Winning SU Picks NFL Preseason Week 2

Winning SU Picks NFL Preseason Week 2

Written by on August 14, 2017

Will the Baltimore Ravens get another outstanding effort from their defense to both, shut down the Miami Dolphins and improve to 2-0 this preseason or will recently-signed quarterback Jay Cutler lead the dysfunctional Fins to the solid win at home? With the first week of the 2017 NFL preseason now a thing of the past and Week 2  betting odds getting underway in just over 72 hours, it’s time for some expert straight-up (SU) picks that are sure to leave you smiling. Who’s going to bag their first win of the scrimmage season when the Philadelphia Eagles host the Buffalo Bills after both teams dropped their preseason openers? Last but not least, will the Denver Broncos or San Francisco 49ers move to 2-0 after winning their respective preseason openers last week?

A Closer Look at the Winning SU Picks NFL Preseason Week 2

Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins

When: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM ET Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida TV: NFL Network Radio: Sirius XM Radio Live Stream: NFL Game Pass NFL Preseason Odds: Miami Dolphins -2½ (-115) Analysis: The Ravens used a fine effort from their defense to shut down the Washington Redskins in their 23-3 Week 1 preseason win to easily cover the spread as a 2-point home underdog. Baltimore got one TD pass from backup Josh Woodrum and one rushing score from Terrance west to get the win while picking off Colt McCoy in the win and holding Washington to just 39 rushing yards in the win. Miami managed to squeak past Atlanta 23-20 in their preseason opener as backup quarterbacks David Fales tossed two touchdown passes and third-stringer Brandon Doughty tossed one TD pass. For this Week 2 pairing, I’m going to urge you to back the Baltimore Ravens to get the outright road win against Miami because of their superior defense. Miami actually trailed the defending NFC champs 14-10 at the half before the backups came in to win it, but I don;t see that happening this time around against a Ravens defense that looks almost as stingy as it ever has. The Ravens are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against their AFC counterparts while the dolphins have gone 6-13 ATS in their last 19 home games. Baltimore is a perfect 7-0 ATS in their last 7 meetings and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road dates against the Dolphins. Pick: Baltimore 24 Miami 20

Preseason NFL Week 2 Top Predictions and Winning Favorites

Buffalo Bills (7-9) at Philadelphia Eagles (7-9)

When: NFL Thursday, August 17 at 7:00 PM ET Where: Lincoln Financial Field  TV: NFL Network Radio: Sirius XM Radio Live Stream: NFL Game Pass NFL Preseason Odds: Philadelphia Eagles -4 (-110 ) Analysis: The Buffalo Bills are the easy pick to lose this contest even though Philadelphia didn’t exactly set the place on fire in dropping their preseason opener. Buffalo was on the wrong end of a narrow, 17-10 home loss against Minnesota in Week 1 and sent their team the wrong message a week ago by trading their top wide receiver in Sammy Watkins and top cornerback in Ronald Darby. Philadelphia didn’t look very good in their 24-9 scrimmage NFL preseason opening loss against Green Bay last week. Philadelphia didn’t look very good in their 24-9 scrimmage opening loss against Green Bay last week as backup quarterbacks Matt McGloin and Dane Evans both tossed interceptions to cancel out the one TD strike thrown by franchise signal-caller Carson Wentz. For this Week 2 pairing, I’m going to urge you to back the Philadelphia Eagles to get the home win over a Bills team that is searching for answers at the wide receiver position and now, in their secondary as well. The Bills are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall while Philadelphia has gone 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games. The eagles get the win mostly because the Bills are lacking talent on both sides of the ball and were sent a message to their team that their franchise is all about the future, not the upcoming 2017 season. Pick: Philadelphia 28 Buffalo 24

Denver Broncos (9-7) at San Francisco 49ers (2-14)

When: NFL Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 PM ET Where: Levi’s Stadium TV: NFL Network Radio: Sirius XM Radio Live Stream: NFL Game Pass NFL Preseason Odds: San Francisco 49ers -1 (-110) Analysis: The Denver Broncos took out the Chicago bears 24-17 in their Week 1 preseason opener to cash in as a 1-point favorite while the San Francisco 49ers upset the Kansas City Chiefs 27-17 to cover the spread as a 4-point road dog in their opener. While the Niners got some inspired play from third-string backup quarterback C.J. Beathard, they got some mostly lackluster play from starter Brian Hoyer and second-string veteran Matt Barkley which is why I’m going to urge you to back the defensive-minded Denver Broncos to get the road win and ATS cover. Denver has two guys going all-out to earn the starting quarterback position in Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, not to mention they may have a breakout star on their hands in undrafted rookie running back De’Angelo Henderson. Believe it or not, I’m suddenly thinking the Niners will be better off if they start their rookie this season as opposed to clearly mediocre veterans Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley. No matter who’s under center for the Niners in this one, I expect Denver’s defense to harass them into at least one very costly turnover and possibly two. The Broncos are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games while the 49ers are 1-6 ATS in their last seven home games. Pick: Denver 31 San Francisco 17