The final game of week one of the preseason kicks off at 9 PM est on NFL Network. The 49ers are favorites at -4.5 and -210 on the moneyline.

  • The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Cincinnati Bengals, as the 36.5 projected points is the highest mark amongst the night’s schedule.
  • The Los Angeles Rams will travel north to Oakland, in one of the last preseason games being played at Oakland Coliseum.
  • Without Ezekiel Elliott or Jimmy Garoppolo playing, the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers game will feature many backups.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The remainder of the NFL’s Week-1 preseason schedule concludes on Saturday. Three games will send the league into its second full week of action, as teams are making cuts, starting to picture together their rosters, and finding value in unknown or inexperienced players.

The home teams are favored in all three of the games and bettors will be able to place wagers on the games, despite none of them being located in a state with legal sports betting. Ten states now offer an opportunity to place a legal wager at a licensed sportsbook, and a handful of others are with hopes that their industry will launch by week 1 of the regular season.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Spread: Chiefs -3.5
Moneyline: CIN (+155) vs KC (-175)
Total Points: 36.5
TV: WKRC-TV (CBS in Cincinnati), KCTV (CBS in Kansas City)
Stream: NFL Game Pass, fuboTV
Time: 8 pm EST
Venue: Arrowhead Stadium

The biggest storyline in this game will revolve around not some of the players but the coach for the Bengals, Zac Taylor. Taylor came to the Bengals from the Los Angeles Rams, after the organization parted ways with Marvin Lewis. Taylor will need to heavily evaluate talent amongst his injury-riddled team in hopes to have a decent year in the regular season.

“Don’t read too much into the first game,” said Taylor. “You get a chance to see skill guys every day at practice. I’m excited to watch those big guys up front on both sides of the ball.”

Los Angeles Rams vs. Oakland Raiders

Spread: Raiders -5
Moneyline: LAR (+185) vs OAK (-225)
Total Points: 35
TV: KCBS2 (CBS in Los Angeles)
Stream: NFL Game Pass, fuboTV
Time: 8 pm EST
Venue: Oakland Coliseum

This begins the ending of the Raiders’ time spent in Oakland. After this year, the team will be moving to Las Vegas, where a new stadium and likely less dedicated fans await the arrival. With Hard Knocks filming the Jon Gruden-led team, fans are likely to receive extra insight following this matchup.

The starters on both sides of the ball aren’t expected to see much (if any) playing time, but the offensive firepower of the Rams will not be tested against a Raiders’ defense that lacked in the bottom of nearly every major statistical category. Still, this game is projected to be the lowest scoring affair of the night.

Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers

Spread: 49ers -4.5
Moneyline: DAL (+175) vs SF (-210)
Total Points: 36
TV: NFL Network, KTVT (CBS in Dallas), KPIX (CBS in San Francisco)
Stream: NFL Game Pass, fuboTV
Time: 9 pm EST
Venue: Levi’s Stadium

All of the focus is based around a player who won’t be suiting up for week 1. Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys are still in contract negotiations and it appears that the organization is ready to make Elliott wait for his payday. Elliott has threatened to sit out the entire season, should a contract not be finalized in time.

In the meantime, running backs Alfred Morris, Darius Jackson, and Jordan Chunn will see an increased workload and the team also has rookie Tony Pollard to fall back on.

For the Niners, Jimmy Garoppolo, who has not played since his knee injury last season, will not be starting against the Cowboys. Still, the team is favored, as they will look to their loaded backfield to control the pace of the game.

Once these games end, only two-dozen days separate now from the first regular-season game in the NFL, which will be between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, taking place on September 5.

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