Well it can’t get any worse than last week that’s for sure. 0/3 on my selections is not the start to the NFL season I was looking for, that’s for sure.
The first few weeks are always a bit risky as there is so many teams people predicted to do/or start well, or not so well, so it can be tricky to know who’s genuine until they’ve all played a few games at least. BUT, there’s still money to be made from the get go.
Although last week was unfortunate – I can’t say many expected the Buccaneers to roll over a highly-rated Saints team and the Browns to hold the Steelers to Overtime – but this is why we love the NFL. That aside, I’ll pick myself up and hope this weeks selections recuperate our losses from last weekend.
Let’s kick it off …
Carolina Panthers @ Atlanta Falcons
Total Points Under 44.5 – 10/11 – Bet365
Both divisional games between the Falcons and Panthers last year were low scoring and both their opening games this year were too. The Panthers held Zeke and the Cowboys to just 8 points whilst only scoring 16 themselves, and the Falcons lost a pretty tight one against the Superbowl Champs with it coming down to the final second of the game. 2-0 is up for grabs for the Panthers whilst the Falcons could slip to 0-2 on the season, so this has the looks of a cagey divisional match up. Go with the Under!
Kansas City Chiefs @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Total Points Under 52.5 – 10/11 – Bet365
In the last 8 games between these two, dating back to 2011, only one game has had more than 53 points in it. In fact, all 7 of those games being under this line were decided by 10 or fewer points suggesting pretty tight affairs in time’s gone by, and I can see this being a similar story this week. Again, go with the Under!
Los Angeles Chargers @ Buffalo Bills
LA Chargers Team Points Over 26.5 – 10/11 – Bet365
The Chargers steam rolled the Bills last season, intercepting Nathan Peterman 5 times in the first half (sounds familiar!). Now, although that’s unlikely to happen again with Josh Allen coming in for his NFL debut start, this still looks a gimme for the Chargers based on the Bills performance against the Ravens. The Chargers would easily have put up 30+ against the Chiefs last week had it not been for multiple missed catches from their receiving core, so if those issues have been smoothed out I can see it being 30+ points against a Bills Defense that gave up 47 in week 1 against the Ravens. This seems a no-brainer!
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