NFL Odds 2020: Game Lines, Picks and Week 1 Predictions

  • BetOnline has updated Week 1 odds as the NFL’s 100th season gets underway
  • The Seahawks, Patriots and Steelers will cover their respective spreads on football’s opening weekend
  • The Redskins (+210), Cardinals (+255) and Bears (+132) are all worth taking straight up

Score one for the good guys. While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it, shuttering businesses and professional sports leagues around the globe, we have our first victory against the awful disease — the 2020 NFL season is starting on schedule!

Let’s examine the spreads, moneylines and totals at BetOnline and pick some solid-gold winners for Week 1.

WEEK 1 NFL ODDS

Game Spread Moneyline Over/Under
Texans vs.
Chiefs
+9.0 (-105)
-9.0 (-115)
+365
-455
Over 53.0 (-110)
Under 53.0 (-110)
Packers vs.
Vikings
+2.5 (-110)
-2.5 (-110)
+120
-140
Over 45.0 (-110)
Under 45.0 (-110)
Seahawks vs.
Falcons
-2.0 (-117)
+2.0 (-103)
-135
+115
Over 49.0 (-110)
Under 49.0 (-110)
Eagles vs.
Redskins
-5.5 (-117)
+5.5 (-103)
-250
+210
Over 42 (-110)
Under 42 (-110)
Jets vs.
Bills
+6.5 (-110)
-6.5 (-110)
+250
-300
Over 39.5 (-110)
Under 39.5 (-110)
Browns vs.
Ravens
+8.0 (-111)
-8.0 (-109)
+290
-360
Over 48.0 (-110)
Under 48.0 (-110)
Cardinals vs.
49ers
+7.0 (-115)
-7.0 (-105)
+255
-305
Over 48.0 (-110)
Under 48.0 (-110)
Colts vs.
Jaguars
-9.0 (+105)
+9.0 (-125)
-370
+300
Over 45.0 (-108)
Under 45.0 (-112)
Dolphins vs.
Patriots
+6.5 (-104)
-6.5 (-116)
+250
-300
Over 42.0 (-105)
Under 42.0 (-115)
Raiders vs.
Panthers
-3.0 (-115)
+3.0 (-105)
-170
+150
Over 47.5 (-110)
Under 47.5 (-110)
Bears vs.
Lions
+3.0 (-117)
-3.0 (-103)
+132
-152
Over 43.0 (-110)
Under 43.0 (-110)
Chargers vs.
Bengals
-3.0 (-123)
+3.0 (+103)
-170
+150
Over 42.0 (-108)
Under 42.0 (-112)
Buccaneers vs.
Saints
+3.5 (-110)
-3.5 (-110)
+155
-175
Over 48.0 (-110)
Under 48.0 (-110)
Cowboys vs.
Rams
-3.0 (+100)
+3.0 (-120)
-145
+125
Over 51.5 (-108)
Under 51.5 (-112)
Steelers vs.
Giants
+6.0 (-108)
-6.0 (-112)
-245
+205
Over 46.0 (-110)
Under 46.0 (-110)
Titans vs.
Broncos
-2.5 (+100)
+2.5 (-120)
-135
+115
Over 40.5 (-115)
Under 40.5 (-105)

PICKS AGAINST THE SPREAD

Expect the Seahawks to cover the two points on the road in Atlanta. There seems to be renewed optimism around the Falcons offense after they brought in the corpse of Todd Gurley and overpaid for tight end Hayden Hurst, but this is still a team with a lame-duck head coach and an under-performing defense.

Seattle has lost five out of six season openers on the road under head coach Pete Carroll, but we like Russell Wilson to cook in this matchup.

The Dolphins defeated the Patriots in Week 17 last year, costing New England a much-needed bye. With Cam Newton now under center, we believe Bill Belichick will exact revenge against his old DC Brian Flores, winning by double digits.

Pittsburgh could have the best defense in the NFL, and could be facing one of the worst teams in the league in the Giants. In shape and watching more game film than pornography for a change, Ben Roethlisberger should have no trouble racking up points on New York’s sad secondary.

MONEYLINE PICKS

In this section, we’ll be offering our best upset picks for Week 1 because it’s not fun nor profitable to bet moneyline favorites.

Banking on a ferocious defensive line led by No. 2 overall pick Chase Young and improved play from sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins, we like Washington at +210 to defeat a beat up Eagles team that is already missing key wide receivers and offensive lineman.

Speaking of injuries, the 49ers will likely be without Deebo Samuel and rookie Brandon Aiyuk on Sunday, opening the door for a Cardinals (+255) squad that played them tough in both 2019 matchups before adding receiver/super agent DeAndre Hopkins.

Finally, the Bears (+132) aren’t a bad bet against a Detroit team that might be without receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring). Somehow, Mitch Trubisky has thrown for 866 yards, nine touchdowns and just one interception in three starts against Matt Patricia’s Lions.

Steve Dominey

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