Ravens, Packers Best Bets
Cleveland has won one season opener in 21 seasons and Aaron Rodgers has been unbeatable recently as a Week 1 visitor. These two factors nudge fading the Browns and backing the Packers to the top of our list of best bets for Week 1 early games.
Cleveland @ Baltimore – Take Ravens -7.5 (BetRivers Sportsbook)
The Browns and Ravens square off in Week 1 and both are legitimate contenders in the AFC. SugarHouse has the line at -7.5, a tempting number for Cleveland backers but its a bad temptation. The Browns are 1-19-1 SU in 21 season openers and they failed to cover six straight road games to end 2019.
The Ravens on the other hand are 9-3 ATS in their past 12 openers and 7-1 ATS in their past seven divisional games. They were favored big the past two seasons in Week 1 and won by a combined score of 106-13 – yes, those were easy covers.