NFL Week 1 Las Vegas Point Spreads
How do oddsmakers in Las Vegas view the key matchups in the NFL this week? Here’s a look at the point spreads and over/under totals from Vegas oddsmakers.
451 Atlanta Falcons at 452 Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m. ET, Monday
Vegas oddsmakers from the MGM Mirage opened this game at Philadelphia -4 but with the news that Nick Foles would start in place of Carson Wentz, the Eagles are now 2-point favorites against the Falcons on Thursday night. That’s currently the lowest spread in Vegas, as other sportsbooks list Philadelphia with the hook at -2.5. The total, meanwhile, sits between 45 and 46 depending on the Vegas book.
465 Houston Texans at 466 New England Patriots, 1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday
This highly anticipated rematch between AFC playoff contenders opened at New England -7 but the Patriots have been bet down to either 6 or 6.5 depending on the Vegas sports book. (The Patriots are still drawing over 50% of the betting tickets as of this writing.) With Deshaun Watson set to take on Tom Brady again in a potential shootout, the total has stayed above 50 and is hovering around 51 at most Vegas shops.
455 San Francisco 49ers at 456 Minnesota Vikings, 1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday
Jimmy Garoppolo has his work cut out for him on Sunday as he and the 49ers take on the vaunted Vikings defense at 1:00 p.m. ET. San Francisco opened as a 5-point underdog but the line has been bet up to 6 at most Vegas books, including the MGM Mirage. The Wynn in Vegas has Minnesota has high as -.6.5. The total, meanwhile, sits between 46 and 46.5.
473 Dallas Cowboys at 474 Carolina Panthers, 4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday
The Panthers opened as a 2.5-point home favorite to beat the Cowboys but the line has been bet up to 3 at some sports books, including at the Wynn. The total has dropped from 44.5 down to 42.5 at most shops as both of these teams are dealing with offensive line problems.
471 Seattle Seahawks at 472 Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday
This will be an interesting year for both the Seahawks and Broncos as both teams are seemingly in transition. Seattle lost a lot of its defensive talent from its Super Bowl runs a few years ago and could be without Earl Thomas when the Seahawks visit the Broncos on Sunday. Meanwhile, Case Keenum will start for Denver after John Elway botched some of his quarterback decisions over the years (including former first-round pick Paxton Lynch, who was recently released). The Broncos opened as 1.5-point home favorites but the line has moved to 3 at the MGM Mirage.
477 Chicago Bears at 478 Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m. ET, Sunday
This matchup got a hell of a lot more interesting last weekend when the Bears acquired pass-rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders in exchange for two first-round picks. Chicago opened as a 9-point underdog when the spreads were first posted for Week 1 but the line is down to 7.5 at most shops. This will be the first Sunday night game of the year.
481 Los Angeles Rams at 482 Oakland Raiders, 10:20 p.m. ET, Monday
This is the second game of this year’s Monday Night Football doubleheader and will feature former MNF broadcaster Jon Gruden in his return to the Raiders. The game opened as a pick’em but is now up to 4 or 4.5 in favor of the Rams.