Complete Betting Guide and Winning Favorites for NFL Week 1

Complete Betting Guide and Winning Favorites for NFL Week 1

Written by on July 21, 2017

Will Tom Brady and the New England Patriots kick off their defense of their Super Bowl 51 title by man-handling the Kansas City Chiefs during NFL Week 1 or will the 12-win AFC West residents cover the spread as touchdown road dogs in the opening game of the 2017 NFL regular season?

Find out more about the latest NFL betting odds for Week 1 here.

How many points will Matt Ryan and the high-scoring Atlanta Falcons demolish the rebuilding Chicago Bears by when they visit the Windy City in Week 1? Will Derek Carr put more points on the board than Marcus Mariota when the blossoming Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Titans hook up in Week 1?Last but not least, will the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks combine to form another ‘Instant Classic’ when they meet in what looks like the most intriguing game of the NFL Week 1 schedule? If you’ve got questions, then I’ve got answers thanks to my complete betting guide for Week 1 of the quickly approaching 2017 NFL regular season schedule. Now, let’s get to it.

A Closer Look At The Complete Betting Guide and Winning Favorites for NFL Week 1


Straight-Up, No Chaser – These Games feature SU Winners

Jets at Bills (-6)

The Buffalo Bills may be mediocre at best, but they made a really smart move by firing Rex Ryan and hiring Sean McDermott. The Jets, on the other hand, have a ton of dysfunction, start at the very top with ownership, although I do love head coach Todd Bowles.

Jaguars at Texans (-4.5)

The Jags made a smart move to bring in Tom Coughlin to run their football operations, but quarterback Blake Bortles is awful and Houston’s powerful defense is going to eat him alive!

Chargers at Broncos (-4)

The Chargers made a great coaching hire this offseason and they have a real gun-slinger in Philip Rivers. However, the Denver Broncos have an elite defense and are playing at home in this AFC West division battle. Which is why they’ll get the SU win at the very least.

ATS Winners – Looking to Cover the Spread? Look No further!

Chiefs at Patriots (-7)

No, I don’t see Tom Brady and the Patriots dropping their home opener, but I do like the ‘steady’ Chiefs to get the ATS cover as touchdown underdogs because of their excellent defense. C’mon people, the Pats aren’t going to destroy everyone this coming season.

Falcons (-6) at Bears

If Matt Ryan and the high-scoring Falcons don’t completely obliterate the lowly Chicago Bears, I’m going to be stunned.

Panthers (-4.5) at 49ers

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will take the first step toward getting back to respectability by routing the Niners in this contest.

Giants at Cowboys (-5)

The Dallas Cowboys may have gone 13-3 last season and they may be playing at home against their longtime NFC East rivals, but Eli manning and the G-Men are the pick to get the ATS cover, mostly because of their lock-down defense.

Over the Rainbow – Play the Over in These Contests

Raiders (-1) at Titans

Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota should both be good for three TD passes in what looks like a high-scoring affair just waiting to happen.

Colts (-3) at Rams

Andrew Luck is going to light up the Rams’ secondary and I can see Jared Goff and L.A.’s new ‘offense-first’ approach putting some points on the board as well against a Colts defense that just doesn’t scare anyone.

How Low Can You Go? – These Games Look Like they’ll Play Under their Totals.

Buccaneers at Dolphins (-1.5)

The Dolphins played some eye-opening defense a year ago to finish a respectable 18th in points allowed while Tampa Bay’s defense was even better in finishing 15th in points allowed. I’m thinking the Under plays out in this one.

Ravens at Bengals (-1)

These longtime AFC North rivals will play under the total with Baltimore finishing the 2016 season ranked ninth in points allowed and Cincinnati finishing eighth in points allowed.

Game of the NFL Week 1

Seahawks at Packers (-3)

The Seahawks and Packers have combined to make some really memorable history in recent seasons from their 2012 Fail Mary matchup to their 2015 NFC Championship clash. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers may be playing at home in this opener, but I’m going with Russell and Seattle’s superior defense for the road upset and you should too!