The start of the NFL season is quickly approaching as the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, take on the Detroit Lions on September 7th.
As anticipation builds for the new season, we’ve decided to put together a betting guide for the opening week of NFL games.
If you’re a football fan with a love of betting or just a dedicated fantasy football coach looking to pick the best team, read on to find out how you can find value and get the most out of it NFL odds week 1.
“Chiefs return to winning ways”
Sometimes, when a team has reached the top of their sport, there is an inevitable decline in performance and performance the following season. However, the chances of that happening on the Kansas City Chiefs’ opening weekend are extremely slim.
Not only does the team have ironclad determination and an elite winning mentality, but they also have a solid recovery period in their legs. To say that the Lombardi Trophy went into the Chiefs’ hands would be an understatement.
The rest between this showpiece event and the start of this season will have done wonders for the collective unity. Expect the Chiefs to start their season with a convincing win over the Detroit Lions.
Rams to improve
Last season was an overall disappointing one for the Los Angeles Rams, who made a more than modest attempt to defend their Super Bowl title. However, there is little room for gray in sports reporting, even though football is a sport that is far from black and white.
Believe what you read in the newspapers and hear on the radio, and you would be forgiven for thinking the Rams were one of the worst teams in NFL history and another season in the doldrums.
However, if you look a little deeper, you will find a team that was plagued by injuries to key players last season and lost a lot of morale as a result, meaning they had more than their fair share of bad luck. A healthier squad this time, coupled with a new attitude and determination to prove their critics wrong The LA Rams will improve.
Their chances of beating Seattle in the opening week are currently high, but we wouldn’t bet on them pulling off an upset.
Eagle for whipping
The Philadelphia Eagles went into their Super Bowl matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this year almost believing they would return with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Instead, they left empty-handed after facing a resolute and determined opponent Patrick Mahomes inspired the Chiefs team.
This loss will have hurt and the Eagles will have spent the long offseason months licking their wounds and plotting their comeback. In the opening week they face the New England Patriots, who usually have a well-rounded defense under Bill Belichick.
This defense will be under intense pressure from a high-octane offense that is looking for a decisive win early in its campaign.
Panthers Falcons stalemate
We Americans don’t like ties, but unfortunately we may not have much choice when they do Carolina Panthers face the Atlanta Falcons in the opening week. When it comes to talent, the Falcons have the edge, but not by much.
Opening games of the season can also be difficult as teams take a while to adjust to the pace and pressure of an NFL game. Then don’t be at all surprised if both teams see a slow start to a long-distance slugfest that goes into overtime.
Ravens are bankers
Finally, we end with one thing for sure shouldwe repeat, shouldBe the only outcome on your betting slip that you don’t have to worry about. That’s because the Baltimore Ravens are the overwhelming favorite to win against the Houston Texans.
According to the majority of bookmakers and experts, the Texans are on track to be the winner NFL whips boys Even if the Ravens aren’t one of the best teams in the league this season, they should still have more than enough to withstand the challenge of the struggling Texans team.