Football fans will finally get their first full NFL betting fix of the year on Sunday, with 10 games set for a 1:00pm ET kickoff, two more games on tap late in the afternoon, and the huge Colts vs. Broncos matchup on the board to top things off at 8:30pm ET.
And Denver continues to sit as more than a touchdown favorite on the NFL odds at VSB heading into Sunday’s slate, despite the fact that Peyton Manning won’t have the suspended Wes Welker at his disposal. Emmanuel Sanders is expected to pick up the slack for Welker on Sunday night; Sanders has been nursing a thigh injury this week, but he’s listed as probable for the contest.
The Carolina Panthers are one of four teams in action late on Sunday afternoon, as they take on the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay, and their pregame warmup will get plenty of scrutiny as bettors try to determine the status of quarterback Cam Newton. Newton (ribs) is listed as questionable on the team’s injury report, but took the first-team reps at practice on Saturday. The Buccaneers were sitting as 2.5-point favorites as of Saturday night.
Matchup Reports: Indianapolis vs. Denver | Carolina vs. Tampa Bay | New England vs. Miami
Also listed as questionable on this week’s injury report are New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (calf) and tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee). Both are expected to play on Sunday in Miami against the Dolphins, although Gronkowski reportedly could see his snaps limited. New England is one of three road favorites on the NFL odds at VSB for Week 1.
Finally, the Oakland Raiders have made rookie Derek Carr their starter for Week 1 against the New York Jets, while the Cleveland Browns go with Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel, the Minnesota Vikings go with Matt Cassel over Teddy Bridgewater, and the Jacksonville Jaguars go with Chad Henne over Blake Bortles. The Raiders, Browns, Vikings, and Jaguars are all underdogs on Sunday.
Week 1 NFL Betting Content at VSB
Computer Super Contest Week 1 Picks
Best USA Sportsbooks for Betting on NFL
NFL Odds: Week 1 Line Moves Roundup
NFL Consensus Betting Picks for Week 1
NFL Betting Trends: Week 1 Trends List
NFL Opening Betting Lines: Week 1 Odds
NFL Week 1 VSB Computer Picks
NFL Betting Odds: Conference Futures
NFL Betting Odds: Super Bowl Futures