One of the great things about wagering on the NFL is that you can get the wagers in motion before the season even begins. There are countless people who place bets on division winners, win totals, and even the Super Bowl before a single game has been played. For the purposes of this piece, we are focusing on the win totals, specifically for the NFC East. This is a division that has been among the weakest over the past few seasons, but might we see a shift in that this coming year? Let’s try to break it down a little by looking at the win totals for each of the 4 teams in the division so you can place your bets against the NFL Team Totals odds.
NFL 2022 Season Win Total Over/Under Picks for the NFC East Division
Dallas Cowboys – UNDER 10 ½
This looks like a bit of a no-brainer when you consider that the Cowboys won 12 games last season. I think the division as a whole will be a little stronger this season, plus I am also concerned about the players that have left the Cowboys this offseason. The Cowboys didn’t do much in free agency to fill those gaps and the general feeling was that they did not have a great weekend at the NFL Draft. Yes, their schedule is certainly manageable, but I still think they fall just under the total, with that ½ game potentially making all the difference.
New York Giants – UNDER 7
This total seems like a bit of a leap for a team that managed just 4 wins last season. Yes, there is a new coaching staff in place and the hope that Daniel Jones will final be able to play a full season free from injury. That he has not been able to do that through his first 3 seasons as the Giants starting QB makes that hope somewhat tenuous at best. I just don’t see this team improving by 3 or 4 wins, as they are still in the rebuilding phase with that new coaching staff.
Philadelphia Eagles – OVER 9
During the offseason, you always look for the teams that make big moves that could potentially make a team a good deal better. The Eagles made such a move by landing WR AJ Brown, which means that Jalen Hurts will now have a very good weapon at his disposal this year. This is a team that won 9 games last season without that caliber of receiver, so it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine that they might well win a game or 2 more. I like the Eagles to go OVER the win total, plus I think they might be a good bet to win the division this season.
Washington Commanders – OVER 7 ½
While the jury is still very much out on Carson Wentz after a sub-par season in Indianapolis, he still has to be considered an upgrade from what the Commanders were working with last season. You also have to consider that during the 2021 season, the Washington Commanders had issue with injuries and COVID, yet still managed to deliver 7 wins. This is a team that looks poised to be better than they were in 2021, so it stands to reason that they should improve on their 7-win season last year.