The 2019 NFL season is finally here, and the action begins Thursday night with the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers for another chapter in the league's most historic rivalry.
The return of pro football means it's Christmas in September for sports bettors. Football is the most popular sport in the betting world, and everyone has a clean slate entering Week 1.
There was a ton of player movement in the offseason, with multiple superstars changing teams and shifting the balance of power in both conferences as a result. This makes it difficult to accurately handicap teams going into the new season, but that also means there's value to be found because some of these spreads could be way off in hindsight.
Without further ado, let's take a look at the latest NFL odds (via the Westgate SuperBook) and make picks against the spread for every Week 1 matchup. Each pick is italicized.
Thursday, Sept. 5
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears (-3)
Sunday, Sept. 8
Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings (-4)
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles (-10)
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets (-3)
Baltimore Ravens (-6.5) at Miami Dolphins
San Francisco 49ers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (pick 'em)
Kansas City Chiefs (-3) at Jacksonville Jaguars
Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns (-5)
Los Angeles Rams (-2.5) at Carolina Panthers
Detroit Lions (-3) at Arizona Cardinals
Cincinnati Bengals at Seattle Seahawks (-9.5)
Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Chargers (-6.5)
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys (-7)
Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots (-5.5)
Monday, Sept. 9
Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints (-7)
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders (pick 'em)
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