Brady-Brees Become The Focus Of Week 1 Betting Lines

  • With the NFL season still looking to start on time, the Week 1 matchups have been revealed.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are +4.5 against the New Orleans Saints.
  • The Seattle Seahawks are the favorite by a point despite playing on the road against the Atlanta Falcons.

NEW ORLEANS – As the lockdown continues, the sports world received a rejuvenation of news this past week when the NFL released its official schedule for the 2020 season.

League officials are still shooting for an on-time start the week of September 13th, and oddsmakers have already begun sizing up those opening matchups.

With the release of the schedule comes new hope for teams and fans, as well as NFL bettors, who will now begin to plan their strategy for the 2020 season.

These early lines are always a good analysis investment for bettors. Due to the tedious 4 months (or more) that still sit before the first kickoff, these lines are expected to change and drift quite a bit. The right bet now could mean big cash later on.

Week 1 NFL Matchups

In what will be the most anticipated game of the opening week, the reigning NFC South Champion New Orleans Saints play host to Tom Brady and his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Buccaneers vs. Saints:

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +4.5 (-110)
  • New Orleans Saints -4.5 (-110)

The beginning of the “Tompa Bay” era sees the Bucs as a road underdog in the Superdome in their first game. While Week 1 performances are rarely indicative of a team’s future outlook, expect every single pundit alive and breathing to overanalyze the results of this matchup - especially since it could have very easily been the Super Bowl 53 matchup.

At -4.5, those believing that the Bucs are receiving a little too much offseason hype won’t hesitate to back the Saints covering at home.

The next high profile showdown in Week 1, sees the Seattle Seahawks heading down south to take on the Atlanta Falcons.

Seahawks vs. Falcons:

  • Seattle Seahawks -1 (-105)
  • Atlanta Falcons +1 (-115)

The Falcons open up the season as a home underdog in their brand new uniforms. The oddsmakers sitting this line at 1 point leaves much room for activity before the game begins in September.

Sharps love jumping on a home dog, so expect this line to shift back towards the Falcons as the betting comes in. At that point it might be more worth it banking on Russell Wilson and the Hawks to get the win on the road.

Another divisional Week 1 matchup sees the reimagined Indianapolis Colts as massive road favorites over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Colts vs. Jaguars:

  • Indianapolis Colts -7 (-115)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +7 (-105)

Being a touchdown favorite is a huge line being placed on the Colts here.

Even though the Colts showed promise last season, Gardner Minshew of the Jags still has an entire season of reps in the Jags offense. Compare that to newly inserted Phillip Rivers, and seven points may be asking too much on the road.

While the NFL is preforming under business-as-usual circumstances, the cold truth remains that the season is still in jeopardy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With all the excitement of the new season brewing, health officials are reminding the league that they are not in charge here and that the disease is.

While focusing on the matchups for Week 1 can build hope and promise for a great football betting season, the true competition remains off the field.

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