The Week 1 NFL schedule begins with the 2020 NFL Kickoff between the defending-champion Chiefs and Texans on Thursday, Sept. 10. 13 video games observe on Sunday, with a Monday Night time Soccer doubleheader of Steelers vs. Giants and Broncos vs. Titans wrapping up the motion. The newest Week 1 NFL odds from William Hill listing all 16 NFL strains inside 10 factors, with the Chiefs (-9.5) being the largest favorites.

The Seahawks (-1.5), in the meantime, have one of many tightest NFL spreads as they journey to Atlanta. Week 1 NFL bets are already rolling in because the motion approaches, however what are the very best values on the board? The entire Week 1 NFL strains are listed beneath, and SportsLine’s superior laptop mannequin has all of the NFL betting recommendation and predictions you must make the very best Week 1 NFL picks now.

The SportsLine Projection Mannequin simulates each NFL sport 10,000 occasions and is up over $7,000 for $100 gamers on its top-rated NFL picks since its inception 5 years in the past.

It additionally enters the 2020 NFL season on an unimaginable 96-65 roll on top-rated NFL picks that dates again to the 2017 season. The mannequin ranked within the Prime 10 on NFLPickWatch in three of the previous 4 years on straight-up NFL picks and beat greater than 95 % of CBS Sports activities workplace pool gamers 3 times throughout that span. Anybody who has adopted it’s approach up.

Now, it has examined the newest Week 1 NFL odds and contours, simulated each snap, and its predictions are in. Head to SportsLine now to see all of them.

Prime NFL predictions for Week 1

One of many high Week 1 NFL predictions the mannequin recommends: The Minnesota Vikings (-2.5) cowl at dwelling towards the Inexperienced Bay Packers in an NFC North battle. The Vikings have performed nicely towards the Packers at dwelling just lately, profitable straight-up and masking in three of their final 4 matchups at U.S. Financial institution Stadium. Minnesota was additionally 9-7 towards the unfold total final 12 months. 

The Vikings are stacked defensively with Professional Bowl candidates like defensive finish Danielle Hunter, linebacker Eric Kendricks, security Harrison Smith, linebacker Anthony Barr and new acquisition Yannick Ngakoue from the Jaguars, who ought to give them much more drive off the sting. The Packers have been mediocre offensively final season and did not do lots to improve their Fifteenth-ranked unit. SportsLine’s mannequin tasks that Minnesota will maintain the Packers to only 19 factors because the Vikings cowl nicely over 50 % of the time. The beneath (46) additionally hits in nicely over 50 % of simulations.

One other one of many Week 1 NFL picks from the mannequin: The Baltimore Ravens (-8) cowl at dwelling towards the Cleveland Browns. Baltimore was the AFC’s high crew in the course of the common season final 12 months, however was bounced within the first spherical of the playoffs by the Titans. They’re motivated to take the subsequent step in 2020 as reigning MVP Lamar Jackson begins his second full season beneath middle. 

Baltimore additionally added to its elite dashing assault by drafting J.Ok. Dobbins, who will be a part of Mark Ingram within the backfield. The Ravens cowl in nicely over 50 % of simulations, whereas the over (48.5) clears virtually 60 % of the time. 

The best way to make Week 1 NFL picks 

The mannequin additionally has a powerful choose for Tom Brady’s debut with the Buccaneers towards the Saints, and is asking for a popular Tremendous Bowl contender to go down arduous in an upset this week. You may solely get each choose for each sport at SportsLine.

What NFL picks are you able to make with confidence in Week 1? And which Tremendous Bowl contender goes down arduous? Take a look at the newest NFL odds beneath after which go to SportsLine to see which NFL groups are profitable greater than 50 % of simulations, all from the mannequin that’s up over $7,000 on its top-rated NFL picks. 

NFL odds, matchups for Week 1

Houston Texans at Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (-9.5, 54)
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots (-6, 43)
Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens (-8, 48.5)
New York Jets at Buffalo Payments (-6.5, 39.5)
Las Vegas Raiders at Carolina Panthers (+2.5, 47.5)
Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons (+1.5, 49)
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins (+6, 43)
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions (-3, 43.5)
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars (+7.5, 45)
Inexperienced Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings (-2.5, 46)
Los Angeles Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals (+3, 44)
Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers (-7, 49)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints (-3.5, 49.5)
Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams (+2.5, 51.)
Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants (+4.5, 47.5)
Tennessee Titans at Denver Broncos (-1.5, 41)

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