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 effect on the Seahawks players even though they don’t play. Green Bay have had Seattle's number since their NFC championship collapse, winning the last two which have both been at Lambeau. Three in a row?
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 defences 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.
NFL Week 1 Tips
- Rob Gronkowski Patriots) Anytime TD
- (5-6, 3pts
- Mike Gillislee & Rob Gronkowski Anytime TD
- Green Bay Packers -2.5
- (3-4, – 8 points
- Minus 3 is also worth a gamble at 47-50 with
NFL Ante-Post Tips
- New York Giants NFC East Winners
- (11-4, – 4 points (Now best 9-4, )
- New York Giants To Make The Playoffs
- (11-8, – 8 points (Now best 5-4, )
- Tennessee Titans To Make The Playoffs
- (6-4, – 4 points
- Cooper Kupp 60+ Receptions
- (6-1, – 5 points