NFL Picks Week 1: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Minnesota Vikings, Odds and Preview

September 9, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The teams with the two best Week 1 records over the past decade or so meet in Minnesota Sunday as the Jacksonville Jaguars come to town.
When you think of best NFL bets, you don't automatically think of the Jaguars, but they are 11-2 against the spread (ATS) in their past 13 season openers, according to OddsShark.com.
And the host Vikings, despite their recent troubles, have also been a profitable Week 1 play. They are 8-2 ATS over the past decade of season openers.
Regardless of these past trends, the current odds on this game sat at -3.5 for the Vikes late Saturday. It had opened at -4.5, but action on Jacksonville bet the number down, said Jack Randall, a football analyst at OddsShark.com.
These are teams in the middle of rebuilding processes that didn’t get many wins last year. And they will look to start off the 2012 season on the right foot.
"Betting was split almost perfectly down the middle according to our NFL consensus data which aggregates bets...

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