NFL Week 1 Sure Winners and Betting Predictions

NFL Week 1 Sure Winners and Betting Predictions

Written by on September 7, 2017

You have probably all heard those radio ads where some tipster guy tells you to call an 800-number to get his lock pick for the upcoming weekend of NFL betting on Week 1. I’ve always found these claims to be a little bold, simply because there are so many things that can go wrong in the space of a 60-minute football game. That said, part of my job here is to provide you guys with picks that are winners, and which will give your bankroll a bit of a boost each week. With that in mind, I have gone through the NFL  Week 1 schedule to find teams that I believe are sure winners. The odds on these guys may not be particularly great, but NFL Week 1 is all about building your betting confidence and getting some easy money in the bank. Let’s take a look at a few teams that will almost certainly be 1-0 once the first week of the 2017 NFL season is in the books.

NFL Week 1 Sure Winners and Betting Predictions

Atlanta Falcons

There is some concern that the Falcons are going to come into the season carrying a bit of a Super Bowl hangover. It happened to the Carolina Panthers last year, so why won’t the same fate befall Atlanta this season? The simple answer here is that Matt Ryan and that offense that he runs should be dominant once again. The Falcons open the season with a trip to Chicago to face a Bears team that they have historically struggled against. These two haven’t met since 2014, though, and they both look very different now. Do you really see Mike Glennon of the Bears being able to match what Matty Ice delivers? No. me either.

Team Statistics

Offensive total yards 416.42 Current Offensive rush yards 117.47 Offensive passing yards 298.95 Average Score For 34.11 Defensive total yards 376.84 Current Defensive rush yards 104.11 Defensive passing yards 272.74 Average Score Against 25.32

NFL Week 1: Tennessee is Slight Betting Favorite vs. Oakland

Pittsburgh Steelers

Given that Ben Roethlisberger seriously considered retiring in the offseason, you get a definite sense that this version of the Steelers is living on borrowed time. This is a team that is certainly well equipped to take another run at the Super Bowl, especially on the offensive side of the football. The Steelers are blessed with an embarrassment of riches at the wide receiver position, and they also have the running talents of LeVeon Bell to draw upon. Pittsburgh will start the season with a game against their division rivals, the Cleveland Browns. The Steelers have dominated Cleveland in recent years, and this season should not be much different in that regard.

Team Statistics

Offensive total yards 372.68 Current Offensive rush yards 113.89 Offensive passing yards 258.79 Average Score For 24.42 Defensive total yards 339.21 Current Defensive rush yards 93.16 Defensive passing yards 246.05 Average Score Against 20.58

Houston Texans

I’m usually a little wary of teams who plan on starting a rookie at the QB position, but the Texans are not in the rebuilding mode that usually comes with such a move. This is a team that has one of the most talented defensive units in the NFL Week 1, and they will be able to bail out DeShaun Watson when he makes those inevitable rookie mistakes. NFL Week 1: This is a team that has one of the most talented defensive units in the NFL Week 1, and they will be able to bail out DeShaun Watson when he makes those inevitable rookie mistakes. Watson certainly looked the part in the preseason, but things are going to get a good deal tougher when the real action begins this weekend. The Texans will open at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that is still trying to find their franchise QB, as it’s looking more and more as though Blake Bortles is going to be a bust. I like the Texans to open the season with a win at home.

Team Statistics

Offensive total yards 311.83 Current Offensive rush yards 116.00 Offensive passing yards 195.83 Average Score For 17.89 Defensive total yards 300.17 Current Defensive rush yards 97.72 Defensive passing yards 202.44 Average Score Against 20.89

Carolina Panthers

Things tend to swing in favor of the home team in the NFL Week 1, but don’t tell that to the San Francisco 49ers, as they have lost their last 7 games on home turf. They will start this season with a visit from the Carolina Panthers, a team looking to bounce back after a sub-par season last year. The 49ers have made sweeping changes in the front office, but the improvements on the field are still likely to be some way off. I think that the Panthers will pose a serious threat to the Falcons in the NFC South this season, and that all begins with a comfortable win on the road in Week 1.

Team Statistics

Offensive total yards 343.69 Current Offensive rush yards 113.38 Offensive passing yards 230.31 Average Score For 23.06 Defensive total yards 359.69 Current Defensive rush yards 91.50 Defensive passing yards2 68.19 Average Score Against 25.12