4 2020 NFL Betting Future Picks For The BetRivers PA Sportsbook

4 2020 NFL Betting Future Picks For The BetRivers PA Sportsbook

BetRivers NFL 2020 Futures
BetRivers is back with a vast slate of both NFL futures, as well as player futures and individual games to bet on. As one of the only sites offering all three, there’s tremendous value to be found amongst this cornucopia of options.

Let’s go through the various props and see where we can find the best bets with odds provided by BetRivers.

Miami Dolphins to make playoffs (+365)

There are now seven spots available for playoff spots in each conference. In 2019, first-year head coach, Brian Flores, started out 0-7 with a talent-depleted team and went on to win five of their last nine games, including wins over two playoff teams. What Flores did with so little was impressive and it’s very reasonable to believe the will continue their momentum in 2020.

With the division getting weaker at the top, following the departure of Tom Brady to Tampa, New England will face the challenges of starting the season with a quarterback who has very little experience and one who had a very uninspiring college career. The Bills upgraded their receiving corps but otherwise look the same, and the Jets are still the Jets, despite a solid draft.

They still have Adam Gase at head coach, so I’m not very worried there. Not only did the Dolphins do a lot to improve their offensive line, they also improved their defense and drafted their quarterback of the future. With a capable and sometimes deadly quarterback already in town (Ryan Fitzpatrick), the Dolphins will likely roll with Fitzpatrick to start the season and he’s proven, in recent years, he can be potent and productive.

Joe Burrow to win Offensive Rookie of the Year (+225)

Just a reminder for you all, I correctly picked Kyler Murray as the Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2019 and there’s a good reason for it. In recent years, the importance of quarterback play has been increasing. At the same time, the lack of importance for running backs has also become somewhat more of a topic of discussion as well. Statistically, Kyler Murray wasn’t great in 2019. Josh Jacobs was tremendous and was on pace for over 1,300 rushing yards before missing the final few games to injury.

Nonetheless, it was a dead heat as the season went on. From a performance standpoint, this shouldn’t even be close. Jacobs should’ve easily won the award. All things considered, Murray went on to win the award as a rookie in a new offense, with a new coach, as the Cardinals pulled off some big wins in a surprising season. The responsibility factor associated with quarterbacks is weighed heavily in this award, so I’m going with the only logical choice at the NFL’s most important position.

Both the Dolphins and Chargers have older, proven starting quarterbacks in place to take the reins in what will be a very shortened offseason. Because of this, I think Burrow will have a huge advantage over the other two by playing the full season. I also love Burrow’s weapons. Though his offensive line isn’t good, the Bengals get their top pick from the 2019 draft, an offensive tackle, following an injury that kept him out of 2019.

The Bengals also have surrounded Burrow with a deep and talented receiving corps (AJ Green, Tyler Boyd, Auden Tate, and Tee Higgins). Burrow has the highest prop line for touchdowns and is in the most favorable situation amongst all the other rookies, with the exception of Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

At +225, I love his odds for Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Denzel Mims over 550.5 receiving yards (-110)

Denzel Mims is an interesting case. This line is so insanely low, I’m really more confused than anything else. At the line of 550.5 yards, Mims needs to average just 34.4 yards per game to break that yardage number.

It’s a small number when you consider Mims is a tall (6’3), athletic, and dynamic outside receiver who was just drafted in the second round with no good outside receivers. Jamison Crowder, Breshad Perriman, Chris Herndon, and Le’Veon Bell are the only real competition for Sims in the target department.

You could make a case Mims is the most talented of the group, considering Crowder isn’t a big-play threat, Bell is over the hill (3.2 YPC in 2019) and lacks explosiveness, and Herndon is gifted but often injured. Perriman should be the other outside receiver, but Mims very likely has a higher ceiling. With improvements to the offensive line in the draft, there’s a clear path for Mims to have a decent rookie year. I think he’ll break the 550 mark with relative ease in 2020.

Saints to win NFC South (-134)

The Saints are the class of the NFC South. The Bucs did a lot to improve, the Panthers added a new coach and quarterback, and the Falcons just hope to get something from their new running back, as well as stay healthy. The division outlook looks good for the veteran Saints, who appear to be the best team all-around.

The Saints are deep and complete and even though the Bucs may have upgraded in a few places, the Saints look like an easy pick for the division.  I expect the division will be a very competitive one, with multiple teams battling it out for playoff spots down the stretch, but it’s very hard for teams with new coaches and players in important roles to have an immediate impact.

I think the Saints will get off to a fast start and control this division down the stretch. For the money, it’s one of my favorite picks on the board.