Ready For Some Football?: Over/Under NFL Win Totals

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BLOOMINGBURG, NY – Yesterday was a great day at CitiField, courtesy of Short Matt – even though the Mets lost again to complete a sweep of the three game set at the hands of the Braves. The Boss of this website has clearly taken one too many hits to the head, as he made an indecent proposal when I predicted the Dallas Cowboys would represent the NFC in the Super Bowl this year. Here’s a rundown on a few win total bets you may want to consider.

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SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: This one almost looks too easy to me and that usually doesn’t bode well since all of our parents always warned us that if something looks and sounds to good to be true to walk away. Now the Niners had some terrible luck (not Andrew) with injuries last year to the point where they were decimated on both sides of the ball while struggling to win four games. Las Vegas is asking them to double 2018’s win total of four as the number is eight – so you’re really looking at nine wins to cash an OVER bet. I just don’t see how this team is being asked to make tremendous strides in a tough NFC West division especially with how Jimmy Garropolo has looked in return from his ACL injury that cost him the 2018 season. It’s not often you throw five straight interceptions whether it’s practice (which Jimmy G did), an exhibition game or regular season tilt. This feat was followed by a very poor showing in a preseason game that same week. There’s too much uncertainty already swirling around this club as first round pick Joey Bosa is already gimpy and expected to miss some time. The Pick: SAN FRANCISCO UNDER 8

DALLAS COWBOYS: The Cowboys won ten games last year after limping out of the gate but fortunes changed once wide receiver Amari Cooper joined the club after a trade with Oakland. FREE NFL PicksDak Prescott actually looked like an NFL quarterback and Ezekiel Elliott is a monster out of the backfield. The defense performed mightily under Rod Marinelli and should do the same again this year. The only question is the Elliott holdout and I’m guessing a contract gets done even if the mess isn’t settled until after the first or second game as both are divisional games and football fans know how important those are. As a Cowboys fan this pick has little to do with being a homer and more about my opinion that the NFC is weak overall. Let’s get behind Dallas to make Short Matt nervous. The Pick: DALLAS OVER 9

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ATLANTA FALCONS: Boy, they really sucked last year didn’t they? Seven wins with all that offensive fire power? In a division where Cam Newton is hobbled and already in a walking boot after shoulder surgery shoulder, Drew Brees is another year older (he’s gotta hit that wall sometime), and the perennial losers that are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Dirty Birds are poised to win the division. There’s too much talent on this team to have another dud of a year. Matt Ryan will return to Matty Ice and get the Falcons to the playoffs on his arm alone. For what seems to me as a very modest number of wins, this team is primed for a good year. The Pick: ATLANTA OVER 8.5

Speaking of sure things, come back tomorrow for Ben “Easy Money” Whitney.

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