The 2022 NFL Preseason officially kicks off on Thursday, August 11 when the Giants head to New England to take on the Patriots and the Ravens host the Titans. Then on Friday, four games take place, including a possible NFC Championship preview when Green Bay throws down against the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Check out NFL Preseason Betting Lines, analysis, and free picks for NFL Preseason Week 1 games on Thursday and Friday.
2022 Preseason Week 1 August 11 & August 12 Games to Wager On | NFL Betting Predictions
2022 NFL Preseason Week 1
- When: Thursday, August 11 – Friday, August 12
New York Giants -2 at New England Patriots | Thursday, August 11
Bill Belichick never pushes his team during the preseason. But the Patriots might have an edge in this because Brian Daboll may not want to give up his best plays of the season.
The new Giants head coach will play Davis Webb at quarterback more than Tyrod Taylor. Daboll will want to save Taylor for the season just in case Daniel Jones suffers an injury. New England’s defense is set. Taking the points make sense.NFL Preseason Week 1 Pick: New England Patriots
Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens -3.5 | Thursday, August 11
The Titans won’t play Ryan Tannehill or Derrick Henry in the first preseason game of the year. Baltimore won’t play Lamar Jackson, but they might play a couple of their running backs.
Tennessee’s defense allowed less than 87 rushing yards per game. Unless the Ravens open the playbook for third string quarterback Brett Hundley, the Titans should cover.
NFL Preseason Week 1 Pick: Tennessee Titans
Atlanta Falcons -2.5 at Detroit Lions | Friday, August 12
The Falcons may play Marcus Mariota, Desmond Ridder, and third stringer Feleipe Franks. Franks is an intriguing quarterback. He’s got mad rushing skills.
It will be difficult for the Lions to counter no matter who the Falcons send to the turf. Atlanta grabs the preseason victory SU and ATS.
NFL Preseason Week 1 Pick: Atlanta Falcons
Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars -2.5 | Friday, August 12
Browns versus Jaguars is one of the most intriguing preseason games in week 1. Who knows which quarterback Cleveland will send to the huddle. It won’t be Jacoby Brissett because he’s the Browns’ for at least the first 6 weeks and possibly longer.
Cleveland could play both Joshua Dobbs and Josh Rosen. The Jaguars may play Trevor Lawrence since this is Jacksonville’s second preseason game after the hall of fame tilt versus the Raiders.
Even if Trevor doesn’t play for more than a series, the Jax offense should play much better in the second preseason contest. Jacksonville scores a cover victory.
NFL Preseason Week 1 Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars
New York Jets -3 at Philadelphia Eagles | Friday, August 12The Jet’s second stringers on offense could start for the Houston Texans. Joe Flacco at quarterback gives NYJ a big boost in this matchup.But the Jets lost offensive lineman Mekhi Becton for the season. So don’t expect the J-E-T-S to play their starting linemen. The Eagles can win this straight up even if Jalen Hurts, Devonta Smith, and A.J. Brown hang out on the bench. NFL Preseason Week 1 Pick: Philadelphia Eagles
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers -1 | Friday, August 12
Jimmy G. will want to get on the field to show he still has it. The 49ers gave Garoppolo the greenlight to search for a trade, which is why Kyle Shanahan will grant Jimmy his wish.
The Packers are light along the offensive line. Left tackle David Bakhtiari and right tackle Elgton Jenkins are trying to get healthy enough to play during the regular season. Green Bay can’t afford any more losses along the line.
We should expect a few practice squad players to suit up for the Packers. Jimmy torches Green Bay’s second and third string defense. The Niners roll.
NFL Preseason Week 1 Pick: San Francisco 49ers