The NFC West has rapidly become one of the best divisions in football, with the 49ers and Rams making Super Bowl appearances in the past three seasons and the Seahawks making the playoffs seven of the last eight years. The Cardinals are also on the rise, improving from 5-10-1 in Kliff Kingsbury's first season to 8-8 in Year Two. The latest 2021 NFL win totals from Caesars Sportsbook list the Cardinals' over-under at eight as Arizona looks to battle in what could be a tightly-contested division.

With the NFL expanding to a 17-game schedule, can the Cardinals continue their upward trend, and does that make betting the over (-140) a smart play as you make your 2021 NFL picks? Or should you look elsewhere in the 2021 NFL odds for value as you play 2021 NFL futures? Before making any NFL picks on 2021 season-long win totals, be sure to see the latest NFL predictions from SportsLine's top NFL handicapper, R.J. White.

CBS Sports' Fantasy and gambling editor, White ended the 2020 season on an 80-59 run on all NFL picks, returning more than $1,400 during that span. It's no surprise, as White has cashed huge twice in the world's most prestigious football handicapping competition, the Las Vegas SuperContest.

Beyond his weekly SuperContest column, While consistently crushes the NFL. Along with ending the 2020 season as SportsLine's No. 1 NFL expert, he went 354-295-22 on NFL picks against the spread from 2017-20, returning $2,613 to $100 players. White has many years of experience analyzing NFL statistics and trends, beginning with Super Bowl XXV, and it shows in his insightful writeups and winning NFL picks.

Now, White has targeted five 2021 NFL win totals with his best bets. You can head to SportsLine to see them.

Top 2021 NFL win total predictions

White says you should go under six wins for the Jets. The Jets fired Adam Gase after a 2-14 season and traded Sam Darnold to the Panthers for three draft picks.

New head coach Robert Saleh should have an instant impact on the defense, while the Jets are optimistic in the long-term potential of Zach Wilson, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. However, it's hard to imagine either addition improving the squad by four wins, even in a 17-game season. The reality is, this is a roster that is still likely to struggle as it looks to start another rebuild.

Even with Wilson, first-round offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker, free-agency additions Corey Davis and Tevin Coleman and second-round pick Elijah Moore enhancing the talent, White expects the offense to continue holding the Jets back and doesn't see the team sneaking past its total in a tough AFC East.

How to make 2021 NFL win total picks

White also has unearthed major discrepancies for four other NFL clubs, including a shocking forecast for a team that made a major change at quarterback this offseason. You can see all five of White's 2021 NFL win total bets here.

Which 2021 NFL win totals should you target? Which team is in for a rude awakening? Visit SportsLine now to see the 2021 NFL win total picks from R.J. White, the SuperContest veteran who ended last year on a scorching 80-59 run against the spread.

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2021 NFL win totals

TEAMWIN TOTALOVER/UNDER ODDS

Chiefs

12

-130/+110

Buccaneers

11.5

+100/-120

Packers

11

+105/-125

Ravens

11

-105/-115

Rams

10.5

+105/-125

Bills

10.5

-130/+110

Seahawks

10

+105/-125

49ers

10

-140/+120

Colts

10

-110/-110

Browns

10

-115/-105

Titans

9.5

+110/-130

Saints

9.5

+120/-140

Cowboys

9.5

+110/-130

Steelers

9

+105/-125

Patriots

9

-125/+105

Dolphins

9

-135/+115

Chargers

9

+105/-125

Vikings

8.5

-115/-105

Washington

8

-105/-115

Raiders

8

+115/-135

Cardinals

8

-140/+120

Broncos

7.5

+105/-125

Bears

7.5

+105/-125

Panthers

7.5

+110/-130

Eagles

7

+105/-125

Giants

7

-110/-110

Falcons

7

-115/-105

Bengals

6.5

-105/-115

Jets

6

-130/+110

Jaguars

6

-120/+110

Texans

5

+110/-130

Lions

5

-130/+110