Best Bets Week 2

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Well, we did say Week 1 was always difficult to handicap. Raise your hand if you had the Bengals losing to the Steelers with Mitchell Tributsky? How about the Cowboys not scoring a touchdown? Mike McDaniel and the Dolphins taking down the GOAT Belichick? With so many players changing teams, and new head coaches throughout the league, Week 1 usually poses issues for gamblers. 

With that being said, we ended Week 1 with a 1-3 Record with our only victory coming from the chalkiest pick, the Ravens over the Jets. The games we thought would go over, went under. The game we thought would go under, went over. And the Patriots lost to the up and coming Dolphins. 

It’s time to get back in the lab, and come up with some Best Bets for Week 2! 

Best Bets – All lines are on Draftking Sportsbook as of Thursday PM

Favorite: Baltimore Ravens -3.5 over the Miami Dolphins

Different week, same pick. Ravens did not have to work very hard to beat the New York Jets, but showed that they are still a force in the AFC. Devin Duvernay filled in nicely for Hollywood Brown and if the Ravens can find a running game while JK Dobbins is out, they will be hard to beat. Give me the Ravens at home 

Underdog: New Orleans Saints +2.5 over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Listen, I know this storyline has been beaten into the ground lately, but the Saints just have Tom Brady and the Buccaneers’ number. Dennis Allen is 5-1 vs the Bucs with Brady behind the helm and this Saints defense will be chomping at the bit to show that they are more than capable of shutting down the Bucs offense. Given the injury-plagued game the Bucs played on Sunday, look for the Saints to keep it close, and possibly win on Sunday. 

Over: Washington/Detroit over 48.5 

I tried to take the under in the Commanders game last week, but I forgot one simple thing, their defense is just not that good. Especially with Chase Young still injured. The Lions are a team that does not care if you have one leg and three ass cheeks, they will keep going until the whistle blows. Look for Carson Wentz to sling the ball around, and more than likely turn it over a few times, leading to scoring opportunities for both teams. The Lions are a favorite for the first time in a LONG time, and they will be looking to capitalize with a victory. 

Under: Atlanta/Los Angeles Under 46.5

The defending Super Bowl champs laid an egg in their season opener and their offense looked lost. In fact, I think Cam Akers was just actually lost. (Did Sean McVay forget about him?) I look for the Rams to come out and try to control this game with their run game and their defense to help support Stafford and his injured arm.  I feel the Rams’ defense might fare a little better against Atlanta, who does not have Josh Allen.  Give me the under. 

Let’s hope Week 2 treats up better than Week 1! 

Best of luck! 

Tim

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