A Look at the 2017 NFL Odds for Interceptions and Sacks

A Look at the 2017 NFL Odds for Interceptions and Sacks

Written by on July 27, 2017

Will oft-maligned signal-caller Blake Bortles throw his final interception for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2017 or will gun-slinging veteran Philip Rivers force too many passes into tight windows to derail the now, Los Angeles Chargers’ playoff hopes? On the other hand, will electrifying Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley record back-to-back sack-leading campaigns or will Denver’s Von Miller finally win the first sack title of his now, illustrious career with the Broncos? Hence, thanks to my fun-filled look at who will likely lead the NFL odds in interceptions thrown and sacks delivered in 2017, you could cash in big on a pair of the most fun-filled NFL props odds on the board heading into the 2017 NFL regular season. Let’s get to it.

A Look at the 2017 NFL Odds for Interceptions and Sacks

  Blake Bortles – Jacksonville Jaguars (+450) Philip Rivers – Los Angeles Chargers (+600) Eli Manning – New York Giants (+600) Jameis Winston – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+600) Jared Goff – Los Angeles Rams (+600) Joe Flacco – Baltimore Ravens (+1200) Deshaun Watson – Houston Texans (+1200) Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints (+1600) Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts (+1600) Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers (+2500) Kirk Cousins – Washington Redskins (+2500) Ryan Tannehill – Miami Dolphins (+2500) The Field – Any Other QB (+500) NFL Odds Analysis: Last season, Philip Rivers threw a league-high 21 interceptions after tossing a much more modest 13 in 2015 to finish tied for ninth. On the other hand, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ third-year franchise quarterback finished second in interceptions with 18 after tossing 15 picks in 2015. Winston however, has two new and talented receivers in veteran DeSean Jackson and tight end O.J. Howard that should help him lower that figure in 2017. Moreover, 2016 New York jets starter Ryan Fitzpatrick is ironically, now Winston’s backup in Tampa bay after throwing 17 picks in his final, flame-out campaign with the Jets. Following the top three finishers, in interceptions, Jacksonville’s Blake Bortles, New York Giants star Eli Manning and former Houston Texans starter Brock Osweiler all finished tied for fourth with 16 interceptions.

Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens Analysis

Baltimore’s Joe Flacco tossed 15 interceptions in 2016 and New Orleans Saints future Hall of Famer Drew Brees tied him with an uncharacteristic 15 picks. For me, I’ve got to believe that Bortles, who led the league with 18 interceptions in 2015, Eli Manning, who has led the league in picks thrown three times in his career (2007, 2010, 2013) and two-time interception leader Philip Rivers (2014, 2016) have to be the top three favorites to win the unwanted title in 2017. on the other hand, there are some players on the odds list that you shouldn’t give any consideration to whatsoever like Andrew Luck, Deshaun Watson and Ben Roethlisberger. For me, I’m thinking Bortles is the pick, with Rivers and Manning following closely behind if, for no other reasons, than they’ve been consistent double-digit interceptions tossers. NFL Odds Pick: Blake Bortles

2016 Sack Leaders

Vic Beasley – Atlanta – 15.5 Von Miller – Denver – 13.5 Lorenzo Alexander – Buffalo – 12.5 Markus Golden – Arizona – 12.5 Danielle Hunter – Minnesota – 12.5 Cliff Avril – Seattle – 11.5 Cameron wake – Miami – 11.5 Chandler Jones – Arizona – 11.0 Ryan Kerrigan – Washington – 11.0 Khalil Mack – Oakland – 11.0 Nick Perry – Green Bay – 11.0 Erik Walden – Indianapolis – 11.0 NFL Odds Analysis: While the odds aren’t yet available on which players will lead the NFL in sacks in 2017, the list of last season’s top finishers should give you a good idea of who might win this coming season’s sack title. Beasley looks like he’ll be the NFL odds-on-favorite.

Vic Beasley

Beasley was an absolute nightmare for opposing offensive linemen and quarterbacks as he ran over, around and through everyone that stood in his way en route to a league-high 15.5 sacks and first-time All-Pro honors. Now entering his third year, Beasley looks like he’ll be the odds-on-favorite.

Von Miller

Von Miller continues to be arguably the best linebacker in the NFL and a model of consistency as he has racked up at least 11 sacks in five of his six seasons in the league. The only time Miller didn’t reach the impressive figure was in 2013 when he suffered a season-ending torn ACL after nine games. Miller, who recorded a career-high 18.5 sacks as a sophomore in 201, has already gone on record to say that he’s going to lead the league in 2017, so there’s that.

J.J. Watt

Watt played in just three games because of injuries last season, but led the league in sacks in 2015 (17.5) and 2012 with a stellar 20.5, which, by the way is the same number of quarterback take-downs he recorded in 2014. With the powerful and freakishly athletic Watt fully healthy, a top three finish in sacks in 2017 looks like a virtual lock.

Khalil Mack

Mack is the reigning Defensive Player of the Year and he recorded a solid 11 sacks last season after putting up a career-high 15 sacks in 2015. The only reason why Mack may not lead the league in sacks in 2017 is because he’s all over the field covering running backs out of the backfield and taking down would-be pass-catching tight ends almost as regularly as he’s hunting down quarterbacks. Still, Mack is so athletically-gifted, that he’ll undoubtedly have a shot.

Jadeveon Clowney

While Clowney, the top pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, was beset by injuries in his first two seasons with the Houston Texans, he looked a lot better in recording six sacks last season. More importantly, Clowney is freakishly athletic and could very easily reach double digits in sacks in 2017 opposite a healthy, and generally double-teamed J.J. watt this coming season.

Joey Bosa

Bosa missed the first four games of his rookie season with a hamstring injury following his well-publicized training camp holdout, but he showed just how talented he really was by recording an impressive 10.5 sacks in just 12 games and 11 starts. With an average of nearly one sack per start, I can see Bosa easily getting to 15 or so in 2017 to challenge for the league high.
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