Cowboys Giants Betting Preview for Week 1

The Cowboys are 3-point favorites, but don’t be surprised if the Giants are the more popular bet by kickoff.

New York has dominated this series in recent years and Eli Manning has never lost in four trips to new Cowboys Stadium.

Dallas is 6-13-1 against the spread versus the Giants in the last 20 meetings. The Cowboys have covered only once in the last two years versus the Giants and are 6-14 against the spread in their last 20 home games.

New York, however, did struggle on the road down the stretch last season, losing their last four away games straight up and against the spread.

The Cowboys have struggled to a 2-12 ATS mark in their past 14 games within the NFC East and they are 1-5 SU & ATS past 6 at home vs the Giants.

Dallas is 5-1 ATS in the past 6 Week 1 games, while an UNDER trend prevails in Giants road games (9-1 past 10).


Rams vs Cardinals Betting Matchup Report

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Sep 8, 4:25 PM | Turf of Edward Jones Dome

Arizona Cardinals vs St. Louis Rams Odds

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The St. Louis Rams, after going 7-8-1 in their first campaign under head coach Jeff Fisher last year, begin this season with an NFC West Division rivalry game when they host the Arizona Cardinals Sunday afternoon at the Jones Dome (4:25 pm ET, Fox).

As of late this week the Rams, who also went 11-5 ATS last year, were favored by five points over the visiting Cardinals, who themselves have a new head coach in Bruce Arians and a new quarterback in Carson Palmer.

For Arizona, the UNDER has been the bet of choice in season openers (5-1 past 6 Week 1). They are also 7-1 SU in their past 8 trips to St. Louis.

The Rams meanwhile are a disastrous 2-10 ATS past 12 season openers and are riding a woeful 1-6 ATS as a favorite (they are -4.5).


Packers vs 49ers betting Odds Preview, Pick

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick shredded the Packers in a 45-31 playoff victory in January. Has Green Bay figured out a way to slow him down in the offseason?

The 49ers were 4 ½-point favorites with the total sitting at 41.

Green Bay lost starting offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga to an ACL injury in training camp and projected started running back Dejuan Harris to a knee injury in Week 3 of the preseason.

Pass protection is a major concern for the Packers, especially against a 49ers defense that get after the quarterback. Rookie running back Eddie Lacy must be sharp in his blitz pickups to keep Aaron Rodgers upright.

The 49ers have been fantastic at home under coach Jim Harbaugh, going 13-6-1 against the spread at Candlestick Park the past two seasons.

The Pack is 5-1 ATS past 6 season openers and has played 4 straight UNDERs when they open the season on the road.

The 49ers meanwhile are 9-3-1 ATS in their past 13 September games and 7-2-1 ATS in their past 10 season openers.


Pittsburgh vs Tennessee betting odds preview

A couple of teams with hopes of returning to the playoffs this season begin their 2013 campaigns when the Pittsburgh Steelers, after going 8-8 last year, host the Tennessee Titans Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field (1 pm ET, CBS).

With a week to go before this game kicks off the Steelers were favored by seven points over the visiting Titans, who are coming off a 6-10 season.

Tennessee has trended heavily UNDER (6-1 past 7 season openers) and even moreso when those openers happen on the road (7-1).

Pittsburgh on the other hand has played 6 straight September OVERs, while slumping overall to just a 3-8 ATS mark as a favorite lately.


Buccaneers face Jets in Week 1 odds

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Sep 8, 1:00 PM | Turf of MetLife Stadium

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New York Jets Odds


The potential train wreck that is the New York Jets begins its 2013 season when they play host to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday afternoon in New Jersey (1 pm ET, Fox).

With about a week to go before kick-off the Jets, who still aren't quite sure who's going to start at quarterback, were getting three points as home underdogs against the Bucs, who went 7-9 last year.

The Jets have been a reliable OVER bet in September (7-2 past 9) while the Bucs have trended heavily UNDER (8-2 past 10 season openers and 10-1 past 11 September games).


Saints vs Falcons Betting Odds Preview

The battle in the NFC South gets off to a rousing start when the New Orleans Saints, with head coach Sean Payton back in the saddle, take on Matty Ice and the Atlanta Falcons down in the Big Easy (1 pm ET, Fox).

As of late this week the Saints, who went 7-9 and missed the playoffs last year in the wake of the bounty scandal, were favored by a field goal over the Falcons, who came up five points short of winning the NFC last season.

Atlanta has struggled to a 3-11 SU mark in 14 games vs New Orleans and five straight meetings at New Orleans played OVER the total. The Falcons are 11-4 ATS in Week 1 since 1997.

For the Saints, the trend is OVER (5-1 past 6 Saints season openers).


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).



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