Now things get interesting.
After a few big surprises in Week 1, the next slate of NFL games offers plenty of intrigue. With blowout losses and impact injuries comes bigger spreads and some odd favourites in Week 2. And all of that means harder decisions when picking against the spread.
Below you’ll find picks against the spread for each game. So read on, and keep checking back throughout the season as we’ll be doing this on Friday each week.
Los Angeles Chargers (-7) at Buffalo Bills
The Pick: Chargers
Whether or not the Bills made the right choice by starting Josh Allen is up for debate, but I don’t seeing it making much of an impact against a Chargers team that racked up 540-plus yards in last week’s loss to the Chiefs.
Houston Texans (-2) at Tennessee Titans
The Pick: Texans
Week 1 went badly for Tennessee: A seven-hour game (thanks a lot, lightning) finished in a loss with both Marcus Mariota and Delanie Walker suffering injuries. Mariota will likely play against Houston, but it might be another tough day against the Texans’ pass rush.
Miami Dolphins at New York Jets (-3)
The Pick: Jets
While it was hard to get a read on Miami due to the lengthy lightning delays in Week 1, the Jets were dominant against Detroit on Monday. For that reason and New York’s home-field advantage, I like the Jets.
Indianapolis Colts at Washington (-6)
The Pick: Washington
After an impressive win in Arizona last week, 65 percent bettors are going with Washington this week and I tend to agree with them. Alex Smith seemed to transition seamlessly into Washington’s offence while the Colts have plenty of issues despite Andrew Luck’s play.
Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons (-6)
The Pick: Panthers
Both of these teams are dealing with major injury issues — Atlanta on defence, Carolina offensively — and I expect this to be a tight, low-scoring game.
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers (-1)
The Pick: Vikings
Got to go with the Vikings here, even if Aaron Rodgers starts. Minnesota gave Jimmy G. fits in Week 1, and will make sure a one-legged Rodgers is uncomfortable all day long.
Philadelphia Eagles (-3) at
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