Brandon Turner’s Best Bets: Week 1
Welcome back to another season where we pick the best matchups every week to bet against the spread and make some free money. Most season have followed a pattern where we dig ourselves into a hole at the start of the season, figure out who these teams really are, and dig ourselves out to end up in the green for the season. So this time we are resolving to hit on our early season hits and stay strong all season long. With that said lets look at what is on tap for week 1.
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Who can resist betting on opening night? There’s lots of question marks here as we simply have no idea who the packers are under head coach Matt LaFleur, or which Aaron Rodgers we’ll get this season. What we do know is the Bears defense remains ferocious and that their offensive gameplan involves short passes and screens, primarily to RB Tarik Cohen. The Packers linebacking corp. happens to be banged up which should allow Trubisky to move the ball with ease. Take the Bears -3. Baltimore Ravens (-7) at Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins are in a complete rebuild. The shipping out of WR Kenny Stills and OT Laremy Tunsil signaled that if it wasn’t already painfully obvious. The Ravens on the other hand are super bowl contenders, their shaky armed QB propped up by a hulking offensive line that gives him and new addition Mark Ingram plenty of room to run. This game will be a blowout, take the ravens minus 7. New England Patriots (-6) vs Pittsburgh Steelers
There’s been a lot of talk about how the Steelers are a rebuilt team, with locker room problems gone, poised for a superbowl. Leave it to the Patriots in week 1 to humble them real quick. The Patriots run game will have to be stopped and the Steelers struggled there last year and their 1st round linebacker bush will take time becoming a force on defense. Take the Patriots minus 6.