With kick-off times quickly approaching, let’s get started with the latest betting odds.
In Depth Analysis On The Highlights Four Best NFL Bets To Make In Week 2
Tennessee at Detroit -5.5When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 18, 2016
Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
After watching Matthew Stafford’s newfound leadership skills lead the Detroit Lions to a thrilling 39-35 victory over Indianapolis in Week 1, I just don’t see any way the explosive Lions fall to a Tennessee Titans team that fell completely apart in the second half of their humbling 25-16 Week 1 loss against Minnesota.
For this Week 2 pairing, I like the strong-armed Stafford to lead Detroit to a solid home win and ATS victory. The Titans are 5-21-3 ATS in their last 29 games following a straight up loss while Detroit has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four games and a near-perfect 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a straight up win.
My Pick: Detroit 31 Tennessee 24
New Orleans Saints at New York GiantsWhen: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 18, 2016
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
NFL Odds: NY Giants -5 / Total: 53.5
The Saints and Giants have two of the best and most experienced quarterbacks in the game and I expect both to light up the scoreboard against their mostly defenseless opponents in this Week 2 NFC showdown. Keep your wager on this affair simple. Expect a high-scoring affair that plays over the games Over/Under total.
My Pick: Over 53.4 Total Points
Baltimore -7 at ClevelandWhen: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 18, 2016
Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
I know the Baltimore Ravens weren’t overly impressive in their modest 13-7 Week 1 win over Buffalo as a 3.5-point favorite, but I don’t think there’s any way that Joe Flacco and company fail to put a serious beat-down on a Cleveland Browns team that looked completely inept in their 29-10 Week 1 loss to Philadelphia. Ironically enough, with the loss of starting quarterback Robert Griffin III,
While I believe Cleveland could be better under veteran Josh McCown than they were under injured starter Robert Griffin III, the fact of the matter is that the Browns have problems all over the place and likely won’t be able to protect McCown much more than they did RG3 last weekend when the former Baylor star was basically running for his life. Baltimore has generally been a perennial playoff participant for the better part of the last 15 years and I think they’re going to have extra motivation all season long after their injury-riddled campaign in 2015.
While the underdog in this series has gone 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings, the road team in this AFC North divisional series has gone 3-0-1 ATS in their last four meetings while Baltimore has compiled a robust 6-1-1 ATS mark in their last eight meetings in Cleveland. Baltimore wins and covers!
My Pick: Baltimore 28 Cleveland 17
Seattle at L.A. RamsWhen: 4:05 PM ET, Sunday, September 18, 2016
Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
NFL Odds: Seattle -6.5
I know the Seattle Seahawks struggled in their narrow 12-10 Week 1 win over Miami and never came close to covering the NFL betting line as a double-digit home fave, but I don’t see them having any problems putting away a Los Angeles Rams team that looked completely inept in its 28-0 Week 1 shutout loss against San Francisco on Monday night.
While here’s no denying that the Rams generally give the Seahawks a tough way to go in their NFC West divisional clashes, I don’t see that happening not this time around, even with Russell Wilson having a gimpy ankle. I fully expect the Seahawks to pound the snot out of veteran quarterback Case Keenum, much like the Niners did while stacking seven in the box to shut down the gifted Todd Gurley.
Seattle is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games while Los Angeles has gone 3-7 SU in its last 10 games. The Seahawks win this NFC West divisional showdown going away!
My Pick: Seattle 31 L.A. Rams 0