Best NFL Preseason Bets to Make Right Now

Best NFL Preseason Bets to Make Right Now

Tyler Vaysman
6 months ago
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Rams coach Sean McVay during organized team activities at California Lutheran University

With the NFL preseason kicking off this week as all 32 teams will play at least one preseason game, we are going to dive into some of the games happening this weekend to determine where we should be betting.

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Los Angeles Rams vs Los Angeles Chargers

The battle for Los Angeles is happening on Saturday night and this feels like one of the easier bets to make. Rams head coach Sean McVay does not believe in playing his veteran starters much, if at all, throughout the preseason so they will not get a lot of game action throughout the few weeks of games. 

On top of that, quarterback Matt Stafford has a lingering elbow injury that could hamper him into the regular season, so the backup quarterbacks will have a lot more action in this game. 

The Los Angeles Chargers are trying to make an impact and have some exciting new rookies, specifically on the offensive side to try to make Justin Herbert’s job under center a little bit easier. Zion Johnson is slated to be at right guard and should help a decent offensive line be better while rookie running back Isaiah Spiller should get some snaps to showcase his talents of moving the ball down the field. 

Sean McVay does not care about the preseason and this is an important year for the Chargers so go with the Los Angeles Chargers to cover a 3.5 point spread in this game. 

New Orleans Saints vs Houston Texans

This game feels like the beginning of a new era as Dennis Allen is the new head coach for the New Orleans Saints and Lovie Smith is the new head coach for the Houston Texans. 

The Saints officially told Taysom Hill to focus on wide receiver and not quarterback, so this will be the first preseason where he actually has a plan of what he can do. They have a veteran backup quarterback in Andy Dalton that should be able to have a good amount of snaps as well as second year QB Ian Book. The Saints made some solid additions to their roster and should be set to play well. 

The Houston Texans officially traded away Deshaun Watson to the Cleveland Browns and should be able to officially move forward as a franchise. This feels like a bit of an actual quarterback battle with Davis Mills , Kyle Allen, and Jeff Driskel. They have a lot of talented rookies, specifically on the defensive side of things in their secondary as they drafted both safety Jalen Pitre and cornerback Derek Stingley Jr during the first 40 draft picks. Houston has been doing well and has an extremely young roster that needs to gel out. 

This betting line is very close as the Saints are a single point underdog so go with the New Orleans Saints on the road to cover the spread. 

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