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Breaking down odds, lines, betting splits for Week 1 of 2020 NFL season

We go over some Week 1 odds, lines, and betting splits on DraftKings Sportsbook ahead of the NFL’s 2020 season.

Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes calls a play in the huddle with Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Tackle Eric Fisher, Kansas City Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs Running Back Damien Williams, Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receiver Demarcus Robinson, Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receiver Tyreek Hill and the rest of the players during the NFL Super Bowl LIV game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season is here. The first game of the year will kick off on Thursday, and the action will be wrapped up by two Monday Night Football games. DraftKings Sportsbook has odds and lines for Week 1 matchups available, and we’ll go over the betting splits and latest odds for some of those here.

The reigning champion Kansas City Chiefs are the biggest favorites of Week 1 at -455 against the Houston Texans +340. Houston had one of the worst secondaries in the NFL last year and will up against arguably the best passing attack in the game. The Texans also traded away DeAndre Hopkins over the offseason, so it makes sense that Kansas City is the heavy favorite. The Chiefs have an overwhelming 73 percent of the handle on moneyline bets and 79 percent of the total bets.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers are both underdogs, but are capable of completing upsets in their season openers. Tampa Bay is +155 against the New Orleans Saints -190. Adding Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski to a core group that includes Mike Evans and Chris Godwin was already bound make the Buccaneers formidable, but throwing the recently-released Leonard Fournette into the mix adds another dimension. Tampa Bay has 82 percent of the handle on moneyline bets.

The Panthers (+123) were one of the worst teams in the NFL last year, but have made a major upgrade by replacing Kyle Allen with Teddy Bridgewater under center. They’ve also added receiver depth by signing Robby Anderson in free agency. They still have one of the most dangerous running backs in the league in Christian McCaffrey He gives them a chance to overcome the Las Vegas Raiders -150. Las Vegas should be the favorite, but I don’t think it deserves the 71 percent of moneyline bets that the public has helped it reach.

Here’s the the full breakdown of odds, lines, and betting splits for Week 1.

2020 Week 1 NFL betting splits

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
HOU Texans +9.5 33% 25% Over 54.0 49% 58% +340 27% 21%
KC Chiefs -9.5 67% 75% Under 54.0 51% 42% -455 73% 79%
CLE Browns +8 37% 37% Over 48.5 30% 72% +290 15% 13%
BAL Ravens -8 63% 63% Under 48.5 70% 28% -375 85% 87%
MIA Dolphins +6.5 47% 69% Over 43.0 17% 47% +230 63% 32%
NE Patriots -6.5 53% 31% Under 43.0 83% 53% -286 37% 68%
IND Colts -7.5 83% 80% Over 45.0 12% 30% -385 84% 82%
JAX Jaguars +7.5 17% 20% Under 45.0 88% 70% +300 16% 18%
PHI Eagles -6 86% 74% Over 43.0 17% 49% -278 84% 90%
WAS Football Team +6 14% 26% Under 43.0 83% 51% +225 16% 10%
NY Jets +6.5 79% 32% Over 39.5 20% 50% +225 18% 16%
BUF Bills -6.5 21% 68% Under 39.5 80% 50% -286 82% 84%
CHI Bears +3 68% 57% Over 44.0 15% 34% +128 89% 72%
DET Lions -3 32% 43% Under 44.0 85% 66% -155 11% 28%
GB Packers +2.5 26% 39% Over 46.0 28% 67% +123 90% 68%
MIN Vikings -2.5 74% 61% Under 46.0 72% 33% -148 10% 32%
LV Raiders -2.5 92% 81% Over 47.5 84% 41% -150 71% 58%
CAR Panthers +2.5 8% 19% Under 47.5 16% 59% +123 29% 42%
SEA Seahawks -1.5 95% 58% Over 49.0 87% 57% -124 82% 68%
ATL Falcons +1.5 5% 42% Under 49.0 13% 43% +102 18% 32%
LA Chargers -3.5 49% 53% Over 44.0 3% 30% -190 43% 52%
CIN Bengals +3.5 51% 47% Under 44.0 97% 70% +155 57% 48%
ARI Cardinals +7 63% 62% Over 47.0 97% 61% +245 32% 22%
SF 49ers -7 37% 38% Under 47.0 3% 39% -305 68% 78%
TB Buccaneers +3.5 41% 71% Over 49.5 86% 81% +155 82% 61%
NO Saints -3.5 59% 29% Under 49.5 14% 19% -190 18% 39%
DAL Cowboys -2.5 87% 88% Over 51.5 82% 67% -148 69% 63%
LA Rams +2.5 13% 12% Under 51.5 18% 33% +120 31% 37%
PIT Steelers -4 87% 74% Over 47.5 12% 64% -205 77% 75%
NY Giants +4 13% 26% Under 47.5 88% 36% +165 23% 25%
TEN Titans +1.5 6% 28% Over 41.0 53% 89% +104 66% 65%
DEN Broncos -1.5 94% 72% Under 41.0 47% 11% -125 34% 35%

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