NFL Preseason Week 2 Winning ATS Betting Picks

NFL Preseason Week 2 Winning ATS Betting Picks

Written by on August 14, 2017

Will Mitch Trubisky put on another good performance in NFL Preseason Week 2 against Arizona to give the Chicago Bears’ front office something to think about before the start of the regular season? Will Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise signal-caller Jameis Winston give Jacksonville counterpart Blake Bortles a lesson in how to actually play the quarterback position?Last but not least, will the Seattle Seahawks be able to hold down the fort at home against a head coach in Minnesota’s Mike Zimmer that takes the preseason as seriously as he does the regular season? You’re about to find out the answer to all three questions as I offer up my trio of expert winning ATS picks and NFL betting odds for Week 2 of the preseason.

Analyzing the NFL Preseason Week 2 Winning ATS Betting Picks

Chicago Bears (3-13) at Arizona Cardinals (7-8-1)

When: NFL Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 PM ETWhere: University of Phoenix StadiumTV: NFL NetworkRadio: Sirius XM RadioLive Stream: NFL Game PassNFL Preseason Odds: Arizona Cardinals -3½ (-105)Analysis: The Chicago Bears were on the wrong end of a 24-17 Week 1 loss against Denver in their scrimmage opener, but got a really good effort out of their rookie signal-caller as Mitch Trubisky completed 18 of 25 passes for 166 yards and one touchdown. The Arizona Cardinals picked up a solid 20-10 win over the Oakland Raiders in their opener as starter Carson Palmer and veteran backup quarterback Drew Stanton both tossed one TD pass apiece.For this Week 2 pairing, I’m going to urge you to back the Cardinals to get their second straight win as Palmer and Stanton combine again to outplay Trubisky and Chicago’s ‘other’ quarterbacks, including starter Mike Glennon and veteran backup Mark Sanchez.The Cardinals also apparently found another gifted running back on their roster in the form of rookie Elijhaa Penny and have plenty to play for as they look to get back in the playoffs after having their two-year run snapped last season. Chicago is just 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against Arizona while the Cardinals have gone 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games. Arizona gets the outright win and ATS cover.NFL Preseason Pick: Arizona 27 Chicago 17

Preseason NFL Week 2 Updated Losing Picks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7) at Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13)

When: NFL Saturday, August 19 at 8:00 PM ETWhere: EverBank FieldTV: NFL NetworkRadio: Sirius XM RadioLive Stream: NFL Game PassNFL Preseason Odds: Jacksonville Jaguars -1½ (-110)Analysis: Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be looking to bounce back from their humbling 23-12 Week 1 preseason loss against Cincinnati while Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars look to build on their surprising 31-24 Week 1 win over New England.The Jags got touchdown passes from backups Chad Henne and Brandon Allen and rushing scores from first round draft pick Leonard Fournette and fellow running back Corey Grant to beat the Pats while Tampa Bay got some uninspiring lay from backup Ryan Fitzgerald while allowing Cincinnati backup Jeff Driskel to throw one TD pass and rush for another.The Jags got touchdown passes from backups Chad Henne and Brandon Allen and rushing scores from first round draft pick Leonard Fournette during NFL preseason.While the Jags looked really good in winning their opener and Tampa Bay most certainly did not, I’m thinking the Bucs will be a bit more desperate to get the W in Week 2 than they were in their opener. It certainly doesn’t bode well for the Bears that Trubisky looked like their best quarterback last week even though he’s scheduled to sit behind Glennon for the vast majority of his rookie season if not the entirety of it. 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. The Buccaneers win by a touchdown while Jameis Winston shows Blake Bortles a thing or two about playing quarterback.NFL Preseason Pick: Tampa Bay 27 Jacksonville 21

Minnesota Vikings (8-8) at Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1)

When: NFL Friday, August 18 at 10:00 PM ETWhere: CenturyLink Field, 10:00 PM ETTV: NFL NetworkRadio: Sirius XM RadioLive Stream: NFL Game PassNFL Preseason Odds: Seattle Seahawks -3 (-110)Analysis: Minnesota man-handled Buffalo in their 17-10 Week 1 preseason win last week while Seattle rolled all over the Chargers in their 48-17 scrimmage opener.  With a near-perfect 13-1 record, it’s clear that Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer takes his preseason games as seriously as the regular season, but Seattle’s Pete Carroll isn’t far off with a 19-10 career mark in the preseason.Still, for this Week 2 NFC clash, I’m going to advise you to back the Seahawks for the same reason they won in Week 1, backup Trevone Boykin is a really gifted player, even if he hasn’t seen a lot of action since the Seahawks took a flyer on him as an undrafted free agent a year ago. The Vikings are just 1-5 ATS in their last six road games while Seattle has gone a polar opposite 5-1 ATS in their last six home dates. This one should be a thriller people!NFL Preseason Pick: Seattle 23 Minnesota 21