3 Most Undervalued Teams in NFL Win Total Betting
Every offseason, there are NFL teams that exceed expectations and prove to be undervalued as the season approaches. Last season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a season win total of 7.5 and went on to an 11-win season and a Super Bowl victory. The Tennessee Titans (8.5) won 11 games and a AFC South division title.
The division winners are rarely overlooked the following season, and many of them are projected to win the division again and have another winning season.
But what about undervalued teams that have the potential to challenge for the division and/or exceed expectations?
Here are three undervalued and underrated teams heading into the 2021 season, with season wins and odds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook.
Most Undervalued NFL Teams 2021 Win Totals
1. Washington Football Team: 8.5 (Over -115)
The WFT had a season win total of 7.0 last season, and won arguably the worst division in NFL history with a 7-9 record. Expectations are a bit higher, and the win total has nudged up to 8.5. But now veteran free agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick leads the WFT offense, backed by an offensive line that surprisingly finished last season ranked No. 6 by ProFootball Focus. Wide receiver Terry McLaurin and running back Antonio Gibson lead improved skill-position groups. The defensive line projects to be among the better units in the league once again, led by last year's defensive ROY Chase Young. The NFC East is there for the taking despite the Dallas Cowboys getting more attention.
2. Atlanta Falcons: 7.5 (Over -135)
The Atlanta Falcons won four games last season and could double that this year. New head coach Arthur Smith turned around QB Ryan Tannehill's career in Tennessee, and the Falcons have explosive players on offense for QB Matt Ryan. New defensive coordinator Dean Pees is a top defensive mind who can help improve the defense as well. The Falcons play four losing teams from last season in their first five games. If the team chemistry gels quickly, Atlanta will be an early season surprise to talk about in the NFC South.
3. Minnesota Vikings: 8.5 (Over -160)
Another team with odds pushed up, the Minnesota Vikings have explosive Pro Bowl players and skill-position talent on offense for underrated QB Kirk Cousins. Veteran head coach Mike Zimmer is a defensive specialist who will improve a defense that fell off significantly last season due to defections and injuries. The defense still has top talent and key players LB Anthony Barr and DE Danielle Hunter return from injuries. Minnesota spent money to bring in top talent in defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinsona and a number of cornerbacks, including future Hall of Famer Patrick Peterson. The Vikings are the most capable team to have a stronger season of the longshots with solid Super Bowl odds (+4000).
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