The first week of the NFL season is upon us! That means fantasy football and parlay cards! I already broke down my fantasy football plays for the week here https://www.aatbirds.com/post/fantasy-football-week-1-plays
This article is going to take a look at some of the best betting lines and over/under’s for the week.
Week 1 will be tough to really get a feel for. There were no OTA’s, Rookie mini-camps, or Preseason games to get a grasp of what teams look like. So as with fantasy football this week, if betting at all, you need to look at track records of players and teams.
So looking over the options I have picked out a few games that look enticing to me. The first one is the season opener on Thursday night between the Houston Texans and the reigning Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. The Chief’s want to come out of the gates fast and put a stamp on their place as the best team in the league. I am taking the -10 easily and the over 55 is not that far off for me either. A final score somewhere around 38-27 is not a reach in my opinion.
The next game that stands out is the Seattle v Atlanta game. The Falcons are the home team but a one point dog. I love the consistency of both teams and the lack of defense that will be played in this game. I am taking the over 49 for sure here and expect a final score somewhere 31-27 (And picking the Falcons to win OUTRIGHT).
I never bet the Eagles. Just a personal rule of mine, but the -6.5 is enticing. I see the Eagles covering that spread easily and winning (stay tuned for All About the Birds picks during the LIVE show Wednesday @ 9:15pm).
The final game I am looking at is the Cardinals and 49ers. Time for the Super Bowl looser hangover to happen again. The 49ers are 7 point favorites against their division rivals. Most people are jumping all over the Cardinals and their improvements this year. While anointing Kyler Murray an MVP candidate is a bit premature, I still think they cover the -7. I will also go with the under in this game (46.5). I would expect a score of something along the lines of 24-21 (Pick either team… its that close to me)
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