On Thursday night, the NFL schedule was released and the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook became the first sportsbook to post spreads and totals for Week 1 of the 2017-18 season. The table below displays the opening lines, but bettors can view the latest odds and trends by visiting our free NFL odds page.
|Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots (-7)||50|
|New York Jets at Buffalo Bills (-6.5)||42|
|Atlanta Falcons (-5.5) at Chicago Bears||50.5|
|Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans (-4.5)||42|
|Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins (-2.5)||48|
|Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions (-2.5)||49.5|
|Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans (PK)||53.5|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Miami Dolphins (-2)||48|
|Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals (-1)||44|
|Pittsburgh Steelers (-9.5) at Cleveland Browns||47.5|
|Indianapolis Colts (-3.5) at Los Angeles Rams||48|
|Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers (-2.5)||50.5|
|Carolina Panthers (-4) at San Francisco 49ers||49|
|New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys (-6)||50.5|
|New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings (-4)||48|
|Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos (-3.5)||44.5|
BetOnline, considered a fairly square offshore sportsbook, also posted NFL Week 1 lines on Thursday evening with a few minor discrepancies. Although the Falcons opened as 5.5-point favorites at the Westgate Superbook, the defending NFC champions opened as 6-point favorites at BetOnline. The Houston Texans, who still haven’t added a legitimate starting quarterback, opened as 4.5-point favorites at the Westgate Superbook and 4-point favorites at BetOnline.
The Green Bay Packers, who opened as 2.5-points favorites at the Westgate Superbook, are listed as 3-point favorites at BetOnline. That’s particularly noteworthy since “3” is considered the most important key number for NFL bettors.
We’ll be sure to post odds for the remainder of the season as soon as they become available. In the meanwhile, you can also check out the early Super Bowl <futures and major line moves. The limits for these Week 1 spreads and totals are fairly low, and we’ll likely see some major line movements as the regular season approaches and rosters become finalized.
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