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Week 2 NFL Picks–Best Bets This Week
Now that Week One is behind us, we can throw our betting record out the window–especially if it’s bad. If you’re betting on the NFL this season, you have to remember that it’s a marathon, not a sprint. So if you had a bad week last week, you just have to set your sights on the next one–and if that’s your mantra, then you’re in the right place. Because this is the start of something new I’ll be doing on OddsSeeker. From here on out, I’ll be giving out my best bets for each NFL Week–I’ll even keep track of my record for you so you’ll know whether to fade me or ride with me.
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Okay, onto the picks.
Best Bet #1: Tampa Bay Buccaneers over New Orleans Saints Moneyline (-145)
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I’m going to call it as it is–the Buccaneers didn’t look great Sunday night. Tom Brady wasn’t BAD, but he also wasn’t good. He went 18/27 with 212 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Like I said, not bad–but also not great.
However, I really don’t think the Buccs will have to be great in order to win this game in New Orleans. The Saints closed out Week One with a nailbiting victory over the Falcons, with most of their offensive success coming from Jamies Winston (who went 23/34, 269 yards and a pair of touchdowns). While I am a massive Winston fan, I think he’ll find it harder to pass against the Buccaneers than it was to pass against the Falcons. Additionally, I think the Saints running struggles will continue against the Buccs defense who only allowed 52 yards to Ezekiel Elliott in Week One.
While it’s not the sexiest bet, I feel like the Money Line would at least be -200 coming into this game, so I’d grab it while it’s this low.
Best Bet #2: Washington Commanders over Detroit Lions Moneyline (+115)
This is a tough game to call because not only did the Lions put up a great Week One performance, but by taking the Commanders that means I’ll have to be putting my trust in Carson Wentz which is NEVER fun. All that said though, I have to admit…Wentz kind of balled out in Week One.
While he threw two picks, he had four touchdowns to match–add on a 300+ yard performance and Wentz officially earned “baller” status in Week One. Wentz also shared the love on Sunday, completing passes to seven different receivers all in one game. And while the Lions played a close game in Week One, you have to remember that they gave up 38 points in the effort. I expect a lot of points, and the Commanders to come out on top.
Best Bet #3: Miami Dolphins vs Baltimore Ravens UNDER (44.5) (-110)
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This game has "under" written all over it. Even if you hadn’t watched football in three years, you’d be able to sniff this under out from a mile away. In these two teams’ Week One game, they combined for 44 points–so right there the under is already hitting.
But seriously, the Ravens struggled to put up points against the Jets in Week One, and Tua and the Dolphins couldn’t break 20 against the Pats. I hate taking unders because that inherently means you’re rooting for bad football, but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.