The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Jets are going to square off in Week 1 of the NFL betting campaign. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for football for what should be a great game on Sunday.
Week 1 NFL Picks: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New York Jets
Date: Sunday, September 8th, 1:00 ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Week 1 Betting Odds: New York -3 (39.5)
Buccaneers vs. Jets Live TV: FOX
Many think that the Jets are going to be the wreck of all wrecks this year, but we think that they are going to present a tremendous opportunity to bet on early in the season. New York was a wreck last season, and it still managed to win six games. This year, things could be even a little bit better, knowing that the defense should be better than it was last year after the addition of LB Sheldon Richardson. Sure, it’s the first start for QB Geno Smith, but the truth of the matter is that he can’t be much worse than QB Mark Sanchez was last season. Anything has to be an improvement on that nightmare.
The Bucs meanwhile, aren’t all that fantastic this year. QB Josh Freeman is clearly going to be in some trouble if he puts up the numbers that he did last season. Throwing 17 picks as he did last year isn’t going to cut it, and he had better complete more than 54% of his passes like he did last year if he wants to keep his job. We aren’t buying into this team being that much better than it was last season. DB Darrelle Revis might turn out to be the great difference maker, as much S Dashon Golson. However, we have to look at just how square Tampa Bay really is. A perceived better team on the road laying just three points with 70% of the betting action on it? We’ve seen this script before. Go with the Jets.
Buccaneers @ Jets Pick: New York Jets +3
Buccaneers @ Jets Score Prediction: New York 19 – Tampa Bay 17