The Top 5 hottest tickets - and bets - in sports this week

Sep 13, 2018 |
The Top 5 hottest tickets - and bets - in sports this week
A classic NFC North rivalry resumes Sunday at hallowed Lambeau Field as the Packers entertain the Vikings. But will Aaron Rodgers suit up for Green Bay?
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports
A classic NFC North rivalry resumes Sunday at hallowed Lambeau Field as the Packers entertain the Vikings. But will Aaron Rodgers suit up for Green Bay?
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports

Both college football and the NFL are in full swing, with a full complement of Saturday and Sunday schedules to appeal to football fans of all kinds. That also means plenty of opportunities to build on your early-September betting win streak – or to catch up if you're struggling early in the season.

According to our friends at TicketCity.com – where you can find tickets on just about every major sporting event – these are the hottest tickets for this week's NFL and college football action:

MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS

WHERE/WHEN: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI, Sept. 16, 1 p.m. ET
ODDS: Packers -1, 46.5 O/U

A classic NFC North rivalry resumes Sunday as the Packers entertain the Vikings. Both teams were successful in their season openers, with Minnesota getting past San Francisco 20-15 and Green Bay rallying for an incredible 24-23 victory over Chicago. The Vikings have had the Packers' number of late, winning four of the previous five meetings while limiting the Packers to 14 or fewer points in each of those victories. The teams have gone 1-6 O/U in their past seven head-to-head encounters.

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USC TROJANS AT TEXAS LONGHORNS

WHERE/WHEN: Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX, Sept. 15, 8 p.m. ET
ODDS: Texas -3, 48

It's been a tale of two seasons just two games into 2018 for the USC Trojans, who face a stiff test this weekend against the host Texas Longhorns. After opening with a 43-21 rout of UNLV, the Trojans' offense completely evaporated last week in a 17-3 loss to Stanford. The Longhorns are dealing with their own struggles, having posted a five-point loss and a seven-point win in games in which they were favored by 12.5 and 22.5 points, respectively.

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT CHICAGO BEARS

WHERE/WHEN: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL, Sept. 17, 8:15 p.m. ET
ODDS: Bears -3.5, 43 O/U

Two NFC teams coming off narrow losses will look to bounce back at Soldier Field as the Seattle Seahawks tangle with the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Yet, while the Bears lost a game they probably should have won, the Seahawks are worse off after learning that star receiver Doug Baldwin is dealing with a Grade 2 MCL tear and is out indefinitely. These teams have gone above the total in each of their previous six games in Chicago.

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OAKLAND RAIDERS AT DENVER BRONCOS

WHERE/WHEN: Broncos Stadium at Mile High, Denver, CO, Sept. 16, 4:25 p.m. ET
ODDS: Broncos -4.5, 45.5

Fans at Mile High could be treated to a defensive battle Sunday afternoon as the Denver Broncos entertain the AFC West-rival Oakland Raiders. The Broncos and Raiders have split their last six head-to-head meetings – and defense has been the theme in the majority of them, with the teams combining 35 or fewer points five times over that span. The Broncos are in need of a solid effort, having gone 2-4 SU and 1-4-1 O/U in their last six home games.

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

WHERE/WHEN: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL, Sept. 16, 4:25 p.m. ET
ODDS: Jaguars +2, 45 O/U

Strap in, fans. The hotly-anticipated rematch of last year's AFC Championship goes Sunday afternoon as the Jacksonville Jaguars welcome the New England Patriots to northern Florida. The Jags dropped a 24-20 decision in that entertaining meeting, and have lost three of four home games to the Patriots all-time. And New England is a truly dangerous road team, having covered 12 of its previous 15 games away from Gillette Stadium.

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