Best NFL Bets for Week 2

We are back with three more great bets for this week’s NFL slate. We got off to a great start in week one, going 2-1 including two underdog money lines! Hopefully, we can keep that going this week. All lines come via Draft Kings as of Friday afternoon. Also, be sure to catch me and my fellow ATB bettors’ locks and underdogs of the week on Around The Book. Let’s get started and dive into the best NFL bets for week 2!

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Packers at Falcons: Packers Money Line (+102)

This line is shocking considering how good Green Bay looked in their opener against the Bears. To be fair, the Falcons also had a strong showing last week against the Panthers. That, plus being at home, must be why they are favored slightly.

Nevertheless this seems like a great opportunity. Green Bay looked better last week and they played arguably better competition. The fact that we get plus odds for a team who probably should be favored makes this one too good to pass on. Take the Packers straight up.

Colts at Texans: Colts Money Line (+102)

This another situation where we can get plus odds for a team who should probably be favored. In fact, Indy actually was a slight favorite a few days ago. That is probably where they should have stayed. However, this matchup is a little tighter than the one mentioned above.

In this case, you have two teams who are both rebuilding with rookie quarterbacks. The difference is that the Colts still have a lot of talent and are in more of a “retooling” phase, whereas the Texans are basically in a full reset. Nevertheless, this is close to a coin-flip game, especially with it being in Houston.

If the line were reversed, the Texans would be a tempting money line pick. With things being the way they are now, the Colts are an easy pick.

Saints at Panthers: Saints -3 (-110)

Derek Carr gets his first prime time spot with his new team on Monday night. He has actually played pretty well on Monday Night Football, and boasts a winning record in those games. The Saints should have no problem laying three points against a rebuilding Panthers team. However, there is some cause for concern.

New Orleans did not look all that great in their win over Tennessee last week. They failed to cover the three point spread in that one, although that was mostly due to some questionable decision-making by Titans coach Mike Vrabel. Also, while the Titans may not be great, they looked much better than the Panthers last week. Carolina was soundly beaten 24-10 by Atlanta.

Carr and the Saints may not need much more than 20 to cover, and they should have no problem doing so this week.

Week 2 NFL Best Bets Recap

  • Green Bay Packers ML (+102)
  • Indianapolis Colts ML (+102)
  • New Orleans Saints -3 (-110)
  • Parlay odds: +678

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