2018 NFL Preseason Week 2 Sure Losers.

2018 NFL Preseason Week 2 Sure Losers

Written by on August 14, 2018

If you’re looking for some NFL betting value with the second week of preseason action just days away, then you’re going to love the duet of Week 2 picks that you’re about to get. Just like looking for sure winners is a good way of finding value, the polar opposite is true if you can find teams that have the look of sure losers. I’ve identified two teams that look like they’re both going to have little to no chance at winning this coming week.

2018 NFL Preseason Week 2 Sure Losers

New York Giants at Detroit Lions

  • When: Friday, August 17, 2018, 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Ford Field
  • NFL Odds: Detroit Lions -3
Not only did the New York Giants suffer a humbling 20-10 loss to Cleveland in their preseason opener, but more importantly, the G-Men have some serious questions marks at backup quarterback where No. 2 Davis Webb doesn’t look like he’s going to cut it. Webb completed just 9 of 22 passes for 70 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions against the Browns while third-stringer Alex Tanney went 3-for-7 for 49 yards and rookie Kyle Lauletta, 6-for-9 for 48 yards. While the Detroit Lions certainly didn’t look very encouraging in their 16-10 preseason-opening loss to Oakland, they’ve got a more than capable backup in veteran Matt Cassel as he showed by going 10 of 18 for 81 yards while younger backup Jake Rudock also impressed by going 12-for-19 for 84 yards. While neither quarterback threw a touchdown or interception, they are by far, better than New York’s backups in this contest. With the Lions playing at home, I say they’re the easy pick to win and cover the spread. Pick: Detroit Lions -3

Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers

  • When: Friday, August 17, 2018, 7:30 pm
  • Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
  • NFL Odds: Carolina Panthers -3
Miami lost their preseason opener to Tampa Bay 26-24 last week and like the Giants, they’ve got their fair share of problems when it comes to the backup quarterback position. While backup David Fales looked decent by going 8 of 11 for 115 yards, it’s clear that veteran Brock Osweiler and fourth string roster hopeful Bryce Petty probably shouldn’t be in the league. The Panthers are favorites to beat the Dolphins in the 2018 NFL Preseason Week 2. The Panthers won their preseason opener by beating Buffalo 28-23 despite being on the road. Backup quarterbacks Taylor Heinicke and Garrett Gilbert both played excellent football by combining for 214 passing yards with one touchdown apiece and no interceptions. I’m going to advise you to back the Carolina Panthers to get the win and cover the chalk against the Dolphins based on the fact that they have the better backup quarterbacks, they’re playing at home and have the far better defense – and head coach. Keep it simple and go with the Panthers in this one NFL betting buffs. Pick: Carolina Panthers -3