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2008 Week 1 NFL Lines

Written by:
Mary Montgomery
Published on:
Jun/20/2008
The Week 1 NFL lines for the 2008/2009 season are now up and you can actually bet on them at SBG Global The first game - September 4 - features the reigning Super Bowl champions at home as a -3 1/2 favorite against the Washington Redskins.  Okay, someone forget to get the memo that the Giants are the best team in the league?  Maybe not.  New head coach at Washington in Jim Zorn, who also drafted the highly-touted tight-end Fred Davis from the University of Southern California.  The Skins are looking like a solid team both offensively and defensively.  Still, that line is crying "BET THE GIANTS" considering SBG has made the Redskins +4000 long shots to win the 2008 Super Bowl compared to the Giants promising a $2000 payout for every $100 bet. Washington would pay $4000 for every $100 bet. The Patriots, Cowboys, Colts, Chargers and even the Packers are among the favorites to win this upcoming season.  But check out these Week 1 NFL line disparities.  New England is listed as a huge -14 1/2 favorite against the Kansas City Chiefs.  They are at home.  The Chargers are -10 at home against the Panthers.  The Colts are -9 1/2 at home against the Bears. Most of the 2008 Week 1 NFL lines are being offered around -3 and they will change as the new season approaches so the savvy sports bettor tends to lock them in now.  The numbers you see now are yours provided you bet them now. And how about the Raiders vs. Broncos Monday night game.  Denver -1 on the road?  Do the oddsmakers believe we are in for a treat with the Raiders this upcoming season?  Perhaps. Oh yeah, and while we are on the subject of 2009 Super Bowl betting futures, how about those Atlanta Falcons now being listed with +1500 odds for a payout potential of $1500 with every $100 bet.   Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com writes: The National Football League hasn't seriously talked about adding an expansion team in quite some time -- so the Atlanta Falcons went ahead and became one on their own.  Yes, they've been around for decades, but the Falcons spent the past six months talking about a new start. It's not just talk. Almost everything is new with the Falcons, and that's a wonderful thing.  The previous year was as difficult as any franchise has ever had, and owner Arthur Blank did everything he could think of to erase it. He restructured his front office and cut ties with popular veteran players Warrick Dunn and Alge Crumpler as well as the not-so-popular DeAngelo Hall.  But, most important, Blank brought in the anti-Bobby Petrino and the anti-Michael Vick. New coach Mike Smith actually talks to his players, and rookie quarterback Matt Ryan doesn't even own a dog. It may take a long time for the Falcons to fully heal, but they've done a good job of covering the scars left behind by Petrino and Vick. Oh we can just taste the new NFL season already.  ---- Mary Montgomery, Gambling911.com Originally published June 20, 2008 2:59 pm EST

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