The NFL is constantly changing, as teams each season turnover more than 20% of their players through trades, free agency and retirement.
According to Bovada and betonline, this can mean that one season a team is strong offensively but losses two or three top players and their offensive power is lost. That in turn would result in the team scoring less per game and possibly winning less games straight up and or against the spread.
For bettors that means the team might not be outstanding against the spread team as it was last season, or the automatic OVER pick for the week.
Here are four teams that should improve their offense dramatically thanks to additions to the team or players returning from injury.
The Washington Redskins last season were 3-13 SU and 5-11 ATS. On the over/under (O/U) the Redskins were 8-8.
On offense, Washington averaged almost 21 points per game, which put them No. 23 in the league. This season Robert Griffin III will be fully recovered from a serious knee injury suffered late in the 2012-13 season.
The Redskins added the talented DeSean Jackson at wide receiver to the fold along with Andre Roberts. The addition of Shawn Lauvao at guard upgrades the team’s offensive line. Look for the Redskins to score and score often.
The Green Bay Packers last season were 8-7-1 SU and 7-9 ATS. On the O/U, the Pack was 9-7. Offensively Green Bay scored 26 points per game putting them eighth in the league.
Even though players like Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, wide receiver Randall Cobb and Bryan Bulaga at right tackle missed a combined 33 games the Packers offense still scored well.
If injuries do not slow them again this season, look for the Green Bay offense to be in the top 3 in scoring in the NFL.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy wants the team to run 75 plays on offense per game, while could mean lots of scoring.
The Detroit Lions according to topbet and sportsbook.com were 7-9 SU and 6-10 ATS last season. The Lions were 8-8 in the O/U. Detroit averaged 24.7 points offensively ranking them 13th in the league.
Last season the Lions offense were under achievers. This season they will have Golden Tate and Eric Ebron a tight end added to their offensive arsenal.
The Lions already possesses the league most talented wide receiver in Calvin Johnson, along with other offensive talents such as Joique Bell and Reggie Bush.
Matthew Stafford should return from a disappointing season to throw for large chunks of yardage and a number of touchdowns.
The Oakland Raiders were 4-12 SU and 8-8 ATS last season. The O/U for Oakland was 7-8-1. On offense, the Raiders scored just 20 points per game ranking them 24th in the league.
The team picked up quarterback Matt Schaub and he will give the offense a steady, competent, experienced play caller on offense.
Oakland also added Maurice Jones-Drew at running back and James Jones at wide receiver. Those three additions will go a long way in improving their scoring opportunities this season.