The first Sunday of NFL football finished less than 24 hours ago. There is Monday Night Football doubleheader scheduled for tonight. The NFL week 2 odds for every game not involving the four teams scheduled to play tonight are out and that means it’s time for my winning picks.
The games without odds are straight up winning picks. If odds are listed then the picks are ATS.
A Closer Look At My NFL Week 2 Betting Tips
Denver at Kansas City -3
Peyton struggled versus Baltimore’s D. Kansas City’s won’t let up. But, neither will Denver’s. The better offensive team, KC, wins out in this battle.
Pick: Kansas City
Houston at Carolina -3
Carolina’s defense figures to be too much for Houston. Although QB Brian Hoyer and WR De’Andre Hopkins we’re awesome in Week 1, it’s tough to see it repeating in Week 2.
San Francisco at Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh missed more than a couple of great chances against New England on the road in Week 1. They should take out their frustrations on the 49’ers.
Tampa Bay at New Orleans -10
The Saints’ D looked great in the first half versus Arizona. Then, it fell apart in the second half. Versus Tampa’s offense, the D has a chance to look great for a whole game.
Pick: New Orleans
Detroit at Minnesota
How did Detroit lose a big lead against San Diego in Week 1? Maybe, Minnesota will show us early on in this game in Week 2.
Arizona -2 at Chicago
You have to believe in that Arizona defense. Without Andre Ellington, things could get very tough for the Desert Birds. But, as long as Chicago has a man named Cutler as their QB, they’ll be in trouble in games like this one.
New England at Buffalo -Pick
There’s something special about this Buffalo defense and the QB situation appears to have solved itself. Sometimes, a QB only needs a chance. Tyrod Taylor only needed a chance. He’ll get better. Upset of the week takes place in Buffalo.
San Diego at Cincinnati -3
The difference in this one should be the Bengals’ rushing attack. RB Jeremy Hill for the Bengals is turning into one of the best in the league while it’s going to take some time for Melvin Gordon at San Diego to get going.
Tennessee at Cleveland -2.5
The brilliance of Marcus Mariota was on full display against Tampa Bay in Week 1. Cleveland’s defense is much, much better. Expect Double M to come down to earth on Sunday.
Atlanta at New York Giants
The Giants had the game. They had it versus rival Dallas in Week 1. Don’t you feel Week 2 is when Manning to Beckham Jr combines for close to 150 yards and at least 2 touchdowns?
Pick: New York Giants
St. Louis -2.5 at Washington
St. Louis beat Seattle by doing what? By scoring points? Wow. I suppose that’s what happens when you move a QB like Nick Foles into the starting line-up and use a talented tight-end like Jared Cook.
Pick: St. Louis
Miami -6 at Jacksonville
Miami beat Washington on the road even though Ndmukong Suh made a stupid play. Jacksonville looked horrible in the 9 to 20 loss to Carolina. This is an easy one even if Suh has to sit it out.
Baltimore at Oakland
Denver’s D pretty much beat Baltimore’s D in a battle between 2 terrible looking offenses. Oakland was horrid versus Cincinnati. They shouldn’t be much better versus the Ravens.
Dallas at Philadelphia
WR Dez Bryant is out 4 to 6 weeks. Tony Romo is brilliant, but he’s not that brilliant. Oh, and Dallas’ DE Randy Gregory suffered a high ankle sprain. Philly scores at will.
Seattle at Green Bay -3
The Seahawks face Green Bay on the road. Seattle could have trouble stopping Aaron Rodgers and the passing game without Kam Chancellor. But, Pete Carroll coached teams don’t often lose 2 in a row. Expect Seattle to pull off the upset.
New York Jets at Indianapolis -7.5
The Jets’ D looked awesome. The offense wasn’t too bad either. Maybe, Coach Todd Bowles just works better in New York than Rex Ryan did. Indianapolis is like Seattle. They won’t lose 2 in a row. But, don’t be surprised if this isn’t an easy victory for the Colts.