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NFL Week 1: Odds and point spread on the football games

 Yet another NFL football season is upon us and most of the bettors are looking for the best odds and point spreads on the upcoming Week 1 games. As usual we are here to look at the latest odds and numbers offered on the Week 1 NFL games, as posted by the online sportsbooks. For the first week of the pro football season, we have found the best odds to be offered by the offshore sportsbook Bookmaker (official website), so let's take a look what the bookie's got going.

 The opening game of the 2008-2009 NFL football season is the match-up between the Washington Redskins at the New York Giants. The raining Super Bowl winner will host the first game in NFL Week 1 and the odds are on the Giants' side. At Bookmaker the NY Giants are the favorite team to win the game with odds -200, while the Redskins will come out on the Turf with money line +170. The point spread on the Redskins - Giants game is currently sitting at -4 points chalk the NY Giants and the total expected is at 41 points with both bets paying out on -110 odds. Betting trends from the preseason and last season show that Washington is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 games and the total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games, while the Redskins have won 4 of the last five games. Meanwhile the Giants will start NFL Week 1 with perfect spread record at 5-0 against the spread in their last 5 games. Neither team has reported injuries for the Week 1 game.

 Here are the rest of the NFL Week 1 betting odds, as posted by the online sportsbook Bookmaker in the format "Team, Point-Spread, Total, Money Line":

CINCINNATI -1½-110 o38-110 -125
BALTIMORE +1½-110 u38-110 +105

NY JETS -3-110 o36-110 -160
MIAMI +3-110 u36-110 +140

HOUSTON TEXANS +6½-110 o43-110 +230
PITTSBURGH -6½-110 u43-110 -270

JACKSONVILLE -3EV o37-110 -165
TENNESSEE +3-120 u37-110 +145

DETROIT -3-115 o41-110 -175
ATLANTA +3-105 u41-110 +155

SEATTLE +1-110 o38½-110 -105
BUFFALO -1-110 u38½-110 -115

ST. LOUIS +7½-110 o44-110 +285
PHILADELPHIA -7½-110 u44-110 -335

DALLAS -5-110 o49½-110 -240
CLEVELAND +5-110 u49½-110 +200

CAROLINA +9-110 o42-110 +370
SAN DIEGO -9-110 u42-110 -450

ARIZONA -2½-110 o42-110 -145
SAN FRANCISCO +2½-110 u42-110 +125

CHICAGO +9½-110 o44-110 +425
INDIANAPOLIS -9½-110 u44-110 -525

MINNESOTA +2½-110 o38-110 +120
GREEN BAY -2½-110 u38-110 -140

DENVER -3-105 o41½-110 -155
OAKLAND +3-115 u41½-110 +135

 Published on 09/02/2008

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