With NFL free agency a few weeks in and the draft in about a month, teams are still trying to improve their rosters ahead of New York sports betting for the 2022 season.
So it’s interesting to take a look at the expected win totals for the New York teams from DraftKings Sportsbook New York.
The Buffalo Bills are tied with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the highest win total at over/under 11.5 for NFL betting. They are followed by the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers at 11 wins. The defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams are among teams at 10.5 while the Bengals, who faced the Rams in Super Bowl 56, are among 10-game winners.
You have to go pretty far down the list to find the Giants (7 wins, as of March 28) and Jets (5.5 wins), not surprising since their Super Bowl odds are +10000 and +15000, respectively.
The Cleveland Browns, which just completed a massive trade for quarterback Deshaun Watson, did not have a win total posted on DraftKings.
Let’s take a closer look at each team:
Expected 2022 NFL Win Totals
|⭐ Buffalo Bills||11.5 (Over -135/Under +115)|
|⭐ New York Giants||7 (Over -110/Under -110)|
|⭐ New York Jets||5.5 (Over -105/Under -115)|
Buffalo Bills, 11.5 Wins
The Bills have the best Super Bowl odds at +650 and they’ve been on top or near the top since the 2021 season ended. For the Bills, a run to the Super Bowl ended prematurely in the divisional round as they fell 42-36 in overtime to the Kansas City Chiefs.
But Buffalo has already started re-tooling its defense in free agency after giving up the tying field goal to the Chiefs with 13 seconds left and then giving up the overtime score on the Chiefs’ first possession. The Bills have added linebacker Von Miller from the Rams and defensive tackles DaQuan Jones from the Carolina Panthers and Tim Settle from Washington.
On offense, Buffalo added guard Rodger Saffold from the Titans, wide receiver Jamison Crowder from the Jets and tight end O.J. Howard from the Buccaneers.
The Bills, who finished 11-6 last season, also have the 25th pick in the first round and the 57th pick in the second round. They can continue to add impact players. The Bills could even be in play for USC wide receiver Drake London at No. 25.
New York Giants, 7 Wins
The Giants have four picks in the first 67 overall picks of the draft, including No. 5 and No. 7 in the first round. They will be looking to add an offensive tackle and help at numerous positions on defense.
On defense, they added two linemen in free agency who have previously played for new defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale with the Ravens — defensive tackle Justin Ellis and defensive end Jihad Ward.
The bookmakers must know something because they have the Giants improving on their win total from last season (4-13). Former Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll takes over as head coach from Joe Judge.
The Giants added quarterback Tyrod Taylor from the Texans in free agency. He will compete with Daniel Jones for the starting job.
New York Jets, 5.5 Wins
The Jets will be in their second season under Coach Robert Saleh, but the oddsmakers don’t seem to think there will be much improvement from their 4-13 season last year.
New York tried to acquire All-Pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill from the Chiefs, but came up short to the Miami Dolphins, a fellow AFC East team.
The Jets did well in free agency, adding Pro Bowl guard Laken Tomlinson from the 49ers and tight ends C.J. Uzomah (Bengals) and Tyler Conklin (Vikings).
But any major improvement from the Jets will come in the draft, where they hold two picks in the Top 10 (No. 4 and No. 10) and Nos. 35 and 38 in the second round. That’s a lot of draft capital.
Look for the Jets to target wide receiver and cornerback early, in addition to help on both lines.