ATS: Attacking The Spread – Week 1

We are days away from the opening game of the 2021 NFL season. Like some people last year, I wasn’t completely into the 2020 season and toned down the action. So I am hyped to get my gamble on this year. Every week, I will be giving out 5 bets that I will be taking when this article goes live. I will keep track of how the bets did every week and keep a total for the season. Let get this party started with Week 1.

ARI +3 -110 @ TEN

With this pick, I believe the Titan’s defense will not be able to hold a lead against Arizona’s multiple-level offense. Bud Dupree is a great addition to the Titan’s defense to help when the Titans allowed the 4th most passing yards last year. Arizona adding James Conner and AJ Green to the roster as role players instead of workhorses will benefit both the players and the team. 

JAX @ HOU o44.5 -110

This pick is an interesting one. Both of these defenses are not impressive. Really, this game is not impressive. Both teams have some positives on offense and this is why I think one team will score 27+ points. The problem is I don’t know which team will be going to score that many points. I’m banking on the defenses not showing up to this game. 

MIN @ CIN +3 -104

This pick is me drinking too much of the Joe Burrow kool-aid. This is another pick that is depending on the other team’s defense keeping it close. Minnesota was 6-10 against the spread last year and this feels like another letdown spot if you take Minnesota -3. 

PHI @ ATL -3.5 -107

The Eagles are not a team I expect to compete against the Falcons. The Eagles have too many new pieces this year for me to really like them. With Dean Pees being hired as defensive coordinator for Atlanta, he should be able to improve on that defense that has been horrendous for the past few years. 

BAL -4.5 -107 @ LV

I believe Raven’s defense will be the deciding factor of this game. Acquiring Sammy Watkins to help free up Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews is a good step in the right direction for Baltimore’s offense. The only impressive thing about the Raiders is Darren Waller. If the Ravens keep Waller under 70 yards, I do not see the Raiders coming close to winning this game. 

Week 1 picks:

ARI +3 -110 @ TEN

JAX @ HOU o44.5 -110

PHI @ ATL -3.5 -107

BAL -4.5 -107 @ LV

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Good luck with your bets this week. Please gamble responsibly. 

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