NFL Schedule: Which Stretch of Games Have Biggest Impact?

  • Teams like the Arizona Cardinals face an easy stretch of games that could impact their 7.5 win total.
  • Teams like the Chicago Bears face a rough patch that could derail their 8.5-game win total.

LAS VEGAS – The hope of football returning in the fall is a shining glimmer of light that many NFL fans and bettors are holding onto throughout this quarantine.

Here at BettingSuperBowl, looking over each NFL team’s schedule in an attempt to find the biggest cakewalk, or most grueling stretch of games is rather important, especially when facing teams with highly debatable win totals.

For the most part, the future of these teams is undecided going into the 2020 season.

These stretch of games could entirely decide a season for these franchises, and will certainly decide a team’s win total bet by the time the playoffs roll around.

Chicago Bears

Team Win Total

  • Over 8.5 +145
  • Under 8.5 -190

Crucial Match-Ups: @ Rams, Vs. Saints, @ Titans, Vs. Vikings, @ Packers

The Chicago Bears face one of the toughest five-game stretches of the NFL season in 2020, with matchups against four 2019 playoff teams, and the 2018 Super Bowl runner up Los Angeles Rams.

The Bears will have some time to prep for this stretch of games with easier early matchups against the Detriot Lions and New York Giants, but then travel to LA in Week 7 to start this march of doom heading into November.

If you believe the Bears and Nick Foles can win three out of five, then they have a chance of hitting that 8.5-game over.

Otherwise, the -190 on under appears to be the easy money in Chicago this year.

Arizona Cardinals

Team Win Total

  • Over 7.5 -110
  • Under 7.5 -120

Crucial Match-Ups: Vs. Redskins, Vs. Lions, @ Panthers, @ Jets

The Arizona Cardinals are a team with a great amount of hope heading into 2020.

In Kyler Murray’s rookie campaign, the Cards meandered along to a 5-11 record. With the addition of DeAndre Hopkins from the Texans, and the late season resurgence of Kenyan Drake, Arizona can put together a more complete product this season to possibly make a wild card run.

However, the most important factor in a potential winning season is this stretch of four winnable games early in the season.

Starting in Week 2, NFL bettors will found out if the Cardinals are for real this season by how they perform against four considerably worse teams.

If the Cardinals can pull out wins here and start the season at 4-1 or even 5-0, then hitting over their 7.5-game win total (-110) should be no problem at all.

New England Patriots

Team Win Total

  • Over 9 +115
  • Under 9 -150

Crucial Match-Ups: @ Seahawks, Vs. Raiders, @ Chiefs, Vs. Broncos, Vs. 49ers, @ Bills

It’s hard to believe, but the New England Patriots win total under Bill Belichick is set at only nine games, with the UNDER as the oddsmakers favorite.

The Post-Brady era begins with an insanely difficult stretch of games for the Pats, who will only have a Week 1 matchup against the Miami Dolphins to prepare.

This stretch of six games starts in Week 2 and features both Super Bowl participants as well as a trip across the country to Seattle and a visit to the friendly confines of the Bills Mafia.

The world will quickly find out if the new-look Pats are the real deal or not, and win totals bettors will be feeling a lot better, or much worse about their pending wager.

While bettors will not be able to get in on the action once the season has begun, analyzing the NFL schedule and finding these easy and tough consecutive slate of games only helps beat the book.

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