NFL Schedule 2019 Week 1 Opening Lines and Spreads Released

Mike Esposito
Super Bowl LIII - New England Patriots v Los Angeles Rams
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The schedule for the 2019 NFL season was released Wednesday night and the oddsmakers at FanDuel Sportsbook followed suit and have Week 1 lines in place for all those bettors eager to place their first wagers for the upcoming football season.

The Week 1 slate features several rivalry games, including Thursday's season opener between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, as well as two Monday night games to close out the week.

The biggest opening-line favorite is the Philadelphia Eagles (-400), who are 8-point favorites over the visiting Washington Redskins (+330). The smallest Week 1 line is a 4:25 p.m. EST contest with the Detroit Lions visiting the Arizona Cardinals, and the team with the first overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft is a 1-point favorite.

Meanwhile, at 54 points, the New Orleans Saints (-310) and Houston Texans (+260) have the highest over/under total of all Week 1 games.

Another marquee matchup in Week 1 takes place on Sunday Night Football, when the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots (-270) begin their title defense against the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers (+230). The Pats are 6.5-point favorites at home in Foxborough.

These opening lines and spreads are just the start of six months of upcoming NFL football games to look forward to. Plus, the NFL Draft is bound to shake things up as we make our way toward the kickoff of the 2019 NFL season.

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