At Pro Football Network, we believe in transparency, whether that means raking it in or taking it on the chin. Every author has every bet tracked and made public. No hiding. It’s preseason week 2, and it’s time for a group think tank on the best bets in the NFL odds landscape.
Remember that transparency thing? It’s important to note that we hardly ever bet on the preseason! (And neither do most people).
Look, don’t take that as learned helplessness. We’re coming out swinging. PFN has a competitive group of writers, so I opened up the challenge to send me their best bet for the week and they accepted.
Without further ado, here are every writer’s best bets on the NFL odds for week 2 (or is it week 3 because of the Hall of Fame game? I digress…):
Ryan Gosling, Public Money Trends Analyst
I’m going with a Baltimore Ravens ML and Minnesota Vikings ML parlay. This comes up to +122 odds. John Harbaugh is 17-0 in the preseason. I’m going to keep cashing on that trend. Minnesota has a number of rookies they are still testing out and they have a ton of talent. Pete Carroll has proven he doesn’t care about preseason. They (Ravens and Vikings) are the two biggest favorites on the board for a reason!
James Aguirre, Volatility Expert
I like the Cowboys/Rams under (43) — Cowboys back-up QB’s are not good and Rams head coach Sean McVay doesn’t care about the preseason. Yet, 43 is the 5th highest total on the slate.
Aaron Sutton, PFN COO
Tampa Bay -3 — You could say it’s a revenge game for Ryan Fitzpatrick, but how much weight does that carry when you’ve played for 25% of the NFL teams? Miami and Tampa Bay have been conducting joint practices this week, and Miami’s offensive line has struggled. Tampa Bay is coming off of a road loss, and Miami off a home win. Karma is ready to strike the pendulum back the other way in parity’s sake.
Jim Roberge, Chief Editor of PFN Gambling
Ben Rolfe, Totals Expert
Jets +1.5 — Falcons have not won any of their last ten preseason games including losing to Adam Gase in each of the last three preseasons. The Jets lost their first game and will not want to go 0-2. The Falcons don’t care and won’t be playing anyone of note and possibly not even Matt Ryan.
Chris Smith, PFN’s Handicapping Specialist
Falcons -1.5 — The New York Jets are banged up in the secondary and Atlanta has a deep group of WR’s. Chris recommends buying the 1.5 points to get the game to a pick ’em.
Jason Sarney, Player Props Analyst
Washington -3 — Dwayne Haskins is going to ball out.
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