NFC North Betting Predictions: NFL Prop Betting

The NFC North should make for a interesting division in 2014 with the Packers, Bears and Lions all competiting for the division title.  It should be an improved division with both all three teams looking to not only win the division but clinch a playoff spot.  Our NFL predictions this year will be taking close consideration to the tough NFC North division.

Detroit Lions

Vegas Odds Win Total: 8 wins (over -150, under +130)

The Lions have a legit shot at winning the NFC North in 2014.  In fact, our sports betting top handicappers predict the Lions will win the NFC North behind Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and their ferocious defense. Vegas has Detroit’s season win total set at 8 games and that would be our play as most of the Documented Handicappers have them as a 9 win team making the playoffs.  Since the NFC North will be a tough division, no team will run away with the title and it may come down to the last couple weeks of the season.

Green Bay Packers

Vegas Odds Win Total: 10.5 wins (Over -150, Under -115)

The linesmakers know that many people and Packers fans will be backing another Packers run to the playoffs.  A 10.5 win total for a team out of the North is a tough feat to accomplish but when you have Aaron Rodgers as your quarterback it will tend to sway a lot of bettors to favor the Packers.  Our NFL handicappers do not think the Packers will win more than 10 games and favor the under.  A season win total of 9 games is more realistic but they could have 9 wins going into the last game of the season and depending on it’s meaning, it could push over.  Since we like the Lions to win the division, we don’t see the Packers winning more than 9 games but they make the playoffs with a wild card spot.

Chicago Bears

Vegas Odds Win Total: 8.5 wins (Over EVEN, Under +120)

The Chicago Bears are not the Bears of years past with shut down defenses.  The Bears could have a great offense with most likely the best wide receivers core in the NFL.  With gunslinging Jay Cutler at quarterback the Bears will put up points.  But it’s not the offense we are concerned about nearly as much as the defense.  The defense was one of the worst in the NFL in 2013 and will undoubtedly give up a lot of points in 2014.  In order for the Bears to win more than 8 games their defense will have be significantly improved but we just don’t see it happening.  We like the bet of the Bears Under 8.5 wins in 2014.

Minnesota Vikings

Vegas Odds Win Total: 6 wins (Over -150, Under +130)

A 6 game win total is quite generous for the rebuilding Minnesota Vikings.  The Vikings are led by RD Adrian Peterson the top running back in the league when healthy.  Their quarterback situation is not unique with starter Matt Cassel on a short leash as 2014 NFL Draft pick, Teddy Bridgewater, waits and learns the system. Christian Ponder was drafted in the 12th overall in the 2011 NFL Draft and has not lived up to expectations. Ponder was considered a reach at that pick in 2011 and he has now slipped down to 3rd in the depth chart behind Bridgewater.  The Vikings will have a bad defense and no longer have Jared Allen.  Take the under 6 games in 2014 for the Vikings.

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