Early AFC North Week 1 Betting Preview
The NFL season is just days away and lines are being adjusted and posted at many betting websites. With a focus on the AFC North, let’s take a look at Week 1 in NFL football.
Steeler @ Patriots
Kicking off Week 1 is the New England Patriots taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers in a Thursday night showdown. The Patriots have finally settled as -7-point favorites after the overturned suspension of Tom Brady. The game’s total is set at 52 points. The Pats defense are playing a Pittsburgh offense that is missing a lot of pieces including Le’Veon Bell.
Browns @ Jets
The Cleveland Browns always receive a lot of attention because of fan-favorite Johnny Manziel. However, he is not likely to see many touches with Josh McCown starting. The Jets are -3-point favorites. Most books had them listed as 3.5 favorites against the Brown, but the odds changed slightly after Geno Smith’ injury. The total for the game is set at 41 points.
Bengals @ Raiders
The Cincinnati Bengals are -3-point favorites against the Oakland Raiders. The total for the game is set at 44.5 points. Not a lot of drama surrounding either one of this franchises during the offseason. It will be interesting to see if either team has improved since last season.
Ravens @ Broncos
The Baltimore Ravens will have their pass defense put to the test against the Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Denver is -4.5 favorites in the game. The total is set at 48.5 points.