aren’t the same team without DB Antonio Cromartie and RB LaDainian Tomlinson. We’ll take our chances that HC Todd Haley can guide these guys to seven wins this year.

Selection: Kansas City Chiefs over 6.5 wins (Bet Now)

3. New England Patriots O/U 9.5 Wins – Doubting the mighty Patriots is never a good idea, particularly for as long as QB Tom Brady and that passing attack are both at full strength. Yes, missing WR Wes Welker due to injury is going to be a huge pain for the Brady Bunch. Still, we find it a bit puzzling that the team with the #3 ranked offense from a year ago is touted to win fewer games than it did a year ago when it banked ten ‘W’s. Sure, the rest of the AFC East is incredibly strong, but even a 4-2 record against the Jets, Dolphins, and Bills will almost certainly yield ten wins for a team coached by Bill Belichick.

Selection: New England Patriots over 9.5 wins (Bet Now)

4. Philadelphia Eagles O/U 8.5 wins – The QB Kevin Kolb era is about set to start in Philadelphia, but there are several other factors to consider aside from just the signal caller being someone aside from QB Donovan McNabb for the first time in a decade in the City of Brotherly Love. The Eagles still have an aging defense and will be playing without DB Marlin Jackson, who just ruptured his Achilles and will be out for the entire 2010 season. The running game wasn’t as crisp as it was in years past in 2009, and now, the weight will shift to a first year starting quarterback. The NFC East is still an atrociously difficult division, especially now that Washington has a competent quarterback, and a fantastic head coach in Mike Shanahan.

Selection: Philadelphia Eagles under 8.5 wins (Bet Now)

2010 NFL Regular Season Win Totals Odds:

Arizona Cardinals 7.5 wins

Atlanta Falcons 9 wins

Baltimore Ravens 10 wins

Buffalo Bills 5.5 wins

Carolina Panthers 7.5 wins

Chicago Bears 8 wins

Cincinnati Bengals 7.5 wins

Cleveland Browns 5.5 wins

Dallas Cowboys 9.5 wins

Denver Broncos 7.5 wins

Detroit Lions 5 wins

Green Bay Packers 9.5 wins

Houston Texans 8 wins

Indianapolis Colts 11 wins

Jacksonville Jaguars 7 wins

Kansas City Chiefs 6.5 wins

Miami Dolphins 8.5 wins

Minnesota Vikings 9.5 wins

New England Patriots 9.5 wins

New Orleans Saints 10.5 wins

New York Giants 8.5 wins

New York Jets 9.5 wins

Oakland Raiders 6 wins

Philadelphia Eagles 8.5 wins

Pittsburgh Steelers 9 wins

San Diego Chargers 11 wins

San Francisco 49ers 8.5 wins

Seattle Seahawks 7.5 wins

St. Louis Rams 5 wins

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5.5 wins

Tennessee Titans 8.5 wins

Washington Redskins 7.5 wins

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