NFL Week 1 Odds & Betting Preview
Which teams are favored for Week 1 of the NFL season? Here's a betting preview for the week to come.
The defending Super Bowl champion Patriots will host the Chiefs in the season-opener on Thursday, September 7. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, New England is now an 8-point home favorite to knock off Kansas City after opening as a 7-point favorite. The home team has covered the spread in four of the last five meetings between these two teams while the Chiefs are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five trips to Foxboro.
Falcons open series on Road
Meanwhile, the victims of the Patriots' historic Super Bowl comeback, the Falcons, will open their season on the road. They'll travel to Chicago on Sunday to take on the Bears at 1:00PM ET. After opening as a 6.5-point favorite, Atlanta is now -7 to beat Chicago. The Falcons are just 2-6 against the spread in the last eight meetings with the Bears.
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Seahawks take on Packers in Marquee Afternoon Matchup
One of the better Week 1 matchups on Sunday afternoon pits the Seahawks against the Packers. Green Bay is a 3-point home favorite in this matchup while the over/under sits at 50 points. The Seahawks are 2-6-2 against the spread in their last 10 games against the Packers and are 0-4-1 against the number in their last five trips to Lambeau Field.
NFC East rivals clash on Sunday Night
The Sunday Night Football matchup for Week 1 is a good one, as the Cowboys will host the Giants at 8:30PM ET. New York is a 3.5-point road underdog to upset Dallas, which opened as a 5.5-point favorite. The total, meanwhile, sits at 47.5 points. The Giants are a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games against the Cowboys.
Monday Night Double Header
The Vikings are a 3.5-point home favorite to beat the Saints in the first game of Monday night's double-header. The total for that game sits at 48 points. In the second game, the Broncos are now a 3.5-point favorite to beat the Chargers at 10:20PM ET after opening as a 4.5-point favorite. The Bolts are 8-2-4 against the spread in their last 14 games in Denver.