NFL Week 1 Best Bets

Anything that looks too good to be true in Week One probably is. As excited as bettors are, they need to stay sharp in this first week of NFL betting.

Russell Wilson prior to the start of the game against the Minnesota Vikings Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos (-275) @ Seattle Seahawks (+230)

I’ve been preaching all week about how bad the Seahawks will be this year. After nine consecutive years of winning records, Seattle went 7-10 last season — they’ll be lucky to have four wins this year.

They have a doozy of a game in Week One, welcoming Russel Wilson back to town. The thirty-three-year-old should receive a warm welcome from the 12th man, and it’s beneficial for Wilson that his first game, not in a Seahawks uniform, is still taking place in Lumen Field.

It’s unclear what was going on with Wilson and the Seahawks’ front office, but regardless, Wilson will come into this game ready to light the world on fire. He’s on a mission to secure his second Super Bowl title, hoping to have the same fate as Payton Manning.

I hate betting against dogs at home in Week One, but there is no reason Wilson Shouldn’t be able to handle this one easily.

Denver -6.5 (-110)

Kansas City Chiefs (-280) @ Arizona Cardinals (+230)

I keep going back to this game; it’s going to be fun. Shockingly, it isn’t the Sunday night game. If Mahomes and Murry play to half of their potential, fans will be entertained.

Prop bettors and DFS players have their concerns about this game. Who will be Murray’s go-to receiver? How will the Chiefs offense perform without Hill opening up the field? Will Kelce get his usual amount of touches? While all of this is up in the air, one thing is for sure; these offenses will figure it out. They know what they’re doing, and they will score points.

I wouldn’t dare try to predict the winner of this game, as Kyler Murray in September is a worthy adversary for Patrick Mahomes, but I do know the over is a lock.

Over 53.5 (-112)

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