2010 NFL Week 1 Preseason Lines; Quick Breakdown

Last Updated: August 10th, 2010 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist)

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Complete List of Week 1 NFL Preseason Lines Can Be Found Below

NFL preseason betting action started last Sunday with the Hall of Fame Game, as the Dallas Cowboys knocked off the Cincinnati Bengals 16-7. The other 30 teams kick off their season this week, as NFL wagering warriors have a full slate of 16 games to sink their teeth into.

As always, the oddsmakers are having a tough time deciding which team to favor and by how many points in the first week of preseason action. Thirteen of the 16 home teams are favored this week, but none by more than 3.5 points. The only teams that are underdogs at home are the Indianapolis Colts and the Arizona Cardinals.

The Cardinals are playing against the perennial preseason powers, the Houston Texans. The quarterback rotation for the Texans might not be superior to that of the Cardinals, but in the end, the depth that Houston has at its disposal is just better than Arizona’s, which is why the oddsmakers have installed them as slender one point choices.

As for the Colts, they are sluggish during every preseason, as QB Peyton Manning rarely plays and his reserves are basically commanded to try to make the game go by as quickly as possible. When you’re as good as Indy is, you don’t need four preseason games to figure out what your rotation is going to look like in the regular season. You know that #18 is going to be chucking the pigskin all over the field, and everything else will typically work itself out.

The most intriguing game on the slate this week comes between the Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams. Both teams are going to have a fierce battle for the starting quarterback position. The Vikes, mired in the Brett Favre saga, are going to enter battle in the preseason with Tarvaris Jackson, Sage Rosenfels, and Joe Webb battling to become the successor to the great #4 in purple. The city of St. Louis should enjoy the debut of QB Sam Bradford, the #1 overall pick in the NFL Draft from this year. Along with Bradford though, HC Steve Spagnuolo is going to have AJ Feeley, Keith Null, and rookie Thaddeus Lewis to take a look at.

That Vikes/Rams duel on Saturday night has the lowest posted ‘total’ on the board at 31.5. The highest ‘total’ is only 35, with that coming on the first game of the first full week of play in the preseason between the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots.

2010 NFL Preseason Football Week 1 Lines & Odds @ BetUS Sportsbook (as of 8/10/10):
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251 – New Orleans Saints +1.5
252 – New England Patriots -1.5
Over/Under 35

253 – Carolina Panthers +3 (ev)
254 – Baltimore Ravens -3 (-120)
Over/Under 34

255 – Oakland Raiders +3 (-105)
256 – Dallas Cowboys -3 (-115)
Over/Under 34

257- Jacksonville Jaguars +3
258 – Philadelphia Eagles -3
Over/Under 33

259 – Buffalo Bills +3 (+105)
260 – Washington Redskins -3 (-125)
Over/Under 32

261 – Kansas City Chiefs +3 (ev)
262 – Atlanta Falcons -3 (-120)
Over/Under 34

263 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3 (ev)
264 – Miami Dolphins -3 (-120)
Over/Under 33.5

265 – Detroit Lions +2.5
266 – Pittsburgh Steelers -2.5
Over/Under 33.5

267 – Houston Texans -1
268 – Arizona Cardinals +1
Over/Under 33

269 – Minnesota Vikings pk
270 – St. Louis Rams pk
Over/Under 31.5

271 – Cleveland Browns +2.5
272 – Green Bay Packers -2.5
Over/Under 34

273 – Chicago Bears +3
274 – San Diego Chargers -3
Over/Under 33.5

275 – Tennessee Titans +3 (ev)
276 – Seattle Seahawks -3 (-120)
Over/Under 33.5

277 – San Francisco 49ers -3 (-120)
278 – Indianapolis Colts +3 (ev)
Over/Under 34

279 – Denver Broncos +3.5
280 – Cincinnati Bengals -3.5
Over/Under 32.5

281 – New York Giants +1.5
282 – New York Jets -1.5
Over/Under 33.5

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