The Los Angeles Rams remain the only undefeated team in the NFL. Seven wins in seven games usually lead to a 13- to 14-fold season, so coach McVay will like what he sees in his sophomore year.
And so far they all have convincing victories. After adjusting the Rams lead to the strength of the schedule, they are nearly two touchdowns (13.8) better than the average team this year, giving them a 12 per cent (7 to 1) chance of remaining unbeaten ,
|Week||Opponent||Projected point spread for Rams|
|10||Seahawks  -10.5|
|15  Eagles||-10.5|
This combination makes the Rams one 8/5 Favorites Super Bowl, which, as you might guess, does not have much value. So if you do not have a Rams Futures ticket, you may have missed your best window. This is not the case with some other teams who, despite all the dominance of the Rams, still have a good punch on the title – and in their upcoming games.
Team strength is an important measure in betting NFL games. It influences the weekly scoring and the team's chances of not only winning the Super Bowl, but also the division and the conference. Staying ahead of the curve with this move helps make more informed decisions, leading to more profitable bets.
Here are some trends you should keep in mind for the coming week and how you can capitalize on them while lines are still cheap for weather.
Preseason over / under: 7 victories
Now: 9-7 Expected record in 2018
The Redskins are the sole owner of the NFC East after the departure of the Dallas Cowboys 20-17 on Sunday. The victory gave coach Jay Gruden his first winning streak of the season which, on paper, seems to be simply expanding.
Washington's next adversary, the New York Giants, are In After coach Pat Shurmur had no longer sent his team with his 37-year-old quarterback Eli Manning to his best playmaker [Odel Beckham Jr.]he came to two failed quarterback sneakers late in the game.
Afterwards, the Atlanta Falcons and the worst defense in the league (2.8 points each way) come to Washington, followed by a drive to Tampa Bay for the Buccaneers, the second worst defense in 2018 (2.6 points per trip).
This weak upcoming schedule makes Washington a good bet to win at least two of its next three games (42 percent chance) and 3 to 1 odds to all three win.
Preseason over / under: 5.5 wins
Now: 4-12 predicted record in 2018
There was a time when the Cardinals could earn points. No more.
Arizona scores less than one point per ride this season, the worst in the NFL. If you adjust your score for the strength of the schedule, they are nearly 11 points per game worse than the average team; only the Buffalo Bills and their historically bad offense are worse in 2018.
Part of the inability can be traced back to the use of David Johnson. In 2016, Johnson led the NFL in general-purpose yards (2,118) and overall touchdowns (20). This year, its use is lower in both vehicles and targets, and these transfers are mainly done between the tackles, a bad use of the speed that Johnson possesses.
As a result, the Cardinals should only be favored in one game for the rest of the season: Week 8 hits the San Francisco 49ers. And even then, the Cardinals should only be 1.5-point favorites.
Baltimore Ravens (11 to 1 chances to win AFC Championship)
The AFC is populated with NFL contenders – the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers could all claim to to raise the throne – but do not count what the ravens could do this season.
The jokes about quarterback Joe Flacco elite status run their course, but the 33-year-old passerby holds himself and earns ESPN's 17th highest total quarterback value, which is also given to him by the Pro Football Focus game charts. Under his leadership, Baltimore scored an above-average 2.1 points per trip; the passing game is a big part of it and scored 33 points more than expected after considering the down, distance and field position of each throw.
Defensively, they hold opponents down to a league low of 1.2 points per drive, and the implication is that they are in three parts in 41 percent of the time. Only the Minnesota Vikings will be better able to block opponents in 2018.
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