NFL Week 1 Point Spread Snapshot
The point spreads and totals are out for Week 1 of the NFL season, which kicks off on September 5 with an NFC North matchup between bitter rivals the Packers and Bears in Chicago. Which teams are favored in Week 1?
Prime Time Matchups
The Bears opened as a 3.5-point home favorite to beat the Packers on that opening Thursday night in the NFL and that’s where the point spread currently sits. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 46 points. As far as the first Sunday night matchup is concerned, the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots are 6-point home favorites versus the Steelers, while the total sits at 51.5 points. And for the opening night double header on Monday this year, the Saints are 7-point home favorites versus the visiting Texans (53.5), while the Broncos are 2.5-point road dogs versus the Raiders in Oakland (43.5).
The biggest point spread belongs to Washington and Philadelphia, as the Eagles are 9-point home favorites to beat the Redskins in Week 1 this year. The Seahawks are also a sizable 8-point favorite to beat the visiting Bengals on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET while the Cowboys are 7-point faves to knock off the Giants at 4:25 p.m. ET. As previously mentioned, the Saints are a touchdown-sized favorite to beat the Texans at 7:10 p.m. ET on Monday Night Football.
Oddsmakers are expecting a potential shootout in New Orleans on that Monday night, as the over/under for the Texans-Saints game is currently 53.5, which is the highest total on the Week 1 slate. The Rams-Panthers matchup at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday also has a high total (51), while the Chiefs-Jaguars matchup at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday has an over/under of 51.5, down from the opening number of 52.5. The Steelers-Patriots Sunday night matchup at 8:20 p.m. ET sits at 51.5.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Ravens-Dolphins matchup has the lowest total at 37 points, while the Bills-Jets 1:00 p.m. ET Sunday matchup is also sitting at a relatively low number of 38.5. Those are the only two games on the Week 1 slate with totals that sit in the 30s. Miami is also the largest home underdog on the slate at 4.5 points, while the Panthers are a 3-point dog versus the Rams.
The Vikings are a 4-point home favorite to beat the Falcons at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 8, while the new-look Browns are a 5.5-point fave to beat the Titans, also at 1:00 p.m. ET. The Colts are 3-point road dogs to beat the Chargers while the Bucs are a 1-point home favorite to knock off the 49ers at 4:25 p.m. ET. Finally, Kliff Kingsbury will make his NFL coaching debut at home versus the Lions and his Cardinals are now 2.5-point home underdogs after the line opened at a pick’em.