Eric Uribe |  Thu 14/09/2017 - 10:32 EDT

Bovada NFL Odds Week 2

Bovada NFL Odds Week 2
Week 1 of the NFL is usually the most unpredictable of the entire season. Those surprises will surely go down in week 2 now that we have a better idea of each team. With more stability, there's three games — New England at New Orleans, Chicago at Tampa, Miami at San Diego — that deserve your betting attention. We examine all three games in-depth and offer our best-value betting picks between spreads and over/unders.

NFL Games Week 2

Who had Kansas City going into New England and smacking the Super Bowl champions by two touchdowns? Nobody? Who had Alex Smith, Sam Bradford, and Jared Goff being the top-rated quarterbacks after week one? No one either?

It’s safe to say the NFL opening week was unpredictable. That’s what happens after an offseason full of turnover. Those surprises will be fewer and farther between now that we have an idea of what to expect from each team — and that’s especially helpful to bettors.

These three games should garner your betting dollar.

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New England Patriots (-7) at New Orleans Saints

Look, the reigning champions cost bettors plenty last week, but this franchise doesn’t lose back-to-back games often. Matter of fact, they’ve only done so twice since 2012.

Not only will New England win, but they’ll cover the spread easily. Did anyone see how bad Sam Bradford gashed New Orleans’ secondary in week 1? Bradford posted perhaps the best game of his career with 346 yards passing and three scores. Obviously, Tom Brady is a giant upgrade over Bradford and the Patriots speedy offense will have a field day against a leaky Saints defense.

No player will thrive more than Brandin Cooks. He was traded by the Saints this offseason and this will be a “revenge game” for him. While the Brady to Cooks relationship got off to a slow start — just three receptions for 88 yards — that all changes in a blowout Patriots victory.

Pick: Patriots (-6.5)

Over/Under 43 points: Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Thanks to Hurricane Irma, the book isn’t out on Tampa Bay yet.

However, don’t expect any surprises with them, this Buccaneers team can light up the scoreboard. Quarterback Jameis Winston has a legitimate one-two punch in wide receivers Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson. That pair has an argument for one of the best in the NFL.

Moreover, Chicago signal caller Mike Glennon is having a “revenge game” of his own. This offseason the Bears gave Glennon his first real chance at being a No. 1 quarterback after spending four years in Tampa mostly as a backup. Glennon came to life during the fourth quarter last week, completing 18-of-27 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown against Atlanta. The Bears were stopped on fourth and goal before falling 23-17.

All in all, 43 points is a very modest over/under in this one. What Tampa has in offensive firepower, Chicago has in motivation, to help push this past the over. 

Pick: Over

Miami Dolphins at Los Angeles Chargers (-4.5)

Akin to Tampa, Miami is fresh after having their week 1 game postponed due to the hurricane. Jay Cutler is the biggest question mark with them, but we’re not as worried. Few quarterbacks in the league have Cutler’s talent and Vanderbilt smarts. The much-maligned Cutler’s problems have always been coaching and intrinsic motivation.  

Neither will be issues in Miami, for now at least. Dolphins head coach Adam Gase coached Culter to the best season of his career two years ago in Chicago. Gase was the offensive coordinator then and Culter finished with a career-high 92.3 passer rating. 

Moreover, Cutler is surrounded by perhaps his best arsenal of weapons yet. Running back Jay Ajayi was a top-5 rusher in 2016. DeVante Parker is a vertical threat on the cusp of a breakout season. Lastly, Jay Ajayi is a yards-after-catch machine in the slot. Don’t be surprised to see Cutler rekindle his career with the Dolphins.

For Los Angeles (still weird not saying San Diego), has anything changed — aside from the city — from last year? This is a team that finds every way to lose down the stretch. In week 1, they added to the list with a potential game-tying field being blocked against Denver. Chargers should only be trusted for nail-biting games, which helps the Dolphins cause as four-and-a-half-point underdogs. 

Pick: Dolphins (+4.5)

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 11 September
FT New Orleans Saints 19 - 29 Minnesota Vikings +150 -169 Odds
FT San Diego Chargers 21 - 24 Denver Broncos +130 -147 Odds
Thursday 14 September
FT Houston Texans 13 - 9 Cincinnati Bengals +215 -217 Odds
Sunday 17 September
Patriots 13:00 New Orleans Saints -256 +235 Odds
Minnesota Vikings 13:00 Pittsburgh Steelers +210 -238 Odds
Chicago Bears 13:00 Buccaneers +245 -294 Odds
Buffalo Bills 13:00 Carolina Panthers +270 -313 Odds
Arizona Cardinals 13:00 Indianapolis Colts -303 +255 Odds
Tennessee Titans 13:00 Jaguars -112 +107 Odds
Philadelphia Eagles 13:00 Kansas City Chiefs +210 -227 Odds
Cleveland Browns 13:00 Baltimore Ravens +290 -345 Odds
Miami Dolphins 16:05 San Diego Chargers +160 -179 Odds
New York Jets 16:05 Oakland Raiders +575 -769 Odds
Washington Redskins 16:25 Los Angeles Rams +125 -145 Odds
San Francisco 49ers 16:25 Seattle Seahawks +650 -833 Odds
Dallas Cowboys 16:25 Denver Broncos -133 +117 Odds
Green Bay Packers 20:30 Atlanta Falcons +135 -152 Odds

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