NFL Week 1 Odds 2018

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The 2018 NFL Betting season is officially underway as we NFL Week 1 odds up and ready for to kick off the season! Super Bowl Odds have been up for quite some time now, but the true read on teams through the eyes of oddsmakers and offshore sportsbooks comes with week 1 point-spreads.

Thursday, Sept. 6

8:20 PM

Atlanta Falcons
Philadelphia Eagles -4 
Total: 46½

Sunday, Sept. 9

1:00 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers -6½
Cleveland Browns
Total: 47


San Francisco 49ers
Minnesota Vikings -5.5
Total: 46½


Cincinnati Bengals
Indianapolis Colts -1
Total: 47


Buffalo Bills
Baltimore Ravens -4.5 (opened -3)
Total: 42½


Jacksonville Jaguars -3.5
New York Giants
Total: 44 


Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New Orleans Saints -7
Total: 52 


Houston Texans
New England Patriots -6½
Total: 51½


Tennessee Titans -2 
Miami Dolphins
Total: 46 (now 46.5)


4:05 PM

Kansas City Chiefs +3 
Los Angeles Chargers -3 
Total: 47½


4:25 PM

Seattle Seahawks
Denver Broncos -2 
Total: 42


Dallas Cowboys
Carolina Panthers pick’em (opened -2.5)
Total: 44½


Washington Redskins pick’em
Arizona Cardinals
Total: 44½


8:20 PM
Chicago Bears
Green Bay Packers -8
Total: 47½


Monday, Sept. 10

7:10 PM

New York Jets
Detroit Lions -6½
Total: 43½


10:20 PM

Los Angeles Rams -1.5
Oakland Raiders
Tota: 50 

 

When you’re talking about NFL betting, you’ve definitely come to the right place here at BetVega. Today, we’re going to talk everything about NFL Week 1 odds.

Every time you see an NFL game, you’re going to see betting odds. Even mainstream websites such as CBS Sports or ESPN have listed what the betting odds are for each game.

The concept of the NFL odds are really simple. One team is going to be favored over the other team, and that team that is favored is going to have to win by a certain number of points to be able to cover the spread and cash a winning bet. For example, if the New England Patriots are favored by three points over the New York Jets, they are going to have to win by more than three points to beat the NFL odds. If the game ends with New England winning by exactly three points, the game is a push, and any bets on the NFL odds would be refunded on either the Patriots or the Jets. If the Patriots win by fewer than three points or lose the game, the Jets would beat the NFL odds.

There are two other aspects of the NFL odds as well on a game by game basis. The other way to bet on the NFL is to bet on the moneyline. The moneyline is always lined a little bit differently. Whereas you would traditionally see New England lined at +3 on the NFL point spreads, you would see the Pats at -150 on the moneyline price. This means that you would have to bet $150 to win $100 on the Patriots, but all they have to do is win the game outright, regardless as to how many points they win the game by. On the contrary, the Jets would be something like +130 to win this same game in our example. In that case, the Jets winning would give a bettor who bet $100 a win of $130.

On any given NFL Sunday, you’re very likely to see some really close games where there isn’t all that much of a difference between the point spread and the moneyline price, while you’re going to see some really spread out games as well. For example, a team that is a 14-point favorite on the point spread could very well be -800 to win the game, which means that you would have to bet $800 to win $100. On the flip side, a team that is a 14-point underdog that pulls off an upset could pay $600 on a $100 bet.

The final aspect of the NFL odds is the total. A total is quite simple. If the two teams playing in the game combined for more points than the listed number, one which is generally between about 35 and 55 points, those who bet the ‘over’ would win. If the two teams playing in the game combined for fewer points than the listed number, those who bet the ‘under’ would win.

 

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