NFL Week 2 Betting: Dog Report

The NFL Week 2 report follows a Week 1 of the NFL season that produced some surprises. Home teams only won six out of 16 games and the Bears and Seahawks pulled off outright underdog wins as 6.5 to 7-point underdogs. 

The NFL Week 2 card is does not seem to offers as many betting opportunities. There are four favorites of 10 points or more, and the Seahawks line is approaching double-digits with a short week at San Francisco. None of the big ‘Dogs are attractive enough with weaker offensive lines, and running games that were ineffective last week. With the exception, the Falcons, who rushed for 201 yards and still blew the game late against the Saints. Atlanta travels to Los Angeles, and the Rams have extra prep off a Thursday game and will be ready for their next opponent with Marcus Mariota making his first road start in years and perhaps putting him in the wrong place at the wrong time.

NFL Week 2 Underdog Picks 

Miami (+3.5) at Baltimore
Dolphins Moneyline +160
The Ravens were not very impressive in their misleading 24-9 win against the lowly Jets last week. In fact, the Jets out-rushed, out-passed and out-gained the Ravens by more than 100 yards, and had 11 more first downs than the Ravens offense. Now the Ravens have some key injuries, but monitor the Dolphins offensive line updates this week as well. The Ravens managed just 274 yards offense last week, and the Dolphins offense and defense is better than the Jets. This total of 44.5 also seems a bit too high as both defenses are the better units on the field.

Jacksonville (+4) vs Indianapolis
Jaguars Moneyline +170
The Colts struggled last week until a late when two touchdowns forced overtime. Still the game ended in a 20-20 tie with Houston when Indy missed a 42-yard field goal in overtime. Jonathan Taylor can go off and the Colts did rush for 177 yards last week including OT. But the Jags had chances to win last week and the offense did gain nearly 400 yards, averaging a solid 6.2 yards per play. The Jaguars had 13 penalties in defeat. We’ll give the Jags another chance as an improving team playing their home opener against a division rival in the Colts, who are playing a second straight road game off a disappointing result.

New Orleans (+2.5) vs Tampa Bay
Saints Moneyline +125

We’re going to buy this underdog line to +3 and grade it accordingly on the Saints in another early season division game, as the line has moved down from +3. The Bucs are travelling for a second straight week and Tampa’s defense looks solid again and making the Cowboys look like a preseason version while knocking QB Dak Prescott. The Bucs offensive line showed some kinks, and Brady took some heat. The Saints are 4-0 against Brady and the Bucs, and new head coach Dennis Allen has done a solid job as previous defensive coordinator scheming vs. TB12. The Saints defensive front can create more pressure against aging and immobile Brady, and the offense can play better as long as Jameis Winston doesn’t turn the ball over. The Saints rally last week included 151 rushing yards and 385 total yards at 6.8 yards per play. We’ll take those numbers this week and like our chances to win.

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