2018 NFL Week 1 ATS Picks For Every Game

College football is great, but now it’s time for the 2018 NFL week 1 ATS picks for every game. I love the NFL and all of my picks are free. (Here is why all of my picks are free). I try to post picks for every game, every week, when I have time, but it’s not always easy so make sure to follow me on Twitter or send me an email if you have any questions about any games. But you are here for the good stuff so let’s get to the 2018 NFL week 1 ATS picks for every game!

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Atlanta Falcons vs Philadelphia Eagles

We start off the

2018 NFL Week 1 ATS picks for every game with a good one. The defending champions kick things off and this game is going to be so big it deserves its own preview with predictions and a pick against the spread. Read the full article here!

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns

The Browns are vastly improved. The Browns are healthy on defense and deep and talented in every skill spot on offense. The Steelers are one of the best offensive teams in the league with Big Ben, Brown and Bell, but that defense is beatable. The Steelers have struggled lately against divisional opponents with a 2-5-1 against the spread (ATS) record against the North. These are not the Browns that you are used to and it will show in game one.

Bet on the Browns +5.5

San Francisco 49ers vs Minnesota Vikings

Jimmy Garoppolo is Tom Brady Jr. and everyone believes he will put the 49ers on the map. We will find out in game one against the Vikings defense, which is one of the best in the business. The 49ers offense may be better, but with recent injuries to the running game this will be a tough opener. The Vikings are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in September and  42-19 ATS in their last 61 games overall. Kirk Cousins is a great boost to this offense and the Vikings roll. When making the 2018 NFL Week 1 ATS picks for every game we always include a blowout, this is that game.

Blowout of the Week: Bet on the Vikings -6

Cincinnati Bengals vs Indianapolis Colts

The Bengals have an incredible defensive front and the Colt’s offensive line will get their first chance to prove that they can protect Andrew Luck. The week one public percentages show that the public is not ready to invest in Luck just yet, as money is pouring in on the Bengals. However the home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the Bengals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Indianapolis. Luck makes a statement in his long awaited return and the Colts win and cover.

Bet on the Colts -3

Buffalo Bills vs Baltimore Ravens

The Bills are getting no love and the Ravens are bringing in a new offense that promises more points. The Bills are going to be starting Nathan Peterman at quarterback and they still have LeSean McCoy on offense. The Ravens are the better team, but this point spread keeps rising. The Ravens have failed to cover 5 of the last 7 home games and the Bills are 4-0 ATS in the last four games played in the month of September. The Ravens are not talented enough to cover a number this big.

Bet on the Bills +7

Jacksonville Jaguars vs New York Giants

The Giants drafted Saquon Barkley and all of a sudden the NFL world forgot how bad they were last year. Meanwhile the Jags have one of the best defenses in the league. The Jalen Ramsey vs Odell Beckham matchup will be fun to watch, but this game belongs to the road team. The Jags have won five of the last six games against the Giants and the Giants are just 2-5 ATS in week one of the season over the last seven years. The Giants get off to a slow start with a loss at home.

Bet on the Jags -3

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints

Ryan Fitzpatrick is a good veteran quarterback. He leads a disrespected Buccaneers team into New Orleans to take on the Super Bowl contending Saints. This is a perfect case of overreaction by the public. The Jameis Winston caused this line to jump and now it is time to grab some value with the Buccaneers. The Saints have a history of starting off slow as the Saints are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in September and Saints are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 1. Buy in on the Bucs but get the right line.

Bet on the Buccaneers +10.5

Houston Texans vs New England Patriots

When making the 2018 NFL Week 1 ATS picks for every game we always include a big upset. The Patriots are going to lose the first game of the season. Deshaun Watson is healthy and the Texans have a pass rush that can get after Brady. The Texans have struggled in New England in the past (1-5 ATS) but they are healthy as opposed to previous visits. This game will be the start of the Patriots toughest season in a long time.

Upset of the week: Bet on the Texans +7

2018 NFL Week 1 ATS Picks For Every Game

2018 NFL Week 1 ATS Picks For Every Game

Tennessee Titans vs Miami Dolphins

Adam Gase is a good coach and it will show in the first game of the season. The Titans are installing some new wrinkles on their team and it will take a few games to adjust. Meanwhile the Dolphins removed all of the negative influences on this team which makes for a better football environment. The Titans are horrible road favorites covering just 9 times in the last 30 games. I’m on the Dolphins.

Bet on the Dolphins +1

Kansas City Chiefs vs LA Chargers

The Chargers are getting some consideration as Super Bowl contenders, but it’s the Chiefs who are going to steal the headlines in this game. Patrick Mahomes will prove that he is worth the wait in this game. The Chiefs are 7-2 ATS in the last nine games against the Bolts and they are 19-7 ATS in the last 26 games against the AFC West.

Bet on the Chiefs +3

Seattle Seahawks vs Denver Broncos

The Seattle Seahawks have some serious turmoil going on around this team. Defenders are hurt or holding out and they will have to try and get ready for the first game of the season against the Broncos. The Broncos got better on offense as they finally got a QB in Case Keenum, and they still have a solid defense. However it’s hard to buy into the Broncos until I see a few games. This is a team that has just covered twice in the last 12 games. This game is a pass for me, but since I put out picks on every game I will go with the road team.

Bet on the Seahawks +3

2018 NFL Week 1 ATS Picks For Every Game

2018 NFL Week 1 ATS Picks For Every Game

Dallas Cowboys vs Carolina Panthers

Dak Prescott will face off against Cam Newton in one of the biggest and best games of the week. This game deserves it’s own preview and ATS picks column. Check out our feature article on this game here.

Washington Redskins vs Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals are a very good home team (4-1-1 ATS in the last six) but they are going to have a tough season. They are an injury prone aging offense and a sub-par defense. The Redskins improved with Alex Smith (that’s right I said it) and if this game was played in week 8 the Redskins would be a big favorite. The points are a gift, give me the Skins.

Bet on the Redskins +1

Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers

The Sunday night game  is always included in the 2018 NFL Week 1 ATS picks for every game. This should be a good one with the Bears and the Packers. Aaron Rodgers is incredible, but the wrong team is favored here. Even before they got Kahlil Mack the Bears had the better defense. The Packers are 2-6 ATS in the last eight games against the NFC and 1-4 ATS in the last five home games. Rodgers will attempt to keep up on the scoreboard but the Packers will fall flat in the end and lose this game.

Bet on the Bears +7

New York Jets vs Detroit Lions

Monday night football in the first week of the season is the best because they have a double feature. The first game between the Jets and the Lions got the full article treatment. Read our full preview and get the free ATS pick here. 

La Rams vs Oakland Raiders

The first full week of NFL wraps up with a good game between the up and coming Rams against the Oakland Raiders. With so much going on in this game we wanted to write a full preview to cover all of the angles. Read the full preview and get our free Monday night football pick before you bet on the Rams vs Raiders.

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