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Panthers, Patriots and Raiders among the Favored Teams in NFL Week 2 Odds

Steve Shoup

Gambling is one of the practices that does not restrict individuals to limit their mind into thinking about their subsequent bet. With the opening games of the 2016-17 NFL season already played, the time is ripe for gamblers to scrutinize Week 2 NFL odds and make a winning strategy early enough. Betting on Home teams failed miserably in Week 1, as they went 6-8 by end of Sunday. However, some home teams did well thanks to first-time starting QBs, such as Jimmy Garoppolo, Carson Wentz and Trevor Siemian who led their teams to triumph. It is advisable to keep in mind that NFL odds in Vegas might fluctuate in Week 2.

 

The following odds ad their respective explanations will guide you in Week 2 of NFL action.

 

Jets at Bills
Line: Jets -1

After coaching the Jets from 2009-2014, Rex Ryan has developed a mindset of killing off his former team. In 2015, he recorded a 2-0 record against the Jets, along with a victory in Week 17 to prevent the Jets from reaching the playoffs. Ryan was the Jets coach from 2009 to 2014.

Steelers at Bengals
Line: Steelers, -3½

Both teams will miss key players in this fixture, that is, Steeler’s Le’Veon Bell and Bengals’ Vontaze Burfict. However, in the past six games, the Steelers have a superior record of 5-1 against the Bengals, with the latter wining only once in Pittsburg last season.

 

Titans at Lions
Line: Lions -6

It has been a one-sided affair when it comes to the matchup between the AFC South and the NFC North, with the latter having a 3-1 record over AFC South in Week 1. Since 2012, the Titans are 4-12 against the NFC and the only positive outlook being their 2015 season 2-0 record against them on the road.

Texans at Chiefs
Line: Texans -2½

The Chiefs thrashed the Texans 30-0 in their last fixture in January. You can bet on the Texans if you are certain they have improved to cover the 30-point deficit. However, they are yet to win in the series since 2010 and the Chiefs secured the previous three matchups.

Dolphins at Patriots

Line: Patriots, -6½

This is the ripe moment to bet on New England because the odds seem to favor them completely. Betting lines in Vegas favored them with 1.5 points, even though it remains unclear whether Rob Gronkowski will play. The home team are yet to lose to the Dolphins in their home turf since 2008 and their past four games have recorded averagely 23.8 points at Gillette Stadium.

Ravens at Browns

Line: Ravens -6½

It is premature to nullify Cleveland even though RG3 went down, because they might perform better with Josh McCown in their offense. Although the Browns have played unsatisfactorily of late, their previous three games at home have been won by a margin of less than seven points.

 

Redskins at Cowboys

Line: Redskins -2½

Cowboys have become regular favorites on the road at FexEx Field by winning all their last three from 2013-15 in Washington. If Matt Cassel led them to victory them, I believe Dak is even better placed.

 

Giants at Saints

Line: Giants -4½

In this matchup, I highly recommend an over pick because their previous four games have ended with the winner scoring at least 48 points. Currently, this option sits at 52.5 points. Good luck!

 

49ers at Panthers
Line: Panthers -13½

In 2015, the Panthers won all their four games at home against the 49ers. In addition, since Nov. 2014, they are yet to lose back-to-back games in regular season.

 

Buccaneers at Cardinals

Line: Cardinals -6½

The Cardinals have an impressive 0-8 record against the NFC West since 2011. Furthermore, Bruce Arians is yet to lose successive home games in one NFL season.

 

Colts at Broncos  

Line: Broncos -6

The Colts is one of the few teams to achieve beating Denver in their backyard. In Jan.2015, QB Andrew Luck led their team to beat Denver with a seven-point underdog. The Indianapolis team has beaten the Colts eight times in the last nine fixture, including the playoffs.

 

Raiders at Falcons  

Line: Raiders -5

Since 2012, the Raiders have an uninspiring 2-15 record against the NFC. Furthermore, they haven’t managed to beat the Falcons in the last 16 years. However, before betting, ensure you ascertain the status of Julio Jones’ Week 1 ankle injury.

 

Chargers at Jaguars

Line: Chargers -3
The Chargers have only lost one game in their six opening matches since 2010, and the loss was an unlikely 31-28 thrashing by the Texans after giving up a 28-7 lead. Again, in the past two seasons, the Jaguars have a 1-15 on-the-road record.

 

Packers at Vikings
Line: Packers -2½

Even though this is the first game to be played in Viking’s new billion dollar stadium, the Packers remain the favorites thanks to a six-year drought they have experienced in the hands of Green Bay South. The Packers lead by 5-1 in Minnesota since 2010.

 

Eagles at Bears
Line: Bears -3

Eagles QB Carson Wentz might have a difficult time penetrating directing their offensive play against the Bears compared to his first experience. This is a tough on-the-road game for Philly, having a poor 6-1 record in their first seven away games since 2009.

 

 



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