NFL Trio Of Underdogs You Should Bet On During Week 2

Posted by Eric Williams on September 14, 2016 in

If you’re an online NFL Sportsbook betting aficionado, then you know that there’s nothing like making a winning wager – by betting on a bankroll-boosting underdog whose chances of winning are far undervalued.

Thanks to the expert analysis and free picks that you’re about to get on a trio of Week 2 underdogs, you’re going to have three great opportunities to cash in on a trio of value-packed underdogs. Okay, with that said, let’s go!

Analyzing The NFL Trio Of Underdogs You Should Bet On During Week 2



Tampa Bay at Arizona -6.5

When: 4:05 PM ET, Sunday, September 18, 2016
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Analysis: All I can say is that it is now crystal clear that second-year signal-caller Jameis Winston is going to be a star in the NFL, if he isn’t quite yet. The former Florida State star led the Buccaneers to an emphatic 31-24 win over NFC South division rival Atlanta in a contest that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score indicates.

The Arizona Cardinals looked nothing like the Super Bowl title contender they were supposed to be in their humbling 23-21 Week 1 loss to the Tom Brady-less New England Patriots. Now, I’m expecting the Bucs and Winston to make another statement by easily covering the spread against Arizona. I know Tampa Bay has gone 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games, but Arizona has also gone 1-4 ATS in its last five games.

For me, the growth of Winston is clearly evident while Arizona and veteran signal-caller Carson Palmer consistently underachieve, generally at the worst time possible. The Cardinals may be playing at home, but I smell an upset looming for the blossoming Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

My Pick: Tampa Bay 31 Arizona 28

Indianapolis at Denver -6

When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, September 18, 2016
Where: Sports Authority Field, Denver, Colorado

Analysis: The Denver Broncos may have shut down Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers in Week 1 to get the narrow 21-20 SU win and ATS cover as a 3-point home dog, but I’m going with Andrew Luck and the underdog Indianapolis Colts to get the huge upset in this Week 2 affair after putting 35 points on the board in their crushing 39-35 loss against Detroit in their opener last weekend.

The Colts have won two straight and three of four over the Broncos since Andrew Luck became the starting quarterback in Indianapolis and I believe they’re going to get another upset win as Luck makes all the plays that Cam Newton failed to. Indianapolis may be 2-4 ATS in its last six games while Denver has won five straight at home, but odds and trends be damned – Andrew Luck has Denver’s number!

My Pick: Indianapolis 27 Denver 21

Miami +6.5 at New England

When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 18, 2016
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Analysis: I’ve ripped Ryan Tannehill and the underachieving Miami Dolphins for years, but I’m bringing that to an end at least for one week. While the New England Patriots looked really solid in their hard-fought 23-21 Week 1 win over Arizona as a 9.5-point road dog without Tom Brady under center, I thought Miami was just as impressive in their opener despite losing to Seattle 12-10 as a 10.5-point road underdog.

While the Patriots have owned the AFC East and are perennial playoff participants to Miami’s often underachieving ways, the Dolphins have more than held their own against New England recently. Miami has won three of the last five meetings against New England and just looked like a different team under new head coach Adam Gase than they ever were under previous head coach Joe Philbin.

I loved the effort of Ndamukong Suh and the rest of Miami’s front seven and I believe they’re going to get after Jimmy Garoppolo while forcing him into at least one costly turnover. While Miami is just 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games and New England has gone 4-1-1 ATS in its last six games at home, I’m going to urge you to back the Dolphins for the huge upset!

My Pick: Miami 24 New England 21