Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season was all concerning the underdog. Bettors that relied on favorites to hold them to victory have been dissatisfied, as a report variety of underdogs lined the unfold.
Underdogs broke a Week 1 report when the Raiders lined (and received) towards the Ravens on “Monday Evening Soccer.” That marked the 12th time within the NFL’s 16 video games that an underdog had lined the unfold.
The earlier Week 1 excessive was 11 wins, which occurred on three events.
Underdogs weren’t simply overlaying although. They have been successful as properly. 9 underdogs emerged victoriously in Week 1, together with 5 groups that received on the street. ESPN’s Adam Schefter famous on Sunday that underdogs hadn’t had that type of success in additional than 35 years.
Regardless of full crowds being again across the league, eight underdogs received outright right now, together with 5 on the street, probably the most within the opening week of the season in over 35 years, per ESPN analysis producer @EpKap.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 13, 2021
It is necessary to not overreact to the success of underdogs going into Week 2. Savvy bettors will proceed to research tendencies and keep away from leaping on large line shifts straight away. It is best to take a full-scope take a look at the league and consider which groups merely had a foul week and which of them might not be fairly pretty much as good as folks thought coming into the season.
Additionally, it is necessary to notice that many accidents came about in Week 1 and can impression groups shifting ahead. Notably, the 49ers misplaced prime operating again Raheem Mostert (knee) for no less than eight weeks and their prime nook Jason Verrett (torn ACL) for the season. The Saints have additionally misplaced a couple of gamers going into Week 2. That features nook Marshon Lattimore, defensive finish Marcus Davenport and heart Erik McCoy.
NFL odds for Week 2
Beneath are the most recent Week 2 NFL odds, together with level spreads, cash strains and over-under totals for each recreation, based on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Final up to date: Wednesday, Sept. 15
NFL level spreads Week 2
|New York Giants at Washington Soccer Group||WAS -3|
|Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers||PIT -5.5|
|Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears||CHI -3|
|Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns||CLE -12.5|
|Los Angeles Rams at Indianapolis Colts||LAR -4|
|Buffalo Payments at Miami Dolphins||BUF -3.5|
|New England Patriots at New York Jets||NE -5.5|
|San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles||SF -3.5|
|New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers||NO -3.5|
|Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars||DEN -6|
|Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals||ARI -3.5|
|Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||TB -11.5|
|Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Chargers||LAC -2.5|
|Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks||SEA -4.5|
|Kansas Metropolis Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens||KC -3.5|
|Detroit Lions at Inexperienced Bay Packers||GB -11.5|
NFL cash strains Week 2
|New York Giants at Washington Soccer Group||WAS -176|
|Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers||PIT -240|
|Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears||CHI -152|
|Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns||CLE -650|
|Los Angeles Rams at Indianapolis Colts||LAR -200|
|Buffalo Payments at Miami Dolphins||BUF -188|
|New England Patriots at New York Jets||NE -240|
|San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles||SF -196|
|New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers||NO -198|
|Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars||DEN -270|
|Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals||ARI -210|
|Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||TB -720|
|Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Chargers||LAC -158|
|Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks||SEA -240|
|Kansas Metropolis Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens||KC -210|
|Detroit Lions at Inexperienced Bay Packers||GB -590|
NFL over-unders Week 2
|New York Giants at Washington Soccer Group||41.5|
|Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers||48.5|
|Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears||45.5|
|Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns||48.5|
|Los Angeles Rams at Indianapolis Colts||47.5|
|Buffalo Payments at Miami Dolphins||47.5|
|New England Patriots at New York Jets||42.5|
|San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles||50.5|
|New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers||44.5|
|Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars||45.5|
|Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals||51|
|Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||51.5|
|Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Chargers||55.5|
|Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks||53.5|
|Kansas Metropolis Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens||55.5|
|Detroit Lions at Inexperienced Bay Packers||48.5|
NFL greatest bets for Week 2
Chiefs (-3.5) at Ravens
The Chiefs and Ravens each hit velocity bumps of their season openers, however solely the Chiefs emerged with a win. Patrick Mahomes helped the Chiefs overcome a 12-point deficit throughout a second-half rally towards the Browns. In the meantime, the Ravens blew a 14-point lead towards the Raiders. It marked the primary time they’d misplaced a recreation during which they’d a 14-point lead since 2014.
Up till Monday evening’s additional time loss to the Raiders, the Ravens had received 98 straight video games relationship again to 2004 once they had a 14+ point-lead.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 14, 2021
These performances apart, the Chiefs maintain a major benefit over the Ravens in current conferences. John Harbaugh has struggled to beat Andy Reid throughout his profession. He has only a 1-5 report towards him in six conferences. That features 4 consecutive losses to Reid’s Chiefs, and within the three video games that includes Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson, the Chiefs have received by a mean of seven.Three factors per recreation.
|2020||Chiefs win 34-20|
|2019||Chiefs win 33-28|
|2018||Chiefs win 27-24|
|2015||Chiefs win 34-14|
Jackson has largely struggled in these contests. He has averaged simply 170.Three passing yards in three video games towards Kansas Metropolis, all losses. He has accomplished higher along with his legs — operating for 196 yards — however he has solely accounted for 4 whole TDs whereas committing two turnovers and being sacked 9 instances. Solely the Browns (12) have sacked Jackson extra throughout his profession.
The Ravens are additionally banged up within the secondary, and could not maintain up late towards the Raiders. If Jimmy Smith cannot play, that would make Patrick Mahomes’ job a bit simpler. Even when he does play, Marcus Peters’ absence will proceed to loom massive and Mahomes ought to have the ability to decide aside the Ravens’ protection.
The tendencies say that betting on the Chiefs is an efficient worth at -3.5, so we’ll be trusting them even in a tricky Baltimore street surroundings.
Seahawks (-4.5) vs. Titans
This decide is all about trusting the Seattle crowd to rattle Ryan Tannehill’s Titans.
The Seahawks have probably the greatest home-field benefits within the NFL. The 12th man tends to indicate up in full pressure, and that is a part of why Russell Wilson has posted a 55-17 report at residence throughout his profession.
Seattle has gone 44-32-2 towards the unfold at residence since Wilson took over at quarterback in 2012. That is good for a canopy share of 57.9, which is tied for the third-best within the NFL during the last 9 seasons.
Evidently, the “twelves” will need to welcome again their hometown crew with a win. The Seahawks might be trusted to win by a landing after the Titans struggled to include Kyler Murray and the Cardinals. Tennessee allowed Arizona to attain 38 factors. Wilson is the NFL quarterback that’s most much like Murray, so the Tennessee protection may proceed to battle in protection.
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Broncos (-6) at Jaguars
Per week after underdogs went 12-4, our greatest bets for the week are three favorites. Go determine, however hopefully, the precept of “regression to the imply” comes into play right here.
This is one thing you most likely do not learn about Teddy Bridgewater: throughout his profession, the Broncos quarterback has posted a 36-13-1 record against the spread as a starter. He has been as regular as they arrive when it comes to delivering covers, and he ought to have an opportunity to do this simply towards the Jaguars.
Jacksonville is a dumpster hearth proper now, to place it kindly. City Meyer’s time in Jacksonville is already off to a rocky start, and his crew simply misplaced to the Texans by 16 regardless of being favored by three factors.
The Broncos simply manhandled the Giants and allowed solely seven factors earlier than a last-second TD scramble by Daniel Jones lower the result in 14. The Broncos have a powerful roster and will have the ability to hold Trevor Lawrence and Co. in verify. They’ve probability to win this recreation by double digits, although taking part in in scorching, humid Jacksonville could possibly be a problem for Denver.