Free Money Fives: NFL Week 1 & CFB Bets

NFL Week 1 Best Bets

Week 1 NFL is upon us, alongside week 2 of college football. Now here’s the thing. Last year was absolutely brutal for both college football & NFL betting. Why? Well, COVID protocols, no preseason, no fans, weird games. This year we Hope to be different. We are hoping we can a little bit of a more stable course of action in games and COVID protocols. There will be hiccups but hope not quite as much. Week 1 College Football was good to me. We finished 4-1 against the spread with only Oklahoma screwing us over. Now, we are ready for a another full slate of College Football games to bet against the spread and our first week of NFL games to bet against the spread. Here are my free money fives. The five best bets against the spread for both the NFL and college football.

College Football

Ohio State -14.5 vs Oregon

I feel bad for Oregon here. And that’s a Washington Husky fan talking. Having to play their hardest game of the season on the road in Ohio State at 9 AM Pacific Time seems like bullshit to me. So Ohio State should blow them out.

Iowa State -4.5 vs Iowa

Iowa State is one of my dark horses to make the college football playoff. It seems pretty insane that in week 2 they are playing their rivals in Iowa. They are hosting college game day in what might be one of the biggest games in Ames, Iowa in decades. I expect Iowa State to show up and win this game with ease.

Stanford +17 @USC 

If there is one thing I know since Pete Carroll left USC is that they struggle when they are huge favorites in the PAC-12. I expect the Stanford Cardinal to come in and give USC fits but USC holds on to win a 1 score game.

Miami -9 vs APP State

Miami is actually good. Don’t let the massacre in the hands of Alabama fool you. This team is actually pretty good. I expect them to blow the doors out of Appalachian State.

South Florida +28.5 vs Florida

I just like the half point extra on the 28 here for South Florida versus Florida. Florida wins this game but watch out for the back door cover.

Last Week: 4-1

Season Record: 4-1


Steelers +6.5 @ Bills

Don’t be fooled by the horrible ending to the Steelers season last year. They have weapons, it seems like Big Ben is focused and Mike Tomlin always has this team ready. Bills win, but Steelers keep the game close.

Jaguars -3 @ Texans

Everyone is acting like Trevor Lawerence and Urban Meyer are going to struggle very hard in the NFL at the beginning. Sure, they might at some point. But not against the horrid Houston Texans.

Chiefs -5.5 vs Browns

It’s been a very quiet offseason for the Chiefs and that’s scary for the rest of the league. The Chiefs are still the class of the AFC and I expect them to waste no time reminding everyone who they are.

Giants +1 vs Broncos

The Giants ended last season pretty hot. I think that should continue. I expect the Giants to continue their late season success last year and start off the season with a win.

Lions +8 vs 49ers

Dan Campbell is not going to be a great coach. But one thing he is? A player’s coach, I expect the team to come out playing hard for Campbell in week 1.

Season Record:0-0

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Written by @GeorgeONTap

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