BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Wagering on games during the first week of the NFL season is a joyous time for many gamblers, as they are free to bet on games by betting on their beliefs in the absence of any statistics for teams so far.The problem with these bets, though, is that they run up against a lot of smart money that has already been wagered on games months ago. Although the NFL season was put in jeopardy due to a four-month lockout of players earlier this year, many sports books in Vegas and offshore posted Week 1 lines for every game. While recreational gamblers were off enjoying spring and summer weather, the pros were putting their money down where they saw value.
Against the Spread: 2011 NFL Picks: Week 1
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