Betting NFL Week 1
The NFL is a dynamic sport. It's one of the most exciting in the
world for its hard hits and an even harder task of predicting future outcomes.
It's time to put all of that toughness out to the sidelines, and instead, get
in on the betting action.
This year's NFL season is primed to be one of the hardest to
predict yet. With the historically volatile setup that involves multiple
COVID-19 counter-actions, a lot of challenges, and a myriad of other
considerations, there's no doubt that it's going to be a very challenging time
for folks that are looking to cash in on their Week 1 NFL bets.
But luckily, we're here to help. These are nothing but solid
winner after solid winner, and after you look back at this post after Week 1,
trust us, you're going to be back for more!
Okay, enough talking. Here are the winners for Week 1.
Fade the Hype Train
Which hype train are we talking about? The Tom Brady-Buccaneers
hype train, of course. Sure, it sounds amazing. Mike Evans snagging darts from
Brady. Rob Gronkowski crushing people after the catch. It's the perfect setup,
But people forget that the NFL is not like any other sport. You
can't just plug big-name free agents together and expect that they're going to
win a Super Bowl in the snap of a finger. The NFL is a sport that puts a
premium on hard work, and frankly, luck and schedules.
And if you're not on the right side of those factors, it's all
meaningless no matter if you are a professional
handicapper or not. The Bucs will have virtually no
chemistry. Remember, teams will be playing for the very first time as one, as
the cancelled preseason gives teams very little opportunity to get the
equivalent of full-game reps.
They take on a New Orleans Saints team at home that's only laying
3.5 points . In reality, this line should be about 5.5 to six points, but we're
going to consider it the Brady hype.
I love betting dogs, but in this instance, it's begging for
Buccaneers money. Don't overthink it or fall for the hype: Take the Saints
The Saints will win 30-17.
Last week, we brought you an
inside look at the 202 NFL season, go check
Fade the Rookie
A lot of hype is behind Joe Burrow, the Heisman winner and NCAA
champion who had arguably one of the greatest (if not the greatest) quarterback
story in college football history. But all of that is behind him, and now, the
young man has to face off against veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor and the rest
of the Los Angeles Chargers.
Rookie quarterbacks are always an unknown commodity, but we're
fading the hype in this instance. If you're looking for a sure thing, take the
Chargers -3.5. The smarter
bettor knows that just as the Bengals famously dismantled the Cleveland
Browns in Johnny Manziel's NFL debut, we could see the Chargers cashing in on
some similar energy here.
Look for the Chargers' defense to have Burrow realizing the NFL
speed and schemes are a lot tougher than one realizes. We like a double-digit
victory for the Chargers, who cover comfortably.
33-16, Chargers cover.