NFL Week 1 Betting At

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With the NFL Draft over and the regular season schedule now set – it’s time for football! Well, in about 120 days that is, if you’re not counting the preseason. However, as we’ve said time and time again at Safest Betting Sites, there is truly no offseason for NFL football. NFL Week 1 Odds

Over at, they already have Week 1 NFL Odds up and available for betting. We don’t recommend tying up a lot of your bankroll in these games that are four months away, but some of these numbers seem a little juicy at first glance. Betting limits will also be quite small compared to regular season betting as we get closer.

Here are some of the bets I like in Week 1 based on the odds at Sign up at (Full Review) and receive a 50% Bonus up to $1,000.

Pittsburgh Steelers At Cleveland Browns +6

Cleveland didn’t win a single game last season, yet the Browns have plenty of talent on both sides of the ball. I think part of that was head coach, Hue Jackson’s input into the offense and the system. The Browns bring in Todd Haley from Pittsburgh, where he had plenty of success. They have a strong offensive line, a better quarterback than DeShone Kizer in Tyrod Taylor and more offensive weapons. We saw Pittsburgh’s defense collapse against the Jaguars in the playoffs, and the team didn’t do much in the Draft to upgrade there. The Steelers were lucky to have a schedule last season where they faced three of the worst offenses in the AFC (Browns, Bengals, and Ravens) six times a year. All of these teams improved, including the Browns.

We’ve seen the Browns season win total go from 4.5 games to 5.5 games at most sportsbooks due to sharp action coming in on them this year. I’ve seen some offshore sites with the Browns at +7 in this spot with their early Week 1 lines, but even if you can’t find that, +6 is worth playing, which makes for a great pick.

Dallas Cowboys At Carolina Panthers -2.5

We saw Carolina bow out of the playoffs in the first round after a loss to New Orleans, but this is still a pretty low number for a Cowboys team that has one of the worst rosters in the NFC at the moment.

Dallas’ strength is its offensive line and running game, but the Panthers still boasted a top run defense, despite their porous secondary. I am still high on Dak Prescott long term, but he regressed mightily last season and the Cowboys receivers’ corps after the loss of Dez Bryant and Jason Witten leave a lot to be desired. The Panthers are a far better team, and this one should be at -3 or more.

Chicago Bears At Green Bay Packers -8

This is the first Sunday Night Football game of the season as the Bears and Packers “rivalry” ends the first Sunday of football. I bet on the Bears quite a bit last season, perhaps to a fault, but I liked their talent and thought little of their coaching. Well, John Fox is now gone and former Kansas City offensive coordinator, Matt Nagy, has taken the reins. They also have Allen Robinson to the mix at wide receiver, which was a major need for the Bears last season.

Chicago’s defense is one of the most talented in the league, and they played well last season. I think Fox was the worst coach in the league last season and truly held this team down with his conservative play calling and field position tendencies. Divisional games always seem to be hard fought and although this one is at Lambeau – I still think like Chicago getting more than a touchdown. Their roster and coaching staff upgrades are not getting enough credit in this spot.

Joseph Falchetti

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