The internet gambling site Bodog.com recently announced their first official over/unders for the NFL season. The Miami Dolphins were given, after all of the offseason moves, an over/under of 7.5. If you don't gamble, this means the Dolphins are projected to finish right around the, now customary, 7&9 record of the last two years, or an 8&8 record.
Basically, you can bet if you think the Dolphins will finish with a more wins than 7.5 (over) or fewer wins than 7.5 (under).
So, where do you stand on the 7.5 over/under bet?
Personally, I think this team is probably a 9 win team, so I am taking the over. Obviously, quarterback Chad Henne has to perform. But, I think with the additions of Reggie Bush, Jason Taylor, Mike Pouncey and Daniel Thomas, among all the others, this team is better than the 7&9 team from a year ago.
The loss of Ricky Williams, Channing Crowder, and Ronnie Brown could hurt, but I think the new pieces will help the team.
Do I think this is a 10 win, AFC East Champion team? Probably not, but I wouldn't be surprised if the 2008 magic came back either.
Around the rest of the league, the Carolina Panthers hold the lowest over/under in the NFL, with a 4.5 O/U.
The Dolphins were predicted to have a game advantage over the Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Titans, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, and Cleveland Browns (all 6.5 over/under), a game and a half lead over the Jacksonville Jaguars (6 O/U), and a two game cushion on the Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, and Denver Broncos (5.5 O/U).
The Minnesota Vikings hold place at 7 game O/U.
Tied with the Dolphins at the 7.5 O/U position were the Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams, and San Francisco 49ers. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat out the Dolphins by a half game.
At the 8.5 O/U mark come the Chicago Bears and Houston Texans, with the Dallas Cowboys finishing a half game ahead of them, and the Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants reaching the 9.5 O/U slot.
The New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, and San Diego Chargers bring in the 10 game over/under positions, while the Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, and Pittsburgh Steelers fall into the 10.5 O/U slot.
On top of the league are the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots at 11.5 O/U.