Point Spread Favors the Saints in Week 2 Battle with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been the whipping boy for the New Orleans Saints for several seasons with the Bucs riding an 0-7 SU and 3-4 ATS run against their NFC South rival. The teams will meet again on Sunday afternoon.

It is clear that the Bucs need some time to grow after a Week 1 beatdown at the hands of the Titans. Jameis Winston had a lot of jitters early, throwing a pick-six with his first throw in the NFL. Doug Martin also looked good early on, but the Bucs needed to abandon the running game when they started to trail badly on the scoreboard.

Offensively the Saints were the Saints in Week 1 with a passing attack the could be near the top of the NFL once again, but their defense fell apart. New Orleans' defense allowed 427 yards of offense, including allowing Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer to average nearly 10 yards per completion.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Sunday, as they are 0-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the New Orleans Saints are 0-1 ATS. Tampa Bay is 1-0 against the over under total, while New Orleans is 1-0 versus the number.

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Pittsburgh Steelers Hosting the San Francisco 49ers Week 2 Odds and Betting Pick

After coming up short in their season opener the Pittsburgh Steelers will get a second chance at a first win on Sunday afternoon as they play host to the San Francisco 49ers at Heinz Field as clear betting favorites on the NFL odds.

The Steelers lost 28-21 to the Patriots in the Thursday night opener in Week 1, playing that game without suspended running back Le'Veon Bell, who won't be eligible to play against the Niners this weekend either. In his absence DeAngelo Williams ran for 127 yards on 21 carries against New England.

Niners supporters could be looking at UNDER trends for this matchup on Sunday, as the UNDER is 3-0 in San Francisco's last three games on the road and 5-1 in the team's last six games away from home in the month of September.

Pittsburgh bring a 0-1 record (0-0-1 ATS) to the Week 2 betting matchup against the 1-0 San Francisco 49ers, who are 1-0 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Pittsburgh go 0-1 so far and the 49ers go 0-1.

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NFL Betting Preview and Pick - Washington Redskins Underdogs vs Rams at Washington

After winning in overtime as home underdogs in Week 1 the St. Louis Rams will be looking to pay out as road favorites at the sportsbooks in Week 2 as they prepare to face the Washington Redskins at FedExField on Sunday.

St. Louis pulled out a 34-31 overtime win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1, with new starting quarterback Nick Foles having a solid day with 297 passing yards and one touchdown strike while also rushing for a score. The Rams have the ATS edge in Sunday's matchup, going 6-1 against the number in their last seven games against the Redskins.

Washington began its season with a thud in Week 1, falling 17-10 at home to the Miami Dolphins. The Redskins, 1-5 SU and ATS in their last six games, got only 196 passing yards with one touchdown and two interceptions from Kirk Cousins in that losing cause.

Supporters of the St. Louis Rams have seen them go 1-0 and 1-0 ATS so far this season, while the Washington Redskins are at 0-1 and 0-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Redskins are 0-1, while the Rams are 1-0.

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NFL Week 2 Opening Odds Analysis

One game. That's all it took for the oddsmaker to realize the Denver Broncos are going to be an under the total team this season. That hasn't been the case since Peyton Manning came on board in 2012.

During the two previous seasons, the Broncos had a total of 50 or higher in 21 of their 38 games. The lowest Denver over/under had been 47 during this span - until now.


Chargers 5-0-1 ATS September Road Run

The San Diego Chargers have started the season well over the past several years, posting a 4-2 SU and a 5-0-1 ATS record in their last six September road games. The Chargers will be away from home once again this Sunday when they visit the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Chargers offense showed up big time in Week 1 against the Detroit Lions, with Philip Rivers throwing for 404 yards and Keenan Allen tallying 166 receiving yards, both league highs.

Bengals backers surely enjoyed Cincy's Week 1 win over the Raiders for the continued emergence of tight end Tyler Eifert. The Notre Dame alum had nine receptions for 104 yards and two touchdowns in that game for the Bengals.

The Cincinnati Bengals are 1-0 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs the point spread. The San Diego Chargers, meanwhile, are 1-0 and 1-0 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Cincinnati go 1-0 and the San Diego Chargers go 1-0 on the totals.

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MNF Betting: Eagles Sit as Road Favorite

A pair of teams that didn't meet expectations last year hope to turn things around in 2015 starting with their season opener as the Philadelphia Eagles visit the Atlanta Falcons in the first game of the Monday Night Football doubleheader after going 1-3 against the spread in their last four to close out 2014.

The Eagles finished second to the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East last year despite a 10-6 record and missed out on the postseason by dropping three of four down the stretch.

They then signed former Dallas running back DeMarco Murray in the offseason and traded LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills.

However, the Falcons were an even bigger disappointment last season, finishing with a 6-10 mark in a division where the champion ended up with a losing record.

Surprisingly, Atlanta had a better spread record at 7-9 and should challenge for the NFC South title this year if the defense can improve and quarterback Matt Ryan gets more from the team's running game.

The Atlanta Falcons sport a record of 6-10 and 7-9 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Philadelphia Eagles sit at 10-6 and 10-6 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 6-10 for the Falcons and 10-5-1 for the Eagles.

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MNF Odds: Niners Set to Take on Vikings

Two teams heading in opposite directions will meet at Levi's Stadium in the second game of the NFL's season-opening doubleheader on Monday Night Football as the San Francisco 49ers host the Minnesota Vikings looking to break a six-game losing streak against the spread.

The 49ers were a total disaster last year, going 8-8 straight-up and 5-11 versus the number. They started playing poorly following rumors that head coach Jim Harbaugh was leaving to lead his alma mater, the Michigan Wolverines.

That obviously became a reality, and now new head coach Jim Tomsula inherits a squad void of two of its top two tacklers, both of whom retired due to injuries in Patrick Willis and Chris Borland.

San Francisco is also without running back Frank Gore, who signed with the Indianapolis Colts in the offseason. Meanwhile, Minnesota gets back one of the franchise's best players of all time, running back Adrian Peterson, who missed most of last season due to a personal-conduct suspension.

The Vikings were much-improved in 2014 under first-year head coach Mike Zimmer and hope to take the next step by posting a winning record after going 7-9 straight-up but an impressive 10-6 against the spread, including 5-1 in the last six.

The Minnesota Vikings will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 10-6 ATS against the spread this season, while the San Francisco 49ers are 5-11 ATS. Minnesota is 6-10 on the over under betting totals; San Francisco is 5-11.

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Nover: 49ers Experience Big Line Moves

The San Francisco 49ers had an offseason from hell losing key players from their defense and offensive line. New coach Jim Tomsula couldn't have been dealt a worse hand taking over from Jim Harbaugh.

This has resulted in a historic downward line movement in San Francisco's regular-season over/under win total. The 49ers opened as high a 8 1/2 victories at some bet shops. They are now down to as low as six victories.


Giants on an ATS Skid vs Rival Cowboys

The New York Giants will try to snap a four-game series losing streak against the Dallas Cowboys and cover the spread for the fourth time in five games overall when they visit Arlington for a key NFC East matchup in the season opener on Sunday Night Football.

The Giants are also 1-3 against the spread in the past four meetings after going 6-2 straight-up and ATS in the previous eight games between the teams.

The Cowboys are coming off their first NFC East title since 2009 and have also seen the OVER cash in the last five meetings along with 10 of the past 12. Dallas, though, lost NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray to the Philadelphia Eagles, another division rival hoping to top both teams in 2015.

New York won the NFC East once during that stretch as well, taking it in 2011 with a 9-7 mark en route to becoming the first team with less than 10 wins to become Super Bowl champion. The Giants are hoping to rebound from a pair of losing seasons and also went 7-9 ATS last year.

The Dallas Cowboys currently sport a record of 13-5, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-7 ATS. The New York Giants are 6-10 and 7-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Dallas Cowboys post a 9-8-1 over under record this season, while the New York Giants have gone 10-6 against the number.

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Packers are Road Chalk vs Bears Sunday

The Green Bay Packers are among the favorites to win Super Bowl 50 despite losing wide receiver Jordy Nelson to a season-ending knee injury, and they will begin their run against the Chicago Bears as solid road chalk in their season opener on the road Sunday at Soldier Field.

The Packers are 11/2 to win the Super Bowl and started last year 0-2-1 against the spread before covering their next four games en route to winning the NFC North for the fourth straight year.

They swept the Bears and covered both meetings as well, including a 55-14 rout at Lambeau Field that spelled the beginning of the end for former Chicago head coach Marc Trestman.

John Fox replaces Trestman and will be tasked with trying to help the Bears beat Green Bay for the first time since 2013. That road win was the first for Chicago in the series since 2010, as the Packers are 9-1 in the past 10 meetings and have covered eight of the last nine.

Supporters of the Green Bay Packers have seen them go 13-5 and 10-7-1 ATS so far this season, while the Chicago Bears are at 5-11 and 7-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Bears are 8-8, while the Packers are 12-6.

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