NFL picks against the spread week 1: New York Giants picked over Dallas Cowboys

Published 12:32 pm Saturday, September 10, 2016

The NFL action will be hot Sunday when week 1 action includes games like Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants.

No, Tony Romo won’t be playing but yes Eli Manning will be playing. And see below that the Giants are picked to win.

Here’s NFL expert Barry Wilner’s picks against the spread for NFL week 1 action:

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Pro Picks struggled throughout 2015 with such selections. With a fresh start, the choice is KANSAS CITY.

 No. 25 Miami (plus 7) at No. 4 SeattleSeahawks looking to avoid slow starts that sometimes plague them. Good chance here.


No. 17 New York Giants (plus 3 1-2) at No. 22 Dallas

Someone explain this Romo-less line to us. Two also-rans from last year, but Giants are improved on D.


No. 5 New England (plus 5) at No. 2 Arizona

So if Jimmy G goes 4-0 as Brady’s replacement, does Tom Terrific become a backup?


No. 30 San Diego (plus 6 1-2) at No. 8 (tie) Kansas City

A healthy Chiefs team will be a tough out all season. But KC isn’t real healthy now. Still …

CHIEFS, 26-16

No. 3 Green Bay (minus 4 1-2) at No. 18 Jacksonville

Lots of folks like the Jaguars’ promise. Packers delay any fulfillment of it.

PACKERS, 27-24

No. 7 Pittsburgh (minus 3) at No. 11 Washington, Monday night

Could be a fun shootout in prime time. Steelers have more weapons.


No. 21 Buffalo (plus 2 1-2) at No. 14 Baltimore

Rex’s banged-up defense still shows some improvement.

BILLS, 17-16

No. 20 Tampa Bay (plus 3) at No. 19 Atlanta

It won’t be Atlantans doing tomahawk chop Sunday, it will be former Seminole Jameis Winston.


No. 29 Chicago (plus 5) at No. 12 Houston

Texans have their QB in Osweiler, but will they have an effective J.J. Watt?

TEXANS, 20-13

No. 13 Oakland (plus 2) at No. 24 New Orleans

Big Easy has become too easy a place for visiting teams to win.

RAIDERS, 30-27

No. 8 (tie) Cincinnati (minus 1) at No. 15 New York Jets

It’s not a playoff game, so Cincinnati isn’t the Bungles yet.

BENGALS, 19-16

No. 10 Minnesota (minus 3 1-2) at No. 27 Tennessee

Hill or Bradford? Tempted to take Titans. But Adrian Peterson swings the pick.

VIKINGS, 20-17

No. 23 Detroit (plus 5) at No. 16 Indianapolis

Not expecting much out of either team this season.

LIONS, 22-21

No. 26 Los Angeles (minus 2) at No. 31 San Francisco, Monday night

If Rams are to make any noise in first year back in Hollywood, they need big opening scene.

RAMS, 19-16

No. 32 Cleveland (plus 4) at No. 28 Philadelphia

A mismatch in the NBA and MLB, but almost a toss-up in NFL.

EAGLES, 14-13


2015 RECORD: Against spread (126-126-7). Straight up:(162-105)

Best Bet: 8-10-1 against spread, 11-8 straight up.

Upset special: 9-9 against spread, 6-12 straight up.