The 2020 NFL betting season is FINALLY here and NFL Week 1 odds are indicating some interesting betting trends. There are a few exceptions, but for the most part, the public is reaching a consensus on most games. And to be clear, these NFL consensus picks seems to have little to do with who is favored.

The New York Jets, a 6.5-point underdog, is attracting 73% of all betting handle against the Buffalo Bills. On the flip side, the Philadelphia Eagles, a 6.5-point favorite, accounts for 82% of the total handle put down on their Week 1 matchup with the NFL’s Washington franchise.

 

 

NFL Week 1 Public Betting Picks

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
CLE Browns +7.5 25% 27% Over 47.5 54% 67% +285 13% 9%
BAL Ravens -7.5 75% 73% Under 47.5 46% 33% -335 87% 91%
IND Colts -8.5 75% 76% Over 45.0 26% 41% -435 94% 90%
JAX Jaguars +8.5 25% 24% Under 45.0 74% 59% +360 6% 10%
PHI Eagles -5.5 88% 86% Over 42.5 50% 58% -245 89% 91%
WAS Football Team +5.5 12% 14% Under 42.5 50% 42% +210 11% 9%
NY Jets +6.5 34% 32% Over 39.5 46% 55% +240 15% 12%
BUF Bills -6.5 66% 68% Under 39.5 54% 45% -278 85% 88%
MIA Dolphins +6.5 31% 42% Over 41.5 58% 58% +260 36% 23%
NE Patriots -6.5 69% 58% Under 41.5 42% 42% -305 64% 77%
CHI Bears +2.5 64% 56% Over 43.0 41% 40% +114 83% 69%
DET Lions -2.5 36% 44% Under 43.0 59% 60% -129 17% 31%
GB Packers +2.5 53% 58% Over 45.0 36% 58% +120 81% 74%
MIN Vikings -2.5 47% 42% Under 45.0 64% 42% -137 19% 26%
SEA Seahawks -3 80% 77% Over 49.0 64% 74% -143 72% 65%
ATL Falcons +3 20% 23% Under 49.0 36% 26% +125 28% 35%
LV Raiders -2.5 70% 67% Over 47.5 66% 56% -143 40% 51%
CAR Panthers +2.5 30% 33% Under 47.5 34% 44% +125 60% 49%
LA Chargers -2.5 58% 58% Over 42.0 28% 54% -143 50% 52%
CIN Bengals +2.5 42% 42% Under 42.0 72% 46% +125 50% 48%
ARI Cardinals +6.5 56% 52% Over 48.0 83% 72% +255 34% 21%
SF 49ers -6.5 44% 48% Under 48.0 17% 28% -295 66% 79%
TB Buccaneers +3.5 53% 57% Over 48.0 88% 89% +150 75% 61%
NO Saints -3.5 47% 43% Under 48.0 12% 11% -175 25% 39%
DAL Cowboys -2.5 64% 78% Over 51.5 69% 56% -139 55% 61%
LA Rams +2.5 36% 22% Under 51.5 31% 44% +123 45% 39%
PIT Steelers -6 86% 81% Over 46.0 22% 43% -245 79% 84%
NY Giants +6 14% 19% Under 46.0 78% 57% +210 21% 16%
TEN Titans -2 77% 79% Over 41.0 59% 80% -159 69% 69%
DEN Broncos +2 23% 21% Under 41.0 41% 20% +140 31% 31%

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NFL Week 1 Divisional Games

NFL Week 1 features a load of divisional games, which adds another interesting element to the mix for bettors. Divisional foes are always familiar with one another and this often leads to wacky results.

Out of the underdogs, the public is heaviest on the Jets, Dolphins, Packers, Buccaneers, and Cardinals. However, the public is all over the favorites in a few of these divisional matchups. It’s no surprise to see bettors put more faith in the Super Bowl-winning Chiefs, especially after Kansas City knocked the Texans out of the playoffs last year by way of a remarkable comeback.

Of the non-divisional games, the Denver Broncos are the reason for the largest disparity in betting splits. The Broncos account for 90% of the total handle as 1.5-point favorites against the Tennessee Titans. Tennessee is coming off of a trip to the AFC East Championship Game last season, but many project Drew Lock to have a breakout year in 2020.

All odds via DraftKings Sportsbook.