2018 NFL Week 1 Odds & Predictions for Each Game.

2018 NFL Week 1 Odds & Predictions for Each Game

Written by on September 3, 2018

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2018 NFL Week 1 Odds & Predictions for Each Game

Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles

  • NFL Week 1 Odds: (-2.5)
The annual Thursday night Kickoff Game, which the defending Super Bowl champions have largely dominated. However, that wasn’t the case last year as the New England Patriots were stunned at home as heavy favorites against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Eagles won’t have either star quarterback Carson Wentz or No. 1 receiver Alshon Jeffery for this one. Thus, we’ll take Atlanta to avenge last season’s Divisional Round loss in Philly.

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns

  • NFL Week 1 Odds: (+6)
Cleveland enters on a 16-game losing streak and almost never beats Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers QB is 22-2 in his career against the team he grew up rooting for. The Steelers also will have the services of RB Le’Veon Bell after he sat out the preseason before signing his franchise tag. Go Pittsburgh even though Cleveland will be a lot better this year.

San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings

  • NFL Week 1 Odds: (-6)
It’s the Minnesota debut (in a game that counts) of quarterback Kirk Cousins, the biggest offseason free-agent signing on the market. The 49ers are a chic playoff pick after winning their final five games last year under rising star QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Bet Vikings.

Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts

  • NFL Week 1 Odds: (-3)
It’s Andrew Luck’s first regular-season game since Week 17 of the 2016 season. The Bengals are without top linebacker Vontaze Burfict do to suspension. Still like Cincinnati.

Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens

  • NFL Week 1 Odds: (-7)
Coach Sean McDermott chooses Nathan Peterman over Josh Allen as the Buffalo Bills starting QB. Don’t forget AJ McCarron was traded to Oakland, so there’s no experimented backup at all. Go Ravens.

Jacksonville Jaguars at NY Giants

  • NFL Week 1 Odds: (+3)
The Jaguars are road favorites!? What year is this? It’s our first look at the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year favorite, Giants running back Saquon Barkley. He barely played in the preseason due to injury. Go with the Giants.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints

  • NFL Week 1 Odds: (-10)
Biggest spread on the board because the Bucs are without suspended starting QB Jameis Winston. The Saints, though, are without starting running back Mark Ingram. They’ll win but that’s too many points.

Houston Texans at New England Patriots

  • NFL Week 1 Odds: (-6.5)
Per usual, the Patriots enter the season as Super Bowl favorites. Houston welcomes back QB Deshaun Watson, so good as a rookie before hurting his knee. Take Pats.

Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins

  • NFL Week 1 Odds: (+1.5)
Miami probably isn’t going to be very good this season. The Titans might take a step back after making the playoffs last season. Go with the home side.

Kansas City Chiefs at LA Chargers

  • NFL Week 1 Odds: (-3.5)
Now we find out if Kansas City was wise to trade away QB Alex Smith and hand things over to young Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs have won eight straight in series but that ends here.

Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos

  • NFL Week 1 Odds: (-3)
It’s the Denver debut of Case Keenum, who helped lead Minnesota to last season’s NFC title game but was cast aside. The Seahawks seem to be a team in transition with the Legion of Boom broken up. Case Keenum will debut as the Broncos starting QB against the Seahawks. Hawks could be one of NFL’s worst teams if Russell Wilson were to get hurt. Take Denver.

Dallas Cowboys at Carolina Panthers

  • NFL Week 1 Odds: (-3)
Hard to know what to think of the Cowboys this year. Are they as good as they were in 2016 when they were 13-3? Probably not. A 9-7 team like last year? Hard to say. They are a bit banged up on the offensive line. The Panthers go as Cam Newton goes. Go Panthers.

Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals

  • NFL Week 1 Odds: (pick’em)
Alex Smith makes his Redskins debut under center. So does Sam Bradford for Arizona, although it’s only a matter of time before he gets hurt because he always does. This is the only pick’em on the board. Take the Cards.

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

  • NFL Week 1 Odds: (-8)
The Sunday night game and NFL’s oldest rivalry. The Bears stunned the NFL over the weekend by trading for Raiders star end/linebacker Khalil Mack, the 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. That won’t be enough to beat Green Bay but Chicago can hang within a TD.

NY Jets at Detroit Lions

  • NFL Week 1 Odds: (-6.5)
The Jets’ Sam Darnold becomes the NFL’s youngest-ever Week 1 starting quarterback. Alas, I don’t think it’s going to go well for him in Motown. Take the Lions.

LA Rams at Oakland Raiders

  • NFL Week 1 Odds: (+4.5)
No way the Raiders are better than they were before trading Khalil Mack to Chicago. The Rams are a chic pick to win the Super Bowl and are absolutely loaded. They win.