It's time for some official NFL football! We have the lines moves not only for Thursday but for many others Week 1 games. Plus, an MLB contest tonight and Friday's lone college football battle. Take a minute to review all the betting trends, our free picks and predictions (314-245-5 long term, 123-93-3 of late) to see what we are thinking today. See you back here Friday.**


NFL (451) ATLANTA*at (452)*PHILADELPHIA**8:20 ET* NBC* (side and total)


The first game of the new season originally opened with the Eagles at -4 and 46.5. At the time of release, there was still belief Carson Wentz might play. With no Wentz and other Philadelphia injuries, the Eagles are down to -1 and 44.5. With Atlanta 0-4 in the preseason and playing almost nobody of consequence, they are still a talented team, just a mystery of sorts. Given the stage, I'm of the belief the Eagles really come to play and win this game, being 8-1 SU and ATS at home against the Dirty Birds and will also lean with the UNDER.

Betting Trend -*66% backing Atlanta, 54% on Over

Doug's VPID Take*- Leans Philadelphia and Under

MLB (903) CHIC. CUBS at (904) WASHINGTON *7:05 ET* CSN-C, MASN

Will Bryce Harper get a good look at his potential new team this weekend? That certainly will be discussed. Baseball bettors have given up on Washington a long time ago and even having Stephen Strasburg (7-7, 4.09 ERA) pitch is not meaning much as the Nationals have caved from -127 to -110 against Kyle Hendricks (11-10, 3.37)*and Chicago. I actually prefer the Under 8.5 as the best choice but will side with the Nats and Strasburg, since that combo is 47-17 when the total is 7 to 8.5.

Betting Trend -*59% backing Chicago

Doug's VPID Take*- Lean Washington

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