week 1 betting, week 1, nfl odds, week 1 odds, new england odds, houston odds
Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Week 1 Betting Guide: Football Odds, Predictions & Picks

Our long, national nightmare is over and NFL football finally returns with a full slate of Week 1 games, including a Thursday Night opener featuring the defending Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles face off against the Atlanta Falcons in what could easily be an NFC Championship preview.

The week 1 game should see the return of quarterback Carson Wentz, who was on his way to an MVP-caliber season before tearing up his knee late in the season. He was replaced in the Eagles’ Super Bowl run by Nick Foles, who not only hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the end of the game, but took home the MVP award as well.

If you want to check out the defending AFC Champs, you’ll have to wait until Sunday when the New England Patriots host the suddenly exciting Houston Texans. It’s a game that should see the return of one of the game’s biggest stars, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, alongside one of its most exciting young offensive talents, Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson. Oh, and I guess Tom Brady will be playing too.

Every team starts the season out undefeated with an equal shot, at least statistically, to get to Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3 at Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.

NFL Week 1 Betting Odds:

Thursday Night Football Odds (Sept 6)

Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles

Kickoff: 8:20 p.m. EST

Broadcast: NBC

Opening Line: Eagles (-2.5, O/U 45)

NFL betting, NFL Week 1, Week 1, Atlanta Falcons Week 1, Philadelphia Week 1
Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl hero Nick Foles will start in place of Carson Wentz for the season opener on Thursday night. The Eagles have struggled with Foles under center during the preseason, but he was terrific in the postseason en route to collecting the Super Bowl MVP award.

The line has shifted in favor of Atlanta since it opened at Philly -4. Defending Super Bowl champions are 11-3 in the Thursday night home opener, though the Patriots did lose their opening game last year to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Sunday, Sept 9, 2018

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns

Steelers -5.5, 46.5

Browns +5.5, 46.5

San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings

49ers +6.5, 45.5

Vikings -6.5, 45.5

Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts

Bengals +3, 47

Colts -3, 47

Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens

Bills +7, 40.5

Ravens -7, 40.5

Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Giants

Jaguars -3, 43.5

Giants +3, 43.5

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints

Bucs +9.5, 50

Saints -9.5, 50

Houston Texans at New England Patriots

Texans +6, 50.5

Patriots -6, 50.5

Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins

Titans -1.5, 45

Dolphins +1.5, 45

Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers

Chiefs +3.5, 47.5

Chargers -3.5, 47.5

Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos

Seahawks +3, 42.5

Broncos -3, 42.5

Dallas Cowboys at Carolina Panthers

Cowboys +3, 43

Panthers -3, 43

Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals

Redskins PK, 44

Cardinals PK, 44

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

Bears +7, 47

Packers -7, 47

Monday Sept. 10 2018

New York Jets at Detroit Lions

Jets +6, 45

Lions -6, 45

Los Angeles Rams at Oakland Raiders

Rams -4.5, 50

Raiders +4.5, 50

NFL Week 1 Betting Guide: Football Odds, Predictions & Picks
Article Name
NFL Week 1 Betting Guide: Football Odds, Predictions & Picks
NFL Week 1 betting guide for new and intermediate sports bettors, including NFL Week 1 odds, predictions and NFL picks made by out experts.

Send this to friend