Baltimore Ravens Over 11.5 Wins
The Baltimore Ravens have the easiest schedule when it comes to their opponents record from the previous season. We already know what their offense can do with Lamar Jackson under center plus the addition of J.K Dobbins. Also, their defense only improved from last season. They acquired Calais Campbell and also drafted Patrick Quenn in the first round. They only improved since last season when they went 13-3. On the downside, I’m sure defenses will start to figure out Lamar and slow him down a little following his MVP season but I believe that the team is good enough to still win games without MVP performances from Lamar Jackson week to week. The main concern for me is an injury to Lamar Jackson would basically throw this bet down the drain.
Denver Broncos Over 7.5 Wins
The Denver Broncos are following a season in which they went 7-9. This included a 4-1 finish to the season with their rookie Quarterback Drew Lock under center. Everyone is expecting Drew Lock to have an even better year than he did last year. One of the main reasons for this is because of the weapons that they acquired for Lock over the offseason. They added Melvin Gordon, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler and made some upgrades to the offensive line. This should lead them to having an extremely good offense for 2020. They also have an average defense to go along with this offense that has high expectations. When you put all of this together, I don’t see a way in which they could possibly regress in the upcoming season.
San Francisco 49ers Under 10.5 Wins
Similar to their division rival Rams, the 49ers could see a major drop off next season after their disappointing Super Bowl loss. It has become a common case for the runner-up to have a down year. A reason I could see them dropping off is because of the trade of Deforest Buckner. Deforest Buckner was their best interior D-line threat and although they replaced him with Javon Kinlaw, he won’t have the same impact his rookie year. With Joe Staley’s surprise retirement, the offensive line has a few questions. They did however replace him with Trent Williams, but we haven’t seen him play in a while but when he does, he is elite. Jimmy Garrapolo does not have the tools to carry an offense. His top Wide Receivers being Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk do not help that case. Although they still have an elite defense, I think their offense will hold them back and keep them under the 11-5 mark.
Bears to win NFC North +320
The Bears have a pretty good complete roster minus the whole at Quarterback. I believe that if they get decent play out of either Foles or Trubisky, they can compete with every team in their division. I can see both the Vikings and Packers both possibly having a down year next season. The Quarterback doesn’t even need to have amazing stats courtesy of Matt Nagy’s system but if they could take care of the football and limit turnovers, I can see this football team having plenty of success on Sundays. They already have an extremely good defense that is led by Khalil Mack. This is sort of a long shot but with these odds it is definitely worth a shot.
Arizona Cardinals Over 7 Wins
This number is going to shoot up, as the over is going to be betted on heavily by the public. This is my favorite bet of the five and I seriously can’t see a situation in which you don’t at least get a push with this number. The Cardinals went 5-10-1 last year with both a rookie Head Coach and Quarterback. Both Murray and Kingsbury showed many flashes of promise last season. I fully expect Kyler Murray to have an improved 2020 season with a year in Kingsbury’s system under his belt and also the addition of Deandre Hopkins to that offense. The defense is still a major question but they should be decent and they added an extremely versatile player in Isiaah Simmons to that Linebacker core. As one can conclude, this is why the Cardinals are my NFL future best bet when it comes to the 2020 season.
In conclusion, these are five of the best bets I could make as of now, but obviously there is still a lot to play out. I like to usually lock my future bets in by the middle of August. This is so I can avoid any injuries that could ruin my bet. Especially for this season with everything going on, I would wait as close to the start of the season as possible before placing these way too early future bets.