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NFL Preseason 2017: Complete Week 1 Schedule, Odds and Expert Predictions

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The NFL preseason began last week with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, but it was hardly something to get excited about. With no stars in either lineup—barely any projected starters were in action when the Dallas Cowboys beat the Arizona Cardinals this past Thursday evening—it was a rather dull affair. That should change this week, as the rest of the league prepares to make their exhibition debuts in Week 1 of the preseason.

All 32 teams are taking the field this week, beginning on Wednesday night with the Houston Texans and Carolina Panthers squaring off and ending with a Sunday evening battle between the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Chargers. While none of these contests will be nationally televised, viewers in market and with various premium television packages will be able to catch their favorite squad for the first time this season.

Since the games don’t count for much, fans looking get a bit more excited about the games might consider placing a wager down. Strategies for gambling on the NFL’s exhibition slate are wildly different than you might employ during the regular season. For that reason, it’s best to consult an expert in the field. Jon Price of is one of the top handicappers in the industry and has provided his pick of the week. Before we get to his best bet, let’s take a look at the latest odds and complete schedule for Week 1 of the 2017 NFL preseason.

NFL Preseason Schedule and Odds – Week 1

Date/Game Time (EST) Odds
Wednesday, August 9
Houston Texans at Carolina Panthers 7:00 p.m. CAR -3
Thursday, August 10
Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins 7:00 p.m. MIA -2
Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills 7:00 p.m. BUF -1
Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots 7:30 p.m. NE -5.5
Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens 7:30 p.m. BAL -1
New Orleans Saints at Cleveland Browns 8:00 p.m. PK
Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears 8:00 p.m. PK
Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers 8:00 p.m. GB -2
Friday, August 11
Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants 7:00 p.m. NYG -2.5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cincinnati Bengals 7:30 p.m. CIN -2
San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs 9:00 p.m. KC -4.5
Saturday, August 12
Tennessee Titans at New York Jets 7:30 p.m. TEN -2.5
Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams 9:00 p.m. N/A
Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals 10:00 p.m. N/A
Sunday, August 13
Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts 1:30 p.m. PK
Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Chargers 8:00 p.m. LAC -1.5

Odds via


Pick of the Week: Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots

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