The Seattle Seahawks open their Super Bowl title defense at home on Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers, and the opening Week 1 NFL betting lines at the sportsbooks have them listed as favorites at CenturyLink Field in the contest.
At 5Dimes the Seahawks head into the week as 5-point home favorites against the Packers for Thursday Night Football, with Super Bowl winners having posted an 18-2 SU mark in their opening game the following year in the past two decades. Those teams, though, were just 11-9 ATS.
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The Week 1 NFL betting slate on Sunday then includes several favorites of a touchdown or more on the opening odds at 5Dimes, including Pittsburgh favored by 7 points at home over Cleveland, Chicago favored by 7 points at home over Buffalo, Philadelphia favored by 11 points at home over Jacksonville, and Denver favored by 7.5 points at home over Indianapolis in the day’s primetime matchup.
There are just three road favorites on the NFL opening Week 1 odds, with New Orleans at +2.5 in Atlanta, New England at +4.5 in Miami, and San Francisco at +5.5 in Dallas. The Cincinnati at Baltimore and Carolina at Tampa Bay matchups for Sunday sit as pick’ems at 5Dimes heading into the week.
For the Monday Night Football doubleheader the NFL opening betting lines at 5Dimes then have the Lions favored by 4.5 points at home over the Giants, and the Cardinals favored by 3 points at home over the Chargers.
Week 1 NFL Opening Betting Lines at 5Dimes:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Green Bay at Seattle (-5), 8:30pm ET
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
New Orleans at Atlanta (+2.5), 1:00pm ET
Minnesota at St. Louis (-3.5), 1:00pm ET
Cleveland at Pittsburgh (-7), 1:00pm ET
Jacksonville at Philadelphia (-11), 1:00pm ET
Oakland at NY Jets (-4.5), 1:00pm ET
Cincinnati at Baltimore (pick’em), 1:00pm ET
Buffalo at Chicago (-7), 1:00pm ET
Washington at Houston (-1.5), 1:00pm ET
Tennessee at Kansas City (-4.5), 1:00pm ET
New England at Miami (+4.5), 1:00pm ET
Carolina at Tampa Bay (pick’em), 4:25pm ET
San Francisco at Dallas (+5.5), 4:25pm ET
Indianapolis at Denver (-7.5), 8:30pm ET
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
NY Giants at Detroit (-4.5), 7:10pm ET
San Diego at Arizona (-3), 10:20pm ET