The first week of the 2015 NFL season will certainly be an exciting time as fans will get to catch all their favorite teams in action. Here’s a look at a few interesting lines that people will be taking a look at as the start of the season gets underway and fans become excited over what’s coming about.
The Pats Are Still Favored?
The New England Patriots will host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, September 10 and have a -3 gambling line to win. The line was originally at -6.5 in the Pats’ favor but the ongoing concern about whether or not Tom Brady will actually be the team’s quarterback for that game has hurt the overall line.
Plenty of Close Matches
One of the best parts of the start of the NFL season is that there’s no real way how anyone can predict what will happen next. That’s why so many of the matchups in the first week of the season are relatively close. For instance, while the Oakland Raiders are one of the weaker teams in the league, they are still at just +3 at home against the Cincinnati Bengals. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are at -3 against the Tennessee Titans in a game that will potentially pit two rookie quarterbacks against each other. The San Francisco 49ers are also -1 favorites against the Minnesota Vikings although some places are offering even money bets.
There are a few wider matchups out there in week one. Specifically, these are matches where the line is rather large. For instance, the Green Bay Packers are -6.5 NFL gambling favorites in their rivalry game with the Chicago Bears. Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys are up at -6 over the New York Giants.
The possibilities for the 2015 NFL season are endless. The new odds for the first week of action are a clear sign of just what can happen as the season goes along. It will be exciting to see what happens next as the upcoming season moves along and the teams start to develop after a while.