- NFL Week 1 betting odds are out following the release of the NFL season schedule.
- The first game of the season features the Detroit Lions (+6.5) and the Kansas City Chiefs.
- The first MNF of the 2023 season sees the Buffalo Bills as a 1.0-point road favorite over the New York Jets.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The NFL schedules dropped on Thursday, which means fans can find odds for the Week 1 games of the 2023 NFL season.
The first game of the 2023 NFL season is between the Detroit Lions and the Kansas City Chiefs on September 7, where the Chiefs are favored on NFL gambling sites.
2023 First Thursday Night Football Odds
- Detroit Lions +6.5 (-110)
- Kansas City Chiefs -6.5 (-110)
The Lions are a souped-up version of the team that almost made the NFL Playoffs last year, and the schedulers bought into the hype, giving them a primetime spot against the defending champs.
The Chiefs have nothing left to prove, but the fact that they’re favored by almost a touchdown does go to show that the online gambling sites might be a little less bullish on the Lions than the NFL schedulers are.
2023 First Monday Night Football Odds
- Buffalo Bills -1.0 (-110)
- New York Jets +1.0 (-110)
The first Monday Night Football game of the 2023 NFL season features the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets.
The Bills are fresh off of another failure to make the AFC Championship Game, while the Jets finally have their elite quarterback after trading for Aaron Rodgers.
The Rodgers trade seems to have pushed the Jets into the realm of “plausible contenders” but not into truly elite status at online gambling sites.
The Bills, even on the road, are being regarded as slight favorites. Odds like this are genuinely not common – 1-point spreads are not what bettors are used to seeing – but it should be remembered that the Bills were 6-2 SU on the road in 2022.
The Jets also just acquired Rodgers, while the Bills have had most of their core intact for several years – perhaps the sportsbooks expect growing pains from this newly put-together Jets squad.