NFL tips: Back our 7/1 four-fold for Week 1
The Browns and Ravens are among the teams that feature in Jack Green's NFL tips for the first Sunday of the season.
Back any NFL team to win and Betway will pay you out as a winner if they lead by 14 points or more at any time. Here are Jack Green's picks for Week 1.
Cleveland Browns to beat Tennessee Titans (18:00)
The Browns seem to be everybody’s sneaky pick for the Super Bowl this season, which might be going a bit far given that they haven’t made the playoffs since 2002.
They should have one of the league’s best offenses, though, having traded for star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr over the summer.
Cleveland look a safe bet to beat the Titans, who lost five of eight on the road last season and will be without suspended left tackle Taylor Lewan.
Baltimore Ravens to beat Miami Dolphins (18:00)
The Dolphins are in a rebuilding year after trading away Laremy Tunsil, Kenny Stills and Kiko Alonso last week, and there’s not much chance of them winning on Sunday.
Miami were the second-worst team in the league at defending the run last season, which doesn’t bode well for their chances against the Ravens and quarterback Lamar Jackson.
Jackson averaged 77.7 rushing yards per game across his six starts last season and should be helped by the addition of running back Mark Ingram, who signed from New Orleans in the summer.
Arizona Cardinals to beat Detroit Lions (21:25)
Rookie quarterback Kyler Murray and new head coach Kliff Kingsbury make the Cardinals one of the NFL’s most intriguing teams this season, and they look a decent bet to start with a win on Sunday.
Kingsbury deliberately held back his Air Raid offense throughout preseason in the hope of surprising Detroit on Sunday, and innovative schemes tend to do well early on before opposing teams start to work them out.
The Lions lost five of eight on the road last season, so it’s worth betting against them with the Cardinals available at a decent price.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers to beat San Francisco 49ers (21:25)
This game is the closest of the weekend in terms of the betting, but home advantage should give the Buccaneers a clear edge.
The 49ers lost all eight of their away games last season, including a 27-3 defeat at Tampa Bay in Week 12.
San Francisco conceded 35 passing touchdowns last season – the second-most of any team – and could struggle against one of the best groups of receivers in the NFL.