29th August 2017 at 7:28 pm #117037jordanParticipant
NFL – Week 1
The NFL regular season is right around the corner and I have a pick for week 1.
They say never back your own team, but in the NFL you can almost always rely on Green Bay at home. We are only three weeks into the pre-season, but a few factors play into the Packers hands early. The Packers get to play their last home game at home, and will have their opener against Seattle in Lambeau too, so no long distance travel for any of the players in the green and gold over the next two weeks. Seattle however face a trip south down to Oakland, and will then travel east to Green Bay. Neither of the Seahawks or Green Bays starters will play the final pre-season game, so you can be sure the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson won’t suit up. However the two road games will have an affect on the Seahawks players even though they don’t play.
Seattle also have problems of their own. Last week they lost their starting left tackle to an ACL tear and had to trade to get extra depth on the offensive line. While they still might have one of the best defenses this year, being asked to hang with Aaron Rodgers, and a whole host of receiving talent, it’s going to be tough. A home advantage is a -3 spread in the NFL regardless unless you are the Cleveland Browns. This is a nice bet for the conditions Seattle are facing coming into week 1.
Green Bay Packers -2.5 @ 3/4 @ 888Sport – 8 points
-3 also worth a gamble, -47/50 available with Marathon Bet while your more popular bookies offer 5/6.
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