With Thursday night’s release of the 2022 NFL schedule, sportsbooks are adding Week 1 odds to their wagering menus. The season opens with Bills vs. Rams on Thursday, September 8, the Bucs visit the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football, and the first Monday night game of the season features Russell Wilson’s return to Seattle as a member of the Denver Broncos.
The NFL traditionally opens the season at the home of the defending Super Bowl champs — in this case, SoFi Stadium near Los Angeles. There is early disagreement among sportsbooks as to the favorite in this game.
Opening odds at SuperBook USA have the Rams priced as short favorites with a total of 52.5, per a tweet from director John Murray, while FanDuel went Buffalo -1 (-105) with a total of 51.5.
Rams -1 @SuperBookSports
— John Murray (@vegasmurray) May 12, 2022
NFL · Thu (9/8) @ 8:20pm ET
|SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California|
Sunday Night Football Opener
For the second year in a row, the Bucs and Cowboys open the season against each other, this time in Dallas. Again, there’s a discrepancy between the SuperBook and FanDuel, the former opening Tampa -1.5 (52), the latter dealing Tampa -2.5 (51.5).
In Week 1 last season, the Bucs prevailed 31-29 at home but failed to cover the 10-point spread.
NFL · Sun (9/11) @ 8:20pm ET
|AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas|
Broncos vs. Seahawks Opens MNF
Wilson’s Broncos open as road favorites against his former mates. The SuperBook has Denver -3.5 with a total of 41, while FanDuel offers Seattle +4.5 (42.5).
— Louie (@ldonofrio00) May 12, 2022
Broncos vs. Seahawks also marks the debut of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on ESPN’s MNF telecasts.
NFL · Mon (9/12) @ 8:15pm ET
|Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington|
More Week 1 Betting Lines
Here is the rest of the Week 1 slate, with point spreads and totals from the SuperBook, one of the first books to post these numbers. All of these games are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 11.
Ravens (-4.5, 45) at Jets
Saints (-3.5, 42) at Falcons
Patriots at Dolphins (-3, 45)
Browns (-4.5, 43.5) at Panthers
Steelers at Bengals (-6.5, 44.5)
49ers (-6.5, 42) at Bears
Eagles (-4, 46.5) at Lions
Colts (-8, 44) at Texans
Jaguars at Commanders (-3.5, 44)
Chiefs (-3, 53) at Cardinals
Raiders at Chargers (-4, 51.5)
Packers (-2, 49) at Vikings
Giants at Titans (-6.5, 44)
Check back at Gaming Today over the next several days, as we’ll have plenty more betting information on the NFL’s 2022 schedule.