The NFL win totals for the upcoming season have been out since the Super Bowl, but now the football betting fans have something else to look at. MyBookie.ag released all of the 2018 NFL week 1 spreads for every game to kick off the season. This combined with the fact that college football has released the 2018 SEC football betting win totals, shows that now is the time to look at the upcoming football season! So here is your first look at the 2018 NFL week 1 spreads.
Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles
This game has everything that you ask for in a home opener. The Super Bowl champs trying to battle hangover against a contender with a chip on their shoulder. Last year it was the Patriots that fell flat in the opener against the upstart Kansas City Chiefs. Will the Eagles be upset in week one?
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns
Every year it happens. The Browns always seem to start with an optimistic outlook on the season only to lose the first game and many more. The Browns will be an interesting home divisional underdog that made many off-season changes to make fans believe that this could be the year. Are you brave enough to bet on the Browns?
San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings
Jimmy Garoppolo will be the story of the year. If he wins the first game against Kirk Cousins and the difficult Vikings defense, Super Bowl talk will begin to swirl. Jimmy G has never lost and winning this game will make him the talk of the league.
Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts
If you are looking for a stinker in week one, this game is it. The Bengals and the Colts look as though they are going to be mediocre this season. The Colts will be watching Andrew Luck and the NFL fans will be watching other games.
Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens
This game could be very interesting because the Buffalo Bills are changing many key parts and somehow hope to return to the playoffs. The Ravens are healthy again and they want to prove that they still have a championship team.
Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Giants
All the talk in this game will be about Tom Coughlin since he is the connection between these two football teams. It will also be about the resurgence of the Jaguars and perhaps the last year of Eli Manning as starter for the Big Blue.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
These are two teams with two very set of aspirations. The Saints believe that they will return to the Super Bowl and the Buccaneers are trying to figure out what they did wrong a season ago. This point spread seems a bit high considering that Tampa Bay still has as a good roster, but the Saints are a dominant home team.
Houston Texans at New England Patriots
Out of all of the 2018 NFL week 1 spreads; this one game will get the most attention. The Patriots lost in week one last year and Super Bowl losers are 2-16 against the spread (ATS) in Week 1 since
2000. The healthy Texans look like an attractive underdog against Tom Brady and the Patriots.
Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins
Looking for a stinky line to start the season? The upstart Titans are under a field goal favorite against the Dolphins who were a dumpster fire a year ago. The public will come out in full force against the Titans in this game and that could be a costly mistake.
Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers have been owned in recent games against the Kansas City Chiefs and will look to use this game as a launching pad for the season. The Chiefs have a new young quarterback that will look to start the season off with a “W”. This one will be fun to watch.
Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos
The Seahawks have changed a lot since their Super Bowl appearances, but enough to be road underdogs against the Broncos? The Broncos defense is still very good, but their offense needs to be improved this season. This point spread could be due to the face that the broncos have won 24 of the last 27 home openers, but the Seahawks are a good looking underdog in week one.
Dallas Cowboys at Carolina Panthers
The Cowboys hit the road for the season opener and they have won 16 straight games to open the season. This makes the Cowboys look like a good bet as a road underdog. But beware, the Panthers defense is remarkable and the offense is only getting better.
Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals
The Bengals vs Colts looks like avery bad game in week one, but this one is not much better. Fans will be eager to see what Alex Smith can do for this team and if the Cardinals can compete with Sam Bradford, but this is an ugly game.
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
The biggest underdog of week one is the Chicago Bears who go up against a healthy Aaron Rodgers. The Packers are revamped, but are still getting love from the oddsmakers. The Bears improved last season and they have played well at Lambeau Field in recent outings which makes this a very interesting game.
New York Jets at Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions and the New York Jets are on Monday night football? This is the first scheduling gaffe by the NFL. With so many games to choose form this is a game that everyone will watch because it’s the NFL, but you will have to bet on this game to make it interesting.
Los Angeles Rams at Oakland Raiders
Now this is a good Monday Night Football game. Everyone is drinking the Rams Kool-aid (almost everyone, some think they have made bad moves in the off-season) and Jon Gruden is back with the Raiders. The Raiders could send a notice to the league if they can take down the Rams on opening night.