The Weekly Showstopper: Raiders vs. Chargers, Buccaneers vs. Cowboys and Kentucky vs. Florida

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Colton Pool @CPoolReporter Sep 08, 2022, 6:26 PM

The NFL regular season has finally arrived.

Here are online sports betting insights for the Raiders playing the Chargers, the Buccaneers taking on the Cowboys and Kentucky facing off with Florida.

NFL

Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Sunday, Sept. 11 | TV: CBS | 4:25 p.m. ET

The Raiders and the Chargers are two of the most intriguing teams because of their offseason acquisitions. The Chargers are NFL betting 3.5-point favorites as of Thursday, Sept. 8.

The Raiders brought in wide receiver Davante Adams and pass rusher Chandler Jones during the offseason. Their offense, led by quarterback Derek Carr, won’t be easy for the Chargers to deal with.

The Chargers improved as well. They traded for star Khalil Mack, who should greatly help their pass rush. Also, Justin Herbert and the rest of the LA offense should be exciting to watch again.

Both the Chargers (+1400) and the Raiders (+3000) were in the top 15 for Super Bowl odds.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, Sept. 11 | TV: NBC | 8:20 p.m. ET

Tom Brady is back for the Buccaneers, and their offense appears to be capable of being explosive again in 2022. The Bucs’ NFL betting line is -2.5.

While Brady is 45 years old, he still turned in one of his best seasons last year. He passed for a career-high 5,316 yards to go with 43 touchdowns and 12 interceptions on a 67.5% completion rate.

The Cowboys, though, won’t be easy to defeat. Dak Prescott threw for 4,449 yards, 37 touchdowns and 10 picks last year while completing 68.8% of his passes.

Neither quarterback will have an easy test against these defenses. The Buccaneers (20.8 points allowed per game) and Cowboys (21.1 points allowed per game) were among the top seven scoring defenses in the league last year.

The Bucs (+750) and Cowboys (+2000) are in the top 10 for odds to win the Super Bowl.

College Football

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Florida Gators

Saturday, Sept. 10 | TV: ESPN | 7 p.m. ET

These two top-25 teams will square off in their first SEC contests of the season. The football betting line is at -6 for Florida.

Florida, now ranked No. 12, defeated previously No. 7-ranked Utah 29-26 last week. Quarterback Anthony Richardson was impressive, throwing for 168 yards on 17-of-24 passing while adding 106 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

No. 20-ranked Kentucky defeated Miami (Ohio) 37-13 a week ago. Will Levis completed 21 of 32 passes for 303 yards, three touchdowns and a pick, while Tayvion Robinson caught six of those passes for 136 yards.

Florida’s college football championship odds are +10000, while Kentucky’s are +15000.

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Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.

Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.