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Raiders drawing most interest in early betting for season win totals

The 2016 NFL schedule has officially been released, but bettors have already been working on next season's handicapping for several weeks. They've also been betting on season win totals.

CG Technology was the first to release season win totals for all 32 teams on Feb. 24, and the Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks all opened with the highest win total at 10.5.

The Cleveland Browns (4.5), San Francisco 49ers (5) and Tennessee Titans (5.5) opened with the three lowest win totals and haven't moved off those numbers.

There has been a fair amount of action since late February, and seven teams have moved off of their opening number. Limits for bets right now are $1,000 and will be increased to $5,000 after the NFL draft.

The biggest movers from early sharp betting were the overs for the Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars.

"We were pretty bullish on the Raiders and opened them at 7, with -135 juice on the over," said Jason Simbal, vice president of race and sports at CG Technology. "The sharps laid that. We moved to 8, and they laid that as well. We're now at 8, with the juice at -140 to the over."

Jacksonville opened at 6 wins (-130 to over) and now sits at 6.5 (-155 to over). Simbal said their books also took several large bets on Jacksonville to win the AFC South, decreasing their odds from +600 to +360.

Other sharp bettors have taken the Baltimore Ravens over (moved from 7.5 to 8) and San Diego Chargers under (-120 to -160).

The public, not surprisingly, has been hitting the Green Bay and Carolina overs hard, moving the juice Carolina from 10.5 (even to -155) and Green Bay all the way to 11 wins.