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NFL Opening Week Lines Sees Significant Movement With QB Shuffling

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Normal betting thresholds have been activated and NFL week 1 odds are posted. Summer saw promotional odds posted with low limits, but since then QB changes have taken place in Denver, Houston, New England, Dallas, Minnesota, and Philadelphia causing major offseason shifts in the lines. It all opens up Thursday night with the Super Bowl rematch between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. Trevor Siemian takes over at QB replacing Peyton Manning who retired, not to mention for presumed replacement Brock Osweiler, who instead landed in Houston. As a result of all the quarterback shuffling, Carolina is actually laying three on the road over opening up as a 2.5-point underdog, albeit with low caps on the maximum bets. In fact, all major sportsbook are charging -125 on favorite Panthers at laying a field goal. Check out the Thursday Night Football breakdown.

Rookies Dak Prescott in Dallas and Carson Wentz in Philadelphia make their signal calling debuts in home games. The first Sunday Night Football game has New England, minus suspended superstar Tom Brady, getting six-points at Arizona. Monday night sees what has become a traditional double-header to open up the season with Pittsburgh at Washington and Los Angeles at San Francisco. Both MNF contests has the road team favorite. In fact, six teams are laying the number on road in the opening week odds. Expert NFL week 1 picks are at OffshoreInsiders.com

Week 1 NFL odds for Sunday are reviewed: 

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