NFL Picks Week 2: Odds Comparison and Line Movement

September 17, 2020
NFL Picks Week 2 and Odds Comparison

We share NFL picks week 2, along with the line movement ahead of the upcoming Thursday Night Football game scheduled for tonight.

The Cincinnati Bengals (0-1) play the Cleveland Browns (0-1) tonight. It’s a showdown between rookie QB Joe Burrow and third-year QB Baker Mayfield. The Browns are nearly TD favorites (-6.5). 

We’re going to compare the opening and current lines from each NFL week 2 game. We’ve also listed some of the best bets from our in-house experts throughout our NFL week 2 preview. 

We analyze the opening/current lines for point spreads and over/under markets.

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NFL Picks Week 2 and Odds Comparison (Opening/Current)

Bengals vs. Browns Week 2 Odds Preview

Opening Line: Browns –7.5 / Current Line: Browns –6.5 

Opening Total: 46 Points / Current Total: 43.5 Points 

With both teams struggling in week 1, the line movement makes sense. There may have been a bit of an overreaction on the total, as the Browns defense looked bad against Baltimore. 

Falcons vs. Cowboys Week 2 Odds Preview

Opening Line: Cowboys –7 / Current Line: Cowboys –4.5 

Opening Total: 50 Points / Current Total: 52.5 Points 

We’ve seen huge line movement on this Falcons vs. Cowboys game. It’s a little surprising, as the Cowboys are going to have little problem putting up points on the Falcons defense. 

Bills vs. Dolphins Week 2 Odds Preview

Opening Line: Bills –3 / Current Line: Bills –6 

Opening Total: 43 Points / Current Total: 41 Points 

Another game with insane line movement. The Bills are now up to –6 on the road. Buffalo took care of business against the Jets. This week, we recommend a wager on OVER 41 points. 

Panthers vs. Buccaneers Week 2 Odds Preview

Opening Line: Buccaneers –8.5 / Current Line: Buccaneers –9.5 

Opening Total: 48 Points / Current Total: 47.5 Points 

Tom Brady had a rocky start in week 1, throwing 2 INTs in his TB debut. The Panthers put up 30 points in a losing effort to Las Vegas. This is an important game to see if the Bucs are contenders or not. 

Broncos vs. Steelers Week 2 Odds Preview

Opening Line: Steelers –5.5 / Current Line: Steelers –7.5 

Opening Total: 44 Points / Current Total: 40.5 Points 

Should the Steelers be favored by more than a TD? It’s tough to say, that’s a lot of points. They did defeat NYG by 10 points, though. Denver’s offense looked bad on MNF in a 16-14 loss to TEN. 

Lions vs. Packers Week 2 Odds Preview

Opening Line: Packers –6 / Current Line: Packers –6 

Opening Total: 46 Points / Current Total: 49.5 Points 

This total has jumped up more than a FG since opening. After GB exploded for 43 points in a week 1 win against MIN (43-34), bettors and the bookies are expecting points in this match-up. 

Jaguars vs. Titans Week 2 Odds Preview

Opening Line: Titans –10.5 / Current Line: Titans –8.5 

Opening Total: 42.5 Points / Current Total: 44 Points 

Did you know the Jags are 0-4-1 in their last five visits to Tennessee? The Jags are a popular pick after upsetting the Colts, but Derrick Henry will be able to run all over this defense. 

Rams vs. Eagles Week 2 Odds Preview

Opening Line: Eagles –4 / Current Line: Eagles –1.5 

Opening Total: 49 Points / Current Total: 46 Points 

The Rams beat the Cowboys (20-17) and the Eagles lost to Washington (27-17) in week 1. Now the public are hammering the Rams on the road. Take the Eagles –1.5 (-110) on Sunday. 

Vikings vs. Colts Week 2 Odds Preview

Opening Line: Colts –3 / Current Line: Colts –3 

Opening Total: 47 Points / Current Total: 48.5 Points 

The last time these two teams played was way back in 2016. There are no trends to go off of here and we haven’t seen much movement at all. Minny getting points is the play here, though. 

Giants vs. Bears Week 2 Odds Preview

Opening Line: Bears –5 / Current Line: Bears –5.5 

Opening Total: 43.5 Points / Current Total: 42 Points 

The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings and the Giants are 4-0 ATS in the last four games played in Chicago. The Bears are a popular public bet, but taking the points is our best NFL picks week 2. 

49ers vs. Jets Week 2 Odds Preview

Opening Line: 49ers –6 / Current Line: 49ers –7 

Opening Total: 43.5 Points / Current Line: 42 Points 

The 49ers were upset by the Cardinals in week 1, will the Jets have the same success?  This is a tough game with the spread sitting at –7. This game could end up a lot closer than many are predicting. 

Washington vs. Cardinals Week 2 Odds Preview

Opening Line: Cardinals –6.5 / Current Line: Cardinals –6.5 

Opening Total: 45.5 Points / Current Total: 46.5 Points 

Both of these teams pulled off week 1 upsets. Washington were down early to Philly and if that happens in Arizona, the Cardinals will be able to cover the big week 2 point spread. 

Ravens vs. Texans Week 2 Odds Preview

Opening Line: Ravens –5.5 / Current Line: Ravens –7 

Opening Total: 54.5 Points / Current Total: 50 Points 

Baltimore’s offense was on fire in a 38-6 win over the Browns. They head on the road this week and the one trend that stands out in this one is that the last four H2H games have gone under. 

Chiefs vs. Chargers Week 2 Odds Preview

Opening Line: Chiefs –6.5 / Current Line: Chiefs –8.5 

Opening Total: 51.5 Points / Current Total: 47.5 Points 

The Chiefs were a great bet at –6.5 points, but now that they’re up to –8.5 it’s a tough bet. KC have gone 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings, but the LAC defense could keep this one close. 

Patriots vs. Seahawks Week 2 Odds Preview

Opening Line: Seahawks –3.5 / Current Line: Seahawks –4 

Opening Total: 44 Points / Current Total: 45 Points 

The Sunday Night Football game is going to be exciting. The Seahawks were great in week 1 and this spread should have jumped higher. The Seahawks at –4 is one of our NFL picks week 2. 

Saints vs. Raiders Week 2 Odds Preview

Opening Line: Saints –4.5 / Current Line: Saints –5.5 

Opening Total: 51 Points / Current Total: 49.5 Points 

Both of these teams had big week 1 wins and this total seems way too low. The Raiders scored 34 (Allowed 30) and the Saints scored 34 (Allowed 23). Look for both teams to score 30+ points.