Not the worst start to the season from the 4 betting guys last week, a slight loss from a 2-2 start. Unfortunately, the Eagles didn’t manage to cover the spread as they allowed the Lions to score a lot late on in the game and Callum also lost due to the Saints not doing quite as well as expected against a Falcons team who were a lot better than expected.
Liam and Jack won both of their bets with relative ease though as the Buccaneers destroyed the Cowboys to cover the 2.5-point spread while the Dolphins and Patriots game was never in doubt of hitting 47 points so the 46.5 was an easy under.
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Week 2 Best bets:
Buccaneers @ Saints OVER 44 points
LIAM HORSLEY (@_LIAMHORSLEY)
This pick goes against the grain of the last couple of times these two teams have met but I am betting that Tom Brady can finally get the better of a Dennis Allen run defense. On paper, these can be two of the best offenses in the NFC this season.
The Buccaneer’s run game looks back to its best and I am banking on Tom Brady to improve on that red zone performance from the Cowboys game. The Saints’ offense was purring in the second half of the Falcons game, this wide receiver room looks the real deal and can help them put some points on the board. My numbers make this total 48 so I will take the OVER 44 all day long.
My favourite prop for this weekend is Devante Adams OVER 7.5 receptions. The Raiders and Carr use Adams almost identically to how Matt LeFleur used him last season.
Raiders -5.5 vs. Cardinals
Adam Walford (@TouchdownTips)
It was a tough struggle trying to find a spread I liked this week so I settled on this one at Las Vegas.
The Raiders lost to their divisional opponent Chargers last week but things weren’t all that bad, as Davante Adams looked good on his debut finishing the game with 141 and a TD from 10 receptions. I didn’t think he’d be hogging the majority of the targets, but he had nearly as many himself as every other player combined.
You’ve got to think that will largely be the game-plan here against a far worse defense here on Sunday. The Cardinals secondary is average, their pass-rush isn’t exactly outstanding so Derek Carr should get a little time to find his bestest bud from college.
The main thing for me though is the lack of weapons for the Cardinals and their offensive line woes mean that Kyler will be under pressure constantly making it tough to hit the few targets he’s got. Maxx Crosby and co. should get home frequently.
Miami Dolphins @Baltimore Ravens under 45 points.
Jack Tuffy (@JackT_95)
Surprisingly, my best bet this weekend involves the Dolphins. New head coach Mike McDaniel had a good as debut as you could ask for beating the master Bill Belichick 20-7. The Dolphins were incredible on defence, but the offence was only OK. One great throw from Tua to Jaylen Waddle was the only offensive touchdown they scored and I can see the Ravens defence being another tough match up for Tua.
Last year the Dolphins blitzed Lamar all game and had huge success. He only managed to put 10 points on the board and I’d be shocked if the Dolphins defence don’t have much of the same gameplan. With all this in mind and both head coaches stating they need to establish the run better after week 1, the unders should hit .
Detroit Lions -2 vs. Washington Commanders
It’s the first time the Lions have been favored in a game for 24 matches. That was, unsurprisingly, the longest streak in the league but they’d been covering the spread well as Underdogs, Callum think they’ll do the same as favourites here with Jared Goff ably protected behind his offensive line.
They will need D’Andre Swift to be healthy for this to come to fruition so keep an eye on his fitness this weekend.
Carson Wentz isn’t very good and will make mistakes and for that reason, Lions win and cover.