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Oakland Raiders Win Total

By Chris Jordan, Featured Handicapper

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I won my 200♦ underdog play Saturday on the Athletic vs. Houston, then I split my 500♦ plays the last two nights, hitting my 500♦ Preseason Total of the Week on the Vikings-Saints Over on Sunday and losing my 500♦ A.L. West Total of the Month on the Angels-Rangers Under on Monday.

For tonight, I'm looking to keep the betting week momentum going with a 300♦ Bankroll Builder in the National League Central, as like this near pick'em game between the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals.

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Can you believe it's time for the NFL Hall of Fame game?

We're less than a month from the start of college football, and a little more than a month away from the start of the NFL regular season.

And that means one thing: NFL win totals.

I took a look at several teams this season, as there are some intriguing numbers, and interesting money movement.

The ever-popular Dallas Cowboys have been around 9 wins since the lines came out, and the early money poured in on the Over. The status of Ezekiel Elliot leaves questions looming on the team chemistry, so I wouldn't touch that one. I see the market is buying the Indianapolis Colts, at 10 wins, then you hear Andrew Luck is sitting out this week because of an injury and it just makes you wonder with that guy.

The Cincinnati Bengals have seen their moneyline on 6 wins go from -130 on the over, to -130 on the under -130. It makes plenty of sense with AJ Green missing a couple of games, but sheesh, that doesn't seem like a tough number with that team. I won't touch it, nor will I understand why players are fading the New Orleans Saints at 10 wins, but the sharps have been pounding the under.

The Miami Dolphins have the lowest projected win total at 4', and for good reason - they're that bad with a rookie coach and the worst roster in the league. We're already hearing the word "tanking" before the start of the preseason. And Kansas City at 10' wins was sort of a wait-and-see approach because of Tyreek Hill; now it wouldn't shock me to see the over come through.

But the best value in the league, as far as I can see is playing the Oakland Raider under the posted 6 wins.

I refuse to buy in on the Raiders, a team that will travel a total of 32,023 miles in 2019. They're the only team in the league that will travel more than 30,000 miles. Forget for a moment grumpy Jon Gruden admitte last season he gets claustrophobic in airplanes and who suffers from vertigo after periods of extensive traveling. How about his team, and the wear and tear, and lack of sleep, and multiple time zones...

This is a team that will be road weary at home.

They open the season against AFC West rivals Denver and Kansas City. After playing in Oakland in Week 2 on Sept. 15, the Raiders won’t return home until Week 8. They will go a stretch of seven weeks without playing at their home stadium, as they'll play at Minnesota, at Indianapolis, vs. Chicago in London, after a bye week they'll play at Green Bay and then travel to Houston. Just that six-week span away from Oaktown, the Raiders will travel around 21,300 miles.

And over their first seven games, the Raiders will play four playoff teams from last season. The close the season against much more favorable slate, but by the time Nov. 3 rolls around, they might be 0-7.

HBO picked a good year to film their show Hard Knocks in Oakland, rather than waiting for the Raiders to arrive and film their inaugural year in Las Vegas, because that's exactly what the Silver and Black will experience this season... hard knocks.

Play Oakland's win total UNDER.


San Francisco 49ers Win Total

By Jack Brayman, Featured Handicapper

Every so often, at the start of the season, you will get a free FUTURES wager from me. Not every spot, just random when I see value.

My $10 bettors have won $30,677 the past 506 days, after hitting a 40 Dimer last night with the Rockies-Diamondbacks going Over. I also hit a 40 Dimer on the Under in the Patriots-Titans game on Saturday.

Tonight I have something just as strong with another total, again in baseball.

I love this total between the Blue Jays and Dodgers, as the two meet at Chavez Ravine in Los Angeles.

I'm ready to make money. Are you?

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I guess I'll take my boy Chris Jordan's lead, and offer up an NFL win total as a complimentary play for you, as there is one team I've been looking at this season, when weighing the rest of its division.

Out of the NFC West, I don't have an opinion on defending the conference champion Los Angeles Rams (10'), and looked at playing both the Seattle Seahawks (8') and Arizona Cardinals (5) under the respective totals. I don't know what to make out of the boys from Glendale, but the 'Hawks, I do believe they'll fail to hit the 9-win mark considering their road schedule, and their offseason roster hits.

That leaves the San Francisco 49ers, who I believe will go over 8 wins.

The hype surrounding Jimmy Garoppolo's arrival last season was well deserved. By the start of this season, I'm encouraged he'll know his offense and have a solid rhythm with his receivers.

Jordan Matthews signed as a free agent with the 49ers this past offseason, and the team drafted receivers in the second and third round, taking Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurd, respectively. Jerick McKinnon, was acquired as a free agent last offseason, and will be back from a preseason injury he suffered last year. He and Tevin Coleman figure to blend in well.

That rejuvenated offense on a team that went 4-12 last season, and still produced an average of +14 yards per game, is very promising.

While the 49ers defense ranked a solid 13th overall, it ranked 28th in scoring last season. Last year’s 17th-best pass rush will surely improve this year.

First-round choice Joey Bosa fell right into the 49ers' lap, while they did a good job in acquiring Dee Ford from the Kansas City Chiefs and signed linebacker Kwon Alexander from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

They can help a team that had a -25 turnover differential last year. Believe it or not, we've seen teams dramatically improve the year after registering a -20 turnover differential or worse the previous season, to the tune of at least 6 wins the following campaign.

The philosophy there is that by shoring up the turnovers, you create more opportunities for the offense, by holding on to the ball, and increasing the takeaways with an improved defense.

Look, the fact is, the 49ers were one of only two teams to rank top 10 on both offense and defense in 2018. This year they're poised to be much better.

Play the 49ers over the win total.