Bills are favoured at all this season, so you might as well jump on it.
Another team that’s unlikely to be spotting points on more than a few rare occasions is the Los Angeles Rams. L.A. hosts the Andrew Luck-less Colts this week and, even without Aaron Donald, are favoured to dispatch of the visitors. This is another good chance to
Opening week can be hazardous, as illustrated with Kansas City’s shocking upset at New England on Thursday night. Most of the betting public was all over the mighty Patriots spotting nine points, and now they’ll look to recover their losses elsewhere. One game that has drawn similar attention has the popular and talented Steelers visiting the woeful Browns. Pittsburgh is listed as a lofty 9½-point favourite in this one, but history may actually support Cleveland here. In Week 1 divisional games, non-playoff teams from the previous year have covered in 24-of-31 games (77%) when facing an opponent that went to the post-season. Palatable, no. Profitable, yes ... Another team that most will feel queasy about backing are the Indianapolis Colts, at least until
Andrew Luck QB returns to the lineup. When it was thought that Luck would start today, Vegas had this game at Colts -3 at the Rams.
Scott Tolzien When it was announced that would be replacing Luck, the Rams jumped to a three-point favourite and that number has been steadily rising, now up to L.A. -4½. This is to a Rams team that was favoured four times last season before losing three of those game straight up including two contests to the dismal 49ers. Those were San Francisco’s only victories in their 2-14 season ... Turning to some better matchups today, pre-season conference favourites Seattle and Green Bay will square off at Lambeau. Packers are giving three points to their recent rival. Green Bay has won this game the past two years on this field with a 38-10 thumping last year and 27-17 win in 2015. It should also be noted that the Seahawks are 0-4 against the spread (ATS) in previous four road games, all versus NFC opponents. Conversely, the Pack have covered four straight as hosts, all against NFC foes as well ... The Saints have supposedly improved their dreadful defence. No better chance to confirm this than on prime time tomorrow night when they visit Minnesota, the Vikes listed as 3½-point faves. New Orleans has allowed 37, 31 and 35 points respectively over past three season openers. However, they’ve been money as a dog, covering 10 of past 11 when receiving points. burn a weak team in your pool.
If you do want to go chalk, there’s no better favourite to take than the Pittsburgh Steelers. Big Ben and Co. have owned Cleveland, going 30-4 in their past 34 meetings. Even the Steelers backups beat Cleveland in last year’s finale.