Lorenzo’s Lock is a weekly series with our partner Gannett Media and part of Bet For the Win. It includes 3 picks for the upcoming NFL weekend.
The NFL Season is back and so is Lorenzo with his picks, brought to you by Tipico Sportsbook! Week 1 is underway and we couldn’t be more excited. The NFL marks the beginning of fall, back to school and Sundays and Mondays that we anticipate all week. The NFL is always exciting, marked with teams that surprise and delight, and others that fall short.
We got our got our first taste of real football on Thursday night, where Josh Allen and the Bills took care of defending Superbowl champions Los Angeles Rams. This season, Lorenzo Reyes of USA Today Sports, will offer his three picks of the weekend for NFL fans looking to make some smart bets. Tipico Sportsbook will parlay his picks and BOOST the outcome.
Let’s dive right into it. Week 1, here we go:
The Packers should show up this week
With the uncertainty of Week 1, Lorenzo looked at teams who are consistent and will build off success from prior years. The Green Bay Packers typically get off to solid starts, and that’s usually due to quarterback play and coaching. Despite the loss of Davante Adams, Lorenzo sees Aaron Rodgers picking apart the Vikings defense under their rookie head coach.
Green Bay is 4-2 against the spread in their last six games against Minnesota and the Packers are 5-1 in their last six games against the spread.
Lorenzo is locking in GB -1.5 at MN.
Jaguars surprise (sort of, kind of) against the newly minted Commanders
Carson Wentz starts another (really, again?) chapter leading the Washington Commanders down to Florida. It’s his third team in three years, and maybe his last shot to show he can be a consistent player and leader in this league and sport. Lorenzo isn't confident he can own the QB1 role for long in DC, and this pick reinforces it.
On the other hand, the Jaguars are looking rebuild from last season and have added depth to their roster, along with an experienced head coach. Jacksonville’s ground game is healthy, and Trevor Lawrence looks tobounce back in his sophomore year.
Lorenzo is locking in JAX +3.5 at WAS.
Dolphins will make the most of Tyreek Hill
The AFC East should be incredibly interesting this year – the Bills looks like the class of the division, but the others each have compelling storylines heading into the season. The Patriots have owned the Miami Dolphins in the last two decades, but much of that relates to Tom Brady. Is it time for a change?
New England struggled in preseason and consistently struggle in Miami. New England is 1-4 against the spread in their last five in Miami. With the addition of Tyree Hill, look for Miami to make some noise early.
Lorenzo is locking in the MIA-3.5 vs NE.
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