The 2018 NFL season kicks off this week when the Atlanta Falcons face the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. The NFL Week 1 odds favor the Eagles by 1-point to beat the Falcons.
Atlanta Falcons vs Philadelphia Eagles NFL Week 1 Odds & Predictions
The NFL Week 1 odds favored the Eagles as 3.5-point when the line opened last week. With Carson Wentz still not cleared for contact the NFL week 1 spread dropped to 1-point.
What: NFL Week 1
Who: Atlanta Falcons Vs Philadelphia Eagles
When: 8:20 PM ET, Thursday, Sept 6th, 2018
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Spread: Eagles -1 -125
Moneyline: Falcons +115, Eagles -135
Stream: NBC Sports
Why Bet On The Atlanta Falcons NFL Week 1 Odds
While the NFL week 1 odds favor are against the Falcons, the 1-point spread hardly covers the Eagles home field advantage in this tilt. So should you bet on the Atlanta Falcons to beat the Philadelphia Eagles?
The Falcons have stewed all off-season on their close divisional round playoff loss to Philly. Combine that with the Eagles roster being decimated via free agency, their coaching staff being poached and injuries to several starters and the Falcons are a smart pick.
Why Bet On Philadelphia Eagles NFL Week 1 Odds
Usually betting on the defending Super Bowl champions in Week 1 the following year is a smart bet. The defending champs have won 12 of the 14 NFL Kickoff games it’s hosted. But should you bet on the Eagles who will be without QB Carson Wentz, WR Alshon Jeffery, DT Tim Jernigan, LB Nigel Bradham, ST Chris Maragos?
If Wentz doesn’t go the Eagles have the luxury of trotting out Super Bowl 52 MVP QB Nick Foles. Combine that with a ravenous home crowd’s first look at their Super Bowl champions on home-field and the Eagles could pull out a W.
Atlanta Falcons vs Philadelphia Eagles NFL Week 1 Betting Predictions
In Year 2 in Steve Sarkisian’s offense, Matt Ryan believes this is the best Falcons team since he joined the team. With the offensive weapons they have and a highly underrated defense, I agree with Ryan’s opinion. Once Philly’s roster heals, they will be a smart bet all season long, but until then I am betting against the Eagles.