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Week 1 of the NFL starts Thursday, which means this is your last chance to get your NFL season-long win-total bets in before kickoff tonight. Whether you think a team is going to drop off the map and easily hit the under, or one of the assumed-weaker teams in the league is going to break out, it's time to pinpoint which teams you want to put your money on.


Here are the Over/Unders, according to FanDuel:

And here's the second half of the league: 

There are a lot of intriguing lines here, so let's break it up and look at the best under bets first and then finish it off with the overs.


Under: BUF under 6 wins, WSH under 7 wins, OAK under 8 wins

Right off the bat, the Bills are going to be one of the worst teams in the NFL this season. In fact, they have a pretty good chance of having the worst record in the entire league. Starting Nathan Peterman doesn't look pretty and if and when Josh Allen takes over, there's no guarantee he will be any better. That's not a recipe for success in the NFL. 


Meanwhile, Washington might be right down there with the Bills this season. They don't have a lot on offense when it comes to skill players and Alex Smith can only do so much. Unless some players make massive jumps, it's not going to be a good season for Washington. It feels like a 5-11 or 6-10 at best.


Oakland was supposed to be rejuvenated under new head coach Jon Gruden. Instead, they just traded away their best player for draft picks. After that, it feels like it's going to be a rebuilding year in Oakland and those don't normally result in nine or more wins. 


Over: LAR over 9.5 wins, NO over 9 wins, KC over 8 wins

The Rams might be the best team in the NFL this season. That being said, it feels like 10 wins is a minimum for them this year. 


New Orleans is also primed to be a top team in the NFC and they're available at nine wins. They'll still have a high-powered offense and a great defense and they look to be in the conversation to make a Super Bowl run this year. 


In the AFC, there aren't many great teams outside of the Patriots and Steelers, but the Chiefs might be able to make that jump if starting QB Pat Mahomes can play as well as his pundits think he can. 


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