If Week 1 is anything to go by, we are in for a fun season in the NFL this year. It was not a successful start for new head coaches, with Ron Rivera in Washington the only one to get a win for his team. It was a similar story with big name QB’s who changed address this offseason, with Cam Newton the only one to pick up the W on his debut. It is, as it always is, very easy to overreact after the opening week of football, but we are probably going to need to see a couple of more weeks of action before we can start to pass serious judgement on every team in the league. Making picks in the early going is still a rather hazardous task, but we are going to try and do just that. Besides our SU picks, we will have O/U and ATS selections coming your way. These can be played as singles, as a parlay, or as selections to be added to your own. Let’s get right to it so you can bet against their NFL odds.
2020 NFL Betting | Week 2 Straight Up Picks
Chicago Bears over New York Giants
With the picks that we make here, we are going to try and find some value plays as opposed to simply picking an overwhelming favorite. The Chicago Bears found a way to win in Week 1, with QB Mitch Trubisky coming to life late in a 27-23 win over the Detroit Lions. I am still not 100% sold in the Bears this season, but this pick is more about what the Giants do, or don’t do, on the road. The Giants are actually 4-2 SU in their last 6 meetings with Chicago, but it is their road form that concerns me. They are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games played away from home, while also going 1-8 SU in their last 9 road games versus teams from the NFC.
LA Rams over Philadelphia Eagles
I am going against a very solid trend with this one, but from what I saw in Week 1, it is a risk worth taking. The Philadelphia Eagles looked to have a rather straightforward opening game, going against a Washington Football team that is expected to struggle this season. The Eagles jumped out to a 17-0 lead before falling apart and losing 27-17. They have won 6 in a row versus the Rams, but I saw enough out of LA in Week 1 to suggest that they might be able to halt that skid. They were efficient on offense and defensively tight against a potent Dallas Cowboys offense in a 20-17 win. I might also take the Rams ATS, so watch for that.
Minnesota Vikings over Indianapolis Colts
This is another one where we are taking a little bit of a shot when you consider previous meetings between these two. The Colts have won 5 straight versus the Vikings, as well as 6 in a row when facing them at home. Indianapolis did not look good in a 27-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, plus they are beginning to see the injuries begin to pile up. The Vikings were hammered 43-34 by the Green Bay Packers, butt his seems like a much easier task for them. I think they rebound with the win in Week 2.