NFL Week 2 Predictions
It was a great Week 1 in the NFL, but it's time for Week 2. Last week did show us though, that the time of 3 being a valuable number is long gone. 4 games were decided by 1 point, some by 2 points. Such small margins meant it was an exciting Week 1. Week 2 will be just as exciting, believe me.
NFL Odds Week 2
Last week's picks turned out to cash, as we had the Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3 winning straight up at the rival Atlanta Falcons, the Detroit Lions +4 winning straight up against the Colts, and the New York Giants edging out the Cowboys. Our losing picks were the Green Bay Packers at -5, winning by 4, and the Seattle Seahawks at -10.5. Our record stands at 3-2, but my personal plays were 9-5, so we will be giving out more this week so you can follow. Let's get into it.
Week 2 NFL Predictions
We have 7 picks for you this week: the Jets visiting the Bills in a rivalry game on Thursday night, Detroit looking to go 2-0 by beating Tennessee, the Saints visiting the Giants, the Cardinals looking to avoid going 0-2 when they face the Bucs, Denver looking for a big win against Indianapolis, and the Sunday night NFC North game, Green Bay at Minnesota.
Indianapolis Colts @ Denver Broncos Prediction
BET DENVER BRONCOS -6 AT SPORTINTERACTION. The Indianapolis Colts didn't start their year off as they would have liked, dropping a home game to the Lions. Andrew Luck threw for 385 yards, but their lack of running the ball cost them. By contrast the Denver Broncos won their last game, by playing more defensive, and using running back C.J. Anderson more effectively, instead of their QB Trevor Siemian, who only threw for 158 yards. This week, the Broncos are currently 6 point favorites, and with momentum on their side, look for them to cover. The Broncos are great at home, going 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games, as well as being 6-1 ATS in their last 7 after allowing more than 150 rushing yards in their last game, which they did. The slow starting Colts, on the other hand, are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 in September, and 1-4 in their last 5 games in Week 2. They are 10-1 ATS against the Colts in their last 11, but when trends get too one-sided, look for bounce back. The Broncos are at home and will be able to shut down Luck like they did Cam Newtom. Take the Denver Broncos -6.
New York Jets @ Buffalo Bills Prediction
BET NEW YORK JETS -1 AT SPORTSINTERACTION. Both losers in Week 1, look for the New York Jets to bounce back and make up for their last game's 1 point defeat to the Bengals. This is a must-win for the Jets, as their upcoming schedule will be against upper echelon teams, and they will be lucky to come out of it with a split. The Buffalo Bills need the game as well, being as they are at home, and this in an AFC East division game. The Bills will need to improve their 3rd down conversions if they are to have a chance. It is what cost them the game last week against the Ravens. The Jets' Brandon Marshall will step up this week and have a big receiving game, making up for his drop in their last game. As 1 point favorites, the Jets essentially just have to get the win. The Jets actually play well in their division, going 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 against intra-division opponents. Something to think about on the Bills' side is that they are just 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 after allowing 15 or less points in their previous game, and just 7-20 in their last 27 after allowing less than 90 rushing yards in their last game. The Jets know their former coach and will be ready for him. Take the New York Jets at -1.
Kansas City Chiefs @ Houston Texans Prediction
BET KANSAS CITY CHIEFS +3 AT SPORTINTERACTION. Having both won their Week 1 games, these AFC teams will look to power through Week 2 with a win. The Houston Texans looked impressive in their last game, taking advantage of their 3rd down conversions to comeback and beat Jay Cutler and the Bears 23-14. Their defense was on point, with Mercilus Whitney's 2 sacks and forced fumble. They will need this win against division foes, the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs came back too last week, but it was by scoring 23 unanswered points to steal the win from the Chargers in OT. Flying that high, that is the biggest kind of momentum going into this game. Not to mention that the Chiefs are great on the road, going 5-1 ATS in their last 6 away from home. Kansas is also 5-1 ATS in their last 6 in Houston, and are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 coming off a win against a division rival, in this case their AFC West rivals the Chargers. This line is bound to change, so get on this quick. Take the Kansas City Chiefs +3.
New Orleans Saints @ New York Giants Prediction
BET NEW ORLEAN SAINTS +4.5 AT SPORTINTERACTION. This pick might seem peculiar, but we have to remember that this New York Giants team, despite being 1-0, is not even close to being elite. They got it done last week, but against a depleted Dallas team, and barely ecked out the 1 point win with 3 minutes left in the game. The New Orleans Saints had the opposite problem, allowing the Raiders to score 22 points in the last quarter to lose by 1 point, 35-34. For them to stay in this, they need to work on the pass rush, and they need to keep the pressure on Eli Manning. They let Derek Carr have the time he needed, didn't sack him once, and he made them pay. Drew Brees played well, along with Snead, who could do some damage this week, but offense isn't enough. People are expecting a high scoring game because of past results, but if the Saints buckle down and fix last week's problems, they'll be able to stop the Giants. Eli Manning's team, on the other hand, played decently last week and there is little room for improvement. It might be a high scoring game, but look for it to be a close game as well. The Saints also play up to their opposition, going 36-17-1 ATS against teams with a winning record, also confirming this might be a close game. Take the New Orleans Saints at +4.5.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Arizona Cardinals Prediction
BET ARIZONA CARDINALS -6.5 AT SPORTINTERACTION. The 0-1 Arizona Cardinals look to bounce back against this much hyped Tampa Bay Buccaneers team. Jameis Winston led his team to a much needed opening day victory against their NFC South rivals, the Falcons, last week, but can they make it two in a row? The Cards haven't gone 0-2 to start the season in 11 years. If they want to have any hope of recapturing last year's record of 13-3, tomorrow is a must-win for them. While the Pats exposed the Cards last week, coach Bruce Arians will be sure to make the necessary adjustments for this week. Their deep play ball wasn't an option against the Pats defense. If David Johnson can go off like he did last week, the Cards will be able to be a threat again, and if their defense locks down like we know it can, then watch out. Arizona is also 15-6 ATS in their last 21 coming off an ATS loss, so they are good at bouncing back. There is a reason this line is high. Take the Arizona Cardinals -6.5.
Tennessee Titans @ Detroit Lions Prediction
BET DETROIT LIONS -5.5 AT BET365. Don't think too hard on this one. The Detroit Lions will cover this game. They were a play last week, and will be one this week too. Same saying goes: "No Megatron. No problem". Matthew Stafford took control of the game last week and acted like a leader, which is a new side for the QB. He threw for 340 yards and 3 TDs. Combine that with Detroit's run game, with Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick, and you have a potent offense. Even if the Tennessee Titans defense with Jurell Casey can cause problems on the run, Stafford will have all day to pick out his targets. With Megatron gone, opposition doesn't know who he is throwing to. The line is -5.5, but might move to 6 or 6.5 by kickoff. The trend also favor Jim Caldwell's boys, as they are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games, and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 coming off an ATS win. The Titans have nothing favoring them, being 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games, and 5-21-3 ATS in their last 29 after a SU loss. They are also 7-24 ATS overall in the past 3 seasons. Take the Detroit Lions -5.5. They will win by at least a TD.
Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings Prediction
BET MINNESOTA VIKINGS +2 AT SPORTSINTERACTION. It's the Sunday Night Football matchup and an NFC North battle in Minnesota. Both teams are coming off Week 1 wins, but neither team wants to drop this one. We don't know which QB is starting for the Minnesota Vikings, but it doesn't matter. The Vikings never relied on their QB too much, so whether it is Shaun Hill making his second start, or Sam Bradford, newly arrived from Philadelphia, the result won't be that much different. Hill wasn't that instrumental in last week's win, but if he can play marginally better and be an average QB, the Vikings defense will do the rest. The Green Bay Packers are not elite anymore, and had issues with a mediocre Jaguars team last week. The Packers are only small favorites here and with good reason. Minnesota is coming into this as an underdog, which suits them, as the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these teams. The Vikings are also 8-0 ATS in their last 8 after getting less than 90 rushing yards, are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 against division rivals, and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 following a SU win. They will be ready for this division game, at home on prime time. Take the Minnesota Vikings +2.
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