NFL Week 1 Odds: Majority of Money Coming in on Ravens

Get inside the NFL odds for Week 1, including line moves and betting splits at the biggest sportsbooks in the industry. Check the latest line for the Ravens-Raiders on Monday Night Football.

Last Updated: Jun 6, 2021 1:00 PM ET Read Time: 4 min

Welcome to the first NFL Sunday of the 2021 season. 

NFL Week 1 odds have been on the board since the spring, slowly taking betting action and adjusting to all the happenings of a busy offseason, crazy camp, and packed preseason. 

Now, in the final hours before kickoff, the bulk of the NFL betting action is showing up at sportsbooks and we’re tracking all the line moves, sharp bets, and public plays.

That includes some wild line movement for one of the biggest games on the Week 1 board: Cleveland at Kansas City. The Chiefs opened as big as 6.5-point home favorites but that spread looks very different as we count down to that 4:25 p.m. ET gametime.

Here are all of the NFL Week 1 odds and line moves to know: 

These are the NFL odds for Week 1, headlined by a rematch between the Browns and Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium this Sunday.

Matchup Time Spread Over/Under
Cowboys at Buccaneers Thurs, 8:20 p.m. ET Buccaneers -8.5 52.5
Steelers at Bills Sun, 1 p.m. ET Bills -6.5 48
Jets at Panthers Sun, 1 p.m. ET Panthers -3.5 45
Jaguars at Texans Sun, 1 p.m. ET Texans +3.5 46
Cardinals at Titans Sun, 1 p.m. ET Titans -2.5 53.5
Chargers at Washington Sun, 1 p.m. ET Washington -2 45
Eagles at Falcons Sun, 1 p.m. ET Falcons -3 49
Seahawks at Colts Sun, 1 p.m. ET Colts +2.5 48
Vikings at Bengals Sun, 1 p.m. ET Bengals +3 47
49ers at Lions Sun, 1 p.m. ET Lions +9 45.5
Browns at Chiefs Sun, 4:25 p.m. ET Chiefs -5 54.5
Dolphins at Patriots Sun, 4:25 p.m. ET Patriots -3.5 43.5
Broncos at Giants Sun, 4:25 p.m. ET Giants +3 41.5
Packers vs Saints Sun, 4:25 p.m. ET Saints +3.5 49.5
Bears at Rams Sun, 8:20 p.m. ET Rams -8 46.5
Ravens at Raiders Mon, 8:15 p.m. ET Raiders +4 50

Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook as of September 12, 2021

Opening line

Buccaneers -6.5, Over/Under 52

Why the line moved

UPDATE 7:40 P.M. THURSDAY, SEPT 9: Just an hour away from kickoff, and action on the Bucs has finally slowed. After the spread got as large as -9.5 for Tampa Bay during the 24 hours leading up to the game, continued buyback on the Cowboys now sees the spread at -8.5 at DraftKings.

As of 5:30 p.m. ET, 68 percent of the money and 70 percent of bets were on the Bucs, while 60 percent of the money and 58 percent of bets were on the Over 53.0.

Opening line

Bills -6, Over/Under 49.5

Why the line moved

UPDATE 12:15 P.M. SUNDAY, SEPT 12: Some books are dropping to Buffalo -6 (-115) with underdog action showing up on the Steelers. BetAmerica/TwinSpires books are dealing the Bills -6 as are some online shops. 

There are still plenty of books hanging Pittsburgh +6.5, so depending on which side you like, you’ll want to shop for the best odds for your opinion. Our Covers Consensus shows 55 percent of picks on Buffalo less than a hour out from kickoff.

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Opening line

Panthers -4.5, Over/Under 43

Why the line moved

UPDATE 7:08 A.M. SUNDAY, SEPT 12: This spread was as high as Carolina -5.5 earlier in the week but has dwindled as low as -3.5 with some Jets +4 (-115) still on the board at some online sportsbooks as of Sunday morning.

This could be some classic reverse line movement, indicating sharper play or big bets on New York, as sportsbooks are reporting heavy bet counts and handle on the Panthers. According to DraftKings, 68 percent of the handle is on the home team while 69 percent of bets taken are also on the Panthers.

Opening line

Texans +3, Over/Under 45.5

Why the line moved

UPDATE 7:15 A.M. SUNDAY, SEPT 12: You’ll want to shop around for the best spread for you bet on this Week 1 game, with Jaguars -3 and Texans +3.5 still available across the market – both of those advantageous lines are carrying extra juice.

FanDuel sportsbooks are reporting heavy betting action on Jacksonville, with 94 percent of the handle and 81 percent of bets on the new-look Jags. Other operators are trending toward the Jaguars as well but not as high as those percentages. Our unbiased Covers Consensus is showing 56 percent of picks on Jacksonville. 

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Opening line

Titans -2.5, Over/Under 51

Why the line moved

UPDATE 7:30 A.M. SUNDAY, SEPT 12: Late money on the Cardinals has pushed this spread through the key number of a field goal to Titans -2.5 (-120) at some books. However, there are still some Arizona +3 (-115) lines out there. DraftKings sportsbooks are reporting 76 percent of the money and 74 percent of bets riding on Tennessee at home. 

This total is also among the tallest on the Week 1 board, currently sitting at 54 points, which is up from 52.5 earlier in the week. DraftKings is drawing 68 percent of the O/U handle on the Over while 58 percent of bets on the total are also leaning Over.

Opening line

WFT +1.5, Over/Under 44.5

Why the line moved

UPDATE 7:35 A.M. SUNDAY, SEPT 12: This has been one of the most interesting lines to monitor this offseason. After opening at a pick’em and moving to -1 Los Angeles, injury news this week sparked a move to WFT -1 and that has grown as large as -2.5 at some online books.

According to Circa sportsbook in Las Vegas, Washington -1 was their most popular contest pick for Week 1. Our Covers Consensus data is showing 58 percent of picks on the home side. 

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Opening line

Falcons -3.5, Over/Under 47

Why the line moved

UPDATE 7:45 A.M. SUNDAY, SEPT 12: This spread has ping-ponged between Falcons -3 and -3.5 the past week and depending on which side you like you can find both spreads out there, so shop around. 

DraftKings sportsbooks are reporting a relatively even ticket count on this game (54 percent of bets on Philadelphia), however, the handle is more decisive with 60 percent of action on the underdog Eagles. 

Our Covers Consensus – not swayed by geographic factors and home fanbases in states with legal betting – is showing the opposite in terms of bet count, with 56 percent of picks on Atlanta.  

Opening line

Colts -3, Over/Under 52

Why the line moved

UPDATE 7:50 A.M. SUNDAY, SEPT 12: With Colts QB Carson Wentz expected to play just six weeks after undergoing foot surgery, this line can be found anywhere from Seattle -2.5 (-115) to Indianapolis +3 (-110) as of Sunday morning. 

According to FanDuel sportsbooks, 61 percent of bets are on Seattle, but 59 percent of the money is on Indy - setting up a possible "Joes vs. Pros" game between sharps and squares. This spread opened Colts -3 back in May and was sitting at -2.5 before the Wentz injury this summer, taking a lot of money on Seattle before books pulled the game off the board and reopened the Seahawks as road favorites. 

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Opening line

Bengals +3, Over/Under 48

Why the line moved

UPDATE 8:00 A.M. SUNDAY, SEPT 12: Minnesota -3 seems to be the industry standard on this game, coming down a half point from -3.5 over the past week. 

DraftKings sportsbooks have taken heavy action on the road chalk, with 79 percent of the handle and 67 percent of the bet count on the Vikes. Other sportsbooks aren’t seeing as dramatic a lean to Minnesota and our Covers Consensus actually shows just 54 percent of picks on the Vikings.   

Opening line

Lions +7, Over/Under 45.5

Why the line moved

UPDATE 12:40 P.M. SUNDAY, SEPT 12: Action continues to pour in on the 49ers, quickly moving through the dead numbers of -8 and -8.5 as well as push through -9. Online sportsbook Pinnacle is as high as San Francisco -10 (+110)/Detroit +10 (-121).

Since 2000, Week 1 double-digit underdogs are 15-6 ATS (71%), including 4-0 ATS since 2015. Covers Consensus shows 67 percent of picks on the road chalk while DraftKings sportsbook – which is dealing Niners -9 – is reporting 74 percent of the handle on San Francisco.

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Opening line

Chiefs -6.5, Over/Under 53

Why the line moved

UPDATE 6:50 A.M. SUNDAY, SEPT 12: This spread has slowly dropped all week, with some online sportsbooks even going to Kansas City -4.5 as of Sunday morning. The bulk of the market is dealing -5 or -5.5, which is down from the opening line of Chiefs -6.5 back in the spring.

This movement comes despite sportsbooks reporting heavy ticket counts and handle in favor of the host team, with FanDuel drawing 68 percent of bets and 75 percent of the money on Kansas City. Our Covers Consensus shows 62 percent of picks on the Chiefs. 

Opening line

Patriots -2.5, Over/Under 44.5

Why the line moved

UPDATE 8:15 A.M. SUNDAY, SEPT 12: Late-week action on the Patriots has bumped this spread from New England -3 to -3.5 at most sportsbooks. However, there are some heavily-juiced Pats -3 still out there if you can shop around.

Our Covers Consensus is seeing 56 percent of picks on the home side and sportsbooks like FanDuel are reporting similar betting patterns. DraftKings sportsbooks is heavier on the Patriots in terms of handle, with 69 percent of the money on Bill Belichick’s team. 

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Opening line

Giants +1, Over/Under 42

Why the line moved

UPDATE 8:20 A.M. SUNDAY, SEPT 12: Money on the Broncos has moved this spread from Denver -2.5 to -3 with New York +3 priced as high as -120 as of Sunday morning.

The total for this game is the lowest on the Week 1 board, opening at 42 back in the spring, climbing to 43 over the summer, but sinking to 41.5. While ticket count on the Over/Under is even at DraftKings sportsbooks, the Under has taken 66 percent of the handle on the total.

Opening line

Saints -3, Over/Under 50.5

Why the line moved

UPDATE 8:30 A.M. SUNDAY, SEPT 12: This line seems to have settled at Green Bay -3.5 after a wild summer of Aaron Rodgers drama and a shift in venue to Jacksonville due to Hurricane Ida. 

Some shops are dealing Packers -3.5 (-115) which could indicate a move to -4 should late money show up. And with this being a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, books have most of the day to take more action. 

The total on this game opened at 50.5 but has come down to 49.5 points in the past few days. According to our Covers Consensus, 68 percent of O/U picks are siding with the Over.  

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Opening line

Rams -6.5, Over/Under 44.5

Why the line moved

UPDATE 8:35 A.M. SUNDAY, SEPT 12: Plenty of parlays and teasers will hinge on the final game of Sunday. 

Books are seeing more Rams money show up and have moved off L.A. -7.5 to -8 as of Sunday morning. That line could continue to run, as bookmakers are more aggressive through dead numbers like eight, and could sit -8.5, -9 or even -9.5 by kickoff Sunday night.

According to DraftKings sportsbooks, 84 percent of the money is riding on the Rams while 72 percent of tickets are also on Los Angeles. 

Opening line

Raiders +3.5, Over/Under 51

Why the line moved

UPDATE 8:40 A.M. SUNDAY, SEPT 12: The betting markets have had time to react to the rash of injuries to the rushing game in Baltimore, moving this spread from Ravens -4.5 to as low as -3.5 before a market move to -4 as of Sunday morning.

According to FanDuel sportsbooks, 78 percent of bets and 83 percent of money is riding on the Ravens. However, the Circa Millions contest in Las Vegas is reporting that Raiders +4 is the fourth-most popular pick in the pool for Week 1.

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