2022 NFL Bets: Week 1
The NFL season is finally here and there is no better way to start the year than with some Buffalo Bills football and some football bets. The Bills will be playing the Rams tonight at 8:20 and this looks like a Bills win in my opinion.
Buffalo Bills Bets
Bills MoneyLine (-130)
The Buffalo Bills have a very tough matchup this week. The Rams have a great defense, featuring some of the best defensive players in the league, including Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey. Stefon Diggs will be covered by Ramsey most of the time and that should leave room for Gabe Davis and Dawson Knox to eat. Knox is going to have a big impact this game, the Rams’ weak point on defense is their linebackers and this is great for Knox. Knox is going to end up with six or seven catches for around 80 yards and a touchdown in my opinion.
This is the first time we are going to see the new revamped defensive line with Von Miller. Not having Tre White hurts but the Bills’ experienced safeties should be able to help out with that. This is going to be a very close game. Personally, I wouldn’t take this game on the spread just in case something unexpected happens, it is the first game of the season after all.
Dawson Knox anytime TD (+170)
As stated above, Knox is going to be a huge part of this game and will find the end zone at least once. If you want some other action with Knox, take him to score first in the game +1300.
Josh Allen Over 24.5 Completions (+100)
With the Bills being a pass heavy offense already, Allen will probably throw the ball between 35-40 times this game. With his improvements in accuracy over the last couple seasons, I expect him to complete around 30 of them.
Gabe Davis Over 4.5 Receptions (+108)
Diggs will still get some touches going up against Ramsey, but his targets will probably get cut down. With that being the case, Davis is the next option to get the ball when the Bills are passing. Davis will end up with a lot more targets this game than in past games and that means more receptions. Davis goes over five catches in this game easily.
Around the NFL Bets
New Orleans Saints -5.5 (-110)
Week 1 for the Saints brings the Falcons to town and this should be an easy win for them. The Saints have a revamped defense. They added Tyrann Mathieu, Marcus Maye, and retaining the other big pieces of their defense. They will continue to be a force. On offense, they drafted Chris Olave and signed Jarvis Landry to give Jameis Winston more targets to throw to. Add in the run game they have with Alvin Kamara and their offense is going to be a problem this year. The Falcons lost their starting QB and don’t really have a good team this year. The Saints should cover the spread no problem, making this one of the surefire bets.
Indianapolis Colts -6.5 (-124)
The Colts will travel to Houston for a divisional battle with the Texans. The Texans don’t really have that much going for them and would probably be considered in a full rebuild. The Colts, on the other hand, have some good young talent on offense in Jonathan Taylor and Michael Pittman Jr. and a veteran QB in Matt Ryan. This is going to be a good offense and the Colts have an average to above average defense every year. I don’t expect this year to be any different. I bet the Colts win by a touchdown in Houston.
Denver Broncos -6.5 (-110)
Russell Wilson will be going back to Seattle to play against his old team and, without Wilson, they aren’t the same team. Last year, when Wilson went down, they struggled on offense and are currently having a QB battle between Drew Lock and Geno Smith. All in all the Seahawks might have a good receiving core but, other than that, they don’t have much else. Meanwhile, the Broncos were just a QB away from being a wild card team last year, adding Wilson definitely fills this need. With the good defense they already have in Denver and the young talent in Jerry Jeudy, Cortland Sutton, and Javonte Williams, this is going to be a scary team and should be able to take care of business in Seattle.
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