For local NFL teams in New Jersey, the opening betting weekend looks like a mixed affair

DailyStoke Team

After a tumultuous spring, which brought us a newfound love of sports this summer, the NFL returns to once again claim its throne as king of the bettors.

While Thursday night sees the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in action against the Houston Texans (jump all over the Chiefs at -9.5 and the over 31.5 for KC with Unibet NJ), the local teams for New Jersey fans will have to wait until Sunday and Monday to see their teams open the new campaign.

Of the three locals, only the Philadelphia Eagles are favored, as they head to Washington Sunday. Many people think that Washington could be the worst team in the league (or at least, its offense is), and the Eagles come in as the defending NFC East champions.

The other local in action Sunday are the New York Jets, who head to Buffalo to take on the AFC East favorite Bills. The Jets have a brutal schedule, and this game could be an early marker to see where they are after training camp.

Tha last local team to play will be the New York Giants, who might give Washington a run for worst team in the NFC. The Giants open at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who want to get back into the playoffs after a bad end to 2019.

Unibet NJ (Promo, 3x $10 bets + $600 risk free bet, no code required) has a unique bonus offer for the opening weekend that combines two of the three NJ area teams. If new players sign up using the code NFLRETURN and place an exactly $10 bet on the Giants money line against the Steelers, they will receive a $100 bonus if the Eagles score a touchdown against Washington.

This might be the only time in history that Giants’ fans may be rooting for Philadelphia to score.

If the Giants happen to pull off the upset Monday night, then that will be even better for the bettors who take this offer. But don’t hold your breath for that to happen.

Predictions and Game Information

Philadelphia (-250) vs. Washington (+200)

Odds: Eagles -5.5, over/under 43. Time: 1 p.m. EDT Sunday. Picks: Eagles open with a win, and cover the -5.5 spread at -110. Top Prop Bet: Eagles alternate line -9.5 (+160)

New York Jets (+225) at Buffalo Bills (-286)

Odds: Jets +6.5, over/under 39.5. Time: 1 p.m. EDT Sunday. Picks: I can’t see anything other than a win for the Bills, so I will take them -6.5. Top Prop Bet: The two winning margin bands for the Bills, 7-12 (+375) and 13-18 (+440). 

Pittsburgh Steelers (-240) vs. New York Giants (+190)

Odds: Giants +5.5, over/under 46. Time: 7:15 p.m. EDT. Picks: The Giants are going to be very bad this season, so I will go with the Steelers -5.5. Top Prop Bets: Steelers over 2.5 TDs (-143)

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