NFL Market Bullish on Lions, Saints, and Jets Win Totals

The kick-off of the NFL regular season is fast approaching. To prepare, we can look at team win totals and the futures market. Many changes transpired during the offseason, and the public has been very interested in promising teams and their win totals, including the New Orleans Saints.

Most bet OVERs @ BetMGM

  • Detriot Lions 6.5 Wins
  • New Orleans Saints 8.5 Wins
  • New York Jets 5.5 Wins

There have been many changes to the Saints organization, but none more significant than to their coaching staff. The team will no longer be under the tutelage of Sean Payton. Dennis Allen, the team’s defensive coordinator since 2015, will take over as the franchise’s new head coach. Allen should help lead a Saints defense that welcomed “The Honey Badger” Tyrann Mathieu back home to Louisiana.

The Saints currently have their win total set at 8.5, which is one of the most bet OVERs in the team win totals futures market. The public has been buying into what Allen is selling, along with Jameis Winston being able to lead them back into playoff contention in 2022. That’s helped lead to 86% of tickets going towards the OVER 8.5, along with 89% of the handle. Alvin Kamara’s status might give you some pause, but the Saints certainly have a roster built to exceed expectations.

The Detroit Lions appear to be building an offense with potential. The only thing missing might be a franchise quarterback. Jared Goff should be at the helm to begin 2022, and even if there are parts of his game to like as a signal caller, the Lions will likely be in better hands if they can land a star QB.

Still, the Lions have received a lot of positive attention regarding their win total this year, currently at 6.5. Detroit has seen 94% of tickets go in the OVER direction, while 95% of the handle has followed suit. The offensive line looks built to protect Goff, and the Lions have the fifth easiest schedule by 2021 team win totals, so there should be some improvement over their 3-13-1 record from last year.

In addition to the Saints and Lions, there’s some buzz surrounding the New York Jets. It’s been a while since the franchise was a serious contender, and they are coming off a dismal 4-13 season. New York’s win total and the Jets have seen 78% of tickets placed on the OVER 5.5 and 86% of the handle, meaning there’s more considerable money looking towards the OVER.

Jets GM Joe Douglas added multiple starters to the team on both sides of the ball, including guard Laken Tomlinson, who made the Pro Bowl last season. Douglas found Zach Wilson a talented weapon in Garrett Wilson at the draft while adding Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner to the secondary. The public has been bullish on the Jets, and it’s easy to see why.