Betting on the NFL last week wasn’t that much of a risky proposition as gamblers won big. If you want to keep that streak going, I am offering up the easiest games to bet on and win. None of these bets are going to keep you up at night. They won’t cause ulcers, but you will win.
There’s never such thing as a SURE thing when it comes to betting on football, unless you are betting against the Jags, but here’s my list of NFL week 2 five ? bets.
A Closer Look At My NFL Week 2 Five ? Picks
Tampa Bay at New Orleans (-10)
It’s the worst possible set-up for number one draft pick QB Jameis Winston. First, he has a terrible offensive line. Second, Tampa Bay’s defense is horrible. Third, he doesn’t get rid of the ball fast enough. The Saints’ defense played very well for 3 quarters versus Arizona before wearing down in the fourth and giving up 2 touchdowns. New Orleans’ defense should be better in Week 2. When it comes to the Saints’ offense, expect Drew Brees to have a much easier time of it against Tampa’s secondary than he did versus Arizona’s secondary. RB Mark Ingram should rush for 100 yards and the Saints should cover the spread.
— First Take (@FirstTake) September 14, 2015
San Diego at Cincinnati (-3.5)
San Diego came back and beat Detroit because their quarterback is a future Hall-of-Famer. Phillip Rivers beat Detroit by himself. The Chargers don’t have much of a run game. Cincinnati does have a run game. They used both Jeremy Hill and Giovanni Bernard effectively in Week 1 against Oakland. Nobody can say for sure that Oakland’s defense is worse than San Diego’s. Unless Rivers provides another incredible comeback win, the Bengals should win this one by at least a touchdown.
St. Louis (-3.5) at Washington
Most teams might suffer a letdown after beating Seattle. The difference for St. Louis is that they expected to beat the Seahawks at home. St. Louis only rushed for 76 yards. They’re going to have a much better time rushing the ball in this game than they did versus Seattle’s defense. Not only that, but Nick Foles had a lot of success throwing the ball. He’ll break down Washington’s D. Washington isn’t a terrible team, but St. Louis should establish itself as a playoff contender in this game. The Rams will win by at least 6 points.
Detroit at Minnesota (-3)
Minnesota terribly underperformed versus San Francisco as a road favorite in Week 1. The Vikings couldn’t get the ball into the end zone. Minnesota should be much stronger up front in this game versus Detroit. The Lions’ defense has a seriously flawed secondary now that DL Ndamukong Suh is no longer getting to the QB for them. Without Suh, Rivers had enough time to destroy the D in Week 1. Minnesota will try and establish the run to open things up for QB Teddy Bridgewater. Expect Minnesota to cover the spread in this matchup.
Adrian Peterson isn't quite comfortable in Teddy Bridgewater's offense: http://t.co/UFNyrKcA9Q
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) September 15, 2015
Houston at Carolina (-3.5)
Changing quarterbacks from Brian Hoyer to Ryan Mallet won’t help Houston in this game versus the Panthers. The Panthers’ offense isn’t great, but it’s effective. The reason why Carolina’s offense is effective is because the defense is one of the better units in football. The Panthers should have no trouble stuffing Houston’s rushing attacks since RB Arian Foster remains on the bench. Then, it will come down to whether or not Houston’s QB can help them win the game. Neither Hoyer nor Mallett is capable of doing that. Carolina covers ATS.