NFL Week 1 Lines: Champs Getting Little Respect
As far as I'm concerned, its never too early to think about the NFL.
Some shops have posted early Week 1 lines. I'm not recommending on getting down on any at the moment.
However, I do find it interesting - and often informative - to compare these early "spring" lines to the ones that we'll see after the preseason is finished.
The opening night game features Baltimore traveling to Denver. The Ravens may be the champs but its the Broncos who are currently laying more than a touchdown.
Some other potentially interesting matchups include the Packers visiting San Francisco to take on the 49'ers and the Giants and Cowboys renewing their rivalry at "Big D." The latter is the Sunday night game.
The Monday night double-header includes another NFC East battle, as the Eagles invade the nation's capital to take on the Redskins. That's followed by Houston at San Diego in the night cap.
A complete list of the Week 1 odds appears below. Lines courtesy of Sports Interaction, as of May 1st.
Thursday, Sept. 5
Baltimore at Denver (-8.5)
Sunday, Sept, 8
New England (-7) at Buffalo
Tennessee at Pittsburgh (-7)
Atlanta at New Orleans (-2.5)
Tampa (-2) at NY Jets
Kansas City (-1.5) at Jacksonville
Cincinnati at Chicago (-3.5)
Miami (pk) at Cleveland
Seattle (-3.5) at Carolina
Minnesota at Detroit (-2.5)
Oakland at Indianapolis (-8.5)
Arizona at St. Louis (-6)
Green Bay at San Francisco (-5)
NY Giants at Dallas (-3)
Monday Sept. 9
Philadelphia at Washington (-5.5)
Houston (-3) at San Diego
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1* Free Play “under” Red Sox/Orioles.
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This is the Sunday night ESPN game and I believe this one sets up as a classic pitchers duel. The Orioles will send Ubaldo Jimenez (0-3, 7.31 ERA) to the hill to face the Red Sox. Jimenez has had a poor start to the season but this is the perfect opponent for the struggling starter to get untracked against; the Red Sox have been inconsistent at the plate this season, so this is Jimenez’s moment to start turning things around. Boston's Jake Peavy (0-0, 1.93) is unbeaten in his last 10 regular-season starts, going 3-0 with a 3.17 ERA. He struck out eight and gave up one run in six innings in Tuesday’s 2-1 road loss to the Chicago White Sox. Peavey has pitched well against the Orioles with 3.15 ERA and 2-0 record. Baltimore’s best hitter in Chris Davis is 2 for 17 with eight strikeouts against Boston this year and hitless in five at-bats versus Peavy. Keep in mind that the lower number is 3-1 in Boston games when the total number is set at either 9 or 9.5. Also, the Red Sox have seen the total go “under” the number in six of nine vs. divisional opponents this year. Four of five games between these two teams this season (including last night’s game) saw the lower number hit. I believe the stage is once again set for a lower-scoring affair. How about you? Pitchers duel or slugfest?