We have another set of NFL over/under win totals to ponder months before Week 1 of the 2017 season. Online sportsbook Bovada.lv has released its NFL O/U season totals. The main takeaway: The bar is set very high for the Super Bowl 51 champion Patriots.
Bovada pegs the Pats’ O/U line at 12.5, meaning New England would have to win 13 games on their 2017 season schedule for the “OVER” to cash. To entice the betting public to take the OVER, Bovada has put 1:1 odds on the Pats winning at least 13 games. The UNDER is a 13:10 favorite, meaning bettors think the Patriots will win 12 or fewer would need to wager $13 to make a $10 profit.
Bovada says the Patriots’ O/U is the highest win total for any NFL team in the past decade. That number seems fair, though, given New England’s 14-2 record last year and its seeming success in upgrading the roster in the offseason.
The Seahawks have not yet commented on the matter.
The 24-year-old Reed is a 6-3, 311-pound defensive lineman from Goldsboro, N.C.
The former Alabama star was a second-round draft pick last year and started six games for the Seahawks, recording 34 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks.
Reed started 28 games for the Crimson Tide, helping the team win a national championship in 2015, after transferring from East Mississippi Community College, the junior college featured in Netflix program “Last Chance U.”
The Seahawks did use two of six second-day draft picks on defensive linemen, taking Michigan State’s Malik McDowell in the second round and drafting North Carolina’s Nazair Jones in the third.