The NFL season is here, and boy does it feel great! To start off week 1 we saw the New Orleans Saints beat the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night, in what was a rematch of last season’s NFC Championship game. Week 1 has a ton of great match ups to kick off the season and some great opportunity for starting off the NFL season with a nice profit! Each week I will go over my top plays for the week and post them here. I will also list the best sportsbooks to bet the NFL games at and where you can find the best line for each pick.
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Week 1 Picks:
Colts -1 (-110) @ 5Dimes.com – Defending AFC champions will travel to Houston to take on the Texans, a team that has played them tough in recent years. The Colts are 4-0 against the Texans in the past 2 seasons, covering the spread 2 of the 4 games. In 2009 the Colts won by 3 points in their first meeting when they were 7.5 point favorites and by 8 points in their second meeting when they were just 3 point favorites. Indy is 7-1 Against The Spread (ATS) in their last 8 road games. The Colts are yet again an AFC champion favorite and I think they enter this season strong with a big road win in Week 1.
Broncos +3 (-110) @ Sportsbook.com – In the QB match up between Kyle Orton and David Garrard I would take Orton all day even though they have pretty similar numbers. Both of these teams missed the postseason last year, but the Broncos were the better team in my opinion. Denver started 6-0 before dropping four in a row and finishing the season 8-8, while the Jags were 7-9 with most of their wins coming against non playoff teams. I see this being a field goal game and lean towards Broncos. Take the points with Denver in this one as I think they get started with another Week 1 victory.
Dolphins -3 (-110) @ Sportsbook.com – The Dolphins own the Bills in September all time with a 12-6 record and I can see that trend continuing Sunday. Although these two teams split their season series last year the Dolphins were the superior team, and definitely have more talent this year too. If Miami can get their Wildcat offense going I can’t see the Bills defense putting up much of a fight, leaving them to rely on a offense with a lot of question marks. The visitors take this game on Sunday and cover the number in doing so.
Those are my three Week 1 picks, and I will leave you with a few other picks I like for this weekend. Also be sure to check out our Sports Picks Blog which has game betting previews for each NFL game by our writers. Enjoy the first weekend of NFL football and I will be back next week with more winners!
Other Week 1 Picks I like – Falcons -1, Eagles +3, 49ers -3
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