NFL Futures Prop Bets Predictions
If there’s one thing I love about sports betting in today’s modern era, it’s the multitude of props bets that are available in today’s high-tech, online times!
With that said and the action quickly approaching, I’ve got a handful of props bets for the 2017 NFL season that no pro football bettor should miss out on this coming season.
The best news for you however is that I’ve done all of the requisite ‘homework’ and have a handful of expert picks to go along with the fun-filled props that I’m about to share with you.
Since haste makes waste (or at least that’s what they used to say) it’s time to get busy with a capital ‘B.’
NFL MVP Odds
Analysis: Tom Brady (+400) is the prohibitive favorite, but he’s not my pick to win the award in 2017 simply because he’s only managed to bag two in his future Hall of Fame career (2007 and 2010).
For me, another two-time winner, Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers (+650), is the better pick, seeing as how he’s going to have to do a whole lot more than Brady to keep his Packers team in NFC title contention, just like he did last season when he said the Pack needed to run the table and win their final six regular season games to make the playoffs – and did it!
I also like Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson as a +100 pick, seeing as how I believe he’s primed to have arguably his best season ever while getting Seattle back to the mountain top in the NFC at the very least.
MVP Picks: Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson
NFL Offensive ROY
Analysis: The only reason I’m not going with Houston’s Deshaun Watson (+650) is because he’s not going to start for the Texans to open the regular season. For me, the best pick may be Jacksonville’s Leonard Fournette, the prohibitive favorite +350, simply because he’s going to be featured in the Jaguars offensive attack (they have no quarterback).
Still, Fournette is not my pick to win this year’s ROY simply because I believe defenses will key in on him and shut him down, much like Alabama did every time they faced him. If cam Newton learns to throw the check-down pass more often and the Carolina Panthers actually open up their offense a bit, my pick would be for versatile running back Christian McCaffrey (+500).
However, I’m not sure about Newton’s ability to throw the check-down pass and not go deep down field to Kelvin Benjamin or Devin Funchess. I love Tennessee wide receiver Corey Davis (+650) and I expect him to become the No. 1 wide receiver for the Titans right off the bat.
I also love the value that Cincinnati’s Joe Mixon (+800) and John Ross (+1200) are offering, although I’ve got to admit that Ross is the more likely pick, simply because some voters won’t vote for the controversial Mixon no matter what he does this coming season.
Picks: John Ross, Corey Davis, Christian McCaffrey
Perfectly Bad Seasons (0-16 by any team)
- Yes +800
- No -1500
Analysis: Since 1944, only four teams have gone winless in the NFL for an entire season, so the odds of it happening again in 2017 are slim to none. Besides, if you saw how pitiful the Cleveland Browns, Chicago bears and San Francisco 49ers all were a year ago, you’ll know that even the worst teams in the league are likely to win one game.
The 1960 Dallas Cowboys (0–11–1), the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0–14) and the 1982 Baltimore Colts (0–8–1) all failed to win a single game, but the 2008 Detroit Lions (0–16) were the only team to do it in a 16-game season. It’s going to cost you -1500 to win $100, but you can bank on the ‘No’ outcome here!
Highest Loss Total
- Over 13.5 Games -150
- Under 13.5 games +130
Analysis: The Cleveland Browns (1-15) and San Francisco 49ers (2-14) both lost over 13.5 games in 2016, but I just don;t see that happening in 2017 as every ‘bad’ team in the league last season made some really decent offseason changes. This one is really simple to me. Every team in the league will win at least three games in 2017!
Pick: Under 13.5 games
Any Player to Break Regular Season Passing Yards (5,477)
- Yes +350
- No -500
Analysis: No quarterback in NFL history has more than one 5,00 yard passing season except New Orleans saints future Hall of Famer Drew Brees who has recorded a mind-boggling five, including last season (5,208).
However, with the Saints adding veteran running back Adrian Peterson this offseason, I think the plan is clear that New Orleans intends to run the ball a bit more in 2017. If Drew Brees doesn’t break this record, no one will!
Any Player to Break Regular Season pass Tds (55)
- Yes – Break 55 Tds +1000
- No – Break 55 Tds -2500
Analysis: There’s no other way to say it, except that no NFL quarterback is throwing 56 touchdown passes any time soon. Peyton Manning set the mark in 2013 and Tom Brady is the only other quarterback to reach 50 in a single season (2007). Drew Brees threw 46 and Aaron Rodgers tossed 45, both in 2011, but this record is nearly impossible to break for any team that wants to have a balanced offensive attack.
So, now that you’ve got some expert props picks that are all easily achievable to cash in on, it’s time for some happy hunting!