NFL Week 1 Odds
The 2019 NFL Schedule was released earlier this weekend and oddsmakers didn’t hesitate in putting out the odds for the opening week of the season.
The 2019 season will officially kick off on Thursday, Sept. 5 when the Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers in the oldest rivalry in the NFL. According to the latest oddsmakers, the Bears are the favorite right now, as they are getting odds of -4 points against the Packers. The over/under total is listed at 46 points. The Bears are coming off a 12-4 record with a NFC North title in 2018, but they lost to the Eagles in the first round of the playoffs. Green Bay went 6-9-1 and parted ways with coach Mike McCarthy, hiring rising assistant Matt LaFleur to take over the team. The Packers earned a 24-23 win at home over Chicago to open last season but the Bears got a 24-17 victory in Week 15 in Chicago.
The defending Super Bowl champs, the New England Patriots will open their season on Sunday Night Football when they host the new-look Pittsburgh Steelers. Oddsmakers have the Patriots as the clear favorite at home, giving them odds of -6 points against the Steelers. The over/under total is listed at 51.5 points. New England will be without tight end Rob Gronkowski, who decided to call it a career after the latest Super Bowl victory. Pittsburgh is now without Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown, two major pieces to the offense over recent years. Pittsburgh is coming off a 9-6-1 record last season where it failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2013. These two met last season with the Steelers earning a 17-10 win at home. The last meeting in New England came on Dec. 17, 2017, and the Patriots got a 27-24 victory.
Another intriguing Week-1 matchup as the Cleveland Browns putting their new roster on display when they host the Tennessee Titans. According to oddsmakers, the Browns are the favorite to win, as they are getting odds of -5 points against the Titans. The over/under total is listed at 45 points. Cleveland is coming off a 7-8-1 record last season thanks to the play of rookie QB Baker Mayfield. This offseason, Cleveland named Freddie Kitchens the new head coach and the team traded for Odell Beckham Jr. Tennessee just missed the playoffs last season, going 9-7. These two haven’t met since Oct. 22, 2017 where the Titans earned a 12-9 OT win at Cleveland.