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NFL Week 1 odds

by Covers.com
Updated On: May 11, 2020, 3:09 pm ET

What are the NFL betting odds for Week 1?

These are the opening point spreads for NFL Week 1.

Date Away Away Spread Home Home Spread Total
Thu, Sept. 10 - 8:20 ET Texans +10.5 Chiefs -10.5 56.5
Sun, Sept. 13 - 1:00 ET Seahawks -1 Falcons +1 49
Sun, Sept. 13 - 1:00 ET Eagles -6 Washington +6 45.5
Sun, Sept. 13 - 1:00 ET Dolphins +6.5 Patriots -6.5 44
Sun, Sept. 13 - 1:00 ET Packers +3.5 Vikings -3.5 47
Sun, Sept. 13 - 1:00 ET Colts -8.5 Jaguars +8.5 47
Sun, Sept. 13 - 1:00 ET Bears +1.5 Lions -1.5 44.5
Sun, Sept. 13 - 1:00 ET Browns +8.5 Ravens -8.5 49
Sun, Sept. 13 - 1:00 ET Jets +5.5 Bills -5.5 40.5
Sun, Sept. 13 - 1:00 ET Raiders Pick Panthers Pick 46.5
Sun, Sept. 13 - 4:05 ET Chargers -3.5 Bengals +3.5 46
Sun, Sept. 13 - 4:25 ET Buccaneers +4.5 Saints -4.5 49.5
Sun, Sept. 13 - 4:25 ET Cardinals +8 49ers -8 45
Sun, Sept. 13 - 8:20 ET Cowboys -3 Rams +3 50
Mon, Sept. 14 - 7:15 ET Steelers -3.5 Giants +3.5 48
Mon, Sept. 14 - 10:10 ET Titans +3 Broncos -3 42

 

 

How do point spreads work?

A point spread, or simply “the spread”, is a sports betting number made by oddsmakers at sportsbooks that serves as a handicap between two opponents. Because not all teams are equal in skill, oddsmakers use spread betting to level the playing field. Here is an example of an NFL spread:

  • San Francisco 49ers +1.5 at Kansas City Chiefs -1.5

Based on these NFL odds, the Kansas City Chiefs are the favorite to win. We know this because they have the minus sign (-) in front of their spread. The San Francisco 49ers are the underdog because they have the plus sign (+) in front of their spread.

Kansas City is a 1.5-point favorite to win this matchup. This means they need to win by two or more points to cover the spread. San Francisco is a 1.5-point underdog. They could lose by 1 point (or win the game outright) and still cover the spread.

 

Where can I bet on NFL football odds?

Whether it’s in Las Vegas or online, every sportsbook under the sun offers Week 1 NFL point spreads, plus a cornucopia of other NFL odds. Week 1 NFL lines tend to be posted shortly after the schedule is released in early May each year and are subject to change right up until September. Check out the NFL football odds at the best sportsbooks available where you live.