Betting on games isn’t the only way to find value during the NFL season. Futures are a great way to increase your earnings on the year and let’s take a look at three bets to make right now.
Eagles to Win NFC East (-159)
Philadelphia’s loss to the Giants was pitiful, though they remain two games up in the loss column and it’s not like the rest of the division has blown the competition away.
Daniel Jones was 4-0 as a starter against Washington and 1-16 against the rest of the league heading into the upset win this past weekend (New York doesn’t play Washington again this season). The team just fired their offensive line coach and their remaining six games, four have winning records and the other two are the Bengals (on the road) and the Cowboys in Week 17.
Dallas will get Andy Dalton back in Week 11 and they have the amunition to make a run. The Cowboys are +700 to win the division if you believe in that narrative; I don’t. Washington, like Dallas, has a 2-7 record, and is much more likely to end up with a top-5 draft pick than string together 4-plus wins.
Browns Under 10 Wins (-121)
- Current record: 6-3
- Point differential: -28
- Week 11: Eagles
- Week 12: at Jaguars
- Week 13: at Titans
- Week 14: Ravens
- Week 15: at Giants
- Week 16: at Jets
- Week 17: Steelers
There are some easy games on Cleveland’s schedule, though, in order to lose this bet, the franchise would have to go 5-2 over their remaining seven games.
This week’s game against Philadelphia will be crucial to the outcome. The Eagles are just 3-5-1 on the season, though their point differential is nearly identical to the Browns at -29 and the team’s 13th-ranked rushing defense (per DVOA) should be able to slow down Cleveland’s potent attack. The line is Philly +3, though I’ll be taking as well as
Following the Eagles, the Browns get the underrated Jaguars and the Titans on the road. Baltimore didn’t look great on Sunday night but they beat Cleveland earlier in the season by a score of 38-6. A two week trip to northern New Jersey followed by a home game against the Steelers who may or may not be on their quest to go 16-0 will end the team’s season.
10 wins is the most likely outcome (which would result in a push), though if it’s any other number, I’m betting that it’ll be below.
Broncos Under 5.5 Wins (-155)
- Current record: 3-6
- Point differential: -68
QB Drew Lock’s status for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins is up in the air, though even if he plays this should be another loss for the Broncos with Tua Tagovailoa and Miami’s stout defense showing major promise after three straight wins.
Following the Dolphins’ tilt, Denver gets New Orleans (home), Kansas City, Carolina, and Buffalo (home) before ending the year with a divisional matchup with Chargers in Los Angeles. The -155 vig is a lot, but the chances of the Broncos finding three wins the rest of the way are slim, making this a nice wager.
*Odds via DraftKings