NFL

Week Two NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

Mike Fanelli & Givanni Damico | September 14th, 2019 

In May of 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act violated the Constitution’s 10th Amendment. Without boring you guys with all the legal terms and meaning, it simply means each state can allow sports gambling if they wish. Since then sports betting has exploded, along with daily fantasy. Neither of us are professional gamblers nor know everything there is to sports betting, but it’s always fun to have some money on the line when watching the games.

Please bet responsibly and do not bet your mortgage or 401K on any of our suggestions.

Mike

Game

Gio

Chargers -2

Chargers -2 at Lions

Chargers -2

Colts +3

Colts +3 at Titans

Colts +3

Cowboys -6

Cowboys -6 at Redskins

Cowboys -6

Vikings +3

Vikings +3 at Packers

Vikings +3

Steelers -3.5

Seahawks +3.5 at Steelers

Seahawks +3.5

Cardinals +13

Cardinals +13 at Ravens

Ravens -13

Jaguars +9

Jaguars +9 at Texans

Jaguars +9

Bills -2

Bills -2 at Giants

Bills -2

Bengals -1

49ers +1 at Bengals

49ers +1

Dolphins +19

Patriots -19 at Dolphins

Patriots -19

Chiefs -7

Chiefs -7 at Raiders

Chiefs -7

Broncos +2.5

Bears -2.5 at Broncos

Bears -2.5

Saints +2

Saints +2 at Rams

Saints +2

Eagles -2

Eagles -2 at Falcons

Eagles -2

Jets +6.5

Browns -6.5 at Jets

Browns -6.5

Favorite Spread

Mike – Cardinals +13 at Ravens

Everyone needs to take a step back and realize how awful the Dolphins are. The Raven scored 59 points last week on them but the Cardinals are actually trying to win games. While they started off slow against the Lions in week one, the Cardinals scored 21 of their 27 points in the fourth quarter and overtime. I expect the Ravens to win by more than a touchdown but 13 points is too many to give as Kyler Murray and company will keep this game close throughout the fourth quarter.

Gio – Chargers -2 at Lions

The Lions are a solid team, but their defense can’t handle Philip Rivers and the Chargers’ offense. The Chargers’ defense is also quite solid so it may be hard for Matthew Stafford to get it going. Los Angeles needs to win by a field goal to cover the spread and that should not be a problem because their offense is no match for the Lions’ defense.

Favorite Over/Under

Mike – Seahawks at Steelers over 47

I’m not worried about the Steelers offense. Ben Roethlisberger struggled in New England last week but he histrionically struggles on the road. The Steelers averaged 30 points per game at home last year and Antonio Brown didn’t account for all of it. Meanwhile, the “great Seahawks defense” gave up 418 passing yards and two touchdowns to Andy Dalton at home last week. Imagine what Big Ben is going to do when the Seahawks come in for a 1 pm EST kickoff? The Steelers should easily score 31, leaving the Seahawks to only need to score 17 against a poor Steelers defense.

Gio – Cardinals at Ravens over 46.5

The Cardinals’ don’t have much of a defense without Patrick Peterson and I expect Lamar Jackson and the Ravens to take advantage of that in every way possible. Whether Jackson hits Marquise Brown for a few more deep balls or if Jackson decides to use his legs this week, the Ravens will be scoring some points. The Cardinals’ offense isn’t inept either. The Ravens lost C.J. Mosley which was a big hit for them. I expect the final score to be 38-17 Ravens.

Favorite Prop

Mike – Evan Engram over 5.5 catches

Maybe I got this number before it went up but I’m not sure how Engram doesn’t top 5.5 catches by halftime, let alone the entire game. No Golden Tate, Sterling Shepard, or Darius Slayton for the Giants this week verse the Bills. Saquon Barkley can’t be targeted on every passing play either. Engram had a great week one verse the Cowboys, catching 11 of 14 targets for 116 yards and a touchdown. Given the lack of other options and his great week one, Engram’s prop bet of over 5.5 catches is easy money.

Gio – Cole Beasley over 3.5 catches

Beasley has a great track record against the Giants. 3.5 catches seems like a low-ball number for a guy who could end up being one of Josh Allen‘s favorite targets. The Giants’ secondary is nothing special and their linebacking corps is weak which should give Beasley the opportunity to get open in the middle of the field and catch at least four passes this week.

Questions and comments?
thescorecrowsports@gmail.com

Follow Us on Twitter @thescorecrow
Follow Us on Reddit at u/TheScorecrow
Follow Us on Facebook at The Scorecrow
Follow Us on Instagram at The Scorecrow
Facebook Group where you can read and post articles at The Scorecrow
Reddit Group where everyone can post without fear of being banned at The Scorecrow

Follow Mike Fanelli on Twitter @MikeSports22

Follow Givanni Damico on Twitter @giodamico15

Main Image Credit: 

Embed from Getty Images
%d bloggers like this: