Season Win Total Predictions
July 24, 2016
By Mark Franco
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Lions - Under 7 (-105 at Stations)
Losing your best player to early retirement in WR Calvin Johnson does not bode well for a team that had its problems on offense the last couple of years. The Lions offense ranked 20th last season and their running game was almost not existence ranked dead last in the league. Third-down conversion percentage for the Lions offense was just 37% in the NFL a year ago.
The Lions have a tough road schedule with games at the Colts, Packers, Texans, Vikings, Saints, Giants and Cowboys. I don’t see them getting to 7 wins on the season.
Texans - Over 8 ½ (-105 at South Point)
The new-look Houston Texans have added pieces on offense starting with QB Brock Osweiler. The Texans drafted Wide receiver Will Fuller, Center Nick Martin, Wide receiver Braxton Miller and Running back Tyler Ervin with their first four picks and I expect all of them to have an impact on the offense.
The Texans road schedule is manageable with their only tough games being at New England with no Tom Brady in week 3, at the Vikings, at the Broncos and at the Packers.
Raiders - Over 8 ½ (-115 at South Point)
The Silver and Black and back after finally not having a losing season last year at 8-8. I see no reason why they can’t at least get one more win this year. Head Coach Jack Del Rio has made a big impact on this team and with the weapons they have on offense I’m looking for the Raider to even have a shot at the playoffs.
They have very winnable out of division road games at the Titans, Ravens, Jaguars, and Bucs. Nine wins seems attainable.
5-1 Week 6, 10-2 Picks, 6-0 G-Plays
5-2 Run, 10-3 GPlays, 5-0 L5 Thurs
7-3 Streak, 11-5 L3 Sundays
15-7 L4 Sundays, 20-10 L30 Picks
11-5 L4 Sun, 20-9 Picks, 8-2 GPlays
29-15 L44 Picks, +1,120 TY
6-3 Last 9 NFL Guarantees
5-0 L5 Thurs, 11-4 G-Plays, 5-2 Picks
3-1 L4, 15-7 L22 Guaranteed Plays
10-3 Guarantees, 22-10 Picks TY
7-3 Last 10 Guaranteed Plays