The NFL season is underway and after a solid showing in the Thursday night opener, I am back to release my Week 1 team props. All of these NFL Odds are courtesy of bet365.
Race to 10 points (NO@ATL)
This game should be one of the highest scoring games of Sunday afternoon. The NFL Odds have the total sitting at 51 points, which is the second highest total of Week 1. With that being said, the Falcons playing at home are +3 underdogs, and they are underdogs to be the first team to ten points in this game. At +100, the Falcons might have the better value in this prop from bet365.
In seasons past, the Saints have not faired that well on the road, and it holds true in the Georgia Dome as well. The Falcons have covered their last two games against the Saints, as well as three of their last five. In fact the Saints have only scored 30 points in their last two meetings against Atlanta, and they average only 18 points per game in their last four trips to Atlanta. With the value squarely on the side of the Falcons, take them here to get to ten points before the Saints.
NFL Pick: Falcons (+100)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers total field goals
The Panthers are dealing with a banged up Cam Newton, and he is questionable heading into Week 1 of the season. If he can’t go, it spells near disaster for the Panthers. However for the Bucs, Newton’s presence or lack thereof won’t have a huge effect on their offense. This is a sneaky team this season, and if Josh McCown can continue his solid play from last season in Chicago, this offense has more upside than most are giving them credit for.
Still the Carolina defense is solid, especially in the red zone. This could mean a lot of field goals from the home team, which we could profit from. At bet365, if the Bucs make three or more field goals, you could have a payout of +225, a steal of a value for what this game projects out to be. I expect a low scoring game with plenty of kicking, and at +225, it’s more than good enough to take a shot.
NFL Pick: Bucs OVER 2.5 field goals (+225)
Dallas Cowboys Touchdown Total
Lastly, we come to one of the more intriguing matchups of the week, as the Cowboys welcome in the 49ers. Dallas is also a home underdog in this one, which means there is extra value in their props this week. At bet365, if the Cowboys score four or more touchdowns against the battered 49ers defense, a payout of +225 could be had. Dallas is going to have to score a lot if they want to win this game, because their defense is going to be giving up plenty of scores.
Last season, the Cowboys scored four or more touchdowns in five of their eight home games, and with their defense looking worse, and the high powered 49ers’ offense coming to town, Dallas will have to score at least four touchdowns if they want a chance at winning this game.
NFL Pick: Cowboys OVER 3.5 touchdowns (+225)