Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, open up as 6.5 favorites over the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday in their Week 1 contest at BetMGM. Thursday’s game will be the first time that quarterback Dak Prescott will be on the field ever since suffering a season-ending injury against the New York Giants in 2020.
The NFL launched the Week 1 matchups for the 2021 NFL regular season on an early Wednesday morning, as well as soon after, BetMGM launched its picks for all Week 1 game.
The Packers versus Saints matchup is off the board at the moment due to the reported unhappiness of quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ with the Packers front office. The San Francisco 49ers opened up with the greatest odds to win in Week 1.
The Niners are projected seven-point favorites over their opponent, the Detroit Lions. The Kansas City Chiefs open the 2021 season as 5.5 favorites over the Cleveland Browns in a rematch of last year’s AFC divisional-round matchup.
The Browns had the Chiefs on the ropes until Andy Reid made a few play calls that would Kansas City to pull away with the victory.
Quarterback Sam Darnold will be facing his former team in the New York Jets. Carolina opens up as 4.5 favorites versus New York.
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