On Thursday the NFL released their full schedule for all 32 teams. Las Vegas, never to miss an opportunity to make some money, followed it up with their first set of odds for the first week of NFL action in 2017.
Take a look at the odds for the first slate of games for next season:
Thursday, September 7
New England Patriots (-7, 50) vs Kansas City Chiefs
Sunday, September 10
Buffalo Bills (-5.5, 41.5) vs New York Jets
Atlanta Falcons (-6, 51) @ Chicago Bears
Houston Texans (-4, 42.5) vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Washington Redskins (-2.5, 47) vs Philadelphia Eagles
Detroit Lions (-3, 49) vs Arizona Cardinals
Tennessee Titans (-1, 53) vs Oakland Raiders
Miami Dolphins (-2.5, 47.5) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cincinnati Bengals (-1.5, 43.5) vs Baltimore Ravens
Indianapolis Colts (-3, 47.5) @ Los Angeles Rams
Green Bay Packers (-3, 50) vs Seattle Seahawks
Carolina Panthers (-4, 48.5) @ San Francisco 49ers
Dallas Cowboys (-5.5, 51) vs New York Giants
Monday, September 11
Minnesota Vikings (-3.5, 48.5) vs New Orleans Saints
Denver Broncos (-4, 44) vs Los Angeles Chargers
With this site being a Pittsburgh Steelers site, you might be wondering where are the odds for the black and gold as they head to Cleveland to play the Browns in Week 1? Relax, it is the main focus of the article.
Pittsburgh Steelers (-8.5, 47) @ Cleveland Browns
The Steelers are 8.5-point favorites over the Browns, and while those are heavy odds in today’s NFL, especially for a road team, many fans might wonder why the spread isn’t higher. To those fans it is worth reminding that these lines are fluid. They will change between now and the start of the regular season.
What could possibly change? Well, the NFL Draft is this upcoming weekend, and if either team hits the ball out of the park, it could cause the line to change. But the biggest reason for lines to change is due to injury. If a key member of either team suffers an injury during training camp, or the NFL Preseason, the line will naturally be adjusted accordingly.
With that said, if you like the Steelers giving the Browns 8-points and the hook, place your bet before the line changes.