- In the NFL betting odds for Week 2, the Detroit Lions are favored for the first time in almost two years
- There are four teams that are double-digit point picks in the NFL Week 2 odds
- The moneylines, spreads and line movement for all games in the NFL betting odds for Week 2 are assessed in the story below
In the NFL betting odds Week 2 edition of what’s my line movement, here’s what we know for sure.
For the first time since 2020, the Detroit Lions are the chalk in the NFL odds for a regular-season game. Meanwhile, the Tennessee Titans, last season’s top seed in the AFC, are 10-point underdogs. It’s now possible to put a definite point total on the per-game value of quarterback Dak Prescott to the Dallas Cowboys, and that number is nine.
Before getting into the analysis, let’s look at the up-to-date Week 2 NFL betting lines.
NFL Week 2 Betting Lines
|Miami Dolphins||+158||+3.5 (-115)||Over 44.5 (-110)|
|Baltimore Ravens||-190||-3.5 (-105)||Under 44.5 (-110)|
|New York Jets||+228||+6.5 (-110)||Over 39.5 (-110)|
|Cleveland Browns||-285||-6.5 (-110)||Under 39.5 (-110)|
|Washington Commanders||+105||+1 (-110)||Over 48.5 (-110)|
|Detroit Lions||-125||-1 (-110)||Under 47.5 (-110)|
|Indianapolis Colts||-195||-3.5 (-110)||Over 45 (-110)|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||+162||+3.5 (-110)||Under 45 (-110)|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||-145||-2.5 (-110)||Over 44.5 (-110)|
|New Orleans Saints||+122||+2.5 (-110)||Under 44.5 (-110)|
|Carolina Panthers||+110||+2 (-110)||Over 43.5 (-110)|
|New York Giants||-130||-2 (-110)||Under 43.5 (-110)|
|New England Patriots||-125||-2 (-110)||O 40.5 (-110)|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||+105||+2 (-110)||U 40.5 (-110)|
|Atlanta Falcons||+400||+10 (-110)||Over 46.5 (-110)|
|Los Angeles Rams||-550||-10 (-110)||Under 46.5 (-110)|
|Seattle Seahawks||+328||+8.5 (-110)||Over 41 (-110)|
|San Francisco 49ers||-430||-8.5 (-110)||Under 41 (-110)|
|Cincinnati Bengals||-355||-7 (-110)||Over 41.5 (-110)|
|Dallas Cowboys||+278||+7 (-110)||Under 41.5 (-110)|
|Houston Texans||+360||+10 (-110)||Over 46 (-110)|
|Denver Broncos||-480||-10 (-110)||Under 46 (-110)|
|Arizona Cardinals||+192||+5.5 (-110)||Over 51.5 (-110)|
|Las Vegas Raiders||-235||-4.5 (-110)||Over 51.5 (-110)|
|Chicago Bears||+360||+10 (-110)||Over 41.5 (-110)|
|Green Bay Packers||-480||-10 (-110)||Under 41.5 (-110)|
|Tennessee Titans||+360||+10 (-110)||Over 48 (-110)|
|Buffalo Bills||-480||-10 (-110)||Under 48 (-110)|
|Minnesota Vikings||+110||+2 (-105)||Over 50.5 (-110)|
|Philadelphia Eagles||-130||-2 (-115)||Under 50.5 (-110)|
Odds as of September 16th at Caesars Sportsbook. Claim the Caesars Sportsbook promo code to bet on the NFL this weekend
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Week 2 Biggest Line Movement
The line on the Dallas Cowboys vs Cincinnati Bengals game opened at Dallas -2. Then, as the reality set in that Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott would be requiring thumb surgery and thus be out for several weeks, it wasn’t only the Dallas Super Bowl odds that took a hit.
“We ran the ball efficiently last week and I’m looking forward to [doing so in Week 2]… Just gotta protect Cooper [Rush] and establish the run game.”
– Ezekiel Elliott on losing Dak Prescott and preparing for Bengals
Are 10 carries enough?
— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) September 14, 2022
The Bengals, like Dallas coming off a Week 1 home-field loss, are now the 7-point chalk in this game. Over the previous two seasons when Prescott didn’t play, the Cowboys were 5-7 straight up.
Biggest Total Movement In Week 2
Just as the spread on the Cowboys vs Bengals game was altered by nine points once Prescott’s unjust status became clear, so too has the total been impacted in a similar fashion.
The over/under for this game opened at 50.5 points. It’s since dipped to 41.5 points.
Dak Prescott is here at Cowboys practice, three days after surgery to right thumb fracture. Gave teammates his usual fist bumps with right hand upon entering field. Prescott helping Cooper Rush and Will Grier prepare for Sunday vs. Bengals. pic.twitter.com/PDdC4bs5dS
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) September 15, 2022
Minus Prescott for much of the season-opening loss to Tampa Bay, the Cowboys managed to put just three points up on the scoreboard. In eight of the 12 games Dallas has played without Prescott since 2020, the Cowboys have gone under the total.
Lions are Shortest Week 1 Favorites
In 18 games under head coach Dan Campbell, the Detroit Lions are 3-14-1 straight up. But that’s only half the story. At the same time, Detroit is 12-6 against the spread with Campbell in charge as we look into the NFL team trends entering Week 2.
One thing the Lions have never been under Campbell’s tutelage is the chalk, Last week, they couldn’t beat the Philadelphia Eagles, losing 38-35. This week, the Lions are facing Philly’s old QB in Washington’s Carson Wentz. And Detroit does so as 1-point home favorites.
The Detroit Lions will be favored on Sunday for the first time in 24 games 🤯 pic.twitter.com/gErkkiPRCn
— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) September 14, 2022
That’s come down from the Week 2 opening line of Detroit -1.5, but it’s still giving the Lions favored status. It’s the first time that’s happened in 24 games.
On November 22, 2020, Detroit was a 3-point favorite at Carolina. The underdog Panthers whipped the Lions 20-0 behind QB Teddy Bridgewater. It’s been so long, that was three starting QBs ago for Carolina.
Biggest Week 2 Spreads
Four teams are favored by exactly 10 points in the betting odds for Week 2.
The reigning Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams opened as an 11.5-point pick over the Atlanta Falcons. That spread has since shortened to Rams -10.
Oddsmakers are putting a lot of faith in a Denver Broncos team that couldn’t beat the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1. Denver is a 10-point home choice over the Houston Texans. It’s the 10th time in 17 games that Houston’s been a double-digit point underdog.
Titans dropped 76 points in their last two games vs. the Bills in 2020 and 2021.
Won both games straight up. 🤷♂️ https://t.co/2Z15xTuGRJ
— Ben Heisler (@bennyheis) September 14, 2022
It shouldn’t be surprising at all to see the Green Bay Packers as the 10-point home chalk facing the Chicago Bears. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is 21-5 SU and 17-9 ATS against the Bears. Chicago was a 12-point underdog at Green Bay last season and the Packers covered.
On the other hand, seeing the Buffalo Bills getting 10 points at home to the Tennessee Titans is somewhat shocking. Tennessee did earn the #1 seed in the AFC last season, after all. The Titans are 6-3 ATS in their last nine games against Buffalo.
Jets vs Browns Is the Lowest Total of Week 2
The QB matchup in the Cleveland Browns vs New York Jets game was supposed to be Deshaun Watson vs Zach Wilson. Watson is under NFL suspension. Wilson is injured.
Instead, we’re getting Jacoby Brissett against Joe Flacco and at 39.5 points, the lowest total on the NFL Week 2 schedule.
Jets/Browns Notable Starting QB Matchups since 2010
Mark Sanchez/Colt McCoy
Geno Smith/Jason Campbell
Ryan Fitzpatrick/Josh McCown
Josh McCown/DeShone Kizer
Sam Darnold/Tyrod Taylor
Trevor Siemian/Baker Mayfield
Joe Flacco/Jacoby Brissett*
*slated for Week 2 pic.twitter.com/nR0zL2rlXt
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) September 15, 2022
Starting five games last season for Miami, Brissett averaged 20.2 points per game. In Flacco’s last five starts, his teams are averaging 17.8 PPG. Combined, that adds up to 38 points.
Week 2’s Highest Total is Cardinals vs Raiders
The highest total of the betting odds for Week 2 is being assigned to the Arizona Cardinals vs Las Vegas Raiders game. On the surface, this seems to be misplaced hope.
Four of Arizona’s last six games have gone under. Meanwhile, five of the Raiders’ last six games have also gone under.
Since 2003, when two winless teams play in Week 2 the underdog has gone 44-25-3 (64%) ATS per @Bet_Labs
Week 2 matches:
Falcons +10.5 at Rams
Cowboys +7.5 vs. Bengals
Cardinals +5.5 at Raiders
Jaguars +4 vs. Colts
Texans +10 at Broncos
— John Ewing 🦁 (@johnewing) September 14, 2022
Certainly, the Cardinals’ defense figures to do its part. In the last three games, Arizona has surrendered 116 points. Kansas City put 44 up on them in Week 1.
In the last five games, Las Vegas has scored over 20 points twice and over 30 points once. The Raiders have allowed more than 20 points three times and in excess of 30 points once.