NFL odds have already been released for some of Week 2's biggest matchups, and we are already all over these lines. Where do we think that the early betting value lies in Week 2, and who are we adding to our NFL picks?
do you do if your early NFL Week 1 betting picks are locked in already? You double down
on some of the early Week 2 lines of course!
might seem a bit premature, but some NFL odds makers have already released
certain Week 2 lines, and I’m here to give you some of my very early picks.
Just as a disclaimer, these can and will probably change by the time September
rolls around, but these are my official NFL picks for the summer lines.
Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay
the early Thursday game, so both of these teams will be coming off short rest
to face one another. The Backers and the Bears share one of the best rivalries
in football, and it should be one hell of a game. Both of these teams have
retooled their rosters, and it should be full of big plays and big hits. The
Bears are coming in as +7 underdogs as they go into Lambeau Field, and the
Packers should be fired up to face their divisional rivals.
Week 1 should work in the Bear’s favor, as they only have to face the Colts at
home, while the Packers have a big opening day test, as they host the 49ers in
pick comes from the heart, and I feel like the Bears have become a much better
team from last season, and the Packers haven’t done much. I’ll take the Bears’
defense in this one, and take the points as well. I smell a big road win for
My Pick: Bears +7
Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco
like the Thursday game, the road team in this contest will have had a much
easier warm up game in Week 1, as the Lions will have just won in Week 1 against
the Rams, and the 49ers will have just played the Packers. Either way, this one
should be a brawl, as both of these teams are young, mean and probably don’t
show much restraint.
49ers are only favored by -3 points, and I think that is solid betting value in these
early football betting lines. I think they will play well in their Week 1 game against the
Packers, even though I don’t expect them to win. The Lions are still going to
give up points, and if the 49ers offense can get going under Alex Smith, I
think they win this game by a touchdown.
My Pick: 49ers -3
New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh
Sunday fist fight will feature the Jets going into the Steel City to face the
Steelers. The Steelers are favored by -4 in the early NFL odds boards, and I
can see some value in the home team once again. Even though Pittsburgh is
getting older on defense, their offense is young and very good, and I see the
Jets’ offense struggling a lot this season.
zero faith in Mark Sanchez, because he is just an average quarterback. An
average quarterback versus an older but good defense; I’ll take the defense and
the home team every time.
My Pick: Steelers -4
Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta
Night Football features Peyton Manning’s Broncos against the Falcons. Although
the total hasn’t been released just yet, I’m feeling the over in this one. The
spread favors the Falcons by -2 at this point of the summer, and I think I am
going to have to lay off the spread.
total will most likely be close to 50 points, likely somewhere around the high
forties. If it is, I like the over. Both of these teams will air it out. Both secondaries
are good, but not great, and I see a shoot out Monday night.
My Pick: OVER