Big-time action takes place in NFL’s highly-anticipated Week 2 matchups, with a few standout games you have to pay attention to and all the best lines for each of them.
That’s right, folks. You can watch Jalen Hurts against Minnesota, Lamar Jackson squaring off against Joe Burrow, Aaron Rodgers against “America’s Team,” the Cowboys, and the fast-improving Trevor Lawrence match up against the great Patrick Mahomes.
Week 2 NFL Betting Odds (courtesy of Bovada)
Look at the games on this week’s schedule. Why would anyone in their right mind want to miss the NFL’s Week 2 action?
*Best available lines for each side
Vikings (+7.5) vs. Eagles (-7.0) O/U 49.0
Ravens (+3.5) vs. Bengals (-3.0) O/U 47.5
Jets (+9.0) vs. Cowboys (-9.0) O/U 39.5
Chiefs (-2.5) vs. Jaguars (+3.0) O/U 50.5
Packers (+1) vs. Falcons (-1) O/U 41.5
Raiders (+9.5) vs. Bills (-8.5) O/U 47.5
Seahawks (+4.5) vs. Lions (-4.5) O/U 50.5
Colts (+1.5) vs. Texans (-1.5) O/U 40.5
Bears (+2) vs. Buccaneers (-2) O/U 43.5
Chargers (-2.5) vs. Titans (+3.0) O/U 45.5
Giants (-5) vs. Cardinals (+5) O/U 40.0
49ers (-6.5) vs. Rams (+7.0) O/U 42.5
Commanders (+3.5) vs. Broncos (-3) O/U 40.0
Dolphins (-2.5) vs. Patriots (+3) O/U 45.5
Saints (-2.5) vs. Panthers (+3.0) O/U 41.0
Browns (-2) vs. Steelers (+2.5) O/U 42.5
These lines are up-to-date, so you can have the freshest available NFL Week 2 odds.
Week 2 Preview and Picks Against The Spread
We’ve handpicked the best lines for each team, so make sure you’re checking out our favorite sportsbooks, such as Bovada, BetOnline, or MyBookie, where you’ll find these odds along with a great signup bonus.
Minnesota Vikings (+7.5) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (-7.0)
The season had opposite outcomes for the Vikings and Eagles in Week 1. The Vikes lost at home by a field goal to the underdog Buccaneers, 20-1, while Philly edged out the Patriots on the road 25-20.
Strangely, with this game slated in front of the infamous Philadelphia crowd at Lincoln Field, the early action is on the Vikings at +7, although MyBookie is giving Vikes’ fans +7.5. That extra point could be a savior. You never know.
Minnesota hasn’t been impressive against the spread (ATS) as of late, going 3-7 over their last ten games. Philadelphia has gone 3-1 ATS over its last four, three of which were playoff games against the Giants, 49ers, and Chiefs.
In Week 1, the Vikes failed to cover against an underdog many expected to lose by at least a touchdown. QB Kirk Cousins had a solid game with 344 passing yards, but his lame performance holding on to the ball amounted to fumbling twice and throwing a pick.
That’s not going to cut it against a great Eagles defense and a secondary manned by one of the best cornerbacks in the game in Darius Sly, who already has one under his belt after picking off Patriots QB Mac Jones in Week 1.
Minnesota has lost two of three ATS on the road dating back to last year. Their running game is also dead after they cut former running back Dalvin Cook, the franchise’s third all-time leading rusher. In Week 1 they racked up a pathetic 41 yards on the ground.
MyBookie has the Eagles at -4.5 (-110) as an alternate line for the first half. At -7 for the game, you’re looking at a team with far more talent on the offensive side of the ball than Tampa had and the former just beat the Vikings in Minnesota.
As long as the line stays around a touchdown, Philadelphia’s defense is going to help cover due to Minnesota’s inability to run. The Eagles like starting stron, so look for any first-half lines with them between -3.5 and -5. Yes, the Vikes looked that bad in Week 1, especially the run game.
Baltimore Ravens (+3.5) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (-3.5)
Lamar Jackson going against Joe Burrow. Need we say anymore? It’s as good as it gets in terms of quarterbacking, although Burrow had arguably the worst game of his career in Week 1 with an embarrassing 73 yards passing in a 24-3 divisional road loss to the Cleveland Browns.
The good news for the Baltimore Ravens odds’ is they’ve won three out of five ATS across their last five games, including Week 1’s 25-9 win over the Texans. The bad news is that hasn’t been the case against their divisional foe, the Bengals.
Cincy has done very well ATS over the last few games in this series. They’re 3-1-1 ATS versus Baltimore in the last five games they’ve played and have won four out of the last five games between them straight up.
But he’s had some fantastic games against the Ravens, especially at home, where he once threw for a franchise-record 525 yards against Baltimore back in 2021. Could he repeat that performance in Week 2 this season?
That’s doubtful, as Burrow looked rusty and immobile, hampered by a sore ankle. His career-low 73 yards passing was against a great Cleveland defense, but Baltimore presents a lot of the same issues. They attack at the line of scrimmage and have a good secondary.
Why the heck is Baltimore expected to lose by more than a field goal? It’s simple: J.K. Dobbins. He’s their starting running back, and he tore his Achilles in Week 1, ending his season. Gus Edwards, Justice Hill, and Melvin Gordon III will now try to make up for Dobbins’ void.
The other big issue is tight end Mark Andrews’ quadriceps injury. If that keeps him out, then you can understand them being favored to lose by more than a field goal.
While Baltimore still has that great defense and the electric Jackson, the loss of Andrews and Dobbins will be evident as the Bengals try to recover from their Week 1 debacle.
One nice-looking line here is the Bengals at -3.5 (even). Sure, it’s a bit risky, but again, Jackson doesn’t have two of his best offensive weapons.
However, another number to be aware of is Jackson’s 6-2 record against Cincy over his career. That’s a good record. That doesn’t mean he can win this week’s game, though.
Look at the first quarter. Expect the Bengals to come out with a jump in their step due to their lethargic first game. First-quarter lines are favoring Cincy by half a point, with Bovada giving Burrow’s boys even money on that spread.
This game is going to be a blast, so make sure to hang on for the ride.
New York Jets (+9.5) vs. Dallas Cowboys (-9.0)
Weird fact: Aaron Rodgers now plays for the New York Jets.
Weird fact #2: Aaron Rodgers is now out for the season due to tearing his Achilles tendon after four offensive snaps with the Jets.
Weird fact #3: The Jets, now with backup QB Zach Wilson at the helm, would go on to beat the visiting Buffalo Bills, who were favored to win by -2.5.
For Week 2 in the NFL, the Jets and Cowboys square off, with Dallas currently laying -9.5 points at the time of this writing. The game is in Dallas, and if you weren’t paying attention, the Cowboys just demolished the New York Giants 40-0 on Sunday Night Football.
So, yes, both teams won but the Cowboys look like the best team in the NFL after Week 1 while the Jets are a bit shaken up by the devastating loss of Rodgers to a season-ending injury.
The over/under opened up at 39.5 points, but the Jets are going to have a mighty tough time moving the chains without Rodgers under center. They had a tough time doing it against the Giants, and the Cowboys’ defense is far superior to the Giants’.
New York will rely almost exclusively on a running game that racked up 172 yards against Buffalo on Monday Night Football, with starting RB Breece Hall responsible for 127 of them.
They won’t be running over the Cowboys the same way. Dallas had seven sacks, five forced fumbles, and two interceptions against Saquon Barkley and the Giants last Sunday. They didn’t allow the Giants’ playmakers to do anything. Expect the same to happen against the Jets.
Watch the Cowboys put eight men in the box against the Jets to stuff Hall and the rest of the running game to force Wilson to make plays with his arm. That’s not Wilson’s strength, so expect more of the same with Dallas against the Jets, meaning a lot of forced turnovers.
It’s a big line, but the Jets were lucky to beat Buffalo in overtime, and now, with a full week to game plan for Wilson, the Cowboys will be waiting with open arms for them for their home opener.
Whatever Wilson’s over/under passing yards are for this game, take the under. He won’t have enough time to sling it versus this defense.
MyBookie has over 2.5 field goals running at -183. The Jets won’t win this game, but a field goal or two seems reasonable for them. For the ‘Boys, not all of their drives will end in TDs, so expect a couple from their side as well. This game will feature at least three field goals, probably more.
Can the Jets recover from the loss of their huge offseason acquisition? Only Sunday will tell, so be prepared for an interesting game in this one.
Kansas City Chiefs (-3) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (+3)
After Week 1, the Chiefs enter this game with a 0-1 record after losing a nail-biter to the Detroit Lions on Thursday Night Football, 21-20. The Jaguars came from behind in the fourth quarter to beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-21.
Week 2 presents a different scenario for the Chiefs in that they’re finally getting Pro-Bowl defensive end Chris Jones back after agreeing to a one-year deal to end his holdout. Superstar tight end Travis Kelce will most likely remain ou, but that’s to be determined.
Where does that leave a game like this? Let’s not forget Trevor Lawrence is tossing the pigskin for the Jags. He went for 241 and two TDs with a pick last Sunday but grabbed the win. The bright side is new WR Calvin Ridley snagged eight passes for a game-high 101 yards.
But haven’t these two faced off recently?
Yes, in last year’s AFC Playoffs, where the Chiefs beat Jacksonville 27-20 on their way to their second Super Bowl with Mahomes and coach Andy Reid.
Does bringing Jones back make the Chiefs three points better than the Jags on the road? Neither team looked particularly sharp, but ATS, you’re looking at a Kansas City team that’s gone 4-6 over its last 10. Compare that with Jacksonville, who’s gone an impressive 8-2 ATS.
So, how good are Lawrence and the Jags? They’ve got a dynamic player behind Lawrence named Travis Etienne, who put up over 100 yards from scrimmage against the Colts along with a TD.
A versatile Lions offense beat the Chiefs with a mistake-free game from QB Jared Goff and a two-headed running attack that collected 118 yards and a score. The Jags’ offense is just as good as Detroit’s, so even with Jones returning, they’ll pose a problem for the Chiefs.
On that note, the Jags’ moneyline is currently at +145, which isn’t a bad value considering they’re at home, where they’ve gone 3-1 ATS over their last four there.
Some people, however, have to ride the Chiefs, and at -3.0, it’s understandable given Mahomes’ penchant for magic. Be aware that Kansas City is 1-3 ATS over their last four road games, not including the Super Bowl, which is a neutral field.
Bovada has an interesting line for this matchup. Will either team have a 16.5-point lead at any point in the game? The over is at -109, but the under at a mere -121 is enough to make you look twice. Both of these teams are good, so why would either be down 17 points during this contest?
It’s an excellent question to ask if you’re thinking of a wager like that.
Mahomes versus Lawrence is as good as it gets in today’s NFL, and you get it in Week 2. Take your pick.
Packers (-2) vs. Falcons (+2)
Packers are 6-4 ATS over their last 10 while the Falcons are 4-6. Jordan Love and the Pack already took one on the roa, and they have a better defense than the Falcons With this game currently a pick ‘em, it may just come down to the better defense.
Las Vegas Raiders (+9.5) vs. Buffalo Bills (-9.5)
It’s not a typo that the Raiders are 1-0 and the Bills are 0-1. It’s also not a typo that this game has a rusty Bills favored by almost 10 points after losing to an Aaron Rodgers-less Jets. The silver and black have gone 4-2 ATS over their last six games against the Bills.
Seattle Seahawks (+5.5) vs. Detroit Lions (-5.5)
Don’t always listen to the experts. The Seahawks got clobbered in a game they were expected to win, while the Lions squeezed out a hard-fought victory in a game very few thought they would win.
Nearly 60% of the public has the Lions’ spread right now. Perhaps it’s because the Seahawks are a lame 2-8 ATS over their last eight games.
Indianapolis Colts (-1) vs. Houston Texans (+1)
Neither Colts’ rookie QB Anthony Richardson nor Texans’ rookie QB C.J. Stroud have a great first game. That being said, there’s always game two, and the Colts have a nice 7-3 record ATS over their last 10 versus the Texans. Can they make it 8-3 over their last 11?
Chicago Bears (+3) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3)
The Bears were supposed to be able to handle the new Packers without Aaron Rodgers but got bounced by Jordan Love instead. They lost 38-20 at Soldier Field last Sunday and now have to travel down to Florida to face one of the better defenses in the NFL.
Let it be known that both of these teams have been atrocious ATS the spread over their last 10, going a combined 5-20.
Los Angeles Chargers (-3) vs. Tennessee Titans (+3)
Chargers’ QB Justin Herber is the reason they’re favored by a field goal in Nashville against the Titans this Sunday. Tennessee, however, has the better defense. Who will cover? Can the Chargers stop RB Derrick Henry? Find out in Week 2!
New York Giants (-5.5) vs. Arizona Cardinals (+5.5)
Both of these teams had rough opening games but the Giants would likely trade theirs with the Cards. Why the Giants are favored by -5.5 after losing 40-0 in Week 1 is beyond us but it could be because Arizona has no QB. Oh, NY is also 7-3 ATS over their last 10 so there’s that.
San Francisco 49ers (+7.5) vs. Los Angeles Rams (-7.5)
The 49ers were one of the best-looking teams in Week 1 that had a ton of unprepared teams. But so did the Ram, and here they are expected to lose, again, in Week 2. Ask the Seahawks how playing the underdog Rams went last Sunday.
There are reasons behind this, of course. One is that the 49ers are 8-2 ATS over their last 10, including 8-2 ATS over the last 10 games these two teams have played.
Washington Commanders (+3.5) vs. Denver Broncos (-3.5)
Washington was able to pull out a second-half victory over the Cardinals, but the Broncos struggled against the Raiders at home, losing 17-16. The Broncos, with Russell Wilson, are 1-3 ATS over their last four games dating back to last season.
Miami Dolphins (-2.5) at New England Patriots (+2.5)
Okay, the Patriots lost their first gam, but it was against the defending NFC-champion Eagles, and they made it tough. The Dolphins impressed everyone with an exhilarating 40-38 road win over the Chargers, the most exciting game of the day.
New England is only 3-7 against Miami over the last 10 they’ve faced each other and also 3-7 ATS over their last 10 games overall.
New Orleans Saints (-3) vs. Carolina Panthers (+3)
Week 2 will see new Saints QB David Carr going against the number one pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, Bryce Young. The Saints are -3 on the road against a tough Panthers defense, not to mention Carolina is 3-7 ATS over their last 10 games in this series.
Cleveland Browns (-2) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (+2)
After walloping the favored Bengals in Week 1, the Browns travel to play another divisional foe in Pittsburgh to take on a Steelers team that got destroyed by the 49ers. As bad as they looked last Sunday, the Steelers are still 3-7 against the Browns over the last 10 games of this series.
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Guide to NFL Picks ATS Week 2: FAQs
Which Bet Types Are Available For NFL Week 2’s Action?
The most popular bet types for this matchup include moneyline, spread, total, parlay, and prop bets. Be sure to check out the list of available bets before making your pick.
Moneyline bets are the simplest type of wagers. You simply choose the winner of the game, and if your selection wins, you win your bet!
Spread bets are a bit different as they involve picking not only the outright winner but also how many points will be scored by each team.
For example, if the Eagles are favored to beat the Vikings by 7.5 points, you could pick either team. However, if you think Philadelphia will win by more than 7.5 points or that Minnesota will stay within 7.5 points of victory, then that’s when a spread bet type comes into play.
Parlay bets involve selecting multiple selections in one single wager. Each selection must win for you to receive a payout on the bet. For instance, you might choose the Eagles at -7.5 points and the Jaguars at +3 points for a two-team parlay. Both the Eagles and Jaguars would have to cover the spread in order for the parlay to win.
Prop bets typically focus on individual players or teams and the performance that they will have in a particular game.
For example, you could bet on how many passing yards a quarterback like Kirk Cousins or Jalen Hurts will throw for in the Vikings versus Eagles matchup.
Can I Use Crypto To Place A Bet On A Week 2 NFL Football Game?
Of course! Bovada, BetOnline, and MyBookie all accept crypto.
Most of the online NFL betting sites we recommend support cryptocurrency betting. Our top recommendation in this department is SportsBetting.ag because it includes a generous 100% match welcome bonus exclusively for crypto sports bettors. The promo goes up to $1,000.
Bovada is also an interesting choice because it grants new customers a 75% match first deposit bonus of up to $750 as long as they use crypto to fund their accounts.
How Can I Deposit Money To Bet On The NFL’s Week 2Action?
Depositing money to bet on any of the Week 2 NFL football games is a simple process. At Bovada, payment methods include credit/debit cards, bank transfers, and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash.
Make sure that you read through all the information related to deposits at your chosen sportsbook before making any decisions. This should give you an idea of what payment options are available and if there are any fees associated with certain methods. Whether you are betting on Monday Night Football or any football championship, the process is very much the same.
Can I Bet On The NFL’s Week 2 On Mobile?
You sure can. Every sports betting site we recommend supports instant betting from any iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.
Some sites offer dedicated betting apps, but we mainly looked for platforms that allow you to access all of their betting markets without having to download any software. Make sure you understand NFL betting systems well so you can place different bets even better.
Top 3 Best Sportsbooks for Betting On NFL’s Week 2 Odds
As we mentioned before, Bovada has one of the best reputations in the industry. It’s safe, secure, and has excellent customer service. Even better, they’ve got some kick-ass NFL odds for Week 2.
For example, the Buccaneers’ -145 moneyline at home versus the Bears is the best one for the Bucs of any book, hands down. Get while you can if you like Tampa this week. Another good line at Bovada if you like the Jags for Week 2 is +3.5 at -105. That’s one of the best out there.
Sometimes their lines are a full point better than their competitors, so make sure to check in to Bovada each week of the 2023 season. Their signup bonus worth up to $750 for crypto is a great deal considering the small 5x rollover. Use code BTCSWB750 for crypto deposits.
Similar to BetOnline’s signup bonus, MyBookie also matches your first deposit 50% up to $100 with promo code MYB50. The difference between the two bonuses is that MyBookie has a 10x rollover versus BetOnline’s 6x. MyBookie has a 25% reload bonus for continuing customers too.
That being said, MyBookie is another that can have some pretty awesome lines for the big games. For the NFL’s Week 2 action, they’re giving a -110 line for the Raiders at +9.5 or the same -110 for the Bills at -9.5.
BetOnline is on the same level of professionalism as Bovada. With promo code BOL1000, they’ll match your first deposit 50% all the way up to $1000. They also have 25% reload bonuses for all of their users as long as they deposit a minimum of $50.
The Packers’ -125 moneyline at BetOnline is hard to beat because it’s at -130 at most other books. They’re also giving players a nice Jaguars line at -107 for +3.0 at home against the Chiefs. You can also grab the Packers at -1.5 with a -110 line if you’re feeling the Pack.
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Are You Ready To See How You Do Against The Spread For NFL Week 2?
Keep your eye on those huge games this week, starting with Thursday Night Football’s action between the Minnesota Vikings (+7) and Philadelphia Eagles (-7). We’re blessed with a huge divisional rivalry, with the Ravens (+3) taking on the Bengals (-3).
The Chiefs (-3) are favored by a field goal in Jacksonville (+3), while the Jets (+9.5) hit the road without Aaron Rodgers to take on the Cowboys (9.5). All that, and there are a ton of other big games to wager on.
You should feel a load of confidence now with all the above information. Have a blast with the NFL’s Week 2 games, and please gamble responsibly.
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