2017 NFL: What Should Bettors Know for Week 2?

2017 NFL: What Should Bettors Know for Week 2?

Getting ready to bet on the Week 2 NFL action? Here are some key line moves and injuries to consider before placing those bets.

Line Moves

New Orleans moves from +6.5 to +6 vs. New England

Both the Saints and Patriots are looking to avenge their Week 1 losses, but the vast majority of bettors expect the Pats to be the team to do so. New England has received 80% of spread bets and 84% of the money. Despite that, they’ve fallen from -6.5 favorites down to -6 this week.

Both teams are generally profitable coming off a loss. The Pats are 33-11 ATS off a loss since 2005, and the Saints are 39-21 in the same spot under Sean Payton.

Indianapolis moves from +7 to +6.5 vs. Arizona

Many books are still listing this one at Indy +7, but the lack of line movement is almost equally as telling. With 72% of bets coming in on the Cardinals, one would expect to see the line move towards Arizona. Obviously, that has not been the case, as sharps appear to be all over the Colts this week, with 70% of the money falling on Indy.

Jacoby Brissett will be making his third career start, and first in a Colts uniform.

Miami moves from +5 to +3.5 at Los Angeles Chargers

Bettors are fairly evenly split on this one, with 52% taking Jay Cutler’s Dolphins, but Miami has received 69% of the money, causing the spread to fall by a point and a half. The Dolphins did not play last week due to Hurricane Irma, and the Chargers are coming off a Monday night loss in Denver.

New York Jets move from +13.5 to +13 at Oakland

The Jets opened as the biggest underdogs of the week, but are now second to San Francisco. Despite only 19% of bets, New York fell a half point to +13. They have accounted for 40% of the money however, indicating some sharp action on New York.

At 19%, the Jets are also the least popular pick this weekend.

Key Injuries

  • Odell Beckham Jr. (Ankle) is probable Monday (9/18) vs. Detroit
  • Richard Sherman (Hamstring) is probably Sunday (9/17) vs. San Francisco
  • Dont’a Hightower (Knee) is out Sunday (9/17) at New Orleans
  • Sam Bradford (Knee) is probable Sunday (9/17) at Pittsburgh
  • Marcus Peters (Calf) is probably Sunday (9/17) vs. Philadelphia
  • John Brown (Quad) is out Sunday (9/17) at Indianapolis
  • Aaron Donald (Personal) is probable Sunday (9/17) vs. Washington

Other Notable Injuries

  • Prince Amukamara (Ankle) is questionable Sunday (9/17) at Tampa Bay
  • Danny Amendola (Knee, Concussion) is out Sunday (9/17) at New Orleans
  • Adam Jones (Arm) is probable Sunday (9/17) at Green Bay
  • Mike Iupati (Triceps) is out Sunday (9/17) at Indianapolis

Check out our free injuries page for the complete list.

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Danny Donahue

If John Mellencamp ever wins an Oscar, I am gonna be a very rich dude. @dannyjdonahue on Twitter

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