The NFL is back!
Those uneventful weekends when the TV sat idle are over. There’s college football filling up Saturdays and NFL games all day Sunday. Here at PennSportsbook, we’ll keep you posted on the six biggest games featuring teams near Pennsylvania and their betting lines at the state’s sportsbooks.
Without further ado, here’s the rundown for the NFL’s first week.
Pittsburgh at New England (-5.5): 9/8, 8:20 p.m.
The Steelers take on the defending Super Bowl champions in the showcase game of Week 1 Sunday night. BetRivers has the game total set at 49.5 points. Pittsburgh is +188 on the moneyline. New England is -235. There are also a number of alternate game spreads and alternate lines for the over/under if you prefer a different number.
Washington at Philadelphia (-10): 9/8, 1 p.m.
Veteran quarterback Case Keenum will start for Washington when the Redskins tackle their NFC East rival Sunday. There are seven games at 1 p.m. Sunday, so bettors will have a full slate of games and a number of parlay options available. Parx and PlaySugarHouse sportsbooks have set the over/under for this game at 45.5. Philadelphia is -480 on the moneyline, while Washington is +350.
Buffalo at Penn State (-29.5): 9/7, 7:30 p.m.
The Nittany Lions opened the season by covering the spread comfortably in a lopsided 79-7 victory over Idaho. Can they cover again? This game will be played under the lights Saturday night at Beaver Stadium, one of the best atmospheres college football has to offer. FanDuel Sportsbook has set the game total at 56 points. There is no moneyline with Penn State listed as such a heavy favorite. However, bettors could also play the first half point spread if they so choose. The Nittany Lions are favored by 18 points in the first half.
Ohio at Pittsburgh (-5.5): 9/7, 11 a.m.
The Pitt Panthers hope to rebound from a disappointing loss in Week 1 with a better showing in Saturday’s game with the Ohio Bobcats from the Mid-American Conference.
This is the earliest game in big-time college football Saturday. ACC teams are expected to play a number of games that kick off at 11 a.m. this season, a little earlier than the traditional noon start. BetRivers has set the over/under for this game at 54.5 points. Pittsburgh is -215 on the moneyline. Ohio is +170.
West Virginia at Missouri (-14): 9/7, 12 p.m.
West Virginia narrowly defeated James Madison 20-13 in the team’s season opener last week. BetRivers has the Mountaineers getting two touchdowns and the game total set at 62.5 points. West Virginia would provide a healthy return on the moneyline Saturday, where the Mountaineers are +420. Missouri is -560.
Buffalo at NY Jets (-3): 9/7, 1 p.m.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell will make his regular season debut for the Jets on Sunday. PlaySugarHouse has set the point total for the AFC East showdown at 40.5 points. The Bills are +135 on the moneyline, while the Jets are -165. There are also a wealth of alternate lines and game props available for those that want different numbers or additional options.
PSB Pick 6 Parlay returns healthy odds
If you’re feeling lucky this weekend, a parlay of all six of the point spreads above would pay out at nearly 50-1. Enjoy the weekend and the abundance of football.
The NFL is back!