|Written by Jerry Santiago|
NFL football will open with the annual sports betting preseason opener from Canton, Ohio as the Hall of Fame Game will feature Buffalo and Tennessee. NFL football will then see all teams begin preseason sports betting action the following four weeks as the league prepares for the kickoff weekend September 10-14.
The Buffalo Bills begin the NFL football preseason at a most critical juncture in their recent sports betting history. The Bills have come off three consecutive 7-9 seasons and have faded badly down the NFL betting stretch the past two years. This is a do or die year for head coach Dick Jauron.
Optimism is high in Buffalo for the upcoming NFL football season, however, as the Bills believe that they can make a playoff run and that they are not far away from contender status. The big news from Buffalo during the NFL football off season was the acquisition of wide receiver Terrell Owens from the Dallas Cowboys. It is hoped the Owens will help open up the offense as well as free up Buffalo’s other top wide receiver Lee Evans. Quarterback Trent Edwards enters his third season as the starter but also under intense pressure. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Gibran Hamdan will also see action. Buffalo has gone 5-3 against the spread in the past two NFL football pre seasons combined.
The Tennessee Titans will actually suit up and play as the Houston Oilers for this NFL football preseason opener that will also celebrate as a 50 year anniversary for the berth of the American Football League. Tennessee began their franchise as the Oilers in 1960. The Titans have gone 6-10 against the spread in their last 4 NFL football pre seasons and have had only one profitable exhibition campaign out of those 4.
The Titans are a veteran NFL football commodity and a contender and are not likely to risk key personnel to injury during the preseason. You can expect backup quarterbacks Vince Young and Patrick Ramsey to see plenty of action as Kerry Collins may take only a handful of snaps in this exhibition opener.
Bet on the MLBGamblers might feel compelled to place their baseball bets on San Francisco. Rival evaluators who scouted the Giants’ offensive work during spring training all left thinking the same thing; pitchers from opposing teams will have to dig deep. Similar to the Kansas City Royals of the previous two years, the Giants are not known for striking out too often.