The NFL Draft is long since past, the teams are winding up minicamps and the preseason is approaching. It is a great time to bet win totals in NFL preseason lines.
2010 NFL preseason betting will include future odds on teams to win the Super Bowl and the win totals. The win totals are the number of games a team is expected to win for the season. You will have poor teams like Detroit with a number of like five while a team like Indianapolis will have a total of 11 or so. Every team will have a win total posted next to their name. You can bet over or under that number.
The win total in NFL preseason lines is a “future” bet. You are betting on what will happen during the 2010 NFL season. Let’s say that you believe the Green Bay Packers are going to have a great season. You see their win total at 9.5 or 10 and decide you want to bet the over. The betting line might have the Packers at -120 to go over the win total. You would risk $120 to win $100 plus your original wager or the 12/10 equivalent.
It is important to remember that once the regular season begins the win totals will come off the board. Many gamblers take the opportunity to bet win totals before the preseason even begins. The value with some of these win totals can be excellent, especially if you are willing to take a few chances. If you believe that the Dallas Cowboys are overvalued then you can bet them under their win total. The value will be going against the Cowboys, since the public loves to bet Dallas. The same thing applies a little bit to other popular teams like New England, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.
If you want to really go against the grain then you might want to bet “over” the win total on unpopular teams like Kansas City, Detroit, Tampa Bay and others. Going against the grain is the way to bet win totals because that is where the value will be. If you want to bet on popular teams then be prepared to pay a little extra either in vigorish or in a higher win total.