NFL Preseason Week 2 Sure Winners
Will the defensive-minded Baltimore Ravens beat and batter Jay Cutler or whomever starts under center for the Miami Dolphins when they meet in the NFL preseason Week 2? Moreover, will Buffalo Bills running back LeSean ‘Shady’ McCoy get a small measure of revenge against his former team when Buffalo visits the City of Brotherly Love? Find out more about the current betting odds for this NFL preseason at MyBookie.
On the other hand, will Jameis Winston give Blake Bortles a schooling on how to actually play quarterback when his Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit their in-state rivals in Jacksonville? Last but not least, which team is offering the most value when the Seattle Seahawks and their perennially powerful defense host the Minnesota Vikings and their equally overpowering defense?
If you’re looking for sure-fire NFL winners this preseason (who isn’t?) in the hopes of boosting the annual betting bankroll long before the start of the 2017 regular season, then you’re in luck as I offer up a quartet of Week 2 preseason picks that are sure to please!
A Closer Look at the NFL Preseason Week 2 Sure Winners
Thursday, August 17
Baltimore Ravens (8-8) at Miami Dolphins (10-6)
Where: Hard Rock Stadium at 7:00 PM ET
Precipitation % 17%
Cloud Cover 27%
Wind 8 mph E
Stadium Type Open
Analysis: While both of these franchises failed to bring in Colin Kaepernick to help address their sad quarterbacks’ situations, the Ravens are the pick to get the SU win, seeing as how they’ve absolutely owned the Dolphins by going a perfect 7-0 ATS in the last seven meetings, including 5-0 ATS in their last five visits to South Beach. Baltimore is also 5-1 ATS in their last six games on grass while the Fins are just 6-13 ATS in their last 19 home games. Last but not least, any team that was desperate enough to sign the pitiful jay Cutler, deserves to lose! Baltimore wins in a thriller.
NFL Preseason Week 2 Pick: Baltimore 24 Miami 23
Buffalo Bills (7-9) at Philadelphia Eagles (7-9)
Where: Lincoln Financial Field at 7:00 PM ET
Precipitation % 1%
Cloud Cover 29%
Wind 7 mph S
Stadium Type Open
Analysis: The Bills are heading in a new direction under head coach Sean McDermott and they’ve got some real talent on the offensive side of the ball. However, since this Week 2 matchup will feature mostly backups and the Birds are playing at home with a lot of things they want to improve upon, I think the Birds are the right pick to get the SU win at the very least.
The Bills are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall while Philadelphia is a robust 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on grass. The bottom line for this matchup is that I’m expecting Nick Foles to lead Philadelphia to the narrow win over Buffalo’s T.J. Yates.
NFL Preseason Week 2 Pick: Philadelphia 28 Buffalo 24
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7) at Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13)
Where: EverBank Field, 8:00 PM ET (ESPN)
Chance of a Thunderstorm: 27°C/81°F
Precipitation % 31%
Cloud Cover 50%
Wind 5 mph NNW
Stadium Type Open
Analysis: The Tampa bay Buccaneers are looking to bust into the playoffs after going 9-7 and narrowly missing out last season while the Jacksonville Jaguars simply want to get back to being a respectable team after winning a paltry three games a year ago.
While I’m no fan of Bucs backup Ryan Fitzpatrick, I am going to urge you to back Tampa Bay to get the SU win, not because they have the better backup quarterback in this affair, but because they have the better team and are much further along with their cohesiveness than the rebuilding Jags are under new head coach Doug Marrone. Tampa Bay is 5-1 ATS in their last six road games while Jacksonville is just 1-4 ATS in their last five home games. Tampa Bay wins by almost a touchdown.
NFL Preseason Week 2 Pick: Tampa Bay 27 Jacksonville 21
Friday, August 18
Minnesota Vikings (8-8) at Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1)
Where: CenturyLink Field, 10:00 PM ET (NFLN)
Very cloudy: 58°F
Humidity is 94%
Wind is South-southwest 4 mph
Visibility is 7.705003 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg
Analysis: I like Minnesota head Coach Mike Zimmer and his team’s powerful defense, but for me, the Seattle Seahawks are the easy pick to get the win in this Week 2 matchup mostly because Seattle backup Trevone Boykin could outplay Minnesota backup Case Keenum almost in his sleep. The Vikings are just 1-5 ATS in their last six road games and have a bunch of question marks on offense while Seattle has gone a polar opposite 5-1 ATS in their last six home dates and have just a couple of areas of concern this preseason, mostly getting back to being a power rushing team.
NFL Preseason Week 2 Pick: Seattle 23 Minnesota 21