Angelo Montilla | Fri 08/09/2017 - 04:48 EDT

NFL Picks ATS Week 1

NFL Picks ATS Week 1
The long-awaited kickoff to the National Football Season is upon us, which means there will be a series of intriguing betting lines for Week 1. Take a look at some of our favorite matchups for the opening weekend as we break down a few of the best picks against the spread.

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The opening week of the National Football League season features some mouth-watering matchups for bettors. Here are a few to consider betting on, with odds courtesy of

Oakland Raiders vs. Tennessee Titans

The Marshawn Lynch experiment will officially begin on Sunday when the Raiders travel to Tennessee to take on the Titans at LP Field. The Raiders acquired Beast Mode — who came out of retirement to play for his hometown team — with one thing in mind and that was to contend for a Super Bowl championship. Their quest begins against the Titans, who enter the contest as -1 ½ point spread faves. The AFC rivals clashed once last season, with the Raiders walking away with a 17-10 victory at LP Field. Expect much of the same as the Raiders boast one of the more lethal offensive weapons in the league. Will it be a blowout? Probably not, but take the Raiders, who are enticing +1 ½ underdogs heading into the matchup.

Oakland Raiders (+1 ½) Bovada

New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys

What better way to kick off the NFL season than with one of the best rivalries in football? The Dallas Cowboys will have star running back Ezekiel Elliott in the lineup in Week 1 before he’ll serve a six-game suspension. Because of that, the Cowboys enter the contest as -4 favorites on the point spread. Can they cover against the New York Giants’ stingy defense? The Cowboys dropped two games last season and they both came at the hands of the Giants, who could very well repeat the same trend on Sunday when the two clubs lock horns in Texas. Even if the Cowboys take this game, expect the final score to be within a field goal.

New York Giants (+4) Bovada

Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets

The New York Jets are bad, but are the Buffalo Bills that much better? Bovada oddsmakers have pegged the Bills as nine-point favorites against the Jets as the division rivals face off in the season opener at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Jets are expected to be one of the worst teams in football in 2017, but after some questionable changes, the Bills could be right there with them. In their two meetings last season, the Jets won both games by scores of 37-31 and 30-10, so taking the Bills to cover nine points in the opening game of the season is nothing but a long shot. This may be the only time this season to but your money on the Jets, but only because the Bills very well may be as equally bad.

New York Jets (+9) Bovada

Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers

It’s never an easy task to play at Lambeau Field, especially in a season opener. However, that is the task the Seattle Seahawks are faced with as they prepare to take on the Green Back Packers on Sunday. In a potential NFC Championship preview, the Packers enter their contest against the Seahawks as three-point favorites, which means we’re in for a close game. Or are we? The Packers have had defensive woes over the last couple seasons and have relied solely on Aaron Rodgers and the offense to lead the way. However, the Packers will face a tougher test against Seattle’s world-class defense anchored by the Legion of Boom. Expect a close match with the Seahawks coming out on top by a narrow margin.

Seattle Seahawks (+3) Bovada

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