Do the lowly New York Jets stand a chance of covering the spread against the explosive Oakland Raiders in Week 2?
Can Eli Manning and the New York Giants find the end zone when they host Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions?
Last but not least, will the San Francisco 49ers show up against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks when they hit the road to take on their NFC West division rivals?
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💯 Free Expert Picks NFL Week 2
NY Jets (0-1) at Oakland Raiders (1-0)
When: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 4:05 PM ET
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
NFL Odds: Oakland -13.5
Analysis: The Jets looked mostly lost and confused in their 21-12 Week 1 loss against Buffalo while failing to cover the spread as 7.5-point road dogs as veteran quarterback Josh McCown tossed two interceptions and New York got limited to a paltry 38 rushing yards.
Oakland limited Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans to just six second half points while Derek Carr completed 22 of 32 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns to lead Oakland to a solid 26-16 win over the Titans.
There’s a reason why a whopping 73 percent of public bettors like the raiders to win and cover the spread against New York as near two-touchdown home favorites and it’s because the Jets have major problems at quarterback where Josh McCown is clearly not the answer and Christian Hackenberg is apparently not ready to replace the aging veteran.
The Jets are a nearly winless 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and an identical 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in the month of September while the Raiders have gone 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 against their AFC conference rivals. Don’t think twice about it people. Derek Carr and the raiders win big to cover the spread!
Free Pick NFL Week 2: Oakland -13.5
Detroit Lions (1-0) at New York Giants (0-1)
When: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 8:30 PM ET
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
NFL Odds: NY Giants -5
Analysis: Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford tossed four touchdown passes to lead Detroit to a solid 35-23 home win over Arizona in their opener to cash in as 2.5-point home underdogs. More importantly, Detroit’s defense picked off Arizona signal-caller Carson Palmer three times to help get the win.
Eli Manning completed 29 of 38 passes for 220 yards, but failed to throw a touchdown pass and tossed one pick in New York’s humbling 19-3 loss to Dallas in their opener on Sunday night. The G-Men were limited to a paltry 35 rushing yards in the loss and only managed to put a third quarter field goal on the board in the resounding defeat.
After witnessing both teams in Week 1, the Lions and Matthew Stafford are the pick to get it done against New York despite being on the road. Detroit is 5-2 ATS in their last seven Monday night games while New York has gone 0-5 ATS in their last five Week 2 games. The road team in this series is 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings, but it is New York’s lack of any rushing attack whatsoever that really makes me think the G-Men are going down at home. Back Stafford and the Lions to get it done against a New York team that is completely unbalanced on offense – for the second straight season apparently.
Free Pick NFL Week 2: Detroit +5
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks
When: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 4:25 PM ET
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
NFL Odds: Seattle -12.5
Analysis: The Seattle Seahawks struggled to score in their 17-9 Week 1 loss against Green Bay as Russell Wilson was limited to just 158 passing yards and Seattle rushed for just 90 total yards, but the Seahawks are the pick in this Week 2 NFC West divisional matchup seeing as how San Francisco managed just three points in their 23-3 beat down against Carolina on Sunday and have some serious problems at quarterback where veteran Brian Hoyer should probably be out of the league at this point. The Niners were limited to just 51 rushing yards in their regular season opener and Hoyer passed for a modest 193 yards with one interception.
Seattle has gone 5-0-1 in their last six home games against San Francisco and 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings against the Niners overall. More importantly, the Seahawks are extremely difficult to beat at home and will have a small measure of desperation to avoid the home loss in this contest. Simply put, go along with the whopping 81 percent of public bettors that like the Seahawks to get it done in this one!
Free Pick NFL Week 2: Seattle -12.5