Sports-Odds.com is pleased to announce the current opening betting lines have been posted by the odds makers for every game on the 2013 NFL Schedule Week 1. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos will play host to the current Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens in the opening game of the regular season on Thursday Night Football at 8:00 PM EST. The Broncos will be looking to avenge their 38-35 double overtime NFL Divisional Playoff loss to the Ravens in this match up. Manning’s squad knows they can beat this team, in Week 15 last season they beat the Flacco & Company 34-17 in Baltimore. The current betting odds show the Broncos -7.5 point home favorites against the Ravens with the Total set at 48.5 points.
There are 10 early games on the 2013 NFL Schedule Week 1 that will be played on Sunday September 8th. There are a few key early match ups that will impact divisional races including when the Minnesota Vikings take on the Detroit Lions on Ford Field in the NFC North. In this game the NFL betting odds makers have the Lions currently sitting as -5.5 point home favorites against the Vikings with the Total set at 46.5 points. Another key early game will be when the Atlanta Falcons head down to the Big Easy to take on the New Orleans Saints in a key NFC South match up. The Saints are -3 point home favorites against the Falcons with the Total set at 54.5 points.
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There are two Sunday afternoon games on the 2013 NFL Schedule Week 1. The biggest of the two will be when the Green Bay Packers head to San Francisco to take on the current NFC Champion 49ers. In 2012 these two NFC powerhouses met in week 1 with the Packers being the favorite in Green Bay but San Francisco pulled off the upset as a road dog and secured a 30-22 win. The Packers has a second chance to avenge the loss in the NFL Divisional Playoff Round, but the Collin Kaepernick proved to be too much even on Lambeau Field, San Francisco won 45-31 and went on to represent the NFC in the Superbowl. The NFL odds makers currently have Niners -5 point home favorites with the Total set at 48.5 points.
The NBC Sunday Night Football Game is sure to set the pace in the NFC East when the New York Giants head down to Texas to taken on the Dallas Cowboys at 8:30 PM EST. These two squads met in the season opener last season, which saw the Cowboys pull off the 24-17 upset over the Giants in New York. Quarterback Tony Romo threw for 437 yards with 1 touchdown and 4 interceptions when they lost 29-24 to the Giants at Dallas Stadium in Week 8. The current NFL betting odds show the Cowboys -3 point home favorites against the Giants with the Total set at 48.5 points.
There are two ESPN Monday Night Football games on the board but the one that will garner the most attention will be when the Philadelphia Eagles head down to DC to take on the Washington Redskins in a key NFC East divisional match up. There are so many plot lines in this game like whether head coach Chip Kelly’s up-tempo offensive will translate to wins in the NFL? Will Eagles quarterback Michael Vick play better this season showing he deserves the starting job? How will RG3’s surgically repaired knee hold up now that head coach Mike Shanahan has named him the Redskins starting quarterback? NFL bettors will be tuning in to watch this exciting game. The odds makers have the Redskins -4 point home favorites against the Eagles with the Total set at 51.5 points.
Here is a complete list of the current betting odds for the entire 2013 NFL Schedule Week 1 provided by Bovada.lv:
THURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th
8:00 PM EST – Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos -7.5 on NBC (48.5)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th Early Games on CBS
1:00 PM EST – New England Patriots -10.5 at Buffalo Bills (50)
1:00 PM EST – Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers -7 (42)
1:00 PM EST – Kansas City Chiefs -4 at Jacksonville Jaguars (41)
1:00 PM EST – Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears -3 (41.5)
1:00 PM EST – Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns -1 (41)
1:00 PM EST – Oakland Raiders at Indianapolis Colts -10 (47)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th Early Games on FOX
1:00 PM EST – Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints -3 (54.5)
1:00 PM EST – Tampa Bay Buccaneers -4 at New York Jets (40)
1:00 PM EST – Seattle Seahawks -4 at Carolina Panthers (45)
1:00 PM EST – Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions -5.5 (46.5)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th Late Games on FOX
4:25 PM EST – Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers -5 (48.5)
4:25 PM EST – Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams -4.5 (40.5)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th Evening Game on NBC Sunday Night Football
8:30 PM EST – New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys -3 (48.5)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th on ESPN Monday Night Football
7:10 PM – Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins -4 (51.5)
10:20 PM – Houston Texans -4.5 at San Diego Chargers (44)