NFL Week 2 SU Picks

Posted by Eric Williams on Monday,September 11, 2017 5:34, EDT in

Can Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs look as good as they did in their Week 1 rout of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots? Will Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks be able to find the end zone after failing to do so against Green Bay in their opener? Last but not least, do the New York Jets stand a snowball’s chance in you know where of pulling off the upset over Derek Carr and the explosive Oakland Raiders? If you’re looking for straight-up (SU) moneyline winners for NFL Week 2, then look no further! The majority of the betting odds for Week 2 are already out, so be sure to check them out before picking out your bets.

NFL Week 2 SU Picks

Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) at Kansas City Chiefs (1-0)

When: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Live Stream: NFL Live
NFL Week 2 Odds: Kansas City -4.5 / Total: 47.5

Expert Analysis

The Eagles shut Washington out 11-0 in the fourth quarter to pick up the convincing 30-17 win in their opener. Second-year quarterback Carson Wentz was solid in completing 26 of 39 passes for 307 yards with two touchdowns and one interception to help Philly cover the spread as a 1-point road favorite. The Eagles also forced four turnovers in the win while limiting Washington to just 64 rushing yards in the win.

Kansas City stunned Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in their 42-27 season-opening win while covering the spread as an 8-point road dog just as I predicted. Veteran quarterback Alex Smith was phenomenal in completing a blistering 28 of 35 passes for 368 yards and four touchdowns while running back Kareem Hunt seized the opportunity handed to him as Kansas City’s new starting running back by rushing for 148 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries while adding five receptions for 98 yards and two additional scores. Smith hit Tyreek Hill and Hunt with touchdown bombs of 75 and 78 yards, respectively.

While Philadelphia was solid in their Week 1 win, the Chiefs are the pick for me to win outright in Week 2, seeing as how they have an elite defense that I expect will make Carson Wentz and Philly’s offense struggle.

While the Eagles have compiled a perfect 5-0 ATS mark in their last 5 games in the month of September, the Birds are also just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games while Kansas City has gone 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their L/7 games against a team with a winning record. Simply put, I like Kansas City to get it done as head coach Andy Reid beats his former team.

NFL Week 2 Betting Trends

  • Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-7 SU in the last 8 games on the road
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 games
  • Kansas City is 11-3 SU in the last 14 games
  • The total went UNDER in 7 of Kansas City’s last 8 games at home

NFL Week 2 Pick: Kansas City 31 Philadelphia 24

San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks

When: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 4:25 PM ET
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
Live Stream: NFL Live
NFL Week 2 Odds: Seattle -12.5 / Total: 43

Expert Analysis

The Seattle Seahawks never found the end zone in their 17-9 Week 1 loss against Green Bay as Russell Wilson was limited to just 158 passing yards and Seattle was limited to just 90 rushing yards.

No matter, the Seahawks are the easy SU pick in this Week 2 NFC West divisional matchup seeing as how San Francisco looked awful offensively in their 23-3 smackdown loss against Carolina on Sunday and have real problems at quarterback where veteran Brian Hoyer playing like a third-string backup. The Niners were limited to just 51 rushing yards in their regular season opener and Hoyer passed for a modest 193 yards with one interception.

Are the Seahawks are a safe bet in NFL Week 1?

The Seahawks are extremely difficult to beat at home and will have a small measure of desperation to avoid the home loss in this contest. Simply put, go along with the whopping 81 percent of public bettors that like the Seahawks to get it done in this one!

NFL Week 2 Betting Trends

  • San Francisco is 3-12-1 ATS in the last 16 games
  • San Francisco is 1-15 SU in the last 16 games
  • The total went OVER in 7 of San Francisco’s last 9 games on the road
  • Seattle is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Seattle is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

NFL Week 2 Pick: Seattle 35 San Francisco 7

NY Jets (0-1) at Oakland Raiders (1-0)

When: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 4:05 PM ET
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
Live Stream: NFL Live
NFL Week 2 Odds: Oakland -13.5 / Total: 43.5

Expert Analysis

The New York Jets clearly have problems as evidenced by their 21-12 Week 1 loss against Buffalo while failing to cover the spread as 7.5-point road dogs as veteran quarterback Josh McCown threw two costly interceptions and the Jets finished with a pitiful 38 rushing yards.

Oakland got past Tennessee 26-16 by limiting Marcus Mari`ota and the Tennessee Titans to just six second half points while Derek Carr completed 22 of 32 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns. No matter how you look at this Week 2 matchup, there’s no way the Jets have a chance of pulling off the outright upset.

New York head coach Todd Bowles has major problems at quarterback where josh McCown is clearly not the answer and Christian Hackenberg is apparently not ready to replace the aging veteran. If you didn’t know before, now you do. The Jets are undoubtedly tanking for the No.1 overall pick in next year’s NFL Draft and a shot to take either Sam Darnold or Wyoming signal-caller Josh Allen. The Raiders have gone 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in the month of September and have absolutely no chance of losing this week 2 mismatch.

NFL Week 2 Pick: Oakland 38 NY Jets 14