Pro Football Week 1: Biggest Spread, Total Shifts

NFL opening kickoff is a mere two days away, with the Chiefs and Texans setting the stage for the 2020-21 campaign on Thursday night.

William Hill has odds up for all 16 Week 1 games, however which lines and totals have shifted the most since they opened in early May?

Only one Week 1 showdown has seen the favorite flip since the odds were first released. After opening as 1-point underdogs, the Raiders are now 3-point road favorites against the Panthers.

Among all spread bets at William Hill for that game, Las Vegas has attracted 81% of the total number of tickets and 91% of the total dollars wagered. That includes one Nevada bettor who placed $10,000 on Raiders -2.5 (-110) for a total potential payout of $19,090.90, which is the largest NFL Week 1 spread bet taken thus far at William Hill.

A couple of prime-time matchups have also had notable line movement.

In the first leg of the Monday Night Football doubleheader, the Steelers have gone from 3-point favorites to 6-point favorites on the road against the Giants. Pittsburgh has received 79% of the total number of tickets and 92% of the total dollars wagered for all spread wagers in this contest.

In the nightcap, Titans-Broncos is now a pick’em after the Broncos were first 2.5-point home favorites. For all spread bets in this game, Tennessee has generated 62% of the total number of tickets and 61% of the total dollars wagered.

Several totals have bounced around as well, though the under has been responsible for the biggest shifts.

On Thursday night, the over/under for Texans vs. Chiefs is at 54.5, dropping two points from its original 56.5 number. Another Nevada bettor put down $12,000 on under 54 in the season opener for a total potential payout of $22,909.10. That is the largest NFL Week 1 bet as of now at William Hill.

But the biggest total movement comes in a game where there will be two starting quarterbacks making their debuts for their respective teams. Following its 46.5 opener, Chargers vs. Bengals now resides at 43. No. 1 pick Joe Burrow will be under center in Cincy, while Tyrod Taylor takes over for long-time Chargers mainstay Philip Rivers.

Check out William Hill’s biggest NFL Week 1 odds shifts below.

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