Biggest NFL Bets Week 1: Bettor Cashes $100K Bet On Detroit

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Written By Giovanni Shorter | Last Updated
Biggest NFL Bets

The NFL season has officially kicked off and bettors are wagering heavily on NFL Week 1 odds. Let’s take a look at how the public is betting on Week 1 and some of the biggest NFL bets. For example, one of this week’s big NFL bets already cashed, a wager on Lions odds at +4.5.

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Sharps Win Thursday Night Football

Looking at the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs, the public was big on KC to win. KC drew 91% of all wagers on the moneyline at DraftKings Sportsbook. Interestingly, the Lions saw 58% of the total money. This means the big money had an inkling that KC was vulnerable, and that proved turned out correct.

Two notable bets placed at BetMGM include the aforementioned Lions bet. A bettor wagered $155,000 on Lions QB Jared Goff Over 1.5 TDs. Detroit ended up pulling the upset, but Goff finished with just a single TD on the night.

Also at BetMGM, a Kansas City Chiefs fan placed $415,000 on Chiefs over 11.5 wins (-130) this week. The payout here would be $319,230 in profit if this winds up a winning wager.

NFL Week 1 Betting Splits Examined

Notable Spreads Via DraftKings

At DK Sportsbook, the public has jumped on these notable matchups. These are the most one-sided spread wagers at the popular sportsbook.

  • 84% on Jacksonville Jaguars -5 vs. Indianapolis Colts
  • 83% on Philadelphia Eagles -4 vs. New England Patriots
  • 76% on Minnesota Vikings -6 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 75% on Washington Commanders -7 vs. Arizona Cardinals
  • 72% on Cincinnati Bengals -2.5 vs. Cleveland Browns
  • 71% on Baltimore Ravens -10 vs. Houston Texans
  • 70% on Chicago Bears -1 vs. Green Bay Packers

Biggest Moneyline Discrepancies Week 1

The Jags are seeing 97% of the total money and 85% of the public wagers at FanDuel Sportsbook. This is the largest discrepancy in both wagers and money at the popular sportsbook Week 1.

The San Francisco 49ers are seeing 98% of the money and 81% of the public wagers on their matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers at DraftKings. This is DK’s largest discrepancy moneyline matchup this week. 49ers odds are also seeing the most money and public bets with 81% and 89%, respectively, at Caesars Sportsbook.

BetMGM NFL Week 1 Highlights

These are highlights for Week 1 of the NFL season at BetMGM.

Most bet games (tickets)

  1. Browns-Bengals
  2. Patriots-Eagles
  3. 49ers-Steelers

The Browns’ matchup against the Bengals is seeing the most action.

Most bet teams (tickets)

  1. Eagles -4
  2. Bengals -2.5
  3. Steelers +2

Fans are clamoring for Eagles odds against the spread vs. the Patriots. Notably, the Pittsburgh Steelers have seen a lot of action ATS vs. the 49ers.

Most bet teams (handle)

  1. Eagles -4
  2. Steelers +2
  3. Bengals -2.5

The Steelers are also seeing the most money to cover +2 against the 49ers. This contrasts with action at some of the other sportsbooks.

Most bet Overs (tickets)

  1. 49ers-Steelers 41.5
  2. Dolphins-Chargers 51
  3. Titans-Saints 41.5

The 49ers vs. Steelers matchup is also seeing the most action for over/under betting. Action on this matchup might be one of the biggest NFL bets this week.

Most bet Unders (tickets)

  1. Patriots-Eagles 45
  2. Browns-Bengals 47.5
  3. Panthers-Falcons 39.5

NFL fans are expecting a low-scoring effort from the Patriots vs. Eagles matchup with most wagers on the Under 45.

Most bet player props (tickets)

  1. Anthony Richardson under 192.5 passing yards (-115)
  2. JK Dobbins over 58.5 rushing yards (-115)
  3. Calvin Ridley over 62.5 receiving yards (-115)
  4. Rachaad White over 19.5 receiving yards (-125)
  5. Elijah Moore over 2.5 receptions (-110)

A lot of eyes are on NFL rookie Anthony Richardson’s debut with the Indianapolis Colts. Fans are expecting a low-volume effort from the young QB with the Under 192.5 passing yards seeing the most action.

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NFL Week 1 Action

These are some of the biggest NFL bets for Week 1 so far. As the Week 1 continues, expect the sharp bettors to place heavy action on upcoming matchups.