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NFL 2021 Week 2 Picks: Overreacting To Week 1’s Results

NFL 2021 Week 2 Picks: Overreacting To Week 1’s Results

The NFL opened with plenty of upsets as contenders fell left and right. Given all the chaos ensuing from Week 1, the Super Bowl LVI odds have shifted. We'll look at the odds (below courtesy of the top online sportsbooks) and quickly preview the upcoming week. 

Super Bowl LVI Odds sports-interaction bodog betonline

Kansas City

5.76 5.50 6.00

Tampa Bay

6.05 6.00 6.50

Buffalo

9.00 13.00 15.00

Los Angeles Rams

11.00 13.00 13.00

Green Bay

14.00 15.00 19.00

San Francisco

14.00 13.00 13.00

Cleveland

16.00 16.00 17.00

Seattle

17.00 19.00 19.00

Baltimore

 19.00 15.00  19.00 

Super Bowl LVI Updated Odds: Biggest Movers

"It's just one game!" Nay. One game can lead to a world of overreaction on the betting odds. Maybe a team was just rusty or maybe a team overperformed. It may look all different by Week 2. Regardless, now is a time to either bet or pass on some teams depending on where their current odds are. (via BetOnline):

Hot: Los Angeles Rams (13.00)

In a week that saw plenty of contenders lose and/or struggle, the Rams stood tall. Los Angeles dominated Chicago from start to finish winning by 20 points. They held Chicago to just 188 passing yards and just 4.7 yards per play while averaging 7.7 on their own end. If you missed the Rams at 17.00, grab them now.

Not: Baltimore Ravens (19.00)

The Ravens' running game is fun and still rushed for 189 yards this Monday. But they dropped their opener against the Raiders. Baltimore was only 25% on third-down efficiency while allowing their opponent to move the ball at will with 409 passing yards and a nearly 50% third-down conversion rate. It may just be one game or the start of a trend.

Hot: Seattle Seahawks (19.00)

The Seahawks opened at 22.00 and have shortened their odds thanks to a clinic in Indianapolis. Russell Wilson only threw 23 times but gained 254 passing yards and four touchdowns. Seattle averaged 7.2 yards per play. The defence wasn't too shabby either. If you doubted the Seahawks earlier, it may be time to start believing. 

Not: Green Bay Packers (19.00)

Green Bay scored the fewest points in Week 1 (three) and got annihilated by the New Orleans Saints. It was the worst loss of Aaron Rodgers's career that led to many folks online spouting conspiracy theories. Whether it's the discombobulated offence or uninspired defence, the Packers are toxic right now. 

NFL 2021 Best Games of Week 2

Week 2 features more divisional matchups and tighter betting odds. There are a few blowouts-in-the-making or epic upsets. But we narrowed down our selection to three games that should create plenty of betting options while being fun to watch:

Las Vegas Raiders (1-0) at Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0) 

  • Date/Time: Sun, Sep. 19 - 1:00 P.M. ET
  • Spread: Las Vegas +5.5 (1.89), Pittsburgh -5.5 (1.92)
  • Totals: Over 47 (1.90), Under 47 (1.90)

The Raiders were able to expose the Ravens' once-vaunted defence, but it's a different story against the Steelers. Both these teams had nice wins as underdogs. Now Pittsburgh pits its fearsome pass rush against the Raiders' highly potent offence. 

Maybe Las Vegas has another upset in mind. Their spread is more popular right now. But peep the totals at just 47. Thirteen of the Raiders' last 17 games all went over. This team can score and so can Pittsburgh.   

San Francisco 49ers (1-0) at Philadelphia Eagles (1-0)

  • Date/Time: Sun, Sep. 19 - 1:00 P.M. ET
  • Spread: San Francisco -3.5 (1.95), Philadelphia +3.5 (1.87)
  • Totals: Over 50.5 (1.95), Under 50.5 (1.87)

The Niners were blowing out the Lions before they let them back in the game resulting in the highest-scoring game of Week 1. The totals now reflect a similar game with some bloated totals at 50.5. However, the Eagles had one of the best defensive showings in Week 1 limiting Atlanta to just six points and 3-of-14 third-down conversions. 

It's highly likely the defence dominates this game and we saw a lower-scoring game. But hopefully, we also get a glimpse of Jalen Hurts and Trey Lance going head-to-head even if it's just for a few snaps. 

Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) at Baltimore Ravens (0-1)

  • Date/Time: Sun, Sep. 19 - 8:20 P.M. ET
  • Spread: Kansas City -3.5 (1.90), Baltimore +3.5 (1.90)
  • Totals: Over 55.5 (1.90), Under 55.5 (1.90)

Speaking of a high-scoring game, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs look to go 2-0 against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. Is third time's the charm for Baltimore? They'll need to have a better defensive showing than Monday's. But the Chiefs also struggled to contain the run, allowing 153 rushing yards against Cleveland.

This potential shootout slightly favours Kansas City. Even if they're just 1-5 against the spread in their last six, the Ravens have a similar record playing at home against them. Kansas City has Baltimore's number and can cover the 3.5 points comfortably. 

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