Three games that matter to NFL season win total bettors in Week 17


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Way back in February, we presented you with the opening NFL regular season win totals from CG Technology in Nevada. Now that the final week of the regular schedule is upon us, it’s time to take a look a which teams need a win in Week 17 in order to hit the Over – cashing tickets for bettors who showed some preseason faith in the form of a monetary wager.

Based on the opening numbers, there are three games this weekend that season win total bettors will be paying close attention to.

The Buffalo Bills will travel to the Meadowlands to take on their division rivals, the New York Jets, as 3.5-point road favorites Sunday afternoon. The season win total for the Bills was set at 8, and with the Bills currently owning a win-loss record of 7-8 their backers will be looking for a win to simply salvage a push on their wagers – much like the Bills franchise will be attempting to salvage a .500 season without their former head coach, defensive coordinator and starting quarterback.

The New Orleans Saints are also 7-8 and will have nothing left to play for Sunday when they travel to Atlanta to take on the NFC South champions. The Falcons are currently listed as 7-point favorites which is not good news for bettors holding season win total tickets on the Saints. With an opening number of 7 wins the Saints will have to pull off a sizable upset in order to cash for their Over bettors.

The final game on Sunday’s schedule that will have impact on season win total wagers will see the Cleveland Browns traveling to Pittsburgh to take on the mighty Steelers. The Steelers opened with a win total of 10.5 back in February and, with a current win-loss record of 10-5, their game in Week 17 will mean everything for their backers. Generally you would mark this down as a win in advance with the Super Bowl contenders taking on the pathetic Browns at home, but with head coach Mike Tomlin’s announcement this week that Le’Veon Bell, Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown will all sit out Sunday’s contest, this game instantly got a whole lot more interesting. Following the announcement that the Steelers will be without their three dynamic offensive weapons, Pittsburgh dropped from 11-point favorites down to 6-point faves at home.

With season win total results pending for only three teams in Week 17, that means there are plenty of results that have already been decided. Below are alphabetical lists of the teams who covered their win total and the teams who failed to hit their number (opening season win total from CG Technology in parenthesis).

Over their regular season win totals:

Atlanta Falcons 10 (7)
Baltimore Ravens 8 (7.5)
Dallas Cowboys 13 (9)
Detroit Lions 9 (7)
Houston Texans 9 (8)
Kansas City Chiefs 11 (9)
Miami Dolphins 10 (7)
New England Patriots 13 (10.5)
New York Giants 10 (7.5)
Oakland Raiders 12 (7.5)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8 (6.5)
Tennessee Titans 8 (5.5)
Washington Redskins 8 (7.5)

Under their regular season win totals:

Arizona Cardinals 6 (9.5)
Carolina Panthers 6 (10.5)
Chicago Bears 3 (6.5)
Cincinnati Bengals 5 (9.5)
Cleveland Browns 1 (4.5)
Denver Broncos 8 (9.5)
Green Bay Packers 9 (10.5)
Indianapolis Colts 7 (8.5)
Jacksonville Jaguars 3 (6)
Los Angeles Rams 4 (7)
Minnesota Vikings 7 (9)
New York Jets 4 (8)
Philadelphia Eagles 6 (7.5)
San Diego Chargers 5 (7)
San Francisco 49ers 2 (5)
Seattle Seahawks 9 (10.5)


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