NFL Odds: Eagles slim favorites over Falcons in season opener

Where the Bears need to improve is on offense where second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky looks to mature. Eli Manning on offense: Pittsburgh won at home. In the second game of the year, Dallas did not sack Manning but picked him off twice and the Cowboys won

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If everything goes as planned the New England Patriots will be able to make their patented late-season push. While still rebuilding the New York Jets are heading into their third consecutive losing season and eight consecutive years out of the playoffs, in other words, when do they start playing in ?

The AFC South has had trouble performing at the same level as the other divisions. With the returns of J. The Jacksonville Jaguars are predicted to become the AFC South Champions for a repeat of last season, the offense has been improved with the addition of Andrew Norwell and ranked as the fifth highest scoring of the season. With 4 going to the Green Bay Packers who supposedly have the toughest schedule this season on paper.

Tough start to the season facing Green Pay and Seattle, but their schedule lightens up considerably starting Week 3 predicted record The Detroit Lions have taken under a new coaching staff under Matt Patricia, however, are still expected to deliver the same mediocre results Detroit has seen over the past few years. The Lions still face too many holes in the offense the line and run game and far too many questions in their defensive line pass rush and interior line for them to be anything special this year, but the draft could change this predicted record Bank Stadium since it opened in predicted record The Dallas Cowboys have won the most Super Bowl titles with 5, however, their offseason has not been great with free-agent losses and the release of Dez Bryant.

The New York Giants have a brutal seven-game stretch to open the season which will be tough to navigate. The defending Champions return with 19 of 22 starters and will be fueled by a talented group of players coming off injury led by Wentz and Jason Peters who stress that Super Bowl hangover is not an option. The Eagles begin their title defense against the Atlanta Falcons , their schedule is no cake walk as they face seven teams that made the postseason last year.

To improve overall, the Redskins need better health for key young players to develop such as Josh Doctson , if these happen they could perform decently this season. The Atlanta Falcons have a tough start to the season facing the defending champions in Philidelphia.

They turn around with back-to-back home games against the Panthers and Buccaneers, followed by another home game against the Bengals. The main focus for the Falcons seems to be the division race as they close the season at Carolina and Tampa Bay predicted record The two meet in Charlotte during Week 15 and then conclude the season in New Orleans in Week 17 , these games could be the difference between which team goes and predicted record for the Panthers.

Expectations remain high for the New Orleans Saints , as long as they can buck their trend of slow starts over the past four years. New Orleans must take advantage of their early schedule because their final 10 weeks are loaded with playoff contenders predicted record The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost seven games last season in a one-score game with five decided by three points or less in overtime.

With Jameis Winston healthy and improved chemistry with DeSean Jackson, and a fully revamped defensive line this draft could go a long way predicted record The West division has seen its fair share of Super Bowl experience, the division combines 13 Super Bowl appearances and a total of 7 Super Bowl Championships.

They have stretches of difficulty in both halves of their season, with their late stretch containing; Green Bay, Atlanta, Los Angeles Rams, and the Seahawks. It will be a tough finish to the season for Arizona predicated record Los Angeles Rams are looking great as they start their season with five prime-time games and 3 of out 4 of their first games at home. San Francisco 49ers have the buzz going for them due to their finish last season, which lots to prove the 49ers have a manageable schedule and one that is particularly team-friendly on the back end of the season.

With the Rams as a clear favorite to win the division, the Seattle Seahawks are not to be forgotten of what they have — such as Super Bowl winner Russell Wilson QB , all pro middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, and one of the best safety in the league Earl Thomas predicated record Tom Brady and Bill Belichick prove an amazing history with New England, making them one of the top three teams in the league.

With their previous track record in the recent years, why would they not be one of the first predictions for Super Bowl 53? The Defending Champions naturally have to be considered as one of the favorites to give the championship another run.

But especially this year as the Eagles are returning with 19 of 22 starting players from their Championship season, and will once again have that depth in the quarterback position. At this point, we can only assume that the Eagles regardless of which quarterback will play will find success between them. When you hear the word underrated think Minnesota. They have Dalvin Cook healthy returning to the backfield and are definitely being slept on right now by the community.

They have one of the most well-rounded teams in the league and are going to prove it to everyone. Rumor has it the Rams are building something special down in Los Angeles! The Rams are looking very good this year and are estimated to be one of the most valued teams in the league. As seen in Super Bowl LII it is possible to build a winner without the star quarterback everyone expects, it just requires an infrastructure. Both teams benefited from a collection of dangerous pass catchers and the innovation of standout play-callers.

The Eagles shored up the corner spots by trading Darby and signing Patrick Robinson to a one-year deal, as well as picking up both Sidney Jones 43rd overall and Rasul Douglas 99th overall. No one would have guessed the Eagles success prior to the season, or have any clue on how much influence those picks would have towards the teams season.

Sunday,September 16, Sunday,September 16, 3: Saturday,September 15, Good lines normally comparable to other sites if not half point better usually , quick pay outs , no complaints.

Saturday,September 15, 9: Lines are up to market, and sometimes have been more favorable. One thing to keep in mind when betting on the point spread is that the point spread moves up or down depending on how much action a certain side is receiving.

If you are able to lock in your bet at If they won by two, they would have beat the closing spread of The NFL is played on a much smaller field and gives teams three downs to make a first down before electing to punt.

When looking at betting an NFL total, there should be three things you take into consideration. The first being the weather.

The second is both team's offensive and defensive numbers. And the last thing is the intangibles such as is it a short week, does a team have injury problems, travel delays, etc. If you are to bet the "over" If there are 38 or fewer points scored, then those who bet on the "under" will cash their tickets.

If totals are whole numbers such as 38 or 40 and the total happens to land exactly on the number, your bet, regardless whether it's an "over" or "under" bet, will be graded as a push and your money will be returned to you.

It draws in the most money among the four major sports and there should be no surprises why. Sportsbooks offer up an endless amount of wagering option to go along with the most common three wagering options; money line, spread, total. Here are some of the popular options. This works almost exactly like the game total, but revolves around one team instead of both. With the "team total" wagering option, you are essentially betting on whether you think Team X will score more or less than the line given out by the sportsbooks.

In this case you have two options. You can bet them to score 17 or more points or 16 or fewer. The decision is ultimately up to you. This bet also includes overtime, unless otherwise stated in the betting rules provided by your sportsbook of choice.

The "first half spread" betting option is a trickier form of betting the full-game point spread. This option takes into account the score at half time in order to determine a winner. The first half spread is usually half of what the full game spread is. Depending on what side you are on, the score going into half time is what is used to determine a winner.

If the score is in favor of the Vikings, bettors holding a Minnesota As I mentioned above, the first half point spread is typically half of what the full game line is.

Betting on NFL player props is a tricky situation since not all football games go according to plan. If you believe Quarterback X will complete more than He will just simply hand the ball off and run out the clock.

If you think a running back has a distinct advantage of going up against a poor run defense, you may take that running back to go over the posted rushing yards line. However, if the team with the poor defense gets a sizeable lead, you can almost forget about it. That team will go into throwing mode and the running back will be the one to suffer. For each of these three player prop options, each player must go "over" or "under" the posted line.

If you think Brady will complete at least 23 passes, you would take the "over". If you think Brown will be held to four or fewer catches, you would bet the "under".

This proposition is the most popular when Super Bowl rolls around. For one reason or another, people always make a big deal about who is going to score the first touchdown in the Super Bowl. I get that the first touchdown is important, but rarely does a game end with only one touchdown scored.

If you wager on the First Touchdown Scorer prop your goal is to obviously pick the player who will score the first touchdown. Anytime Touchdown Scorer Example: As you can see, the "any time touchdown scorer" odds drop drastically compared to the first touchdown scorer.