NFL Week 1 Lines from Las Vegas
The NFL has announced that all preseason games have been eliminated for the 2020 season, sending bettors and bookmakers to reevaluate their Week 1 numbers. 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. Without a formal preseason, how will these new pieces assimilate and be ready for Week 1?
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Bettors seem to think there will be less scoring. Since the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook posted its Week 1 lines in May, nine games have seen their point totals drop, five have remained the same and two have gone up (Carolina-Las Vegas and San Francisco-Arizona).
NFL Week 1 lines courtesy of Caesars Sports Book as of Sunday, August 2:
|Date||Game (Spread as of 8/2/20)||Total|
|Thursday, 9/10 (8:15 p.m. ET)||Kansas City Chiefs -10 vs. Houston Texans||55|
|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 -8.5 vs. Cleveland Browns||48.5|
|Sunday, 9/13 (1:00 p.m. ET)||Buffalo Bills -6 vs. New York Jets||39|
|Sunday, 9/13 (1:00 p.m. ET)||Las Vegas Raiders -1 at Carolina Panthers||46|
|Sunday, 9/13 (1:00 p.m. ET)||Seattle Seahawks -1 at Atlanta Falcons||47.5|
|Sunday, 9/13 (1:00 p.m. ET)||Philadelphia Eagles -6 at Washington Redskins||44.5|
|Sunday, 9/13 (1:00 p.m. ET)||Detroit Lions -1.5 vs. Chicago Bears||44.5|
|Sunday, 9/13 (1:00 p.m. ET)||Indianapolis Colts -7 at Jacksonville Jaguars||45.5|
|Sunday, 9/13 (1:00 p.m. ET)||Minnesota Vikings -3 vs. Green Bay Packers||46|
|Sunday, 9/13 (4:00 p.m. ET)||LA Chargers -3 at Cincinnati Bengals||44|
|Sunday, 9/13 (4:25 p.m. ET)||San Francisco 49ers -7 vs. Arizona Cardinals||46|
|Sunday, 9/13 (4:25 p.m. ET)||New Orleans Saints -4 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers||48.5|
|Sunday, 9/13 (8:20 p.m. ET)||Dallas Cowboys -2.5 at Los Angeles Rams||50|
|Monday, 9/14 (7:15 p.m. ET)||Pittsburgh Steelers -3.5 at New York Giants||46.5|
|Monday, 9/14 (10:15 p.m. ET)||Denver Broncos -2 vs. Tennessee Titans||41|
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