Who Will Cover The Spread in NFL Week 2?

The NFL season is underway and Week 2 is upon us. Who will cover the spread in this week’s games?

Green Bay Packers (-3) at Detroit Lions

The Green Bay Packers (-3) will travel to Detroit to take on the Lions in NFL Week 2. This will be the first time these two teams have played each other since the Packers’ NFC North-clinching win at Lambeau Field last season. In that game, the Packers were favored by 7.5 points and ended up winning by eight, so they did not cover the spread.

The Lions will be without star wide receiver Kenny Golladay, who is nursing a hamstring injury. Green Bay’s offense looked great in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, as they put up 43 points. The Packers’ defense also looks improved from last season, as they held the Vikings to just 21 points.

The Lions are going to have a tough time scoring against the Packers, so I don’t see them being able to keep this game within three points. I would bet the Packers (-3) to cover the spread in this game.

New Orleans Saints (-3) at Las Vegas Raiders

The New Orleans Saints (-3) will take on the Las Vegas Raiders this week in what looks to be a close match up. The oddsmakers have the Saints as a 3 point favorite, but with the way these two teams are playing, it could go either way.
The Saints are coming off of a Week 1 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where they looked pretty good on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Drew Brees looked sharp, throwing for 312 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Saints defense was also solid, holding the Buccaneers to only 18 points.
The Raiders, on the other hand, are coming off of a tough loss to the Carolina Panthers. Derek Carr threw for 239 yards and 1 touchdown, but he also threw 2 interceptions. The Raiders defense was not great either, giving up 34 points.
Based on these performances, it looks like the Saints should be able to cover the 3 point spread and win this game.

Baltimore Ravens (-7) at Houston Texans

The Baltimore Ravens are coming off a 27-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills in which they failed to cover the 8.5-point spread. The Houston Texans, meanwhile, are coming off a 23-20 overtime victory over the Indianapolis Colts in which they did cover the 3.5-point spread.

In their Week 2 matchup, the Ravens are 7-point favorites over the Texans. The question is, who will cover the spread?

The Ravens have one of the best defenses in the NFL, and they showed it in their Week 1 victory over the Bills. The Texans, on the other hand, have a solid defense as well, but their offense struggled against the Colts.

Given that both teams have strong defenses and that the Ravens offense looked better than the Texans offense in Week 1, it’s fair to say that Baltimore is more likely to win and cover the 7-point spread in Week 2.

Los Angeles Rams (-3) at Philadelphia Eagles

The Rams lost a heartbreaker in Week 1, but they will look to rebound against the Eagles. The Rams are favored by three points, but the Eagles have looked good so far this season. The Eagles have a good chance to cover the spread in this game.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-4.5) at Carolina Panthers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t look great in their Week 1 win over the New Orleans Saints, but they got the job done and covered the spread. The Carolina Panthers, on the other hand, were shellacked by the Los Angeles Rams and failed to cover the spread.

Which team will bounce back and cover the spread in NFL Week 2?

The Buccaneers are 4.5-point road favorites against the Panthers, according to oddsmakers at BetMGM. The total is set at 47.5 points. Here’s a look at our best bets and predictions for Sunday’s game:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-4.5)
Under 47.5 points (-110)

New York Jets at Buffalo Bills (-6.5)

The New York Jets are coming off of a Week 1 loss to the Detroit Lions, while the Buffalo Bills defeated the Indianapolis Colts. The Bills are six-point favorites at home against the Jets in Week 2.

In their Week 1 loss, the Jets offense struggled to get going, with quarterback Sam Darnold throwing for just 209 yards and one touchdown. The Bills offense, on the other hand, looked strong in their victory over the Colts. Quarterback Josh Allen threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns and running back Devin Singletary rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown.

The Jets will need to do a better job of protecting Darnold if they want to have any chance of winning this game. The Bills defense sacked Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford four times in Week 1 and will look to apply pressure to Darnold in this game as well.

If the Jets can keep Darnold upright and give him time to throw, they could potentially pull off the upset in this game. However, with the way the Bills offense looked in Week 1, it is more likely that Buffalo will win and cover the spread.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans (-9.5)

The Jaguars are coming off a tough loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, in which they blew a 16-point lead. The Titans, meanwhile, crushed the Browns 43-13 in their opener.

Tennessee’s offense looked good against Cleveland, with Marcus Mariota throwing for 248 yards and three touchdowns. The Jaguars’ defense, on the other hand, allowed Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to throw for five TDs.

Given how these two teams looked in their Week 1 matchups, it’s no surprise that the Titans are heavy favorites in this one. And while the Jaguars have a good defense, I don’t think it will be enough to stop the Titans’ offense. I’m taking Tennessee to cover the 9.5-point spread.

Arizona Cardinals at Washington Football Team (-1)

The Cardinals are coming off a Week 1 loss to the Lions in which they were unable to cover the spread, while the Football Team managed to squeak out a win against the Eagles.

In this matchup, the Cardinals are once again being given points, this time one point. And while the Football Team did not look great in their Week 1 win, they will be playing at home against a divisional opponent.

Given that the Cardinals are on the road and did not look good in their Week 1 loss, it is hard to see them winning this game outright. However, with the spread being only one point, it is worth taking a shot on them covering.

Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns (-6)

Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals split their first two games last season, but they were unable to cover the spread in either contest. This year, they are 1-0 both straight up and against the spread after a 21-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts as 2.5-point road underdogs. Cincinnati has failed to cover in four of its last five road games dating back to last season.

Cleveland Browns
The Browns also opened the season with a victory, but they failed to cover as 7.5-point home favorites against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Baker Mayfield struggled in his first regular-season start, but he will get another chance this week when Cleveland hosts a divisional opponent. The Browns have covered just one of their last seven games at home doing so on Sept. 23 against the New York Jets as 9.5-point chalk en route to a 21-17 victory that week.

Prediction ATS: Cincinnati

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots (-6.5)

The New England Patriots are 6.5-point favorites at home against the Miami Dolphins in NFL Week 2. The Patriots are coming off a Week 1 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, while the Dolphins picked up a win over the Tennessee Titans.

The Patriots are a strong team at home, but they will be without wide receiver Julian Edelman, who is suspended for four games. The Dolphins have a talented young running back in Kenyan Drake, but they will need quarterback Ryan Tannehill to step up if they want to keep pace with the Patriots offense.

Prediction: The Patriots will cover the spread and win by 10 points.

Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos (-3)

The Los Angeles Chargers will be on the road in Week 2 to take on the Denver Broncos. The Broncos are listed as three-point favorites in this matchup.

The Chargers finished the 2019 season with a 5-11 record and were one of the worst teams in the NFL. They finished 28th in points scored and 26th in points allowed, and they didn’t do much to upgrade their roster in the offseason.

The Broncos, on the other hand, are coming off a solid 2019 season in which they went 10-6 and just missed the playoffs. They have a good young quarterback in Drew Lock and a talented defense, and they should be one of the better teams in the AFC West this season.

Given all of this, it’s no surprise that the Broncos are three-point favorites at home against the Chargers. I wouldn’t be surprised if they won by more than that, so I’d pick them to cover the spread.

Chicago Bears at New York Giants (-4)

The Bears went into Philadelphia and put together an impressive performance, winning 27-20. Mitchell Trubisky looked very sharp, completing 25 of 31 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns. The Bears’ running game was also effective, as David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen combined for 139 yards on the ground. Chicago’s defense was solid as well, holding the Eagles to just 13 points through three quarters.

The Giants, on the other hand, were absolutely steamrolled by the Cowboys in a 35-17 loss. Dak Prescott threw for 405 yards and four touchdowns, while Ezekiel Elliott ran for 113 yards and a score. New York’s defense had no answer for Dallas’ offense, and the Giants’ offense struggled to get anything going against the Cowboys’ defense.

The Bears are clearly the better team here, but they’re on the road against a Giants team that will be looking to avoid an 0-2 start. I think Chicago wins this game, but New York covers the spread.

Pittsburgh Steelers (-3) at Dallas Cowboys

The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a dominant performance in their Week 1 win over the New York Giants, and they’ll look to keep that momentum going when they travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in Week 2. The Cowboys, meanwhile, will be looking to rebound after a disappointing loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

The Steelers are three-point favorites in this matchup, and given their strong showing in Week 1, it’s not surprising that they’re favored to come out on top again in this one. However, the Cowboys are a tough team at home, and they’ll be looking to give their fans something to cheer about after last week’s loss. I think this one could be closer than many people expect, but ultimately I think the Steelers will come out on top and cover the spread.

San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks (-1)

The Niners opened their season with a 31-23 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals, a game in which they had trouble stopping the run and couldn’t generate much of a pass rush. The Seahawks, meanwhile, gave up 21 points in the fourth quarter of their 38-31 home win over the Atlanta Falcons. Seattle’s defense will likely be without cornerbacks Shaquill Griffin (hamstring) and Quinton Dunbar (knee), which could be an issue against San Francisco’s talented wideouts. The Seahawks’ offense looked great against the Falcons, but they’ll be without running back Chris Carson (knee) and could have trouble running the ball against the 49ers’ stout front seven.

Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings (-3)

The Indianapolis Colts travel to take on the Minnesota Vikings in a matchup of two 1-0 teams. The Vikings are coming off a impressive victory at home against the Green Bay Packers, while the Colts defeated the Cincinnati Bengals on the road.

The Vikings have one of the best defenses in the NFL, and they will be looking to slow down Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. The Colts offense relies heavily on Luck, and if he is not able to get them into a groove, they could struggle against the tough Viking defense.

The Vikings offense looked good in their Week 1 win, but they will be facing a much tougher test against the Colts defense. The Colts have a strong front seven that should be able to pressure Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and make life difficult for him.

This is a tough matchup to call, but I think the Vikings will find a way to win by a field goal and cover the three-point spread.

Kansas City Chiefs (-7) at Oakland Raiders

The Chiefs had a statement win in Week 1, blowing out the Houston Texans. Kansas City’s high-powered offense looked as good as advertised, while the defense suffocated Houston’s offense. The Raiders, on the other hand, needed a last-second field goal to edge out the Denver Broncos in a game that was much closer than most expected. Oakland’s defense played well for most of the game, but the offense struggled mightily.

Given how these two teams looked in their respective Week 1 games, it’s no surprise that the Chiefs are heavy favorites in this matchup. And while Kansas City should win this game, I don’t think they’ll cover the seven-point spread. The Raiders have a strong defense that will be able to contain Kansas City’s offense, and I think Oakland will be able to score enough points to keep this game close. Take the Raiders +7 in this one.

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