NFL bettors should jump on these 10 tantalizing games

NFL schedules have been released for the 2022 season. That’s the good news. The bad news is that we have to wait another four months for the games to actually play.

But thanks to bettors, we don’t have to wait that long to bet on certain matches. Sportsbooks have already published odds for Week 1 and most major games throughout the year.

Here are 10 of the most intriguing games of the NFL season, along with opening lines and early thoughts.

Bills at Rams (-1), September 8: The NFL season will kick off with the Rams, defending Super Bowl champions, hosting this year’s favorites to lift the Lombardi Trophy. The Bills have the shortest odds of winning the Super Bowl at +650, while the Rams come in at 11/1. Many believe it will also be the last game of the season. Expect lots of fireworks.

Giants at Titans (-6.5), Sept. 11: Some people (me) believe that the Giants under new coach Brian Daboll will be greatly improved this season. Some people (me) think the Titans are ready to step back in the AFC. Some people (me) have already bet the Giants +6.5 in Week 1. The Giants are also live on the +230 moneyline to cause an upset.

Buccaneers (-2.5) at Cowboys, Sept. 11: These two teams kicked off the season last year and put up 60 points in Tampa Bay’s two-point win. The Buccaneers are the second favorite to win the Super Bowl at +750. How important is Tom Brady? After initially announcing his retirement, Tampa Bay was about 50/1 to win the Super Bowl. Expect another shootout between Brady and Dak Prescott.

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Broncos (-3.5) at Seahawks, September 12: The Week 1 finale is Russell Wilson’s return to Seattle to face the new-look Seahawks. Bettors aren’t expecting much from the Seahawks without Wilson in 2022. Seattle’s win total is pegged at 5.5 and its Super Bowl odds are 100/1. The Broncos -3.5 will be a popular game in Week 1. It makes sense. The Seahawks could end up being the worst team in the NFC. Sorry, Falcons fans.

Bengals (-5) at Jets, Sept. 19: The last time these two teams met, a young quarterback threw for 405 yards and led his team to a 34-31 victory. That quarterback was Mike White of the Jets. Joe Burrow and the Bengals continued to play in the Super Bowl, but their loss to the Jets in Week 8 was one of the biggest upsets of the 2021 season. If the much-improved Jets upset the Bengals again, it could pave the way for an unexpected elimination race.

Chiefs at Buccaneers (-2.5), Oct. 2: A Super Bowl LV rematch is scheduled for early October: Brady vs. Patrick Mahomes. Two teams with question marks on the defense. Let’s put it this way: sports betting will be rooted for the Under.

Bills (-1.5) at Chiefs, October 16: The last time these two teams were on the field together, they produced one of the all-time classics with Kansas City winning 42-36 in overtime after a few insane final minutes of regulation. The Bills and their fans have been living with that bad taste in their mouths ever since. It should be another savage.

Bills quarterback Josh Allen
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Giants at the Cowboys (-7), November 24: The Thanksgiving slate isn’t the best we’ve ever seen, but the Giants vs. Cowboys are a good sneaky game. If I’m right and the Giants will be a contender in the NFC East, that line is unlikely to be -7 six months from now. The Giants plus points are the ones I would jump on early.

Raiders at Rams (-4), Dec. 4: The Raiders are a sexy 40/1 Super Bowl pick after signing Davante Adams. If Derek Carr is in the MVP race this late in the season, a solid game against the Rams on national TV could put him over the top.

Broncos at Rams (-3), Dec. 25: We have no idea what these teams will look like on Christmas Day, but this one looks good on paper. Matthew Stafford came to the Rams and won the franchise Super Bowl. Can Russell Wilson do the same for the Broncos? Denver sits 16/1 to win it all if you believe in Denver.

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