Denver Broncos: The Five Most Interesting Position Battles in Training Camp

The 2011 National Football League preseason begins Thursday night with a slate of five games scheduled, highlighted by a nationally-televised game between the Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers kicking off at 8:00 EST on ESPN.

From a betting perspective, it’s always necessary to take a quick look at what happened during last year’s opening week of exhibition action, as a particular trend may have come about.

With that being said, handicappers should be wary of comparing certain situations from previous years to this one, as the lockout’s effect on the season is unknown at this point. 

During Week 1 of the 2010 preseason, favorites went 9-7 ATS (against-the-spread), while the ‘over’ cashed in 11 of the 16 contests.

Let’s take a closer look at all of Thursday’s action from a bettor’s point-of-view.

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