With the end of the preseason here, there is no better time to look at some of the best season-long or future bets. A futures bet is any wager placed on a sporting event or event that will take place in the future. You can find future bets in all major sports like NFL, MLB, NBA, Golf, and even political events like the Presidential Elections.
So, what are some of the best bets for the 2022 season? According to SafestBettingSites.com, these are some of the best bets for every NFL team.
Nick Chubb under 10.5 rushing touchdowns
Nick Chubb is entering his 5th year with the Browns, and he has only topped this number once. Having Kareem Hunts on the Browns rosters also hurts Chubb, as Hunt gives Kevin Stefanski more options down in the red zone.
The Baltimore Ravens are in a prime spot to bounce back and regain the AFC North. The Ravens had several devastating injuries in 2021. Baltimore lost J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, and Marcus Peters before the season started. With Dobbins expected to play a significant role in the offense this year, how much will that change their offense?
To miss the playoffs
The Bengals got hot at the right time last year and benefited from playing the third easiest schedule in 2021. In 2022 the Bengals are now looking at the sixth hardest schedule. Burrow and the Bengals’ offense faced the easiest schedule of passing defenses last season and will now have the number one hardest scheduled based on passing defense in 2022.
Najee Harris under 1150.5 rushing yards
Najee Harris had 307 rushing attempts last season, which was second highest in the league. I would be extremely shocked if Pittsburgh again gave Harris that kind of workload in 2022.
Tyreek Hill under 8.5 receiving touchdowns
According to Warren Sharp Analysis, Hill posted his lowest depth of target (10.4) and yards per target (7.8) since his rookie year. With the rest of the league finally figuring out how to defend Hill and the massive QB downgrade, he may be primed for a year that includes less production.
New England Patriots
Mac Jones under 23.5 passing touchdowns
Mac Jones would need to throw two more touchdowns than he did last year to hit this number. Not saying this is impossible, but I think this Patriots team took a small step back in 2021. They lost Josh McDaniels, and Jones may take time to adjust to a new system.
New York Jets
Breece Hall over 5.5 rushing touchdowns
Michael Carters was good in 2020, but the Jets front office investing in Breece Hall by drafting him in the 2nd round tells you everything you need to know.
The Buffalo Bills will be on a mission this year. It’s Super Bowl or Bust for them in 2022. After losing heartbreakingly last year in the playoffs, they are looking for revenge in a major way.
Over 10 wins
Indianapolis suffered some of the worst luck in 2021. They had the 7th best point differential (+86) in the NFL yet failed to make the playoffs. They were 2-5 in one-score games, including 0-4 in games decided by a field goal or less and 0-2 in overtime. Much of that had to do with horrible QB play by Carson Wentz; adding Matt Ryan should help fix that and improve their chances in close games.
Ryan Tannehill under 3600.5 passing yards
As long as Derrick Henry is a Titan, this offense will revolve around him. The Titans also drafted QB Malik Willis in the 3rd round, and he could take the starting job anytime Tannehill gets into trouble.
Trevor Lawrence under 14.5 interceptions
Trevor Lawrence threw 17 interceptions last year and would be the first QB since 2015-16 seasons to throw 15 or more INTs if he hits the over of 14.5 in 2022. Lawrence was at a disadvantage with a terrible HC and now gets a massive upgrade with a QB-friendly HC in Doug Pederson.
Under 4.5 wins
Houston faced the 7th hardest schedule in 2021 and will face the 6th hardest schedule this year. I can’t see the Texans improving by 1-2 wins in 2022.
Los Angeles Chargers
AFC Conference Winner
The Chargers’ biggest weakness last season was their defense; they traded for Kahlil Mack and then signed linemen Sebastian Joseph-Day and Austin Johnson to upgrade their front seven. Justin Herbert and the Chargers are legit Super Bowl contenders.
Kansas City Chiefs
JuJu Smith Schuster over 750.5 Receiving Yards
JuJu has the opportunity to be Mahomes’ #1 option, and if he stays healthy, he can soar over this number.
Courtland Sutton over 925.5 Receiving Yards
Sutton has hit over 900 receiving yards just once in his career, but he has had some pretty bad guys throwing him the ball. Russell Wilson will be the best QB he has played with since he entered the NFL.
Las Vegas Raiders
Derek Carr over 4450.5 passing yards
Carr has set a new career-high in passing yards in the past four seasons, and I would be surprised to see Carr set a new career-high in 2022. The Raiders hired offensive-minded Josh McDaniels and traded for one of the best WRs in the league, Davante Adams.
Over 9 wins
The Minnesota Vikings may be a sneaky Super Bowl Contender in 2022. Now that Kirk Cousins has a Head Coach that believes in him, I think the offense takes it up another notch.
Green Bay Packers
Aaron Jones under 6.5 rushing touchdowns
AJ Dillion had more rushing touchdowns than Aaron Jones in 2021. Dillion had five, and Jones had four. I expect Dillion to get most of the RedZone and goal line carries while Jones remains a receiving threat.
Under 6 wins
The Chicago Bears may be the worst team in the NFL in 2022 and land the #1 overall pick in next year’s draft. The only positive coming out of Chicago is they finally got rid of Matt Nagy and his staff.
Under 6.5 wins
Dan Campbell has his guys fight until the clock hits 0:00, which is encouraging, but the Lions still have a long way to go before they start becoming a contender. This Lions defense is a mess and was one of the worst in the NFL in 2021.
Jalen Hurts to win MVP
It’s a long shot, but there is a lot of hype on the Eagles In 2022. Jalen Hurts should continue to grow as a dual-threat QB, and the addition of his pal AJ Brown makes this offense very exciting.
Jalen Tolbert to win Offensive Rookie of the Year
Jalen Tolbert has a clear path to being one of the best rookie WRs in the league. As Michael Gallup recovers from his ACL injury, he immediately steps in as the Cowboys’ #2 WR behind CeeDee Lamb.
New York Giants
Brian Daboll wins Coach Of The Year
With Vegas having their win total set at seven games, Brian Daboll should be able to have this team improve their win total by 4-6 games easily. New York faces the easiest schedule based on forecasted win totals and should have these guys competitive for most of the season.
Jahan Dotson over 611.5 receiving yards
Jahan Dotson may be one of the most underrated WRs in this year’s draft class. He has some of the best hands coming out of the draft and only dropped two passes during his last year at Penn State.
DJ Moore over 4.5 receiving touchdowns
DJ Moore caught three TDs in the first four games of the season and only managed to haul in one more for the rest of the season. With better QB play from Baker Mayfield, I would have to imagine that Moore tops this 4.5 number.
Kyle Pitts over 4.5 receiving touchdowns
Kyle Pitts was the first Tight End to gain 1,000 receiving yards in his rookie year since 1961 but only score one touchdown. Based on his usage last season, he should have scored closer to six touchdowns.
New Orleans Saints
This Saints team is another sleeper Super Bowl contender. Despite losing Sean Payton, this team is bringing back almost everyone from the 2021 season, including the return of Michael Thomas and new additions of Chris Olave and Jarvis Landry.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tom Brady under 4650.5 passing yards
In his 22nd season, Tom Brady threw a career-high 5,316 yards. In 2021, Birthday will lose two of his top 4 receiving options as Antonio Brown left the team and Gronk announced his retirement. On top of that, Chris Godwin will be out some time due to injury. Father time has to catch up with The GOAT eventually.
San Francisco 49ers
Trey Lance over 3500.5 passing yards
Lance must average 206 passing yards per game to top this number. He threw 157, 192, and 249 yards in his three starts last season.
In both seasons, Jimmy Garoppolo played at least 15 games under Kyle Shanahan; he threw for at least 3800 yards.
Kyler Murray under 4050.5 passing yards
Kyler Murray has never surpassed 4,000 passing yards in his young career, so topping this number would require a career-high. Doing so without DeAndre Hopkins for six games (due to suspension) will be a tall task.
Tyler Lockett under 850.5 receiving yards
Tyler Lockett set a career-high in receiving yards last season and went from one of the best deep passers in Russell Wilson to Drew Lock. Since Lock entered the league, he has completed just 31.9% of his passes on his downfield attempts with a QB rating of 54.1.
Los Angeles Rams
The offensive combination of Sean McVay, Matthew Stafford, and Cooper Kupp is nearly unstoppable. Adding Allen Robinson to replace Robert Woods and getting a healthy Cam Akers will be beneficial.