Sunday’s NFL Week 1 Odds, Sharp Betting Picks: Smart Money Slamming Chargers vs. Washington & Jets vs. Panthers

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  • Sharp bettors are getting down on Sunday's Washington vs. Chargers and Jets vs. Panthers NFL Week 1 matchups.
  • While these may not be the most popular games for casual bettors, professionals are paying plenty of attention to these two matchups.
  • Below we pinpoint the bets the sharps are making, including how smart money is moving Jets vs. Panthers and Washington vs. Chargers odds.

The first Sunday of the 2021 NFL season is upon us.

With a couple of weeks of college football under our belts and the first full NFL Sunday slate upon us, bettors will have plenty of opportunities to find value each and every week from now through the end of the year.

But NFL Week 1 is a bit of a different animal compared to the rest of the season.

Sunday’s NFL odds have been available for months, giving bettors ample time to pick apart each matchup to find the smartest bets across the full Week 1 slate.

But for the many who are still finalizing their action, trying to quickly examine the latest NFL Week 1 line moves and market activity to pinpoint value can be a daunting task.

That’s where The Action Network’s NFL PRO Report comes in.

This key feature tracks and summarizes five key NFL value indicators (professional betting action, huge wagers, historically-profitable systems, betting model projections and expert picks) in real-time to instantly and efficiently identify the best available bets.

And after scanning Sunday’s NFL Week 1 PRO Report, it’s clear that these two matchups are topping today’s slate: Jets vs. Panthers and Chargers vs. Washington.

Let’s examine both games and the bets offering so much value.

NFL Week 1 Betting Picks

*Odds as of Saturday afternoon

Jets vs. Panthers

1 p.m. ET | CBS

Sharp Action

Simply comparing opening to current lines won’t show much about how pros are betting Sam Darnold vs. his former team, but the details lie in the data.