NFL Week 1 Must Bet On Games

2015 NFL Week 1 Must Bet Games

Welcome back football.

It may just be preseason, but football is here and the NFL regular season is coming at us at full speed. It was a busy off-season for a lot of teams. So I am here to give you the scoop on which NFL regular season week 1 games are a must bet.

But before we get started, let’s enjoy Gronk showing off his shiny new ring.

The Must Bet On Games For NFL Week 1

Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
Location: Foxboro, MA
Stadium: Gillette Stadium
Spread: Patriots -3
Over/Under: 49
TV Info: NBC
Stream: NBC Sports Live

Whether QB Tom Brady (4109 yards, 33 TDs & 9 INTs) will be on the field or not, the Steelers vs. Patriots opening game is a must bet. First scenario, Brady misses the game and Pittsburgh faces QB Jimmy Garoppolo, a guy who has never started an NFL game on his life, and could make his debut in front of the entire nation; that’s a bet on the visiting team for sure.

The second scenario, for some reason Tom Brady suits up for the opener and plays because his lawyers were just too damn good. Brady is 5-2 on his career against the Steelers during the regular season, with 18 touchdowns and only three interceptions in those meetings, meaning that’s not good for Pittsburgh. Anyhow, take the Steelers if Garoppolo is under center and run away if you are Pittsburgh fan if Brady’s suspension gets lifted.

My NFL week 1 expert pick is bet on the Patriots to beat the Steelers.

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Location: Chicago, IL
Stadium: Soldier Field
Spread: Packers -5
Over/Under: 50
TV Info: FOX
Stream: Fox Sports Go

The Chicago Bears defense was one of the worst in the NFL last season, and they did very few things to improve it. Last season QB Aaron Rodgers threw 10 touchdowns and zero interception in the two games in 2014 and his careers number say he has dominated the Bears with pleasure, throwing for 31 touchdowns and just eight interceptions, while winning 11 of his 11 meetings against Chicago.

QB Jay Cutler, on the other side, has been a poor’s man competition to Rodgers, posting a 1-10 record against the Packers on his career, throwing 14 TDs against 21 interceptions.

Bet the Packers at -5 to wallop the Bears in their NFL Week 1 tilt.

Tennessee Titans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015
Start Time: 4:25 PM ET
Location: Tampa, FL
Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
Spread: Buccaneers -3
Over/Under: 42
TV Info: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports

You can’t let the chance to bet on their first ever Mariota vs. Winston clash slip away. I know Titans vs. Buccaneers might not sound as attractive, but if the two quarterbacks pick in the 2015 NFL are on the field, of course, is a game to watch.

We have no official word on whether Marcus Mariota will be the starting quarterback on week one for the Titans, but in this day and age, it’s hard to think Tennessee is willing to save Mariota for later. For Tampa, QB Jameis Winston will be on the field making his NFL debut; he lost a total of one game in College, meaning he would like to start his career with a solid win.

My expert betting pick is to back the Bucs at -3.

Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015
Start Time: 4:25 PM ET
Location: Denver, CO
Stadium: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Spread: Broncos -4
Over/Under: 51.5
TV Info: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports

The last time the Baltimore Ravens visited the Sports Authority Filed in Mile High, QB Peyton Manning started the route to break the NFL All-Time touchdown record, tossing up seven TDs in that game. Denver gave a lot of money to WR Demaryius Thomas (111 rec, 1619 yards, 11 TDs) just days ago and he immediately said he wants to break the NFL record of receiving yards; he will face a team that was 13th against the pass last season, but was burned by the New England Patriots allowing four touchdown passes in the divisional round of the playoffs.

In 2014, the Ravens were not great covering the spread while playing away from home, posting a 4-4 ATS record; QB Joe Flacco (3986 yards, 27 TDs & 12 INTS, 91.0 rating) usually starts the season slowly, and later on becomes a real threat, but he won’t be a match for Peyton Manning at home and playing with a rested arm.

If you don’t bet the Broncos at -4, you are the sucka!

Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers
Date: Monday, September 14, 2015
Start Time: 10:20 PM ET
Location:Santa Clara, CA
Stadium: Levi’s Stadium
Spread: 49ers -2.5
Over/Under: 41
Stream: Watch ESPN

The Vikings and 49ers will close the first week of action in the NFL with the late Monday Night Football matchup, but even as both teams prepares to have rebuilding season, the expectation of having RB Adrian Peterson back with the Vikes is good enough to make this game a must bet. The Vikings had a surprisingly 7-9 record last season despite Peterson’s absent and the team found ways to win under then-rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater (2919 yards, 14 TDs & 12 INTS).

The San Francisco 49ers are in a rebuilding season after the departure of coach Jim Harbaugh and the promotion of new head coach Jim Tomsula. The 49ers also lost WR Michael Crabtree and RB Frank Gore in the free agency, and defensive studs Patrick Willis, Justin Smith and Chris Borland to sudden retirements, leaving Tomsula with a lot of talent to replace. The Vikings have covered the spread in four of their last six meetings against the 49ers.

This will be Adrian Peterson’s first game since his suspension. He will want to make a statement.

The Vikings at -2.5 are my 5?NFL Free Pick of Week 1

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