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NFL Week 1 Slate: Best Betting Matchups

Football fans and bettors get their first real look at the new-look Buffalo Bills on Sunday when they open the season at home versus the Indianapolis Colts.

The Bills made a few changes on and off the field in the offseason. Rex Ryan takes over at head coach while the offense made a few interesting moves bringing in running back LeSean McCoy and receiver Percy Harvin.

Sammy Watkins is still around giving the Bills plenty of playmakers but their success could depend on quarterback Tyrod Taylor who will begin the season as the starter.

NFL Thursday Night Football Betting Preview

The NFL season kicks off Thursday as the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots get the drive toward Super Bowl 50 started.

The Patriots will celebrate another Super Bowl title opening the season at home and they’ll also be celebrating having Tom Brady in the starting lineup. Brady is a huge difference maker for the Patriots who only a month ago looked like they’d be relying on backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo.

Brady’s Deflategate suspension was overturned and he gets the start Thursday night.

College Football Week 2 Top Odds Matchups

Week 2 in college football sees some interesting matchups for bettors as there are three gridiron battles between ranked teams on tap. There’s even an early-season Top 10 battle with the Oregon Ducks visiting the Michigan State Spartans.

Both the Ducks and Spartans started the season with wins last week, but neither could cover the spread. Oregon toppled Eastern Washington 61-42 as a 35-point favorite, and Michigan State defeated Western Michigan 37-24 as a 16-point favorite.

Packers Enter 2015 as Super Bowl Favorite

With less than a week to go before the NFL season kicks off the Green Bay Packers are the Super Bowl 50 favorites on the Bovada NFL futures.

Even after losing No. 1 receiver Jordy Nelson for the season and heading into Week 1 with Randall Cobb hobbled, the Packers still lead the way at +550. The oddsmakers must think Aaron Rodgers is good enough to find anyone in the end zone; we should find out as Davante Adams tries to fill the big hole left by Nelson.

College Football Week 1 Top Odds Matchups

The college football campaign kicks off this week with bettors hoping the favorites get the season started on the right foot. Week 1 typically means a lot of blowouts on the college gridiron, but not all teams in the Top 25 get a cupcake matchup to start their season.