Week 1: Bet on the Jaguars??

September 9, 2021

What’s going on everybody?

The crew over at For Fantasy Sake has given me the opportunity to discuss one of the hottest topics in the sports world currently, Sports Betting.

Now, this is my first article I have written for a publication since I was 12 years old, and that article was titled, “Bad Boyz of Sports” and urged star athletes to “Keep playing good, but keep committing crimes.”

I still have not heard the end of that from my brother and his friends. Let’s hope this article has a better response! 

I am honored to have been given this second chance at writing and hope to help you guys win some of your NFL bets this week.

NFL Sundays are the best when you have a little action on games that keep you interested until the very end. Whether it is a 52-0 blow-out game and you’re still sweating out an over of 53 points, or your Moneyline underdog is clinging on to a 3 point at the two-minute warning, Sunday NFL Football is unlike any other sports experience. 

So sit down, get your wings and drink of choice ready, and let’s win some money on NFL Sunday. All lines were current as of 4:30 pm Wednesday, September 8th on DraftKings Sportsbook. 

(Key Reminder – Anyone who claims to be an expert at sports betting is lying. They can give their opinion just like anyone else, and most will be wrong just as much as anyone else. So make sure to bet responsibly and let’s hopefully win some money while watching the greatest game on Earth.) 

Game 1 – Washington Football Team (+1, -115) against the Los Angeles Chargers

The Football Team is definitely a team to keep your eye on this season. With one of the best defenses in the league, WFT just needs a little magic from their offense to put together a successful season. Maybe a little Fitzmagic can help. Ryan Fitzpatrick will lead the home Football Team to a Week 1 upset against the Charger. (Pro Betting Tip: Just take the Washington Football Team ML at -105 to get better juice on the game if you aren’t worried about a tie.) 

Game 2 – Seattle Seahawks (-2.5, -115) at the Indianapolis Colts

The Seahawks return much of their high-power offense, but with a new offensive coordinator. It is unknown whether Shane Waldron will “Let Russ Cook” or will he try to establish the run game? But, either way, I like them against a Colts team that dealt with a COVID outbreak during training camp and will be without mainstay WR TY Hilton. This line looks like it will keep moving towards the Seahawks, so grab it while it stays under 3! 

Game 3 – Jacksonville Jaguars (-3, -120) vs the Houston Texans

That pained me to type. The Jaguars? Minus points? At a higher juice than normal? Gross. But the Houston Texans are that bad. David Culley leads what could be a historically bad Texans team against the number one overall pick, Trevor Lawrence, and rookie NFL coach Urban Meyer. The Jaguars’ rookie QB looked sharp during the preseason and can lift a talented Jaguars team to a fast start. Plug your nose and grab the Jaguars for the victory. 

Lock of the Week – Green Bay Packers (-3.5, -115) at the New Orleans Saints

Green Bay obviously dealt with their fair share of distractions this offseason with the Aaron Rodgers drama, but fans and coaches have to be pleased, at least for this year, with the outcome. Rodgers and co. have another year under third-year head coach, Matt LeFleur, and look to continue to be dominant during the regular season. The Saints will turn to Jameis Winston in their first game in the post Drew Brees era. The fact this game is being played at a neutral field and not in the Caesar’s Superdome in New Orleans (yes, that’s its new name) also favors the Packers. Give me the 3.5 and the Packers start 1-0. 

Best of luck this week whether you tail or fade! 

Tim