Week 1 of the NFL Las Vegas Betting Odds: San Francisco vs Green Bay
Thursday, September 06, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
Expected to be two of the top teams in the NFC this season, the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers will get their seasons started in Wisconsin late on Sunday afternoon in one of the highlight matchups of Week 1 of the NFL Las Vegas Betting Odds calendar. Green Bay is a 5.5-point favorite at Bovada Sportsbook.
The Packers and Niners combined for 28 wins last season, with Green Bay a league-best 15-1 (11-5 ATS) and San Francisco not far behind at 13-3 (11-4-1 ATS). Neither team, though, had the playoff success they wanted – they both got knocked out by the Giants.
Green Bay and San Francisco last met in December 2010, when the Packers rolled to a 34-16 win as a 9-point home favorite. That was the Packers' eighth consecutive win over the Niners, and they were 6-1-1 ATS in that span. The OVER has paid out in their last three matchups for totals bettors on the NFL Las Vegas Betting Odds at Bovada Sportsbook.
Earlier in the day the New England Patriots will kick off their season in Tennessee against the Titans, with the Pats coming off a 13-3 (9-6-1 ATS) campaign and the Titans posting a middling mark of 9-7 (6-9-1 ATS) in 2011.
The last meeting between New England and Tennessee was an epic blowout – the Patriots won 59-0 at home and covered the 9-point spread many times over in an October 2009 matchup. The Titans have lost each of their last four games against New England.
Sunday night then offers up the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Denver Broncos, with the Broncos winning their most recent meeting 29-23 in overtime in last year's playoffs behind Tim Tebow. Peyton Manning takes over as the Broncos' starting QB for this season.
The Broncos were 8-8 (7-8-1 ATS) last season, while the Steelers were 12-4 (7-9 ATS). The OVER has paid out in four of the last five games between these two AFC teams.
On the 2013 Super Bowl Las Vegas Odds at Bovada Sportsbook heading into the season the Patriots are at 11/2, with the Packers at 6/1, the Niners at 9/1, the Steelers at 14/1, and the Broncos at 15/1. The Titans are the longshot of those half-dozen teams at 65/1 odds to win the championship.
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