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Dolphins vs Texans: Week 1 Prediction

The Houston Texans kick off their AFC South title defense against the Miami Dolphins Sunday at Reliant Stadium in a game that has seen the biggest line move of the week.

Matt Schaub, Arian Foster and Andre Johnson lead a stacked offense that will need to score in bunches to cover this week as an 11-point chalk at Bovada. But the line is even higher at 5Dimes where the number moved from -6.5 to -13.5.

Houston has never lost to Miami, going 6-0 SU and 4-2 ATS in six career meetings.

But the point spread might not be the best play here. Miami has played 5 straight September UNDERs and bring a rookie QB to town to face a Super Bowl contender.

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Rams vs Lions Betting: Detroit Favored

The Detroit Lions host the Sam Bradford and the St. Louis Rams this Sunday at Ford Field in a situation where underdogs have done very well in the past decade.

Matt Stafford and Calvin Johnson are expected to put up plenty of points in their home opener as they are a 9-point favorite at Sportsbook.ag over the Rams. St. Louis is just 1-9 straight up and ATS in its last 10 games on the road.

But large home favorites have struggled lately in Week 1, going 4-14 ATS in 18 games over the past decade.

The Rams also suffer from one of the worst Week 1 ATS records, going 1-10-1 ATS in the past dozen seasons. [ Play NFL Bankroll ]

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Browns Huge Home Underdogs vs Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles kick off their season on the road as they visit the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium Sunday.

Michael Vick will look to stay healthy and lead the Eagles to a big year in 2012 after a disappointing campaign last year. Philadelphia was an 8-point road favorite at TopBet.

After starting last season off 4-8 straight up and ATS, the Eagles finished last year strong with a 4-0 SU and ATS run.
And they face a Browns team that is a horrible 1-11-1 ATS lifetime in Week 1 of the season.

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Bears favored over Colts in Week 1

The Indianapolis Colts start a new era at quarterback this Sunday when they visit the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field this Sunday Andrew Luck makes his much-anticipated NFL debut Sunday going up against a very tough defense on the road.

He and the Colts were a 9.5-point underdogs AT Sportsbook.ag but the line has moved higher, perhaps with good reason since the Colts are 0-4 ATS in the past four season openers and that was with Peyton Manning at the helm.

Chicago is 4-2 straight up in its last six home games. The total has gone OVER in five of those games.

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Giants vs Cowboys Betting Preview

The Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants kick off the 2012 NFL season at MetLife Stadium this Wednesday night.

The defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants are a 4-point favorite at home at 5Dimes over their hated division rival.

The Cowboys are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 8-8 campaign in 2011. New York is 7-2 both straight up and ATS in its last nine games against Dallas.

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NFL Betting: Week 1 Opening Lines

Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys will be looking for a win as an underdog on the NFL betting lines on Wednesday night as the season gets started at MetLife Stadium.

That's just one of 16 games on the National Football League slate for this week, with 13 more games on Sunday and another two on tap in a Monday Night Football doubleheader. Here's a look at the week's opening lines . . .

Week 1 Opening NFL Betting Lines (from 5Dimes)

Wed - Dallas at N.Y. Giants (-4) (8:30pm ET)

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NFL Preseason Betting Wraps Up

Next Wednesday the defending Super Bowl champion Giants host the Cowboys in the league's season opener.

But before that we've got one more night of exhibition ball on Thursday and the last opportunities to pad your football betting bankroll.

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Down in Houston the Vikings might get their first look at re-habbing RB Adrian Peterson as the Vikings take on the Texans.

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Consensus Picks: Steelers and Texans

When more than 70 percent of the NFL betting public is on one side of the game, bettors must sit up and ask why.

And that's the scenario Saturday in Week 3 of the NFL preseason schedule when both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans are seeing so much betting action.

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Cardinals at Titans betting preview

Tennessee settled its QB situation earlier this week. Arizona is still trying to figure out who its signal-caller is going to be.

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Browns Biggest NFL Playoff Longshot

They might not be the worst team on paper or on the field but they have the worst odds to make the NFL playoffs of all 32 teams.

The Cleveland Browns are -2000 to miss the playoffs in odds posted this week at online sportsbook Bovada, a longer shot than the Indianapolis Colts or Jacksonville Jaguars.

Bettors who believe in the Dawgs would get a 10/1 payout if they somehow escape the tough AFC North with even victories in 2012.

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