2012 NFL Season Win Totals: The Best Sportsbook Odds

In sports betting, just like in all other aspects of life, it pays to shop around.

Sportsbooks often offer different odds on the same games, for two main reasons. Certain sportsbooks cater to certain types of customers (for example, Bodog and Sports Interaction attract mostly recreational players who like to bet favourites and overs), so they adjust their odds accordingly. Also, sportsbooks will usually move their odds in order to ensure they have equal action on both sides, and the action on each side will differ by sportsbook.

Generally speaking, Pinnacle Sports and 5Dimes offer the most accurate lines in the industry. In fact, Pinnacle Sports prides itself on having the sharpest lines in the business because it welcomes the biggest and best sports bettors in the world. If good bettors are betting at your sportsbook, it’s not difficult to quickly determine where the smart money is going on each game.

This makes it fairly common to find some real discrepancies in odds offered at your sportsbooks, and also makes it essential to have accounts at multiple sportsbooks. Even a difference of half a point on a game, or five cents on the moneyline, can make a big difference in the long run. Why would you pay $10 for a steak when you can get the same steak for $9 at a different grocery store, especially when you can buy that steak from the comfort of your computer chair?

With that in mind, we decided to take a look at the NFL season win totals for the 2012 season. You’ll quickly see that the sportsbook(s) you should use for season win totals betting depends on what bets you are looking to make.

NOTES:
• o7.5 means over 7.5, u7.5 means under 7.5
• our recommended sportsbook for each bet is in bold
• when win totals vary, we figure 0.5 wins is worth about 50 cents in juice, making o6 -120 a better bet than o6.5 +110 (30 cents difference)
• in the case of the Houston Texans, the odds on under 10 wins at Bet365 (+135) more than offset the juice on the over 10 wins at 5Dimes (-125). That 10 cents difference opens an arbitrage opportunity, where you could bet both sides and guarantee a small profit (around 1% return).

TEAM SPORTSBOOK PINNACLE 5DIMES BET365 BODOG
Arizona Cardinals o7 +126
u 7 -148
o7 +140
u7 -160
o7 +120
u7 -150
o7 +120
u7 -150
Atlanta Falcons o9 -159
u9 +136
o9 -156
u9 +140
o9.5 -110
u9.5 -120
o9 -150
u9 +120
Baltimore Ravens o10 +107
u10 -125
o10 +105
u10 -125
o10 -120
u10 -110
o10 +100
u10 -130
Buffalo Bills o7.5 -174
u 7.5 +148
o7.5 -175
u7.5 +155
o7.5 -180
u7.5 +150
o8 +100
u8 -130
Carolina Panthers o7.5 -133
u7.5 +114
o7.5 -145
u7.5 +125
o7.5 -140
u7.5 +110
o7.5 -150
u7.5 +120
Chicago Bears o9.5 -106
u9.5 -110
o9.5 +110
u9.5 -130
o9 -130
u9 +100
o9.5 -105
u9.5 -125
Cincinnati Bengals o8.5 +148
u 8.5 -174
o8 -110
u8 -110
o8 -130
u8 +100
o8 -120
u8 -110
Cleveland Browns o5.5 +131
u5.5 -154
o5.5 +125
u5.5 -145
o5.5 +120
u5.5 -150
o5 -130
u5 +100
Dallas Cowboys o8.5 -137
u8.5 +117
o8.5 -135
u8.5 +115
o8.5 -140
u8.5 +110
o8.5 -145
u8.5 +115
Denver Broncos o8.5 -149
u 8.5 +127
o8.5 -155
u8.5 +135
o9 -125
u9 -105
o9 -120
u9 -110
Detroit Lions o9.5 +134
u9.5 -157
o9.5 +135
u9.5 -155
o9.5 +125
u9.5 -155
o9 -120
u9 -110
Green Bay Packers o12 +110
u12 -128
o12 +100
u12 -120
o12 -125
u12 -105
o12 -115
u12 -115
Houston Texans o10 -126
u10 +108
o10 -125
u10 +105
o10 -165
u10 +135
o10 -130
u10 +100
Indianapolis Colts o5.5 +156
u5.5 -184
o5.5 +160
u5.5 -185
o5 -105
u5 -125
o5 -130
u5 +100
Jacksonville Jaguars o5.5 +111
u5.5 -130
o5.5 +115
u5.5 -135
o5 -120
u5 -110
o5 -130
u5 +100
Kansas City Chiefs o8 -129
u8 +110
o8 -120
u8 +100
o8 -110
u8 -120
o8 -115
u8 -115
Miami Dolphins o7.5 +149
u7.5 -175
o7.5 +160
u7.5 -185
o7.5 +155
u7.5 -185
o7 +100
u7 -130
Minnesota Vikings o6 +109
u6 -127
o6 +120
u6 -140
o6 +125
u6 -155
o5.5 -125
u5.5 -105
New England Patriots o12 -108
u12 -108
o12 -110
u12 -110
o12 -140
u12 +110
o12 -115
u12 -115
New Orleans Saints o10 +134
u10 -157
o10 +135
u10 -155
o9.5 -145
u9.5 +115
o10 +120
u10 -110
New York Giants o9.5 +151
u9.5 -178
o9.5 +155
u9.5 -175
o9.5 +135
u9.5 -165
o9 -105
u9 -125
New York Jets o8.5 -137
u8.5 +117
o8.5 -140
u8.5 +120
o8.5 -150
u8.5 +120
o8.5 -150
u8.5 +120
Oakland Raiders o7 -113
u7 -103
o7 +105
u7 -125
o7 -105
u7 -125
o7 +100
u7 -130
Philadelphia Eagles o10 -120
u10 +103
o10 -135
u10 +115
o10.5 +105
u10.5 -135
o10.5 +100
u10.5 -130
Pittsburgh Steelers o10 -102
u10 -114
o10 -105
u10 -115
o10 -120
u10 -110
o10 -115
u10 -115
San Diego Chargers o9 +104
u9 -121
o9 +100
u9 -120
o9 -120
u9 -110
o9 -115
u9 -115
San Francisco 49ers o10 +110
u10 -128
o10 +115
u10 -135
o10 -120
u10 -110
o10 -110
u10 -120
Seattle Seahawks o7 -171
u7 +145
o7 -170
u7 +150
o7 -160
u7 +130
o7 -150
u7 +120
St. Louis Rams o6 +101
u6 -118
o6 +100
u6 -120
o6 -125
u6 -105
o6 -115
u6 -115
Tampa Bay Buccaneers o6 -114
u6 -102
o6 -125
u6 +105
o6 -125
u6 -105
o6 -130
u6 +100
Tennessee Titans o7 -139
u7 +119
o7 -145
u7 +125
o7 -150
u7 +120
o7 -150
u7 +120
Washington Redskins o6.5 +117
u6.5 -137
o6.5 +130
u6.5 -150
o6.5 +100
u6.5 -130
o6.5 +110
u6.5 -140