The $Line Introduction, Week 1 Picks

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Welcome to the $Line for the NFL! Check out our Week 1 Picks below. Image via NBC Sports.

Isn’t it crazy to think that NFL Football is back again? It feels like so long ago that we watched the Chiefs defeat the 49ers in the Super Bowl, and the craziness of 2020 has made this period of waiting feel like an eternity.

Well, football fans, get ready for a fantastic and interesting season, as this will surely be one of the weirdest seasons in NFL history.

Welcome to The $Line. Every week, Joe Eckstein – @JoeEckstein_ on Twitter – and I will give our moneyline, spread, and over/under predictions for every NFL game for the week. We will keep a running tally all-season long, and you will be able to see our progress both week-by-week and across the whole season.

Without further ado, here are our week 1 picks!

*Just for reference, the team listed first is the home team. A negative (-) sign means that team is favored to win in the game, whereas a positive (+) sign means the team is the underdog. All betting information is taken from ESPN prior to the Thursday Night Football game. All the text that is not in bold for spreads and over/under is the starting line for our predictions. Our actual predictions are in bold next to or below the starting line.

# = Betting information here was taken from CBS Sports because it was not available at the time from ESPN.

Eric Fenstermaker’s Picks (@EricSFensty)

MoneylineSpreadOver/Under
Season ResultsN/AN/AN/A
Previous Week’s ResultsN/AN/AN/A
GamesMoneylineSpreadOver/Under
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston TexansChiefs 24-13KC (-9) KC (-9)54.5 Under
Washington Football Team vs. Philadelphia EaglesEagles 27-17PHI (-6) PHI (-6)42.5 Over
Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle SeahawksSeahawks 31-24SEA (-1.5) SEA (-1.5)48.5 Over
Buffalo Bills vs. New York JetsBills 16-14BUFF (-6.5) NYJ (+6.5)39 Under
Detroit Lions vs. Chicago BearsLions 23-21DET (-3) CHI (+3)44.5 Under
Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay PackersVikings 30-23MINN (-3) MIN (-3)46 Over
New England Patriots vs. Miami DolphinsPatriots 21-20NE (-6.5) MIA (+6.5)42.5 Under
Carolina Panthers vs. Las Vegas RaidersRaiders 23-19LV (-3) LV (-3)48 Under
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis ColtsColts 27-21IND (-8) (JAX +8)45.5 Over
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland BrownsRavens 33-20BAL (-8) BAL (-8)48.5 Over
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles ChargersBengals 27-13LAC (-3) CIN (+3)43.5 Under
New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersBuccaneers 31-28NO (-3.5) TB (+3.5)49 Over
San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals49ers 23-21SF (-7) ARI (+7)47 Under
Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas CowboysCowboys 24-20DAL (-3) DAL (-3)51.5 Under
New York Giants vs. Pittsburgh SteelersGiants 27-26PITT (-5.5) NYG (+5.5)47.5 Over
#Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee TitansTitans 31-21PK Titans41 Over

Joe Eckstein’s Picks (@JoeEckstein_)

MoneylineSpreadOver/Under
Season ResultsN/AN/AN/A
Previous Week’s ResultsN/AN/AN/A
GamesMoneylineSpreadOver/Under
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston TexansChiefs 28-24KC (-9) HOU (+9)54.5 Under
Washington Football Team vs. Philadelphia EaglesEagles 17-9  PHI (-6) PHI (-6)42.5 Under
Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle SeahawksSeahawks 35-24SEA (-1.5) SEA (-1.5)48.5 Over
Buffalo Bills vs. New York JetsBills 17-10BUFF (-6.5) BUFF (-6.5)39 Under
Detroit Lions vs. Chicago BearsLions 21-17DET (-3) DET (-3)44.5 Under
Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay PackersPackers 28-21MINN (-3) GB (+3)46 Over
New England Patriots vs. Miami DolphinsPatriots 31-14NE (-6.5) NE (-6.5)42.5 Over
Carolina Panthers vs. Las Vegas RaidersPanthers 28-24LV (-3) CAR (+3)48 Over
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis ColtsColts 21-17IND (-8) JAX (+8)45.5 Under
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland BrownsRavens 34-24BAL (-8) BAL (-8)48.5 Over
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles ChargersBengals 17-10LAC (-3) CIN (+3)43.5 Under
New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersSaints 41-27NO (-3.5) NO (-3.5)49 Over
San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals49ers 35-27SF (-7) SF (-7)47 Over
Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas CowboysCowboys 41-20DAL (-3) DAL (-3)51.5 Over
New York Giants vs. Pittsburgh SteelersSteelers 28-24PITT (-5.5) NYG (+5.5)47.5 Over
#Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee TitansTitans 24-21PK Titans41 Over

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