Sports Betting Spotlight: NFL kickoff

Matt Youmans, Kelly Stewart and Golden Nugget sports book director Tony Miller preview the college football and NFL weekend by offering 12 plays:

Matt Youmans, Review-Journal:

  1. Michigan State-Oregon over 56
  2. Brigham Young (-1) over TEXAS
  3. FALCONS (+3) over Saints

Best Bet: RAVENS (-1.5) over Bengals

“The Ravens were the league’s most impressive team in the preseason while going 4-0, and quarterback Joe Flacco was especially sharp. This will be a bounce-back season for Baltimore, and a back-to-reality trip for the Bengals, who will miss defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. The Bengals are 0-4 in their past four trips to Baltimore.”

Kelly Stewart, @kellyinvegas:

  1. TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO (+7) over Arizona
  2. Northern Illinois (+7) over NORTHWESTERN
  3. Western Kentucky (+6) over ILLINOIS

Best Bet: FALCONS (+3) over Saints

“Drew Brees missed some time with an injury in the preseason, and the New Orleans offense will miss Darren Sproles. I like the Falcons as home ‘dogs. The Saints were 1-7 ATS on the road last year.”

Tony Miller, Golden Nugget:

  1. TEXAS (+1) over Brigham Young
  2. Oklahoma (-24.5) over TULSA
  3. EAGLES (-10.5) over Jaguars

Best Bet: 49ers-Cowboys over 52

“The Cowboys have a ton of offense and two tons of no defense. The 49ers are missing some key guys and their defense has some holes that can be exploited. Tony Romo will put points on the board for Dallas.”

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