- The Kansas City Chiefs are favored to beat the Houston Texans with -480 odds.
- The San Francisco 49ers are favored over the Arizona Cardinals with -330 odds.
- The New Orleans Saints have -190 odds to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With the NFL season just about a month away from kicking off, bettors can begin taking a look at the betting lines for Week 1 action in order to make the best possible bets.
Kicking off the season the defending Super Bowl Champions, Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Houston Texans in a rematch of the divisional round.
NFL sportsbooks currently have the Chiefs as the favorites here and rightfully so being that they are the current champions.
Chiefs vs. Texans
- Chiefs (-480) vs. Texans (+340)
- Over 54.5 (-110), Under 54.5 (-110)
The Chiefs are clearly the favorites here over the Texans as they currently have the smoking hot hand and especially against the Texans after they had a huge 24-point comeback win in the divisional round.
One important thing to keep in mind is that the Chiefs have most of their key pieces returning this upcoming season while the Texans lost one of their most important offensive pieces in DeAndre Hopkins. That alone should be enough for bettors to bet on the Chiefs for an easy payout.
Looking at the total, the Chiefs will have absolutely no problem holding up their side of the scoring.
The Texans on the other hand, could see some struggles as they are adapting to a new offense. With that being said, bettors can look to take the under here.
San Francisco 49ers Vs. Arizona Cardinals
Another highlight game in the opening week is the Super Bowl 54 runner ups, San Francisco 49ers taking on the revamped Arizona Cardinals.
49ers vs. Cardinals
- 49ers (-330) vs. Cardinals (+265)
- Over 46.5 (-110), Under 46.5 (-110)
It is clear as to why the 49ers are the favorites here as they have arguably one of the most talented defenses in the league today. The Cardinals on the other hand are starting to scratch the surface of their full potential as they have added one of the best wide receivers in the league in DeAndre Hopkins.
Although the Cardinals are starting to get the ball rolling, the 49ers are a tough matchup for any offense to go up against especially one that is still figuring things out. Bettors should take that into consideration here while betting on the Niners.
As for the game total, many might think that the Cardinals will come out explosive, but in reality, it is hard to see San Francisco’s defense letting that happen. Bettors should take note of this and take the under here.
New Orleans Saints Vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tom Brady vs. Drew Brees, what else is there to say about this matchup? The Saints currently have the slight advantage in this one but bettors can expect a close call here.
Saints vs Buccaneers
- Saints (-190) vs. Buccaneers (+165)
- Over 49.5 (-110), Under 49.5 (-110)
Although the Saints have the odds on their side here, there is one thing that every bettor should know. That is that betting against Tom Brady is never a good idea.
Although Brady is entering his first season with the Bucs, bettors can expect him to hit the ground running with his new offense. Not to take anything away from Brees and the Saints as they are bound for another impressive run this year, but Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time and has shown no signs of slowing down.
Getting straight to it, bettors can slam the over on the point total here. Both of these offenses are heavy hitters as the Saints have Michael Thompson and Alvin Kamara backing them up while the Buccaneers have Chris Godwin and Mike Evans, all who are coming off exceptional seasons.
Bettors can expect nothing less of the over in this one.
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