The Key Mistake to Avoid When Betting NFL Week 1, Including Giants vs. Cowboys

Sep 08, 2019 08:50 AM EDT
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Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning

  • Week 1 of the 2019 NFL regular season continues with a full slate of Sunday matchups.
  • We detail a crucial mistake bettors need to avoid when wagering on NFL Week 1, including Giants vs. Cowboys (4:25 p.m. ET, FOX).

Betting on NFL Week 1 is unique compared to the rest of the season. Week 1 odds open in April, giving fans, mainstream media analysts and bettors months to form opinions about these matchups.

However, very little changes between the end of the previous season and the beginning of the next to change the feelings of the majority of bettors. As a result, most still place wagers based on last season’s perception of strength, despite coaching changes, player movement, draft additions, etc.

This, in turn, is one of the biggest mistakes made by the public when betting NFL Week 1, and by leveraging our Bet Labs data, we explain how savvy bettors can take advantage.

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