NFL Week 1 Lines from Las Vegas
With no preseason, how will bettors and bookmakers handle the NFL Week 1 action? Six teams are expected to introduce new starting quarterbacks this season, including Tom Brady in Tampa Bay, Philip Rivers in Indianapolis and Cam Newton in New England. There were five head coaching changes in the offseason, including three hires that have never been a head coach in the league before.
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The Kansas City Chiefs will get the party started as 9-point home favorites over the Houston Texans on Thursday, September 10. The Cheifs beat the Texans en route to last year’s Super Bowl despite falling into a 21-0 hole to start the game. Dallas is now a -3 road favorite over the Rams on Sunday night. In the Monday night doubleheader, Pittsburgh is a 5.5-point road favorite over the New York Giants in the early contest, and Tennessee-Denver is a pick’em in the nightcap.
NFL Week 1 lines courtesy of Caesars Sports Book as of Tuesday, September 8:
|Date||Game (Spread as of 9/8/20)||Total|
|Thursday, 9/10 (8:15 p.m. ET)||Kansas City Chiefs -9 vs. Houston Texans||54.5|
|Sunday, 9/13 (1:00 p.m. ET)||New England Patriots -6.5 vs. Miami Dolphins||42.5|
|Sunday, 9/13 (1:00 p.m. ET)||Baltimore Ravens -8 vs. Cleveland Browns||48.5|
|Sunday, 9/13 (1:00 p.m. ET)||Buffalo Bills -6.5 vs. New York Jets||39|
|Sunday, 9/13 (1:00 p.m. ET)||Las Vegas Raiders -3 at Carolina Panthers||48|
|Sunday, 9/13 (1:00 p.m. ET)||Seattle Seahawks -1.5 at Atlanta Falcons||48.5|
|Sunday, 9/13 (1:00 p.m. ET)||Philadelphia Eagles -6 at Washington Redskins||42.5|
|Sunday, 9/13 (1:00 p.m. ET)||Detroit Lions -3 (EV) vs. Chicago Bears (-120)||44.5|
|Sunday, 9/13 (1:00 p.m. ET)||Indianapolis Colts -8 at Jacksonville Jaguars||45.5|
|Sunday, 9/13 (1:00 p.m. ET)||Minnesota Vikings -3 (EV) vs. Green Bay Packers (-120)||46|
|Sunday, 9/13 (4:00 p.m. ET)||LA Chargers -3 (-120) at Cincinnati Bengals (EV)||43.5|
|Sunday, 9/13 (4:25 p.m. ET)||San Francisco 49ers -7 vs. Arizona Cardinals||47|
|Sunday, 9/13 (4:25 p.m. ET)||New Orleans Saints -3.5 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers||49|
|Sunday, 9/13 (8:20 p.m. ET)||Dallas Cowboys -3 at Los Angeles Rams||51.5|
|Monday, 9/14 (7:15 p.m. ET)||Pittsburgh Steelers -5.5 at New York Giants||47.5|
|Monday, 9/14 (10:15 p.m. ET)||Denver Broncos Pick’em vs. Tennessee Titans||41|
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