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Top NFL Preseason Week 1 Odds & Picks for Thursday (8/11)

by August 11, 2022
Ravens Week 1 Preseason

Let’s check out the odds, matchup details and top pick for Thursday’s 2022 preseason games: Ravens vs. Titans and Giants vs. Patriots.

Preseason NFL Week 1: Ravens vs. Titans Odds & Pick

Bet: Ravens -3.5

Preseason NFL Week 1: Giants vs. Patriots Odds & Pick

Bet: Under 33.5 points

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What is Betting Against the Spread?

Betting “against the spread” refers to the act of choosing the winning team based on a numeric handicap placed on the team that oddsmakers believe is superior, rather than picking the outright winner. For example, if the Rams face the Bengals, and oddsmakers set the spread at Rams -3.5, you would need Los Angeles to win by 4 or more points in order to cash your Rams bet.

What is an Over/Under Bet?

Over/Under is a wager based on how many points you think will be scored in a specific game. Oddsmakers set the total, and bettors decide whether the final score will be higher or lower than that number. If an Over/Under is set at 44.5 points and you bet Over, you will need the combined score of both teams to be 45 points or higher to win your bet.

What is a Moneyline Bet?

A moneyline bet involves choosing which team you believe will win a specific matchup. The moneyline favorite carries a minus designation, like -130. This means that you need to wager $130 to earn a $100 profit. Conversely, the underdog carries a plus designation, like +110. This means that you win $110 in profit on a $100 bet.

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