Upset Picks NFL Week 2Noah Williams
The Cleveland Browns will look to take down one of their AFC North division rivals in Week 2 after putting up a fine effort in their regular season opener. The Washington Redskins will look to rebound from their Week 1 home loss when they hit the road to take on a Los Angeles Rams team that put on one of the most surprising performances of any team in Week 1. Last but not least, the Green Bay Packers will look to get it done on the road after mostly dominating in their opener.
💯Fresh Upset Picks NFL Week 2
If you’re looking for NFL teams to bet on in Week 2 that are offering plenty of upset value, then look no further. My trio of picks that you’re about to get all fit the bill are certified 💯 FRESH!
Cleveland Browns (0-1) at Baltimore Ravens (1-0)
When: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
Stream: CBS Sports
NFL Odds: Baltimore -7.5
Analysis: The Browns made my Week 1 pick play out perfectly as they covered the spread as 9-point home underdogs against Pittsburgh. Rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer played very well by completing 20 of 30 passes for 222 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the loss and the Browns defense limited the Steelers to just seven second half points.
Baltimore smacked Cincinnati around in its 20-0 Week 1win over AFC North rival Cincinnati as Joe Flacco completed a modest 9 of 17 passes for 121 yards with one touchdown and one interception while Baltimore’s defense picked off Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton four times in the win to help the Ravens cash in as 2.5-point road dogs.
For this Week 2 AFC North divisional battle, I’m going to advise you to back the reinvigorated browns to get the upset ATS cover as 7.5-point road dogs against a Baltimore team that doesn’t have a very scary offense if you ask me.
I know the Ravens are a near-perfect 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games against their division rivals, but Baltimore is also just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a losing record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win of more than 14 points.
I say forget about Cleveland’s 1-10-1 ATS mark in their last dozen games against a team with a winning record and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Browns now have the look and feel of a competent team if you ask me. Despite the fact that a whopping 70 percent of the betting public likes Baltimore in this Week 2 matchup, I say play the browns and their young quarterback to get the ATS road upset at the very least!
Upset Pick Week 2: Cleveland +7.5
Washington Redskins (0-1) at L.A. Rams (1-0)
When: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 4:25 PM ET
Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Stream: Fox Sports Go
NFL Odds: L.A. Rams -2.5
Analysis: Washington got outscored 11-0 in the fourth quarter en route to a humbling 30-17 loss against NFC East rival Philadelphia in their regular season opener while failing to cover the NFL betting line as a 1-point home underdog in the process. Quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 23 of 40 passes for 240 yards with one touchdown and one interception, but the Skins lost three fumbles in the defeat including one fumble by Cousins that was returned for a touchdown. The Redskins were also limited to just 64 rushing yards and lost the time of possession battle by almost 10 full minutes.
Second-year quarterback Jared Goff looked fantastic for the Rams as he completed 21 of 29 passes for 306 yards and one touchdown and Los Angeles got two pick-six touchdowns in their stunning 46-99 win over Indianapolis in Week 1. Running backs Todd Gurley and Malcolm Brown both added rushing scores in the win while cornerbacks Trumaine Johnson and LaMarcus Joyner added interception returns for scores.
While the Rams’ new-look offense looked solid in their opener, it was really the poor play of Colts quarterback Scott Tolzien that really helped them get the emphatic win in Week 1. This time around, however, I don’t see Los Angeles getting past a Washington team that can score the ball pretty well and one that will have a bit of desperation to get the win after losing at home in Week 1.
Washington has gone 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss, 5-1 ATS in their L/6 games against a team with a winning record and a robust 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games overall. Even though they’ve got a new head coach and a new offense, the Rams are just 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. Pure and simple desperation will be what drives the Redskins to the outright road win as 2.5-point underdogs!
Upset Pick NFL Week 2: Washington +2.5
Green Bay Packers (1-0) at Atlanta Falcons (1-0)
When: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 8:30 PM ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Stream: NBC Sports Live
NFL Odds: Atlanta -2.5
Analysis: While Green Bay got a bit of help from the refs in their 17-9 Week 1 win over Seattle, the Packers still looked really good in beating Seattle 17-9 to cash in as 3-point home faves against the Seahawks. Veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 28 of 42 passes for 311 yards with one touchdown and one interception and the Packers’ defense limited Seattle’s Russell Wilson to just 158 passing yards in the win.
The Atlanta Falcons got past the rebuilding Chicago bears in their 2317 Week 1 win, but they weren’t very impressive as they had to hold on at the end and failed to cover the NFL betting line as a 6.5-point road favorite. Veteran quarterback Matt Ryan completed 21 of 30 passes for 321 yards with one touchdown and no picks while running back Devonta Freeman added a rushing score in the win.
For this Week 2 matchup of Super Bowl 52 contenders, I’m going to advise you to go along with the 63 percent of public bettors that already liking Green Bay to cover the spread by winning outright as 2.5-point road dogs.
The Packers are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games in the month of September and 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record. While the Falcons are 7-1 ATS in their last eight Week 2 games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against their NFC conference rivals, the road team in this series is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings while the underdog is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings. Green Bay has the better quarterback in this matchup and the better defense. Back the Pack to get to done people!
NFL Week 2 Upset Pick: Green Bay +2.5