Free Preview: NFL Pickbook for Week 2
Rob Trayah examines all the player, team and matchup information for the NFL games for week 1 and delivers you the picks that have the best odds of winning.
Took a look at the slate of games for Week 2 in the NFL and decided that these are the best picks to bet on.
|Team||Opp||Last5||H/A||STR||WG O/U||WG ML||WG Spread||Caesars O/U||Caesars ML||Caesars Spread||CGT O/U||CGT ML||CGT Spread||BreakDown|
|Carolina Panthers||Atlanta Falcons||3-2||1-3||44.5||210||+6||44||200||+5.5||44||200||+5.5||44||200||+5.5||0||0||44.5||200||+6||44.5||206||+6||Under 44.5: Carolina comes into Atlanta fresh off a pedestrian 16-8 win over the Cowboys at home. The Falcons return home after their loss in Philly opening night. The Panthers lost Greg Olsen for the immediate and possible distant future, putting more eyes on the running game with Christian McCaffrey. However, Newton led his team in rushing yards with the most carries in week 1, creating an interesting match-up against the Falcons line-backing core. The Falcons' Devonta Freeman may play but they had no other true receiving options outside Julio Jones’ monster night. In the last ten match-ups, the under is 8-1-1 and has reached 40 points total four of those ten games. Expect a tight, division match-up.|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Pittsburgh Steelers||4-1||4-1||52.5||170||-4||52.5||175||-4||52.5||175||-4.5||53||180||-4.5||0||0||53||160||-3.5||52.5||180||-4||Over 52.5: This line opened at 50.5 and is climbing. The Steelers at home are just a different team, plain and simple. Roethlisberger’s horrendous week is going to have the casual bettor hop off the Steelers, but James Connor’s emergence and Antonio Brown still leading the charge in the wide out group means the offense is still very potent. Eric Berry is still questionable after missing week 1, which saw the Chiefs Defense give up 418 yards to Phillip Rivers and company. Patrick Mahomes was steady in his first road start throwing for four touchdowns and having Tyreek Hill go nuts on a hurt Los Angeles secondary. Joe Haden is questionable as well after leaving week 1 against the Browns so there’s no reason to see that points won’t be available in this game.|
|Houston Texans||Tennessee Titans||5-0||3-2||45||-125||-1.5||0||0||0||0||45||-135||-2||0||0||0||0||0||0||TEXANS: There’s no official line on this yet, but it looks like the opening number is going to be Texans on the road, giving a point. Take it and run! If this number moves, it’ll be because of Marcus Mariota’s hurt elbow. This bet is good up to the magic number of three. Deshaun Watson showed some clear rust against the Patriots, but will go to Nashville with a game under his belt and a decent running game that saw Lamar Miller almost get to the 100-yard mark. The Texans D was carved up by Rob Gronkowski but will not get Delanie Walker after a season ending ankle injury. This game is worth taking the shot at Mariota not playing and dealing with Blaine Gabbert winning against J.J. Watt and crew.|