Six Expert NFL Football Betting Picks for Week 1: September 12th 2010

Touthouse HandicappersSenior Writer ISeptember 12, 2010

Below you will find complimentary Week 1 NFL football betting picks from sports handicappers

NFL Pick: San Francisco 49ers -3 (Craig Trapp)
Two teams with huge difference of expectations. SF plans on winning this division while SEA is just trying to bounce back to above .500 this year. SF might be the best defense in the NFC and on offense look to get back to the dominating run game of a few years ago. Gore will tear up a SEA defense that got shredded in many games last year. SEA offense carried them in years past but last year was a disappointment and think they will struggle once again. SEA keeps it close early with home field advantage but the run game of SF carries them to at least a TD win.

NFL Pick: Indianapolis Colts -1 (Jimmy Boyd)
Indy has won 6 straight and 15 of 16 all-time against the Texans. While Houston has narrowed the gap, I don’t think it’s ready to break through with a win Sunday. Houston’s defense still has some work to do, and that defense will be without stud linebacker Brian Cushing. Meanwhile, the Indy defense is bolstered by the return of a healthy Bob Sanders, who is a former NFL Defensive Player of the Year. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in this matchup, and the Colts went 7-1 ATS on the road last season. Plus, Indy was a perfect 6-0 ATS last season in all games in which it was a road favorite, winning those games by an average score of 31.2 to 18.5. Take the Colts.

NFL Pick: Broncos vs. Jaguars Under 40.5 (Michael Alexander)
The Broncos’ HC McDaniels is looking to improve on last seasons poor rushing performance. He’s going looking to do this by having a bigger offensive line versus the lighter zone blocking of last season. However, it’s going to be a stuggle today as his three “big guys” are all nursing injuries. Instead he’ll have three offensive linemen who will be playing their first NFL Games. That will spell trouble for the running game and will force QB Kyle Orton to pass more. The problem with that is Orton is missing last years big two receivers of Marshall and Scheffler. The Broncos also come into this game with a bigger on the defensive line as well which should cause problems against a Jaguars team that is hoping to pound the ball with RB Maurice Jones-Drew. They also have a secondary full of veteran players with Champ Baily, Brian dawkins, and Andre Goodman.

NFL Pick: Packers vs. Eagles Under 48 (Sean Higgs)
Going Under the total in Philly as my Free Play.. People like talking about the flashy offenses, but these defenses are going to want to show some pride here…. On Saturday, I cashed my CFB Non-Conference Game of the Month.. Well here on Sunday, I have my Top Rated 10* Underdog Outright WINNER $.. Unload on this game like you watched the highlights already and build your bankroll for my Monday Night 10* Money Play $$

NFL Pick: Carolina Panthers +6.5 (Jeff Alexander)
The Carolina Panthers crushed the Giants 41-9 at the end of last season, and while New York will be out for revenge, Carolina should definitely be able to keep this one within the number. You have to like Carolina catching better than 2 field goals here, as it has one of the best running games in the NFL, an attack that is capable of keeping New York’s offense off the field for big stretches. Look for Williams and Stewart to combine for a big day on the ground. The Panthers are a perfect 8-0 ATS in their last 8 vs. the NFC, while the Giants are just 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. the NFC. Take the Panthers and the points.

NFL Pick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3 (Gregg Price)
Take the Bucs at home. Cleveland seems to be a trendy pick in week 1. We know they finished the 2nd half of 2009 very strong, but still only won 2 road games last year and 3 the year before. Josh Freeman will be better in his second year. Delhomme has become pick machine throwing 30 over the last 2 years to only 23 TD’s. T.B. is still a work in progress, but today is probably the only time they will be able to say they are tied for first if they win, cause the losses will be coming.

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