2023 NFL Week 1 Betting Preview, Action Report and More

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Don Shapiro
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Ally Melendez can hardly contain herself as the looooong wait is finally over and the 2023 NFL season has arrived.  We here at Gambling911.com are just as excited.  For live odds visit BetOnline here.


To give you a full preview and expert predictions on the top games on the card, Anthony Becht joins Drew Butler to discuss their thoughts and picks for the upcoming week.

But first, Gabe Ikard will join Drew to look into some of the game he has an eye out for in the College Football odds board. With the big storyline being will Coach Prime and the Colorado Buffaloes get another big win?

Odds and Ends

Thursday Night Football features the Lions vs. Chiefs and a number that has come down from -7 to -4.5 favoring Kansas City.

Action for the most part appeared to be heavy for KC at around 65% or greater on the 4.5 spread.

Kansas City sits atop of the Sagarin Ratings at 26.69.  With home field advantage (2.00) we get a number of 28.69 and a line of -7.28 (Detroit is No. 12 at 21.41), representing an underlay of around 3 points.

The line change is a result of the status of both Travis Kelce (hyperextended knee) and Chris Jones (contract) being up in the air.  We would note that Sagarin does not factor in injuries right away.

Some of the more lopsided action we see across the board includes:

Commanders seeing 90% or greater of the spread action versus the Cardinals as a -7 home favorite, the Eagles seeing 70% or greater of the spread action as a +2.5 dog in New England and the Ravens a -10 home favorite versus the Texans getting all the public love.

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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