Las Vegas releases Over/Under totals for 2017 NFL season

The NFL Draft is in the books and we can now start looking forwards towards the start of the 2017 NFL regular season.

Of course, when talking about the NFL, there is no way we can overlook the gambling aspect of things. Even if you don’t bet on NFL football, it’s always fun to look at the numbers when they are released in Las Vegas.

Leading up to the season, it’s always interesting to see how Vegas sets the Over/Under numbers for each team, even if the season does not kick off for another four months.

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As you can see below, South Point Sports Book has released their NFL regular season win total Over/Under numbers for the upcoming season and the Detroit Lions number it set at 8.

For those of you new to the gambling aspect of football, this means that you can bet either the “Under” if you believe the Lions will win less than 8 games or the “Over” if you think they will exceed 8 wins in 2017. If you were to bet and the Lions won exactly 8 games, it would be a push, which means you would get your money back.

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As you can see by the above numbers, the Lions are third in the NFC North behind the Green Bay Packers (Over/Under 10) and the Minnesota Vikings (Over/Under 8.5). The only team Detroit is ahead of in the NFC North is the Chicago Bears (Over/Under 5).

When looking at the big picture, in this case, the entire NFL, the AFC looks good as the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots lead the way with and Over/Under of 11. Right behind the Patriots are the Pittsburgh Steelers who have an Over/Under of 10.5.

In the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks (Over/Under 10.5) have the highest total while the Super Bowl runner-up Atlanta Falcons sit at Over/Under 10 (tied with the Packers).

What do you think, Nation? If you had to place a wager on the Detroit Lions, would you take the Over or the Under?



Written by Don Drysdale

I am a fan of all Detroit sports and LOVE to write about them!


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