The NFC West team ranked highest in the total number of PointsBet victories. Rather than between teams that complete the division championship in 2020.
In a 17-game season, the Rams and 49ers both scored less than 10.5.
Surprising on the surface. The Rams won 10 games in 2020, quarterback Jared Goff. The Rams in all situations will get better in 2021, especially when Matthew Stafford replaces Gove.
The 49ers are figuring out the existence of their post-Jimmys. Will he become a quarterback in 2021, or will he start as the third overall pick in the draft? After the disappointing 6-10 season in 2020, is there any reason to think they will win at least five more games in 2021?
One reason for the same total victory for both teams is that the formula for 17 games now requires three games, which will vary depending on where they were in the department the previous year. The Rams finished second in the NFC West, while the 49ers finished fourth. Where the Rams played against the Giants, Pirates and Ravens, the 49ers faced the Hawks, Falcons and Bengals.
For the Rams, second place is actually worse than first place, because Seattle’s three corresponding games are against Washington, New Orleans and Pittsburgh. Overall, these three games are easier than the Giants, Bucs and Ravens.
Considering last year’s 12-4 record, the Seahawks still have only 9 winning predictions, which is a surprising drop. Perhaps part of the premise is the possibility of Russell Wilson being traded, which could trigger a free fall in 2021. Or the odds makers don’t trust the new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron.
The Cardinals, who played in 8 to 8 games a year ago, have the lowest total in the department, with only 8 games. This shows that by adding JJ Watt, AJ Green and Rodney Hudson, the team’s upgrades have not left a deep impression on the betting market. (The cardinal also lost Patrick Peterson, Hasson Redick, and maybe Larry Fitzgerald.)
Again, I don’t bet. In my opinion, the best choice for NFC West at the moment seems to be the Rams, which is over 10.5.