NFL Preseason Week 2 Moneyline Upset Alerts

NFL Preseason Week 2 Moneyline Upset Alerts

Preseason football is headed into its second week and if you can’t find an NFL Preseason Week 2 spread to bet on, then I have a handful of NFL Preseason Week 2 SU moneyline upset picks to cash in on.

NFL Preseason Week 2 Straight Up Moneyline Upset Alerts

New York Jets +110 vs. Atlanta Falcons

The Jets didn’t perform that badly in the 22-31 loss to the Giants in NFL Preseason Week 1. The Falcons are already 0-2 after a couple of preseason battles. No way Dan Quinn pushes his fellas in this, which means the Jets pick up the SU victory.

Pick: New York Jets

Buffalo Bills +140 vs. Carolina Panthers

Panthers looked good beating the Bears. Buffalo played a great game in the 24-16 victory over the Colts in NFL Preseason Week 1. The Bills rushed for 163 yards from 32 carries. Carolina allowed the Bears to rush for 82 yards on 19 carries. The Bills won’t pull back from rushing the pigskin while Carolina might not want their front 7 to take too much pounding.

Pick: Buffalo Bills

Miami Dolphins +160 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bucs played great in the 28-30 loss to Pittsburgh in preseason Week 1. They should have a tough time keeping the Dolphins from scoring in this tilt even though Miami is projected to be the worst team in the NFL. Why? The Dolphins will have either Josh Rosen or Ryan Fitzpatrick under center in the pursuit of Tua in the 2020 draft. Dolphins take the win.

Pick: Miami Dolphins

Detroit Lions +160 vs. Houston Texans

Detroit looked awful in their 3-31 preseason Week 1 loss to the New England Patriots. The Lions rushed for only 72 yards. They passed for only 21. The defense gave up 133 New England rushing yards and 326 passing. Sounds awful, but it might have been by design. It’s hard to imagine Lions’ head coach Matt Patricia and Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick not discussing what they wanted to get out of the game before kickoff. Now that Patricia knows what he’s got with his bench players, he should start to tighten up the second string and give his starters some time. Detroit wins.

Pick: Detroit Lions

New Orleans Saints +140 vs. L.A. Chargers

The Chargers rushed for 179 yards from 28 carries. Don’t expect a repeat performance versus a Saints’ defense that most definitely will improve after allowing the Vikings to rush for 213 yards from 27 carries in NFL Preseason Week 1. Also, N.O. most likely will give Drew Brees some work in this matchup.

Pick: New Orleans Saints

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NFL Preseason Week 2 ATS Betting Analysis

NFL Preseason Week 2 ATS Betting Analysis

Who else was surprised at the level of early action in the first preseason of NFL action? Keep reading for my ATS betting analysis for NFL Preseason Week 2 action.

NFL Preseason Week 2 ATS Betting Analysis

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars -3

Doug Pederson doesn’t often push his team during the preseason. However, the Jaguars’ offense was putrid in preseason Week 1. It didn’t score a single point against the Baltimore Ravens. Philly wins and covers.

Pick: Philadelphia Eagles

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Washington Redskins -2 ½

The most difficult to handicap game in NFL Preseason Week 2 might not be as severe as we believe. Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins will improve after throwing two interceptions in Week 1. That improvement should lead to a cover and victory here.

Pick: Washington Redskins

Oakland Raiders vs. Arizona Cardinals -3 ½

Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray only got one series against the L.A. Chargers. He looked great when completing 6-of-7 for 44 yards. Brett Hundley, who got the most work for the Cards, looked great as well. Hundley completed 10-of-14 for 110 yards and a TD. Murray should get more playing time in this. Even if he doesn’t, Hundley will pick up the slack while the Raiders have so many questions and issues, it won’t be a surprise if they lose by around 10 points.

Pick: Arizona Cardinals

Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants -1

Like Murray in AZ, Daniel Jones is a rookie quarterback who showed great promise in his first NFL action. Jones completed 5-of-5 for 67 yards and a TD in the Giants’ impressive 31-22 preseason win over the Jets. Jones should get more playing time here. Chicago will play starter Mitch Trubisky after sitting him in preseason Week 1, though. Take the Bears against the spread.

Pick: Chicago Bears

New England Patriots -3 vs. Tennessee Titans

The Patriots dominated Detroit in Week 1 on the ground, 140 yards from 33 carries. Tennessee rushed for 125 yards on 33 carries in their preseason win over the Eagles in Week 1. Which team gives? The Pats because the Titans’ defense looked great when holding Philly to only 10 points.

Pick: Tennessee Titans

Dallas Cowboys vs. L.A. Rams -3

Sean McVeigh doesn’t like to push his team hard during the preseason. The Rams could win and cover even if they don’t try hard. However, the likelier scenario is that Los Angeles plays around while the Cowboys try to tighten the screws some after a 9-point, decent, but not spectacular showing from their offense in Week 1.

Pick: Dallas Cowboys

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College Football Season Win Totals O/U Analysis

College Football Season Win Totals O/U Analysis

The pre-season college football rankings are out and so are the season win totals. Let’s take a closer look at how the two stack up.

College Football Season Win Totals Over/Under Analysis

25. Northwestern: 6 ½

The Wildcats will look to challenge for the Big Ten West. It all depends on quarterback Hunter Johnson, a 5-star recruit in 2016, who transfers from Clemson. With an improved offensive line, Johnson should lead Northwestern to at least 7 wins.

24. Iowa State: 8

With Brock Purdy working behind an offensive line that returns 5 starters, the Cyclones are well-positioned to challenge for the Big 12 title. The schedule is more than workable. So, consider the OVER on the total.

23. Stanford: 6 ½

Stanford is in rebuild mode. Then again, by going under we’re expecting a David Shaw coached squad to win less than 7 games. That won’t happen. Go over.

22. Syracuse: 7 ½

Syracuse is clearly the second-best team in the ACC after Clemson. Even if the Orange lose to Clemson in Week 3, they should lose no more than 2 other games during the regular season. That’s 8 wins.

21. Washington State: 8

Washington State returns 4 players from an offensive line that allowed only a single sack for every 52 pass attempts. The defense has improved for four straight seasons. The problem is the schedule. This is tough, but we must have faith in underrated coach Mike Leach. Go over.

20. Michigan State: 8

The Spartans led the nation in rush defense last season. The defense should be better this season. The big issues will be along the offensive line. That’s the problem area, which is why 7 wins is more probable than 9.

19. Iowa: 7 ½

The Hawkeyes have all the making of a Big Ten West Champion. They return their quarterback, the best players along the offensive line, and plenty of experienced defenders. Unfortunately, they’re on the road against Iowa State, Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. The ceiling is 7 wins. 

18. Wisconsin: 8

Forever, Wisconsin’s bread and butter has been a stout offensive line. That is in line to change this season because the Badgers are in O-line rebuild mode. The schedule is full of trap games: at South Florida, at Nebraska, at Minnesota. Wisconsin might get to 8 wins. More than likely, they only win 7.

17. Central Florida: 9

Central Florida went undefeated last season. They return 4 offensive linemen and enough on defense to go undefeated again. Pencil the Knights in for 10 wins.

16. Auburn: 7 ½

Can the great Auburn Tigers really go 7-5 just like last season? They can because unlike the rival Crimson Tide, the Tigers have a ridiculously tough schedule. They’re at LSU, Florida, and Texas A&M. They open the season against Oregon, and they play both Bama and UGA. Go under.

15. Utah: 9

Utah should field a dominant defensive line. The rest of the defense should dominate as well. The defense alone should get the Utes to 10 wins because the schedule is easy.

14. Penn State: 8 ½

The Penn State offense is in rebuild mode now that Trace McSorley is gone. At Ohio State, at Michigan State, and at Iowa should be 3 losses. It’s hard to see the Nittany Lions beating Michigan, which means under is the play.

13. Oregon: 8 ½

Justin Herbert is a Heisman Trophy candidate. But the Ducks must travel to Stanford, Washington, USC, and ASU. Plus, they open against Auburn. Go under.

12. Washington: 9 ½

10 wins is a lock for the Huskies. Why? Their road games are against Oregon State, Colorado, Arizona, BYU, and Stanford. Only Stanford poses a danger. 

11. Texas A&M: 7 ½

A&M returns 4 offensive linemen, their quarterback, and a dominant defensive line. Even with all that, the Aggies will find it hard to win 8 games because they’re the only team in the nation that travels to Clemson, Georgia, and LSU. Oh, they also play Alabama. Still, if A&M only loses to those 4 stud squads, they get 8 wins. Go over.   

10. Texas: 9 ½

10 wins is a lot. The Longhorns’ schedule says they lose at least 3 games. Not only must they battle Oklahoma, but they take on LSU and travel to TCU, West Virginia, and Iowa State. Under is the play.

9. Notre Dame: 9

The Irish’s only two truly difficult matchups are on the road against Michigan and Georgia. Ian Book returns at quarterback. The offensive line is strong. The defense is talented. If Notre Dame can upset the Wolverines and Bulldogs, they should go undefeated. Double-digit wins is a lock.

8. Florida: 9

The Gators could take a big step forward in Dan Mullen’s second season as head coach. The schedule looks strong on paper. It’s not. The only tough road game is at LSU while Florida is good enough to beat Georgia at home. Here’s another team that should secure at least 10 wins.

7. Michigan: 10

Michigan battles its biggest Big Ten rivals at home. This is the season that Jim Harbaugh takes the Wolverines to the College Football Playoff. 11 wins are in the Wolverines’ future.

6. LSU: 9

The Tigers return talent on both sides of the ball. If they can beat Florida or Texas A&M at home, they will win 10 games. So, go over.

5. Ohio State: 10

Ohio State lost quarterback Dwayne Haskins, defensive end Nick Bosa, and most importantly, coach Urban Meyer. The Buckeyes are more likely to lose 3 games than to win 11. Under it is.

4. Oklahoma: 10 ½

Jalen Hurts takes over at quarterback. Lincoln Riley brought in Alex Grinch to improve the defense. The Sooners should be staring at an undefeated regular season. That’s 12 wins.

3. Georgia: 11

Georgia will field a great offense because the line is tight. Unfortunately, they’re not deep at RB or WR. The defense is full of inexperienced players. The schedule is tough. Definitely going under here.

2. Alabama: 11

Bama will field one of the highest-scoring offenses in NCAAF. The defense will be solid as usual. Only 3 games could cause the Tide trouble: at Texas A&M, LSU, and at Auburn. Alabama wins all 3. Go over.

1. Clemson: 11 ½

The defending champions battle Texas A&M and Syracuse back-to-back. Other than that, nobody on the schedule should challenge the Tigers. Like Alabama and Oklahoma, Clemson should go undefeated this season. 12 wins it is.