Texans vs Bears
At 1-1, the Bears are already ahead of where most people expected them to be at this point in the season. On top of that, the sharps are largely getting behind them this week to win and cover the 2.5-point spread when they host the Texans. Despite a lopsided loss at the hands of the Packers last week, the Bears showcased a strong rushing attack. David Montgomery rushed for 122 yards on just 15 carries while Khalil Herbert chipped in 38 yards on just four attempts. While Justin Fields scored Chicago’s only touchdown with his legs, he didn’t contribute much on the ground, which is actually a good thing because he can be a handful when he starts running. However, there’s no question that the Bears need more from Fields as a passer. Across two games, he has just 15 completions and 191 passing yards, which isn’t going to get it done.
Meanwhile, the Texans know all about not getting it done offensively, managing just three field goals in a loss to the Broncos last week. Two of those field goals were from beyond 50 yards, so it’s not as if Houston’s offense even got into the red zone on those drives. Over his first two games of the season, Davis Mills has connected on just 56% of his passes while the Houston rushing attack has gained just 3.4 yards per carry and doesn’t have a running play longer than 12 yards. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that Mills hasn’t thrown an interception. But unless the Houston defense can dominate the Bears, the Texans could have a hard time scoring enough points to stay within the spread when they visit Soldier Field.
Falcons vs Seahawks
The Seahawks certainly gave people something to think about after they beat the Broncos in Week 1. Even after losing by 20 points to the 49ers last week, the sharps are backing Seattle as a 1.5-point home favorite this week against the Falcons. Geno Smith showed something in that Week 1 victory, although the entire Seattle offense was a disaster last week with the Seahawks scoring their only touchdown on special teams. Ironically, Geno Smith completed 24 of his 30 passes last week. But that didn’t even gain 200 yards and it obviously didn’t get the Seahawks into the end zone. Yet, it’s something to build upon for the Seattle offense. Keep in mind the Seahawks still have DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, who give Seattle a distinct advantage because they will be the best skill players on the field in Week 3.
In fairness, the Falcons have been better than expected offensively despite no longer having Matt Ryan and starting the year 0-2. Drake London has made an immediate impact as a rookie, hauling in 19 passes for 160 yards. Marcus Mariota hasn’t been perfect, but he’s had his moments and does give the Atlanta offense a mobile quarterback, which hasn’t been the case in a long time. Of course, the Falcons are still waiting for more out of Kyle Pitts, who has just three catches in two weeks. More importantly, there haven’t been many reasons to be optimistic about the Atlanta defense thus far, although the Falcons did get a special teams touchdown last week. Nevertheless, without a more trustworthy defense, the Falcons are at a clear disadvantage against Seattle this week.
Lions vs Vikings
The Lions have surely been one of the most entertaining teams in the NFL through two weeks, but the sharps are still leaning toward the Vikings in this week’s NFC North rivalry game. Despite a 24-7 loss in Philadelphia on Monday night, it’s not easy to forget about Minnesota’s 23-7 home win over the Packers in Week 1. That victory made the Vikings look like a bonafide playoff contender. Granted, Kirk Cousins has had an uneven start with three touchdown passes and three interceptions in two games. But Justin Jefferson is clearly among the league’s elite wide receivers while Dalvin Cook helps the Vikings maintain a steady rushing attack. Meanwhile, if the Minnesota defense can perform anywhere near the level it did in Week 1, the Vikings are going to have plenty of people on the bandwagon.
As for the Lions, they should head to Minnesota with a little bit of confidence after beating the Commanders last week. They also gave the Eagles a run for their money in Week 1. Of course, until eking out a 29-27 home win over the Vikings last season, they had lost eight straight games against Minnesota. They still don’t have a win in Minnesota since 2017, so the Lions know they’re facing long odds to get a win in addition to the six-point spread. Jared Goff has surprised some people thus far while D’Andre Swift and Amon-Ra St. Brown give Detroit two quality playmakers who are off to fast starts. But the Lions are still a team that’s given up 65 points across two home games, making it hard for the sharps to back them staying competitive on the road.
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Example: Chicago Bears (+7, -110) vs. Green Bay Packers (-7, -110)
In this example from one of the NFL’s greatest rivalries, Green Bay is favored by 7 points over Chicago. That means that if you bet on Green Bay, they would have to beat Chicago by at least 8 points for you to win this bet. A win of exactly 7 would be a push, and you would simply get your money back. A bet on Chicago here does not mean that they have to beat Green Bay, rather, they just have to keep the game within 7 points when the final score is announced. Unlike betting this number with Green Bay, if the game is decided by exactly 7 points, you will still win this bet and collect your winnings. Chicago can also win outright for you to win this bet, all that matters is that they do not lose by more than 7 points and you will win.
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