NFL Odds, Picks & Predictions Cheat Sheet for Week 1

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  • Find everything you need for Week 1 of the NFL season in our Cheat Sheet, including odds for every game and our staff's favorite picks.

The first NFL Sunday of 2019 is finally here and our crew has you covered with everything you need to kick the season off right.

You’ll find our staff’s favorite bets, comprehensive guides for all 13 games and much more below.

All odds above are as of Saturday night and via PointsBet.

NFL Picks

Sides. Totals. Props. Eight games. Eleven of our favorite bets.

See how our staff is betting the first Sunday of the NFL season.

NFL Odds, Previews for All 13 Games

Our experts break down the biggest injuries, mismatches and how they’re betting every Sunday game. You can read all 13 previews here or find individual ones below.

1 ET Games

Chiefs (-3.5) at Jaguars: Two teams that slid in opposite directions in 2018 will open the season against each other. Read whether our experts think the Chiefs are overvalued on the road.

Falcons at Vikings (-3.5): The Vikings have moved from 4- to 3.5-point favorites since opening. Read whether our experts are on the Falcons, too.

Titans at Browns (-5.5): There’s a lot of hype around Cleveland. Read whether our experts think the Browns are being overvalued in the season opener.

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Bills at Jets (-2.5): Second-year quarterbacks Sam Darnold and Josh Allen will look to start their seasons with a win. Read who our experts like on Sunday.

Ravens (-6.5) at Dolphins: Bettors are backing the Ravens on the road. Read what our experts think.

Redskins at Eagles (-10): Philly is the biggest favorite of the week. Read whether our experts think the Eagles can cover this lofty spread.

Rams (-1.5) at Panthers: Since 2000, teams that lost the Super Bowl are 3-16 against the spread in the next season opener. Read whether our experts think the Rams will buck that trend.

4:05 ET Games

Colts at Chargers (-6.5): Los Angeles moved from a 3- to 6.5-point favorite following Andrew Luck’s retirement. Read whether our experts think Indianapolis is being undervalued.

Bengals at Seahawks (-9.5): Seattle moved from -8 to -9.5 since the market opened. Read whether our experts think the Seahawks can cover this spread.

4:25 ET Games

Giants at Cowboys (-7.5): Ezekiel Elliott will be in uniform on Sunday. Read how our experts think Zeke’s presence will impact this NFC East showdown.

49ers at Buccaneers (-1): The 51-point total is the highest among Sunday’s games. Read whether our experts think there’s value on the over or under.

Lions (-2.5) at Cardinals: Will the Kyler Murray era open with an upset at home? Read what our experts think.

Sunday Night Football

Steelers at Patriots (-5.5): The first Sunday Night Football game of the season features two very public teams quarterbacked by future Hall of Famers. Read how our experts are betting it.

NFL Prop Bets

Player props offer tremendous value on the board every week. Here are five we’re eyeing for Week 1:

  • Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins’ receiving yards
  • Cardinals WR Christian Kirk’s receptions
  • Eagles TE Dallas Goedert’s receiving yards
  • Ravens QB Lamar Jackson’s passing touchdowns
  • Chargers QB Philip Rivers’ passing touchdowns

See how Mike Randle recommends betting each one.

Koerner’s Projected NFL Odds

Sean Koerner, our Director of Predictive Analytics, uses his Power Ratings to project spreads and totals for every Week 1 game. Compare his projections to available odds to find the best bets.

NFL Sharp Report

The Week 1 market has been open for months, but pro bettors are hitting the books hard and causing important line moves in the final stretch.

See how they’re betting Chiefs-Jaguars, Ravens-Dolphins, Rams-Panthers, Colts-Chargers and Lions-Cardinals.

Rovell’s Vegas Report

Darren Rovell spoke to bookmakers across the country about the betting action for Week 1. See what games are making the most noise in the market.

Survivor Pool Strategy

Best part about Week 1? Everyone is still alive in … all their survivor pools. Start the season off right with Travis Reed’s Week 1 recommendations.

He also breaks down six tips to making it all the way to Week 17:

  1. Take a Full-Season Approach Each Week
  2. Game Theory Matters

Read the other four tips and his full explanations.

Pick ‘Em Confidence Ratings

Sean Koerner ranks against-the-spread and straight-up picks for pick ’em pools. Read how he stacks all 32 teams.

More Picks & Tips

Underdogs. Stuckey is betting three of them in season openers. See which trio he’s targeting.

Teasers. Stuckey has five rules when betting them — and the best options for Week 1. See both in his Week 1 primer.

Bet Like A Pro. You can identify profitable betting opportunities by using our PRO Systems. See one with a match for Jets-Bills.

Common Mistake. There’s one trap bettors easily fall for in Week 1. See how to avoid doing so.

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