Football season is back, and we have a full slate of games ready to go in Week 1. The Thursday night game between the Panthers and Broncos will be all done by the time this post goes live, so let’s instead take a quick look at all the games, whilst making a few predictions along the way.
2016 NFL Week 1 Odds Analysis To Get You Ready For The Season
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+120) at Atlanta Falcons (-3, -140) (47.5 Points)
An NFC South match-up between a pair of teams looking for a better year than last. Have to give the Atlanta Falcons the edge at home, and I think they will also cover that 3-point spread.
Minnesota Vikings (-2.5, -135) at Tennessee Titans (+115) (40.5 Points)
The Vikings are going to have to get through this season without the injured Teddy Bridgewater under center, but they still have a great defense to lean on. I like the Vikings to get the win on the road, and I really like the UNDER.
Cleveland Browns (+165) at Philadelphia Eagles (-3.5, -195) (+41 Points)
It’s a new era in Cleveland with RGIII under center, but I expect the same results. Eagles to cover and win, and I like the OVER.
Cincinnati Bengals (-2.5, -140) at New York Jets (+120) (41.5 Points)
This has all the makings of a field goal game, as it’s always tough to get a win on the road versus the Jets. I think the boys in green and white might just steal this one.
Oakland Raiders (+105) at New Orleans Saints (-1.5, -125) (51.5 Points)
There has been a lot of talk about the Raiders being a dark horse team this season, and this will be a good test for them in Week 1. I’m going with the Raiders to win by a field goal.
San Diego Chargers (+230) at Kansas City Chiefs (-6.5, -280) (44.5 Points)
The Kansas City Chiefs had a great finish to the regular season, winning 10 straight games, and they should carry that momentum over by comfortably covering the spread here.
Buffalo Bills (+145) at Baltimore Ravens (-3, -170) (44.5 Points)
Another match-up between two teams that look pretty even on paper. I would not be entirely surprised to see the Bills steal this one on the road.
Chicago Bears (+205) at Houston Texans (-6, -255) (44 Points)
Can the Texans take a step forward with Brock Osweiler at QB this year? We’ll start to get a good idea after Week 1, which should be a comfortable win for the Texans.
Green Bay Packers (-5, -235) at Jacksonville Jaguars (+190) (48 Points)
The Jaguars figure to be a lot more competitive this season, but this is a tough way to start the season. Packers to win SU, and I like the OVER.
Miami Dolphins at Seattle Seahawks (+10) (44 Points)
It’s borderline impossible to go on the road and get a win in Seattle, and it’s even tougher when you have a team that is likely to struggle this season. Seahawks in a blowout.
New York Giants (PK) at Dallas Cowboys (PK) (46 Points)
It’s going to be the Dak Prescott show in Dallas for the next few weeks, and I believe the young man will rise to the occasion. I’m taking the Cowboys and the OVER.
Detroit Lions (+145) at Indianapolis Colts (-3.5, -170) (51 Points)
What is life going to be like for the Lions without Calvin Johnson in the line-up. I think we’ll find out pretty quickly, as I like the Colts to win and cover.
New England Patriots (+225) at Arizona Cardinals (-6.5, -275) (46.5 Points)
The Patriots are going to have to stay afloat for the first 4 weeks without Tom Brady, and while I think they will lose here, I like them to cover.
Pittsburgh Steelers (-3, -165) at Washington Redskins (+140) (50 Points)
The Steelers may be missing a couple of pieces on offense through suspension, but this team is still stacked. Going with the Steelers and the OVER.
LA Rams (-2.5, -115) at San Francisco 49ers (+120) (43 Points)
The Rams will have to wait a little longer to play their regular season opener back in LA after 2 decades, but I think they will open up the season with a win on the road.