2014 NCAA Week 5 Line Breakdown

September 24th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

Week 5 of the 2014 college football season is upon us. Here are some of the marquee matchups and the lines for the upcoming weekend of action, courtesy of JustBet Sportsbook. All NCAA football bettors and sports fans will get their fill of quality action this weekend as there are quite a few interesting matchups on tap.

Thursday, September 25

Texas Tech at #24 Oklahoma State (-13.5, 71) 7:30 PM (EST) ESPN

The #24 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys host the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Thursday night from Stillwater, OK. The Cowboys defeated the Red Raiders last year in Lubbock 52-34.

#11 UCLA (-4, 59.5) at #15 Arizona State 10:00 PM (EST) FOX SPORTS 1

The #11 ranked UCLA Bruins travel to Tempe, AZ to take on the #15 ranked Arizona State Sun Devils. Both teams are currently undefeated and are contenders in the very competitive PAC-12 conference.

Saturday, September 27th

Tennessee at #12 Georgia (-17, 55.5) 12:00 PM (EST) ESPN

The #12 ranked Georgia Bulldogs take on the Tennessee Volunteers in a key SEC matchup. Georgia may have lost to South Carolina, but are still in the talk as being one of the contenders to be in the final four teams.

UTEP at #25 Kansas State (-26.5, 56) 12:00 PM (EST) ESPNU

Kansas State is in the top 25 due to an admirable performance against Auburn, and will need to be focused when they host the UTEP Miners, who are the 9th best rushing team in the nation.

#1 Florida State (-18.5, 58) at North Carolina State 3:30 PM (EST) ESPN2

The #1 ranked Florida State Seminoles survived a scare beating Clemson 23-17 in overtime. Jameis Winston will return this week as they face an improving NC State squad.

Arkansas vs. #6 Texas A&M (-8.5, 70) 3:30 PM (EST) CBS from AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

The Arkansas Razorbacks will take on the undefeated Texas A&M Aggies from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. The Razorbacks are improving under head coach Brett Bielema, and it was evident in their impressive in their 49-28 win at Texas Tech.

#16 Stanford (-7.5, 47.5) at Washington 4:15 PM (EST) FOX

Washington head coach Chris Peterson will be coaching his first game in the PAC-12 conference when the Washington Huskies host the Stanford Cardinal. These two schools have split the past two meetings and both games have been highly competitive.

Missouri at #13 South Carolina (-5.5, 63) 7:00 PM (EST) ESPN

The Missouri Tigers were upset last week by Indiana, and they’ll have to regroup when they head to Columbia to take on the Gamecocks. South Carolina won in Missouri last year, coming back from a 17 point deficit to win.

Memphis at #10 Ole Miss (-19.5, 57.5) 7:30 PM (EST) ESPNU

The Ole Miss Rebels will need to be focused when they host a pesky Memphis team that took UCLA to the limit. Ole Miss faces Alabama next week, and can’t look ahead as Memphis is very capable of pulling the upset.

Oregon State at #18 USC (-10, 10:30 PM (EST) ESPN

The USC Trojans will take on the Oregon State Beavers from the Coliseum in Los Angeles. USC will be looking to bounce back from being upset by Boston College. This will be Oregon State’s first PAC-12 game of the year.


2014 NCAAFB Week 4 Line Breakdown

September 17th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

Week 4 of the 2014 college football season is upon us. Here are some of the marquee matchups and the lines for the upcoming weekend of action, courtesy of JustBet. All NCAA football bettors and sports fans will get their fill of quality action this weekend as there are quite a few interesting matchups on tap.

#5 Auburn (-9) at #20 Kansas State 7:30 PM ESPN

The #20 ranked Kansas State wildcats will need to be at the top of their game when they host the #5 ranked Auburn Tigers. Kansas State has had 2 weeks to prepare, and they’ll need it as Auburn is averaging 330 yards per game on the ground.

Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech  (-8) 12:00 PM ESPN

Virginia Tech was riding high after their upset win at Ohio State. They came back down to earth last weekend after a 28-21 upset loss to East Carolina. The Virginia Tech defense will now have to focus as they have the triple option attack of Georgia Tech to deal with.

Florida at #3 Alabama (-14) 3:30 PM CBS

The Florida Gators head to Tuscaloosa to take on the #3 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Florida escaped with a 36-30 win in triple overtime. The Crimson Tide has taken care of business since being tested by West Virginia in week 1, winning their last 2 games by a combined score of 93-10.

Virginia at #21 BYU (-15) 3:30 PM ESPN

The Virginia Cavaliers, fresh off their upset win of Louisville, will head to Provo, Utah to take on Taysom Hill and the #20 ranked BYU Cougars. This game will feature two of the better defensive units in the nation.

Jameis Winston passed for 444 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 51-14 win at Clemson last season

Mississippi State at #8 LSU 7:00 PM ESPN

The Mississippi State Bulldogs will have upset on their mind when they take on LSU from Baton Rouge, LA. LSU’s defense has not given up a score since their win against Wisconsin, and will look to replicate the 59-26 drubbing that they dealt the Bulldogs last year.

 

#4 Oklahoma (-7) at West Virginia 7:30 PM FOX

In what should be one of the better games of the weekend, the #4 ranked Oklahoma Sooners head to Morgantown to take on the improved West Virginia Mountaineers. It should be a stiff road test for the Sooners, as they will be in a hostile environment. Oklahoma won last year’s meeting 16-7, in Norman.

#22 Clemson at #1 Florida State  (-20) 8:00 PM ABC

Last year the Florida State Seminoles put the rest of college football on notice as they dominated Clemson on the Tigers’ home turf 51-14. The Tigers will need a better effort than what they showed in week 1, or it could result in the same outcome in Tallahassee.

Miami (FL) at #24 Nebraska (-7) 8:00 PM ESPN

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have been somewhat inconsistent this season. They had an impressive 55-7 win in week 1, and then needed a miracle play in week 2 to defeat McNeese State. The Miami Hurricanes should provide a stiff test, as they’ve looked a lot better in the past two weeks compared to their road opener loss to Louisville.

 


2014 NFL Week 3 Odds – Week 3 Lines Breakdown

September 17th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

Listed below you will find the complete listing of all the NFL lines for all the upcoming week 3 matchups from JustBet Sportsbook.

Thursday, September 18th

Tampa Bay at Atlanta (-6.5, 45) 8:25 PM (EST) CBS/NFL Network

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football. Tampa continued their disappointing start in week 2, with a second consecutive home loss to St. Louis. Atlanta didn’t fare much better, as they were dominated in Cincinnati losing 24-10 to the Bengals.

Sunday, September 21st

Oakland at New England (-15, 47) 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The New England Patriots will play their home opener when they host the Oakland Raiders. The Patriots got a lift from their defense in a 30-7 win at Minnesota, while Oakland was dominated at home by Houston 24-7.

San Diego at Buffalo (-2.5, 44) 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The San Diego Chargers, fresh off their upset win over Seattle, will head to upstate New York to take on the 2-0 Buffalo Bills. The Bills won their home opener in week 2 29-10 over Miami.

Dallas at St. Louis (NL) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

The Dallas Cowboys got in the win column in week 2 defeating Tennessee 26-10. They’ll try to make it 2 in a row when they head to St. Louis to take on the Rams, who won at Tampa 19-17.

Washington at Philadelphia (NL) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

Kirk Cousins will get the start for the injured Robert Griffin III when they travel to Philadelphia to take on the 2-0 Eagles. Cousins led the Redskins to a 41-10 victory over Jacksonville, while Philadelphia defeated Indianapolis 30-27 on Monday night.

Houston (-2, 42) at NY Giants 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The 2-0 Houston Texans have been impressive in their first 2 games, outscoring their opponents 47-20. They’ll take on the New York Giants, who have struggled in the first 2 weeks. The Giants lost to Arizona in week 2, 25-14.

Minnesota at New Orleans (NL) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

The Minnesota Vikings took a step back last week with a 30-7 home loss to New England. They’ll have Adrian Peterson back, but will have a big challenge when they take on the winless New Orleans Saints, who will be in desperation mode after 2 close losses.

Tennessee at Cincinnati (-7, 43.5) 1:00 PM (EST)CBS

The Tennessee Titans head to the Queen City to take on the 2-0 Cincinnati Bengals. After a big road win in Kansas City, Tennessee lost their home opener to Dallas. Cincinnati has been impressive, and they took care of business in week 2 defeating Atlanta 24-10.

Baltimore (-1, 41.5) at Cleveland 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The Baltimore Ravens take on the Cleveland Browns in what should be a great AFC North matchup. Both teams got a win in week 2, with Baltimore defeating Pittsburgh 26-6, while Cleveland shocked New Orleans 26-24.

Green Bay at Detroit (-1.5, 52) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

In a matchup that could light up the scoreboard, the Detroit Lions host the Green Bay Packers in a key NFC North matchup. The Lions were manhandled by the Panthers 24-7 in week 2, while the Packers rallied from 18 points down to defeat the New York Jets 31-24.

Indianapolis (-7, 45) at Jacksonville 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The 0-2 Indianapolis Colts take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in an AFC South contest. The Colts are certainly better than their 0-2 record would indicate, while the Jaguars winless record is warranted, being outscored 75-10 in their last 6 quarters.

San Francisco (NL) at Arizona 4:05 PM (EST) FOX

The 1-1 San Francisco 49ers take on the 2-0 Arizona Cardinals in what should be a great NFC West matchup. Arizona backup Drew Stanton led the Cardinals to a 25-14 victory in New York, while the 49ers allowed 21 4th quarter points to the Bears, losing their first regular season game in Levi’s Stadium.

Denver at Seattle (-5, 48.5) 4:25 PM (EST) CBS

In what will be the marquee game in week 2, the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in a rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII. Seattle will be looking to get back on track after a 31-20 loss at San Diego. The Broncos moved to 2-0 after a 24-17 win over Kansas City.

Kansas City at Miami (-4.5, 41.5) 4:25 PM (EST) CBS

The winless Kansas City Chiefs take on 1-1 Miami Dolphins from Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Kansas City gave Denver a run for their money, only to come up short in a 24-17 loss. The Dolphins might have beaten New England in week 1, but were dominated at Buffalo 29-10 in week 2.

Pittsburgh at Carolina (-3, 41.5) 8:30 PM (EST) NBC

The Carolina Panthers will look to go to 3-0 when they take on the 1-1 Pittsburgh Steelers. The Panthers defense was instrumental in a 24-7 win over Detroit last Sunday, while the Steelers were dominated in a 26-6 loss to Baltimore last Thursday night.

Monday, September 22nd

Chicago at New York (A) (-1.5, 45.5) 8:30 PM (EST) ESPN               

The Chicago Bears will take on the NY Jets on Monday Night Football from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The Bears had an amazing win at San Francisco with a big 4th quarter rally to get a 28-20 win. The Jets were polar opposites in week 2, blowing an 18 point lead in Green Bay, losing to the Packers 31-24.


2014 NCAAFB Week 3 Line Breakdown

September 10th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

Week 3 of the 2014 college football season is upon us. Here are some of the marquee matchups and the lines for the upcoming weekend of action, courtesy of JustBet Sportsbook. All NCAA football bettors and sports fans will get their fill of quality action this weekend as there are quite a few interesting matchups on tap.

Thursday, September 11th

Houston at #25 BYU (-18.5, 58) 9:00 PM EST ESPN

BYU has certainly impressed thus far, and fresh off a second straight thumping of Texas will look to go 3-0 when they host the Houston Cougars out of the AAC. Houston got in the win column last week with a 47-0 win over Grambling St.

Friday, September 12th

#8 Baylor (-34, 67.5) at Buffalo 8:00 PM EST ESPN

The #8 Baylor Bears have been installed as 34 point favorites against Buffalo out of the MAC. It was made official that Bryce Petty will play, yet last week it didn’t matter as they rolled to a 70-6 victory over Northwestern St with backup Seth Russell. Buffalo is coming off a 47-38 loss to Army last weekend.

Saturday, September 13

West Virginia at Maryland (-3.5, 57) 12:00 PM EST Big Ten Network

West Virginia and Maryland meet up in a somewhat intense rivalry on Saturday. Randy Edsall has given the Mountaineers trouble in years past, yet this year’s WVU squad is talented, and could only add to the Big Ten’s recent struggles.

East Carolina at #17 Virginia Tech (-11.5, 53.5) 12:00 PM EST ESPN

The Virginia Tech Hokies, fresh off their upset of Ohio State, will look to go 3-0 against the talented East Carolina Pirates. East Carolina may have lost last week, but were competitive against South Carolina. Virginia Tech should be on upset alert as East Carolina can most certainly put some points on the board.

UCF at #20 Missouri (-10, 54.5) 12:00 PM EST SEC Network

Central Florida Knights have had some time to think about their loss to Penn State, and will now take on the Missouri Tigers. Missouri was not looked at to do much this year, but they have taken care of business at 2-0 behind quarterback Maty Mauck.

#21 Louisville (-6.5, 48.5) at Virginia 12:30 PM EST ESPN3

Virginia might be the surprise of the ACC this year, and their defense will look to give Louisville an unfriendly welcome into the conference. Bobby Petrino is off to a good start in Louisville, as they beat Miami in week 1, and thumped Murray State 66-21 last weekend.

#6 Georgia (-5.5, 60) at #24 South Carolina 3:30 PM EST CBS

Georgia is a team that has a lot of people talking as one of the top teams in the country led by Heisman candidate Todd Gurley. The Bulldogs will travel to Columbia to take on the 1-1 South Carolina Gamecocks, who had high expectations before they lost their home opener to Texas A&M.

Tennessee at #4 Oklahoma (-20.5, 54.5) 8:00 PM EST ABC

Oklahoma has rolled over the competition thus far, and they will get to show the nation how good they are when they host Tennessee on Saturday night. QB Trevor Knight leads an offense that averages 50 ppg against a Tennessee defense that has yielded only 13 ppg.

#12 UCLA (-7, 49.5) vs. Texas 8:00 PM EST FOX from AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

It’s no secret that Texas is struggling, and now there is news that quarterback David Ash is out for indefinitely. They’ll have their work cut out for them when they take on the UCLA Bruins, who are loaded with talent, yet have failed to impress thus far in the season.


2014 NFL Week 2 Odds – Week 2 Lines Breakdown

September 10th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

Listed below you will find the complete listing of all the NFL lines for all the upcoming week 1 matchups from JustBet Sportsbook.

Thursday, September 11th

Pittsburgh at Baltimore (-3, 44.5) 8:25 PM EST CBS/NFL Network

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens renew one of the leagues most heated rivalries on Thursday Night Football. The Steelers are coming off a 30-27 win in week 1 over Cleveland. The Ravens are not only coming off a week 1 loss to Cincinnati, but dealing with the distraction of Ray Rice being released.

Sunday, September 14th

New England (-3, 49) at Minnesota 1:00 PM EST CBS

The New England Patriots will try to get in the win column when they travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings. The Patriots had an uncharacteristic second half collapse, losing 33-20 in Miami. The Vikings dominated St. Louis 34-3 in week 1.

Miami (-1.5, 43) at Buffalo 1:00 PM EST CBS

The Miami Dolphins will head north to take on the Buffalo Bills in an AFC East division matchup. Both teams were victorious in week 1, with Buffalo upsetting Chicago 23-20, while the Dolphins shocked the Patriots 33-20.

Jacksonville at Washington (-6, 43.5) 1:00 PM EST CBS

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Redskins will both try to get in the win column on Sunday from FedEx Field in Landover, MD. The Jaguars blew a 17 point lead in a 33-17 loss at Philadelphia, while the Redskins failed to score a touchdown against the Texans, losing 14-6.

Dallas at Tennessee (-3, 49.5) 1:00 PM EST FOX

The Tennessee Titans were one of the surprise winners in week 1, winning in Kansas City with a stellar effort on both sides of the ball. The Titans will look to build on that performance when they take on the struggling Dallas Cowboys, who looked in disarray in a 28-7 loss to San Francisco.

Arizona (-2.5, 43) at NY Giants 1:00 PM EST FOX

The Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants will take the field from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Both teams will be on a short week playing on Monday night in week 1. The Cardinals edged the San Diego Chargers 18-17, while the Giants were dominated in a 35-14 loss in Detroit.

New Orleans (-6.5, 47) at Cleveland 1:00 PM EST FOX

The high octane offense of New Orleans takes on the Cleveland Browns from First Energy Stadium in Cleveland. The Browns showed a lot of fight in week 1, coming back from a 24-3 deficit, but came up short in a loss at Pittsburgh. The Saints were the team out in front, yet lost in overtime at Atlanta.

Atlanta at Cincinnati (-5, 48) 1:00 PM EST CBS

The Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals meet in one of the better matchups in week 2. The Falcons got off to a great start grabbing a divisional win against New Orleans, while the Bengals got a big divisional road win in Baltimore.

Detroit at Carolina (N/L) 1:00 PM EST FOX

The Detroit Lions face the Carolina Panthers from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. This is quite the interesting matchup between one of the NFL’s top offenses against one of the league’s best defenses.

St. Louis at Tampa Bay (N/L) 4:05 PM EST FOX

The St. Louis Rams take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, FL. The Rams have their issue, which were evident in a 34-3 loss to Minnesota. The Buccaneers fell to Carolina 20-14 in Lovie Smith’s debut as head coach.

Seattle (-5.5, 44.5) at San Diego 4:05 PM EST FOX

The Seattle Seahawks head south to take on the San Diego Chargers. The Seahawks dominance at home was once again on display in week 1 with a 36-16 win over Green Bay. The Chargers weren’t able to withstand a rally by Arizona, as they lost 18-17 to the Cardinals.

Houston (-3, 39.5) at Oakland 4:25 PM EST CBS

The Houston Texans take on the Oakland Raiders from the O.Co Coliseum in Oakland. The Texans got head coach Bill O’Brien his first NFL win in week 1. The Raiders fell to the Jets 19-14, yet saw a lot of positives in rookie Derek Carr’s performance.

NY Jets at Green Bay (-8, 46) 4:25 PM EST CBS

The Green Bay Packers take on the New York Jets from Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The Packers will be playing on 9 days’ rest, after losing to Seattle on opening night. The Jets picked up a win at home against Oakland in week 1.

Kansas City (-12.5, 51.5) at Denver 4:25 PM EST CBS

The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Denver Broncos in an AFC West divisional game. The Broncos held off the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday night, 31-24. The Chiefs had a tough go of it, losing at home to Tennessee 26-10.

Chicago at San Francisco (-7, 48.5) 8:30 PM EST NBC

The 0-1 Chicago Bears take on the San Francisco from brand new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. The Bears remember the last time they played the Niners; it was the start of the Colin Kaepernick era which resulted in a San Francisco win.

Monday, September 15th

Philadelphia at Indianapolis (-3, 53.5) 8:30 PM EST ESPN

The high octane offense of the Philadelphia Eagles take on Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night football. The Eagles had a rough start but still came out victorious over Jacksonville. The Colts came up short in Denver on Sunday night, losing 31-24.


2014 NCAAFB Week 2 Line Breakdown

September 2nd, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

Week 2 of the 2014 college football season is upon us. Here are some of the marquee matchups and the lines for the upcoming weekend of action, courtesy of JustBet Sportsbook. All NCAA football bettors and sports fans will get their fill of quality action this weekend as there are quite a few interesting matchups on tap.

 

Thursday, September 4th

Arizona (-7) at TX-San Antonio 8:00 PM EST

The Texas-San Antonio Road Runners will look to build on their 27-7 win at Houston last weekend as they host the Arizona Wildcats. The Road Runners surprised many beating the Cougars as 10 point underdogs. Arizona took care of business last weekend, destroying UNLV 58-13.

Friday, September 5th

Pittsburgh (-4.5) at Boston College 7:00 pm EST

The Pitt Panthers and Boston College Eagles open up ACC Conferenceplay on Friday night. Both teams had easy wins in week 1. Boston College defeated UMass 30-7, while Pitt destroyed Delaware 62-0. This will mark the first time these schools have met in ACC play, and the first time they’ve faced each other since 2004, a 20-17 Pitt victory.

Saturday, September 6th

#4 Oklahoma (-24) at Tulsa 12:00 pm EST

The #4 ranked Oklahoma Sooners will travel to Tulsa to take on the Golden Hurricane. The Sooners took care of business last week, as the defense put forth a dominating effort in a 48-16 win. Tulsa got some revenge against Tulane, winning 38-31 in double overtime in what was one of the more entertaining games of week 1.

Florida Atlantic at #2 Alabama (-41) 12:00PM EST 

The Alabama Crimson Tide will take on Florida Atlantic in their home opener.  Alabama had their hands full with West Virginia, winning 33-23. Florida Atlantic was not as successful last weekend, losing at Nebraska 55-7, where they only registered 13 first downs against the Cornhuskers.

#15 USC at #11 Stanford (-3.5) 3:30 PM EST

The #15 USC Trojans take on the #11 Stanford Cardinal in what will be a pivotal matchup in the PAC-12. Stanford has beaten USC in 5 of the last 7 meetings. With Steve Sarkisian at the helm for Stanford, it can only make this rivalry even better. Both teams won their week 1 games rather easily, with Stanford defeating UC-Davis 45-0, and USC defeating Fresno State 52-13. USC unveiled a new up-tempo offense last week, but Stanford’s defense has been known to deal with it quite well in the past. This should be a great matchup.

#8 Michigan State at #3 Oregon (-13) 7:30 PM EST

A fast paced up-tempo offense takes on one of the better defenses in the nation as the Oregon Ducks host the Michigan State Spartans in what will be the marquee game of the weekend. Oregon has had its share of difficulties against stellar defenses in prior seasons, and the defending Rose Bowl champions out of the Big Ten have just that. National championship implications will most definitely be at stake in this one.

Michigan (-17.5) vs #17 Notre Dame 7:30 pm EST

The Michigan Wolverines take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in one of the better rivalries in college football. The Wolverines have won 4 out of the last 5 matchups, and won last year’s matchup 41-30.  Michigan didn’t overlook Appalachian State last weekend, winning 52-14. Everett Golson made his return to last weekend, leading the Irish to a 48-17 victory over Rice.


2014 NFL Week 1 Odds – Week 1 Lines Breakdown

September 1st, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

Listed below you will find the complete listing of all the NFL lines for all the upcoming week 1 matchups from Bet Mayor Sportsbook & Casino.

Thursday, September 4th

Green Bay at Seattle (-6, 45) – 8:30 PM EST

The defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks will begin defense of their title when they take on the Green Bay Packers. CenturyLink Field will certainly have an electric crowd on hand. This is the first time these teams have met since a controversial call back in early 2012 with replacement officials leading to a Seattle victory.

Sunday, September 7th

New Orleans at Atlanta (PK, 51.5) – 1:00 PM EST

The defending NFC South champion New Orleans Saints take on the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons will look to improve on a disappointing 2013 season which was filled with injuries resulting in a last place finish in their division.

Minnesota at St. Louis (-6.5, 45) – 1:00 PM EST

The Minnesota Vikings, under new coach Mike Zimmer, will head to St. Louis to take on Rams. St. Louis, led by head coach Jeff Fisher, is one of the up and coming teams in the highly competitive NFC West with one of the better defensive fronts in the league.

Cleveland at Pittsburgh (-6, 40.5) – 1:00 PM EST

Two old rivals meet up in what could be one of the better match ups of Week 1. The new look Cleveland Browns take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in what is sure to be an old style physical smash mouth football game. The Browns have one of the better defenses in the league, while the Steelers will be looking to continue the momentum they had at the end of last year, winning their last 4 games.

Jacksonville at Philadelphia (-11, 53.5) – 1:00 PM EST

The Jacksonville Jaguars will look to slow down the high octane Philadelphia offense in Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles were one of the highest scoring teams last year, while Jacksonville finished with 3 wins. The Jaguars made a lot of key acquisitions in the offseason, and is sure to be improved.

Oakland at New York (A) (-5, 39.5) – 1:00 PM EST

The Oakland Raiders will look to start the season on a positive note when the head to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Jets. Oakland will be looking to break their streak of 11 straight losing seasons. The Jets will be showcasing some new additions in running back Chris Johnson and wide receiver Eric Decker.

Cincinnati at Baltimore (-2.5, 43) – 1:00 PM EST

The Cincinnati Bengals will be looking to bounce back from an early exit from the playoffs last year, losing at home to an upstart San Diego team. Baltimore will be looking to make a statement but will be without the services of array Rice due to suspension.

Buffalo at Chicago (-6, 48.5) – 1:00 PM EST

The Chicago Bears could be one of the highest scoring teams this season with perhaps the most dangerous wide receiver tandem in the league. Sammy Watkins, the #4 draft pick in this year’s draft for Buffalo will be looking to make a splash as well.

Washington at Houston (-3, 46) – 1:00 PM EST

Two teams with rookie head coaches meet up in week 1 as Jay Gruden’s Washington Redskins take on Bill O’Brien’s Houston Texans. All eyes will be on the first overall draft pick Jadaveon Clowney, as he and the dominant JJ Watt will be looking to shut down dual threat Robert Griffin III.

Tennessee at Kansas City (-5.5, 44) – 1:00 PM EST

The new look Tennessee Titans, under new head coach Ken Wisenhunt, travel to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. The Titans finished a disappointing 6-10 last season, which led to the firing of Mike Munchak. The Chiefs will be looking to put their 2nd half playoff game collapse behind them. Kansas City were one of the big stories last season with an 8-0 start, and finishing 12-4, good for 2nd in the AFC West behind Denver.

New England (-4, 47) at Miami – 1:00 PM EST

The New England Patriots made a lot of headlines in the offseason. Unlike 2013, these headlines were positive, signing free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis. Tom Brady and their improved defense will head to South Beach to take on their division rival Miami Dolphins. The two teams split their head to head meetings last year, with each home team coming out victorious.

Carolina (-1, 39.5) at Tampa Bay – 4:25 PM EST

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, under first year coach Lovie Smith will have their work cut out for them when they head to Charlotte, North Carolina to take on the defending NFC South champion Carolina Panthers. The Panthers had one of the better defenses last year, led by all-pro linebacker Luke Kuechly.

San Francisco (-4.5, 48.5) at Dallas – 4:25 PM EST

The San Francisco 49ers head to AT&T Stadium to take on the Dallas Cowboys. The 49ers have made have made it to the NFC Championship 3 straight years, with a Super Bowl appearance in 2013. There are a lot of question marks for Dallas, who had one of the worst defenses in the league last year, and lost defensive end Demarcus Ware during the offseason.

Indianapolis at Denver (-7, 55) – 8:30 PM EST

What a matchup we have for Sunday night in week 1. The defending AFC Champion Denver Broncos led by 2013 MVP Peyton Manning, take on Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. Peyton head to head against the guy who replaced him in Indianapolis, it doesn’t get any better than that.

Monday, September 8th

New York (N) at Detroit (-4, 46) – 7:10 PM EST

The Detroit Lions had a late season collapse last season, missing the playoffs and resulting in the exit of head coach Jim Schwartz. Jim Caldwell was hired, and there are now high expectations for a team with a lot of talent. The Lions will host the New York Giants, who are coming off one of the more disappointing finishes in the Tom Coughlin era.

San Diego at Arizona (-3.5, 44.5) – 10:20 PM EST

The Arizona Cardinals were playing some good football towards the end of the year, which included a win at Seattle. The Cardinals will be looking to build off of head coach Bruce Arians’ first season when they host the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers also finished the 2013 season strong, and ended up with a wild card berth. The Chargers upended the Bengals in a mild upset, only to lose to Denver in the divisional round.