NFL Week 2 Odds
NFL Week 2 Schedule
Starting on Thursday night at 8:25 PM EST, week two of the NFL regular season is scheduled to have 16 games. After Thursday game, 14 games are on Sunday with the first games – eight total – starting at 1:00 PM EST. Another five follow in the 4:00 PM EST start range. The five games scheduled to start in the 4:00 PM slot is the most until week 14.
The final game of Sunday is an NFC championship rematch, kicking off at 8:30 PM EST. Monday returns to normal with a single game starting at the normal time, which is 8:30 PM EST.
Week two of the NFL regular season features two games between 2016 playoff teams, both scheduled for prime time starts. A few other interesting games for week 2 include the Dallas Cowboys facing the Denver Broncos, Doug Pederson squaring off against his former mentor Andy Reid and a Tom Brady-Drew Brees showdown in New Orleans.
Week one of the NFL regular was tough to predict and week two is not much easier. Still, there are 16 games this weekend, and with such as a large amount of games, there are a few options to wager. Two road teams, one favourite and one underdog, an over bet on a primetime game and a two-team moneyline parlay make the best betting lines for week two of the NFL season.
National Football League Picks Week 2
- Arizona at Indianapolis: Arizona -7.5 (-105) at Sports Interaction
After collapsing in the fourth quarter last week against the Detroit Lions, the Arizona Cardinals continue their season opening road trip with a stop in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Colts were absolutely abysmal on Sunday, surrendering 46 points to the Los Angeles Rams, who only averaged an NFL worst 14 points per game last season. Andrew Luck is ruled out again for Sunday’s game, and without him, the Colts are probably the worst team in the NFL. The Cardinals may see the line move a little, due to the absence of David Johnson. Watch this line close and wager on it closer to game time as it could move slightly in favour of the Colts.
- Washington at Los Angeles Rams: Washington +2.5 (+110) at Sports Interaction
The Washington Redskins came out flat in week one versus the Eagles, but the team has the ability to rebound on the road against the Los Angeles Rams in week two. The Rams had the biggest win in the NFL in week one, but they need to string together consecutive quality offensive outings before they can be considered a legitimate team to wager on. The last time these two teams played, the Redskins limited the Rams to just 217 yards of offence in a 24-10 victory. The Rams have one of the worst home crowds in the league, which will make life easier for Kirk Cousins on Sunday. Take Washington as the road underdog.
- Green Bay at Atlanta: Over 53.5 (-110) at Sports Interaction
With two MVP quarterbacks duking it out on Sunday night, the over bet should be where the big money will likely go. Matt Ryan led the Atlanta Falcons to a 44-21 win over the Green Bay Packers in last year’s playoffs and a 33-32 win in the 2016 regular season. That is an average of 65.5 points in the two games, giving some margin for error coming into week two. However, both quarterbacks topped the 300-yard mark in week one and should continue to be two of the best statistical quarterbacks entering week two.
- Tampa Bay & Baltimore: Moneyline (-147) at Sports Interaction
For the final pick of week two, a different strategy than normal is being applied. Two home favourite should be parlayed this weekend to increase potential winning. The Baltimore Ravens slapped around Bengals but will be in for a closer game against the Browns. Two of the last three meetings – all wins by the Ravens – have been decided by six points or less. The other game to bet on the moneyline has the Bears playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Last year Tampa Bay stomped the Bears, winning 36-10. However, after a weird week where the Bucs game was cancelled, it is hard to see them winning by so much in week two. Both games start at 1:00 PM EST.
Week one of the NFL season was anything but predictable. Offenses were slow to start, defences touchdowns were plentiful, and few games were really all that close. In fact, week one of 2017 saw the fewest games decided by seven points or in a week one since 2012. Also in week one, road teams had a slight advantage straight up, winning 8 of the 15 games.
Some other interesting things to note coming into week two include what teams are currently leading their divisions. The Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills all lead their respective divisions entering week two of the season. Considering the Bills had the best Super Bowl odds prior to the season, at around 40-1, this is a strange sight to behold. Recapping fantasy and player props, week one did not see the usual suspects atop the leader board.The best players in week one were Alex Smith, Sam Bradford and Jared Goff. Some of the greatest disappointment were Tom Brady, Russell Wilson and Le’Veon Bell.
Some big injuries occurred in the first week of the season. The most notable injury is to running back David Johnson. Johnson, who led the NFL in touchdowns and yards from scrimmage last season is now set to miss 2-3 months with a wrist injury. Other injuries of note include Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson tearing his ACL and Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby dislocating his ankle. Robinson is out for the year, while Darby is expected to miss six weeks.
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