Week 1 NFL Picks: Safest Bets for League’s Opening Slate of Games

September 7, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The first week of the NFL season means a lot of uncertainty around the league, but that doesn't mean there are no sure picks to lock up this week. 
Whether they are consistent franchises that find ways to win regardless of turnover in the offseason or teams that figure to be so awful that you can feel comfortable picking against them even this early into the season, it's still possible to find some value this week. 
While you can take your best stab at any of the games around the league, these teams pan out to be the safest picks to cover the spread this week. 
Note: All lines via Bovada. 
Indianapolis Colts (-10.5) over Oakland Raiders
You want to ensure success with your picks this season? Pick against the Raiders. Every time. 
The Raiders are easily the least talented team in the league. They didn't do anything particularly well last season and finished the year by losing eight of their last nine games. 

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