10 Betting Tips NFL Week 2 🏈
The 2nd week of the NFL season got off to an exciting start as Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 27-24 comeback win over divisional rivals, LA Chargers. Week one already served us its own share of surprises, most notably New York Giants’ slim win over the Titans and the Cowboys scoring only 3 points in their loss to the Bucs. Here are our NFL Betting Tips for week 2.
Note: The figures in the brackets represent each team’s win-loss-tie record.
EXTRA POINT BETS
All bets come with some risks especially in the NFL but these Extra Point Bets are some of the easy ones to hit.
Green Bay Packers (0-1) v Chicago Bears (1-0)
This is a meeting between two of the three oldest teams in NFL history and one of its fiercest rivalries. Despite a loss to the Vikings on opening day, the Packers come into this with a lot of confidence having won the last 6 meetings between these two sides. Chicago’s last win in this fixture came all the way back in 2018 and before that, 2015. Last season, Packers star Quarterback Aaron Rodgers reminded the Chicago fans of how he was a thorn in their flesh screaming, “I own you, I still own you!” as he led his team to a 24-14 victory. He may have struggled last week but there’s nothing like the Chicago Bears to make him want to remind people why he is the reigning back to back league MVP.
Prediction: Green Bay Packers to win @1.25 and Green Bay Packers to score over 24.5 points @1.76
Baltimore Ravens (1-0) v Miami Dolphins (1-0)
The Dolphins won on the opening week as Tua Tagovailoa extended his unbeaten record against the legendary Bill Belichick to 4-0. However, despite the comfortable scoreline (20-7), they weren’t exactly convincing and heavily relied on the Patriots’ inept offense. They travel to Baltimore to face the Ravens who dispatched the New York Jets last week as expected. QB Lamar Jackson threw for 3 Touchdowns as his defense impressively didn’t give up any. This game would be closer than most expect, especially with Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill, arguably the fastest NFL player, enjoying a productive debut last week. Regardless, the home team should have more than enough to get the win.
Prediction: Baltimore Ravens to win @1.53
Cleveland Browns (1-0) v New York Jets (0-1)
The Cleveland Browns took care of business in week 1 as they faced their former QB Baker Mayfield in Carolina. They host the New York Jets who are still missing starting QB Zach Wilson and are in the running for worst team in the NFL. Though they’re also without their starting QB (Deshaun Watson), the Browns defense is just too stacked to succumb to a loss at home to the Jets.
Prediction: Cleveland Browns to win @1.42
Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0) v New England Patriots (0-1)
With 6 Super Bowl titles apiece, this game sees the two most successful teams in NFL history clash in one of Sunday’s early kickoffs. However, these teams are not what they used to be a few years ago and this fixture has lost some of its glamour. The Steelers were last week’s Upset of the Week and they came through with the win in thrilling fashion. However, it did come at a cost as reigning Defensive Player of the Year, TJ Watt has been ruled out for 4 – 6 weeks with a torn pectoral muscle. The Patriots are favoured to win at 1.75 but after Week 1’s performance, that could be a risky pick. Last week, The Steelers defense had 7 sacks, 4 interceptions and 1 forced fumble. If they could do that to last season’s Super Bowl runners-up (the Bengals) while limiting them to just 20pts, they could cause similar damage to the Patriots despite the absence of TJ Watt.
Prediction: Patriots to score Under 21.5pts @1.80
Dallas Cowboys (0-1) v Cincinnati Bengals (0-1)
Both teams come into this game having lost their season openers. The Bengals could have won last week’s game in the last second of regular time or in overtime but two missed kicks saw them succumb to a heartbreaking loss to the Steelers. The Dallas Cowboys, who had the number 1 ranked offense last season, put up just 3pts in the loss to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19-3). However, their biggest loss was their QB, Dak Prescott who fractured the thumb on his throwing hand and had to get surgery. The procedure did go well and Dak Prescott is expected to miss 4-6 weeks of action making the Dallas’ offense more vulnerable than ever. This game should be low scoring as both teams will opt to pass less and rely more on their running game as they’ll seek to control the clock.
Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals to win @1.28 and Dallas Cowboys to score under 17.5pts @1.65
Las Vegas Raiders (0-1) v Arizona Cardinals (0-1)
Despite losing in Week 1, the Las Vegas Raiders had some positives as their new Wide Receiver Devante Adams finished with 10 catches for 141 yards ; that was against a very good Chargers defense in a game in which he also caught a Touchdown. Elsewhere, the Arizona Cardinals had an embarrassing loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes put up what was statistically the second best game of his career as he threw for 5 Touchdowns and completed 30 of his 39 attempted passes. 14 of the Cardinals’ 21 pts came in the 4th Quarter when the game was pretty much over and those points were nothing more than consolation touchdowns. They have a weak passing defense and facing, arguably, the best Wide Receiver in the past 3 years in Devante Adams could only mean one thing.
Prediction: Las Vegas Raiders to win @1.41
Buffalo Bills (1-0) v Tennessee Titans (0-1)
The Bills Mafia haven’t seen their team this dominant since Jim Kelly led them to 4 consecutive Super Bowls appearances back in the early 90s. The Buffalo Bills are arguably the best NFL team right now and feel like this could be their year to win it all. They’re not just beating NFL teams, they’re punishing them. Bills have not punted in three of their last four games which is unprecedented in NFL history. Their 31-10 win over reigning Super Bowl champions, LA Rams on the opening day of the season made them the first team since 1939 (when punts began being recorded) to achieve this feat with many experts stating no team may have done that before 1939. This historic Bills team, led by Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs, should be a lock for a win against the Titans who somehow managed to lose to the Giants on opening day.
Prediction: Buffalo Bills to win @1.23
RED ZONE BETS
The Redzone Bets are our dangerous bets. While they’re risky, always remember, “fortune favours the brave”.
Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1) v Indianapolis Colts (0-0-1)
The new look Colts offense struggled to find some chemistry in Week 1 as they tied with a Texans team they were expected to beat by a large score. The Jaguars, on the other hand, may have lost to the Commanders on the road but kept it very close all game and could have stolen a win down the stretch. The Colts are favoured to win @1.49 but it could be wise to stay away from that while the offense still finds its identity. However, backed by Jonathan Taylor who had an immense 161 rushing yards in week 1 to go with his 1 Touchdown, the offense should put up points against this Jaguars defense.
Prediction: Indianapolis Colts to score over 23.5 points @1.95
Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) v Minnesota Vikings (1-0)
The Vikings travel to City of Brotherly Love to face the Eagles with both teams having recorded wins in their season openers. The Vikings were convincing 23-7 winners over the Packers in week one and while Wide Receiver Justin Jefferson had a career high 184 receiving yards, it was the Vikings defense that was more impressive as they limited the great Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to just 7pts. Eagles’ made their 38-35 win over the Lions closer than it should have been and came out of it with more negatives than positives especially on defense. I like the Vikings offense to do some damage against that defense.
Prediction: Minnesota Vikings to score over 23.5 points @1.87
UPSET OF THE WEEK
New Orleans Saints (1-0) v Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0)
In week 1, future Hall of Fame QB Tom Brady became the oldest QB (at 45-years-old) to start in the NFL as he led the Buccaneers to a 19-3 win over the Cowboys. The Buccaneers didn’t look terrifying on offense but that’s because they didn’t have to. They had the Cowboys beat from the first quarter and all they had to do was manage their lead till the clock ran out which they did. The Saints, however, had to labour for their win. They came back from 23-10 down after 3 quarters to win 26-27 against divisional rivals, Falcons. While Buccaneers are favoured to wi @1.65, they have lost the last 7 meetings between these two teams in the Regular Season and with Jarvis Landry, Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara all fully fit, they have more than enough weapons to cause the Bucs some damage at home.
Prediction: New Orleans Saints to win @2.30
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