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