The Chicago Bears are favorites at home against the Buffalo Bills at the sportsbooks for Week 1 of the season, and the consensus among the betting public seems to be that the Bears will be able to pull off a cover in the contest.
Heading into Friday Jay Cutler and the Bears are at 67% on the NFL Consensus Picks page here at VSB.com, with just a third of bettors thinking that E.J. Manuel and the Bills can grab the ATS victory as road underdogs at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are then getting 64% of the attention on the betting lines for their game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday afternoon, with the Detroit Lions at 63% for their Monday Night Football matchup at Ford Field against the New York Giants.
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The New England Patriots (vs. the Miami Dolphins) and the New Orleans Saints (vs. the Atlanta Falcons) are both attracting 60% of the wagering attention as road favorites on the NFL odds for Sunday afternoon’s betting slate.
As for the totals, the San Diego vs. Arizona matchup in the second half of the Monday Night Football doubleheader leads the consensus OVER/UNDER wagers at 67% for the OVER, with the UNDER getting 65% of the attention for the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
Other consensus bets heading into Friday include the UNDER for Carolina at Tampa Bay (64%), the UNDER for Cincinnati at Baltimore (63%), and the OVER for the Giants at Detroit (63%). Check out the latest Consensus Picks right here.