2017 San Francisco 49ers Season Betting Odds, NFL Picks

San Francisco 49ers 2017 Betting Preview

San Francisco 49ers Season Betting Odds

While the Cleveland Browns get the ridicule as the worst team in the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers could once again give them a run for that title in 2017. After several years of competing for a Super Bowl under coach Jim Harbaugh, it has been a swift descension for San Francisco, which is now in the midst of a major rebuild.

The team hired Kyle Shanahan as its coach and John Lynch as the general manager to right the ship. Brian Hoyer was added to play quarterback, but he is nothing more than a journeyman. Unless the 49ers get a ton of unexpected performances, they will likely only win a few games once again this season.

2016 Record: 2-14
2016 ATS Record: 4-11-1
Over/Under Total Record: 10-6
Current Super Bowl Odds: 300/1
Current Odds To Win NFC: 125/1
Current Odds To Win NFC North: 40/1

 

2017 San Francisco 49ers Season Preview

The 49ers finished the 2016 season 27th in the NFL in points scored and last in points allowed. Quarterback was an issue, as neither Colin Kaepernick or Blaine Gabbert could consistently lead the team.

Hoyer may not be much better unless the offensive line improves and some weapons emerge. Pierre Garcon was signed in free agency and he should be a reliable wide receiver, but the team is still short on impact skill players.

The defensive front has the potential to be good, headlined by DeForest Buckner and No. 3 overall draft pick Solomon Thomas. Lynch traded back in the draft from No. 2 knowing that it’s important to stockpile draft picks as the team continues to rebuild.

However, in doing so, it leaves the 49ers without a quarterback with high upside. San Francisco may be able to slowly turn it around but this season is expected to be another struggle. It would be a surprise if the 49ers win more than a handful of games in 2017.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Season Preview Odds, 2017 Super Bowl Futures

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017 Betting Preview

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Odds

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been trending up the past couple of years, but didn’t do quite enough near the end of 2016 to make it to the postseason. They added some key pieces in free agency to help out star quarterback Jameis Winston and are feeling good about their chances in 2017.

While there is a lot of optimism, this is a team that plays in the tough NFC South and still hasn’t totally proven itself. Tampa Bay had a negative point-differential last season despite a winning record and it’s not a done deal that they will take another step forward. It will certainly be an intriguing year for the Buccaneers who hope to push for the playoffs.

2016 Record: 9-7
2016 ATS Record: 9-7
Over/Under Total Record: 7-8-1
Current Super Bowl Odds: 33/1
Current Odds To Win NFC: 16/1
Current Odds To Win NFC South: 13/4

 

2017 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Season Preview

Much of the Buccaneers’ fate will be on the right arm of Winston. He threw for 4,090 yards with 28 touchdowns and 18 interceptions a season ago and figures to improve on those numbers as he gets another season of experience under his belt.

Winston still has his main target in Mike Evans and the team made a big signing with the addition of speedster DeSean Jackson, who will take the top off defenses. Doug Martin had a bumpy year in 2016 but if he can return to form he should be a solid running back. The Bucs drafted star tight end O.J. Howard in the first round and he should be a nice addition both as a run blocker and receiver.

The defense was in the middle of the pack a season ago, giving up 23.2 points per game. The team has some standouts, led by Gerald McCoy, but it doesn’t seem likely to be dominant. However, if the offense can improve and the defense can play similarly to last year, this is a team that can get to 10 wins.

While everything has been trending up for Tampa Bay the past three seasons, it’s not an automatic that the playoffs will happen. Six games within the division against the Falcons, Saints and Panthers is tough, as are non-divisional games with the Patriots, Packers, Cardinals and Vikings.

Tampa Bay will only take the next step forward if Winston elevates his game to another level.

Washington Redskins 2017 Predictions, NFL Futures Odds

Washington Redskins 2017 Betting Preview

Washington Redskins Games Odds

The Washington Redskins made the playoffs in 2015 and started last season 6-3-1, but stumbled down the stretch and missed the postseason. Now the club is at a bit of a crossroads, as standout quarterback Kirk Cousins is not signed to a long-term deal and the team must decide which way it will go moving forward.

It’s possible Cousins signs a contract extension before the season, but if he doesn’t it will be interesting to see how everything plays out. The offense was solid a year ago but lost a pair of key receivers and must be sharp in order to duplicate last year’s showing.

Washington is in a tough NFC East and could face an uphill climb to make the postseason.

2016 Record: 8-7-1
2016 ATS Record: 10-6
Over/Under Total Record: 12-4
Current Super Bowl Odds: 66/1
Current Odds To Win NFC: 33/1
Current Odds To Win NFC East: 9/2

 

2017 Washington Redskins Season Preview

Cousins played well last year, throwing for 4,917 yards with 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. However, he was aided by one of the best pass-catching groups in the NFL, and both DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon left in free agency.

However, there is still some talent coming back, highlighted by star tight end Jordan Reed, and the Redskins signed the talented Terrelle Pryor in free agency. Cousins should still have enough players who can consistently beat defensive backs, but it could take some time to develop the chemistry with the new players.

The Redskins’ offense should be good, but the defense needs to improve after allowing 23.9 points per game a year ago. Jonathan Allen was drafted in the first round to add talent to the defensive line, while safety D.J. Swearinger was signed in free agency. Star cornerback Josh Norman and edge-rusher Ryan Kerrigan are still around, so there are pieces.

The Redskins don’t have the look of an elite team, but they do have some talent. If Cousins can continue to improve Washington should remain in playoff contention throughout 2017, and if it gets enough breaks, a return to the playoffs is a possibility.

NFL Predictions, 2017 Seattle Seahawks Odds and Picks

Seattle Seahawks 2017 Betting Preview

The Seattle Seahawks made the playoffs once again in 2016 and weren’t at all satisfied with the result. The core of the team has won a Super Bowl and been to another and that’s the goal each year.

The group returns this season focused on making a deep run. The health of quarterback Russell Wilson will be key, because while he didn’t miss a game last season, he was slowed by multiple different injuries. Between Wilson and an elite defense, the Seahawks have the personnel to be the favorites in the NFC West and in the running to win the conference once again this season.

2016 Record: 10-5-1
2016 ATS Record: 7-8-1
Over/Under Total Record: 19-7
Current Super Bowl Odds: 10/1
Current Odds To Win NFC: 5/1
Current Odds To Win NFC West: 4/11

 

2017 Seattle Seahawks Season Preview

The Seahawks have a lot of star power, starting with Wilson as well as cornerback Richard Sherman, safety Earl Thomas, defensive end Michael Bennett, wide receiver Doug Baldwin, linebacker Bobby Wagner, safety Kam Chancellor and defensive end Cliff Avril.

That’s why the team is always in the playoff hunt, as the core of this club has been stable for several years. However, the offensive line has lost some key pieces over the years and was a mess in 2016. The Seahawks signed Luke Joeckel but he’s been inconsistent during his career and even if he’s good, there are still worries.

Eddie Lacy was added to give the Seahawks a power running back, and he can help take the pressure off Wilson. The Seahawks’ only real competition in the division will be the Cardinals, and Seattle is expected to claim the NFC West title once again.

While there are some other top teams in the NFC, Seattle should once again win double-digit games and make a postseason push.

NFL Football Preseason Week 4 Odds, Vikings Vs Titans Predictions

Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans betting in Preseason Week 4 on Thursday

By Steven Wisner of North Shore Sports, INC

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Vikings-at-Titans
Including the Hall of Fame game, the Vikings are 4-0 this preseason. The team had a lot of positive answers in August and will look to continue the positivity into September, while the Titans look to pull to .500 in the preseason while some players are still trying to make the team.
ODDS ANALYSIS

The total opened at 38.5 and, so far, has stayed stagnant. The spread, however, opened at -2.5 in favor of Tennessee, but has since dropped to -2 since the Vikings have yet to lose a game this preseason, SU or ATS, including the Hall of Fame game.
Tennessee, on the other hand, has dropped two of three both SU and ATS, and eight of their last nine ATS going back to last year. Statistically, Minnesota has the edge in every facet of the game this preseason with home field the Titans’ only real edge.
Of course, Minnesota has won its only true road game this preseason.
QUARTERBACK ROTATION

After a very impressive preseason, Teddy Bridgewater will sit for the Vikings, leaving Taylor Heinicke and Mike Kafka with the chance to make a good impression. Shaun Hill, Bridgewater’s backup, will likely get some snaps, too, though he’s pretty well cemented in the backup role.

Hill has only made 34 pass attempts this preseason, with 25 completions and 236 yards. He’s allowed two interceptions, but thrown for three touchdowns. Heinicke is 30-of-41 for 237 yards and an interception while Kafka has done very well in limited chances against lower level competition, going 9-for 13 with 75 yards and a touchdown.

In Tennessee, Ken Whisenhunt hasn’t ruled out the chance a few starters take the field as he wasn’t happy with what he saw in Week 3. Still, Marcus Mariota isn’t expected to be one of them, leaving us to enjoy Charlie Whitehurst who is just 8-for-9 this preseason with an interception.

Zach Mettenberger is also likely to get a good chunk of time. The backup has completed 58.1% of his passes for 258 yards this preseason and two touchdowns along with one interception.

COACHES’ MOTIVATION

Neither coach is likely to be too motivated for Week 4, which is often a chance for depth players to see time as health is more important than anything else.

Even so, Whisenhunt has a bit more pressure following a very disappointing Week 3 and may actually use this game to see a few starters fix issues that arose last week.

Mike Zimmer, meanwhile, has shown all he needs to with four wins, helping excite a fan base that had to deal with a number of setbacks and off-the-field stories in Zimmer’s inaugural season at the helm.

QUOTE TO NOTE

Coach Whisenhunt was asked about his philosophy coaching the fourth preseason game he responded, saying:

“It’s a very fluid one. I think some of it depends on your team and what you feel like you need to do, and where you are from an injury perspective. I would say certainly some of our guys earned an opportunity to play in the fourth game [in Week 3], and I don’t mean that in a positive way.”

POSITION BATTLE TO WATCH

The wide receiver situation remains a bit uncertain in Tennessee. Kendall Wright is the main guy, but Harry Douglas and Hakeem Nicks have each showed off in a game, though neither did much in Week 3 against Kansas City.

Mariota likely won’t get much chance to throw to either of them, but each may see some time along with others like Dorial Green-Beckham. Someone other than Wright and tight-ends like Chase Coffman need to step up in the passing attack.

They’ll get a chance thanks to a few injuries.

INJURIES

A number of players will be sidelined for this game for both teams. For the Titans, they’ll be without Akeem Ayers, Zaviar Gooden, Sammie lee Hill, Marc Mariani, Kevin Walters and Kendall Wright.

Minnesota will sit Christian Ballard, Greg Childs, Jerome Felton and Kevin Williams. The defensive line is banged up and may also be without Sharrif Floyd, perhaps opening a window for the Titans’ offense.

ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION
Injuries to the defensive line are a concern, but otherwise, the Vikings are the better team, even without Bridgewater under center.
Minnesota will be out to score a perfect preseason and have already shown they can put up wins with their depth players on the field. For the Titans, they may have more motivation given their struggles in Week 3, but without some of their better offensive weapons, I don’t see them pulling out the win.
Minnesota 21, Tennessee 20
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