Chiefs vs Jaguars Game Preview

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Sep 8, 1:00 PM | Grass of EverBank Field

Kansas City Chiefs vs Jacksonville Jaguars Odds


The Kansas City Chiefs make their debut under new head coach Andy Reid when they pay a visit on the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday afternoon (1 pm ET, CBS).

With a week to go before kick-off the Chiefs, who hit bottom last year by going 2-14, were favored by four points over the home-dog Jags, who also happened to go 2-14 last season and are also playing their first game under their new head coach, former Seattle assistant Gus Bradley.

While many observers predict the Jaguars will be terrible, they have been a great bet in Week 1 (12-2 ATS past 14 season openers). When they open at home, they are on an 8-1 ATS run.

The Chiefs are 1-7 ATS as chalk and have not been a road favorite since 2010.


Colts vs Raiders Betting Preview

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Sep 8, 1:00 PM | Turf of Lucas Oil Stadium

Oakland Raiders vs Indianapolis Colts Odds


The Indianapolis Colts, who pulled a neat trick last year by going from 2-14 to 11-5 and a playoff berth with a rookie quarterback, begin their second season with Andrew Luck when they host the Oakland Raiders Sunday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium (1 pm ET, CBS).

With a week to go before game-time, the Colts were favored by 10 points over the Silver and Black, who are searching for their first winning season in a decade.

Despite their success overall, the Colts have been a betting disaster in Week 1. They are 0-5 ATS past 5 Week 1 games. However, they have won and covered five straight as chalk and they are 10-point favorites here.

Oakland has lost 7 in a row as an underdog and only managed to cover one spread (1-6 ATS).


Lions host Vikings in Week 1 action

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Sep 8, 1:00 PM | Turf of Ford Field

Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions Odds


The Detroit Lions, coming off a very disappointing 4-12 season, begin their quest for a return to the playoffs when they host Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings for an NFC North battle Sunday at Ford Field (1 pm ET, Fox).

As of late this week Detroit, which made its first playoff appearance in more than a decade two seasons ago, was favored by five points over the Vikes, who surprised many by making the playoffs last year, and now will try to prove that wasn't a fluke.

The Lions are 8-3 ATS in their past 11 season openers and they opened ass 4.5 point home chalk. In the role as favorite, Detroit plays OVER the total (12-1 past 13 games).

Minnesota has been terrible within the NFC North, going 1-10 SU, 1-9-1 ATS in their past 11 within the division.


Cleveland vs Miami NFL betting picks

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Sep 8, 1:00 PM | Grass of FirstEnergy Stadium

Miami Dolphins vs Cleveland Browns Odds


A pair of second-year starting quarterbacks face off to begin their sophomore seasons as Ryan Tannehill and his Miami Dolphins meet up with Brandon Weeden and his Cleveland Browns Sunday at the place they now call FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland (1 pm ET, CBS).

As of Friday morning most NFL betting outlets were listing the Dolphins, who have lost the last four games in this series, as one-point road favorites over the home-standing Brownies.

And don't be surprised if trends bettors fade the Browns, who are 2-11-1 ATS in their past 14 season openers.

Miami hasn't fared much better opening the season (2-7-1 ATS past 10).


Chicago vs Cincinnati Week 1 Pick

Cincinnati BengalsChicago Bears
Sep 8, 1:00 PM | Grass of Soldier Field

Cincinnati Bengals vs Chicago Bears Odds


The Chicago Bears, who won 10 games last year but missed the playoffs and then fired their head coach, make their debut under Marc Trestman when they host the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at Soldier Field (1 pm ET, CBS).

With a week to go before kick-off da Bears were favored by a field goal over the Bengals, who are seeking their third-straight playoff appearance this season.

The Bears have played 5 straight UNDERs when their Week 1 game is at home. Cincy is 7-2 ATS in their past 9 September road games (OVER is also 7-2).


Panthers Seahawks Betting Preview for Week 1

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Sep 8, 1:00 PM | Grass of Bank of America Stadium

Seattle Seahawks vs Carolina Panthers Odds


In a match-up of two young and exciting quarterbacks, Russell Wilson and his Seattle Seahawks head cross-country to tangle with Cam Newton and his Carolina Panthers Sunday afternoon in Charlotte (1 pm ET, Fox).

As of late this week the Seahawks, who have made the playoffs in two of three seasons under head coach Pete Carroll, were lined as three-point favorites over the home-dog Panthers.

Carolina has struggled in season openers, going 2-8 ATS over the past decade. But they are riding a current 7-2 ATS streak as an underdog.


NFL Preseason Betting: Week 4

Betting the final week of the NFL preseason is a difficult challenge. Starters receive minimum, if any, playing time, leaving bettors to attempt to gauge the abilities of reserves. 
Some of the key Week 4 betting storylines:
--The New York Jets have major issues at quarterback. Veteran starter Mark Sanchez was injured in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants on Saturday. Rookie Geno Smith started versus the Giants, but looked awful, tossing three interceptions and stepping out of the end zone for a safety unnecessarily.  

NFL Preseason Betting: Weekend Look

The most meaningful week of the preseason concludes with an intriguing Sunday doubleheader that kicks off with a meeting of two teams with Super Bowl expectations.
The Houston Texans host the New Orleans Saints at 4 p.m. ET (CBS). 
After reaching the divisional round of the AFC playoffs last season, the Texans are hoping to take the next step this season. They’ve won their first two games of this preseason, covering the spread in wins over the Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins. 

NFL Preseason: Pete Carroll 21-9-1 ATS

The most meaningful week of the NFL preseason kicks off Thursday with an intriguing matchup between two teams with contrasting expectations. 

NFL MVP, Rookie of Year Odds

The Denver Broncos are Super Bowl favorites, and their quarterback is the favorite to win the MVP.
Peyton Manning is listed as a 5-to-1 favorite to win his fifth NFL MVP award at Bovada. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers (13/2), San Francisco’s Colin Kapernick (10/1), New Orleans’ Drew Brees (10/1), and New England’s Tom Brady (12/1) are among the contenders.


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