NFL Week 1 odds, level spreads, picks and greatest bets

PICK: Las Vegas Raiders +3½

It is a easy mess around a key quantity. The most probably margin of victory within the NFL is three factors, so taking the Raiders and 3½ offers us a great likelihood at a win. Plus, the road has had months to settle, that means we shouldn’t see a lot motion between now and kickoff. If it does creep to +4, it’s of little consequence. Simply 4 video games over the previous 5 seasons, counting the common season and playoffs, have ended with a four-point margin after closing with a degree unfold of three or 3½. If, then again, the road shrinks to +3, now we have secured some worth.

It additionally seems just like the Chargers might be without cornerback J.C. Jackson on Sunday. Jackson completed final season with the fifth-highest grade on the place from Professional Soccer Focus, hauling in eight interceptions and holding opposing quarterbacks to a 47.8 passer score once they examined him in protection. For context, a cross thrown into the stands would give a passer a score of 39.6. That would open the door for a giant recreation from star huge receiver Davante Adams, who will make his Las Vegas debut this weekend.