After a brief breather during the NFL off-season, we are back in action and ready to jump right back into the thick of it all!
It’s time for teams to take the field and begin competing for a spot in the playoffs and a shot at the Superbowl!
From a standalone slate to the opening of the NFL season, there’s a lot to look forward to this season!
Let’s take a look at how betting odds are shaping up for the key games and matchups this season:
Sunday, September 9, 2015:
The defending champion New England Patriots begin their title defense at 3.5-1 against the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of last year’s Superbowl.
The defending champion Seattle Seahawks are the early favorites at +10000 to win the Superbowl at this time of year, followed by the Pittsburgh Steelers at +10000 and Denver Broncos at +8000.
The Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings, and Oakland Raiders are listed as top six-point favorites to upset the defending champion New England Patriots.
Monday, September 10, 2015:
The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Denver Broncos in a battle of the first-place teams from last season.
The Chiefs, who were 11-5 last season and finished first in the AFC West, are a solid bet at +10000 to beat the spread while the Broncos, winners of the AFC Championship, are listed as modest 12/1 underdogs.
The New England Patriots will also be on the road for a Monday Night Football game against the Buffalo Bills, making them 12/1 underdogs on the road against the 8-4 Bills.
The game will be nationally televised (4:35 p.m. ET, ESPN) and could be a potential moneymaker for the over/under betting market.
Tuesday, September 11, 2015:
The Carolina Panthers will be hosting the Chicago Bears in a battle of the NFC South division rivals.
The over/under for this contest is set at +125, making the 2.5-point spread highly lucrative for bettors.
Even if you’re not a big Carolina or Chicago fan, you may find it hard to avoid this game if you’re a football fan.
Thursday, September 13, 2015:
The New York Jets will host the Buffalo Bills in a Thursday night game that could be interesting, given the fact that both teams are mired in playoff quandaries.
The over/under for this game is set at +150, making it a tasty proposition for bettors.
This game features a battle of the AFC East division rivals, with the New York Jets listed as 7/2 underdogs.
The Bills had a disappointing 2014 season, going 8-8 and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2011.
The team’s problems were numerous: they couldn’t score, gave up too many big plays, and made critical mistakes that led to their defeats.
The Jets, on the other hand, had a pretty good season, going 12-4 and winning the AFC East.
They were also able to secure home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, which is something that eluded them last year.
Sunday, September 16, 2015:
The Arizona Cardinals will be taking on the New York Jets in East Rutherford, New Jersey for the second year in a row.
This year’s game will mark the 125th anniversary of the NFL.
The over/under for this game is set at +125, which makes it a profitable game for bettors.
This game features two old rivals, as the Cardinals and Jets have been playing each other since 1934.
The game will be played in front of a massive crowd, which can sometimes favor the underdog.
The total attendance for the game is anticipated to reach 100,000. (NFL)
Monday, September 17, 2015:
The Oakland Raiders will be hosting the Denver Broncos in a Monday Night Football game that will pit two elite offenses against each other.
Oakland is a premier offensive team, ranking fourth in the entire league in points scored per game last season.
Denver scored more than 30 points per game last season, making them one of the most potent offenses in the league.
Since 1978, Monday Night Football has been a major part of the NFL’s appeal, with the Monday night game almost guaranteeing a high TV rating and tons of publicity for the league. (NFL)
Looking for a good game to bet on? There’s plenty to choose from this season, whether you’re a fan of the underdogs or the favorites!
Just make sure to check the rules and regulations before placing a bet.
Some bookmakers may refuse to take your cash if they feel like you’re not following the rules or if there’s no way they can verify you are a living, breathing human and not a robot or a drone.
That’s their problem, not yours. You did nothing wrong. Just play by the rules and enjoy the entertainment!