Turnpike SportsⓇ #BetfredSports (@BetfredSports) Pro Football Picks – Week Two

Doug

The Ravens showed some rust against the Jets last week and went into half time up only a touchdown. The 20 players that didn’t play in preseason came out slow but finished strong in MetLife. While the Dolphins are much better than the Jets right now, Baltimore showed that they are one of the best teams in the league. Miami beat up a New England team that is still trying to piece their new coaching staff and players together.

Baltimore -3.5

The Colts were involved in the first Week One tie since 2019 and despite putting up some decent offensive numbers in the second half against the Texans, they continued an interesting streak. The Under is 6-0 in their last six games. The Jags have an interesting streak of their own – The Jaguars have a six-game winning streak against the Colts in Jacksonville. That stretch includes the last two seasons when the Jaguars won four total games. I think both streaks could come to an end in Week 2.

Colts -4

Philly put up 38 points in their Week One game against the Lions. The problem was they also gave up 35 points. Any time the Eagles are on the field, they have the ability to put points on the board and their offense looks really primed for take off with the addition of AJ Brown. But their defense needs work. A lot of work. The Vikings put up 23 points against a Green Bay defense that looked very similar to the way the Eagles defense played against Detroit. I’m expecting both teams to score a lot this week.

OVER 51.5

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Dave

This one is going to be a fun game to watch. Both teams had relatively easy wins in Week 1 with the Dolphins beating the Patriots and the Ravens beating the Jets. The tipping point for me is the quarterback position. I think Lamar Jackson is much more talented than Tua Tagovailoa who missed some easy throws against the Patriots last week. The Ravens are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Week 2 games and 9-3 ATS when they play a team with a winning record. Well it’s Week 2 and the Dolphins have a winning record, so it looks like I’m going with the Ravens.

Pick: I’m taking the Baltimore Ravens and laying the points

If Week one taught me anything it’s that teams are still trying to work things out. These are two of those teams. New Orleans struggled against a bad Atlanta team to pull out the win and Tampa Bay has issues with their offensive line. Tampa Bay is the more talented team and I think they’re going to pull this one out but I don’t think there will be a lot of scoring in this game. 3 of the last 5 games that these teams played against each have gone under in the last three seasons. I think that’s what’s going to happen in this one.

Pick: I’m taking the UNDER 44 points

The team with the clear edge in this game is the New York Giants. First-year head coach Brian Daboll has given the Giants confidence with his gutsy call going for 2 points for the win last week against the Tennessee Titans. Granted they won the game only because Tennessee missed a field goal, but it gave the Giants a much-needed boost to start the season. Heck, even Daniel Jones completed 81% of his passes. Carolina last week showed that they have trouble stopping the run against the Cleveland Browns offense so it should be interesting to see what kind of day Saquon Barkley has against them. If that wasn’t enough, let me give you some numbers: Carolina is 0-4 ATS in the last 4 road games and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games.

Pick: I’m taking the New York Giants and laying the points

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