Itís almost August and for many avid bettors it signals an important turning point Ė the start of the football. Well, the preseason, at least. Five weeks of football games will give many fans and those following the game closely, time to evaluate the teams and begin drawing conclusions for the upcoming regular 2019/2020 NFL season.
This year the preseason opener is on August 1st and will match up the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons. Naturally not as interesting as the regular season, due to the fact that nothing really is on the line (at least for us, the spectators), nevertheless the preseason will provide us with much needed relief from the summer time lull in sports. Considering that football remains the most popular sport in the country, itís a welcome start of some NFL games, be as not quite important and rather unpredictable as they are. And while we have only one game this week, itís still nice to get this action going, finally!
Needless to say, the sportsbooks are also quite excited to have some regular heavy action back on the books. As it is customary, they have already began enticing customers with new offers and benefits Ė the more the sportsbooks compete, the better deals one can find. This is especially true around the start of the NFL preseason and the upcoming college football games, when the interest is the highest. For example, our top rated online sportsbook, Bookmaker, have a 100% match bonus for a limited time. Not to be outdone, Bovada Sports has bumped up their Bitcoin depositing bonus offer to up to $5,000, while 5Dimes, another top sportsbook, has doubled their 100% cashback bonus offer, also in anticipation for the NFL preseason rush.
So how about the NFL preseason opener? The sportsbooks have the Denver Broncos favorite to win the first game of the five-week stretch. The line on the Broncos is at -170, while the Falcons are underdog with odds +148 to start with a W. The point spread on the Broncos Falcons game is at -3 points chalk Denver. You can see the full list of betting odds and props at your favorite sportsbook.