NFL 2023 Week 2 – Odds, Predictions & Picks

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09/14/2023
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NFL Week 2
NFL 2023 | Week 2

We have one week of the NFL season officially in the books, and we’ve started the season strong. This week we will be sharing our eight favorite bets for this weekend from our  USAlegalbetting.com experts to help you win big. We will share odds, insights, and everything else you need to pick winners for this weekend.

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Round 2 Fixtures

Odds provided by DraftKings

GamesAway OddsHome OddsInfo (EST)
Vikings @ Eagles+205-250Lincoln Financial Field, Thursday 8:15 PM
Chiefs @ Jaguars-185+154EverBank Stadium, Sunday 1:00 PM
Bears @ Buccaneers+120-142Raymond James Stadium, Sunday 1:00 PM
Raiders @ Bills+310-395Highmark Stadium, Sunday 1:00 PM
Seahawks @ Lions+185-225Ford Field, Sunday 1:00 PM
Packers @ Falcons-115-105Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Sunday 1:00 PM
Chargers @ Titans-148+124Nissan Stadium, Sunday 1:00 PM
Ravens @ Bengals+150-180Paycor Stadium, Sunday 1:00 PM
Colts @ Texans-115-105NRG Stadium, Sunday 1:00 PM
49ers @ Rams-355+280SoFi Stadium, Sunday 4:05 PM
Giants @ Cardinals-258+210State Farm Stadium, Sunday 4:05 PM
Jets @ Cowboys+320-395AT&T Stadium, Sunday 4:25 PM
Commanders @ Broncos+150-180Empower Field at Mile High, Sunday 4:25 PM
Dolphins @ Patriots-155+130Gillette Stadium, Sunday 8:20 PM
Saints @ Panthers-155+130Bank of America Stadium, Monday 7:15 PM
Browns @ Steelers-125+105Acrisure Stadium, Monday 8:15 PM

Vikings vs Eagles

Things did not go well for the Vikings in Week 1 as they lost to Baker Mayfield and the Buccaneers at home. While Kirk Cousins threw for 344 yards, he was far from great. Cousins threw one interception and lost two fumbles at the worst times. That is going to be a big problem against an elite Eagles defense, and it will lead to a lopsided loss for the Vikings.

The Eagles were able to hold off the Patriots to win by five last weekend. They had some struggles on both sides of the ball and didn’t look anywhere near to the NFC Champions that they were last season. While we wish they looked better, we think they will be in store for a big bounce back this weekend. They still have one of the best rosters in the NFL and should have no problem holding off a Vikings team that seems destined to lose a lot of games. 

Vikings injury report

  • C Garret Bradbury – O
  • LB Marcus Davenport – Q
  • OT Christian Darrisaw - Q

Eagles injury report

  • LB Nakobe Dean – IR
  • RB Kenneth Gainwell – O
  • S Reed Blankenship – O
  • CB James Bradberry – O
  • DT Fletcher Cox - Q 
BookmakerPickOdds
FanDuel Sportsbook ReviewEagles -6.5-102
DraftKingsEagles ML+205
BetMGM Sports ReviewOver 49-110

Ravens vs Bengals

The Ravens had one of the best games of the NFL’s opening weekend. The demolished a bad Texans team 25-9 as they reminded the league just how good they are. Lamar Jackson was far from great in his first start back after being injured during the 2022 season, but he did complete 17 of his 22 pass attempts. While the loss of JK Dobbins hurts, they still have the weapons to beat anyone.

Conversely, the Bengals had one of the worst games of the opening weekend. They managed just three points against the Browns over the Sunday, as their pass attack was completely shut down. Joe Burrow finished with less than 90 passing yards, and Tee Higgins didn’t even register a catch. The Bengals won’t always be that bad, but Burrow’s lingering injury is certainly cause for concern.

Ravens injury report

  • OT Ronnie Stanley – Q
  • S Marcus Williams – O
  • RB JK Dobbins – IR
  • CB Marlon Humphrey – Q
  • TE Mark Andrews – Q

Bengals injury report

  • DE Joseph Ossai – Q
  • RB Chris Evans – Q
  • DE Dam Sample – Q
  • LB Logan Wilson – Q
BookmakerPickOdds
FanDuel Sportsbook ReviewRavens +3.5-115
DraftKingsRavens ML+150
BetMGM Sports ReviewUnder 46-110

Packers vs Falcons

The Green Bay Packers surpassed preseason expectations by walloping the Bears on the road last weekend. Jordan Love threw three touchdowns and looked very comfortable in his first year behind center. While Aaron Jones may not play this weekend, the Packers should get their top receiver back in Christian Watson. Combine that with an impressive Packers defense, and you can see why we love them to get another road win this weekend. 

The Falcons handled the Panthers with ease to open the season, thanks to their running back duo of Tyler Allgeier and rookie Bijan Robinson. The backs combined for 131 yards and two touchdowns, helping the team to a 14-point win. However, quarterback Desmond Ridder did not look impressive. While his completion percentage was great, he only threw the ball 18 times. The Packers defense looks like a force in 2023, and that will be trouble for Atlanta on Sunday.

Packers injury report

  • WR Romeo Doubs – Q
  • RB Aaron Jones – Q
  • LB Quay Walker – Q
  • G Elgton Jenkins – Q
  • LB Rashan Gary – Q

Falcons injury report

  • LB Troy Andersen – Q
  • CB Jeff Okudah – Q 
BookmakerPickOdds
FanDuel Sportsbook ReviewPackers -1.5-105
DraftKingsPackers-112
BetMGM Sports ReviewOver 40.5-110

Seahawks vs Lions

Seattle was punched in the face by the Rams in Week 1. They allowed them to score 30 points, while managing just 13 themselves. LA is expected to be one of the worst teams in the NFL, making us concerned about what the Seahawks will be in 2022. Geno Smith and the defense will need to improve, but we don’t think that is going to happen against the Lions this weekend. 

The Lions started the season strong by beating the reigning Super Bowl champions on the road in the NFL’s opening game. While the Chiefs were without two of their best players, the Lions still impressed in front of a wild Arrowhead crowd. We like what we saw from this team, especially from their run game. Given Seattle’s play in Week 1, we think Detroit will be 2-0 after their Sunday matchup.

Seahawks injury report

  • RB Kenny McIntosh – IR
  • OT Charles Cross – Q
  • S Jamal Adams – Q
  • CB Devon Witherspoon – Q
  • OT Abraham Lucas – IR

Lions injury report

  • CB Khalil Dorsey – Q
  • OT Taylor Decker – Q
  • CB Emmanuel Moseley – Q 
BookmakerPickOdds
FanDuel Sportsbook ReviewLions -5.5-105
DraftKingsLions ML-225
BetMGM Sports ReviewOver 47-110

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Bears at Buccaneers

We saw everything we needed to see from the Bears in Week 1. It is clear they continue to struggle to use Justin Fields effectively, and their offensive and defensive lines have major issues. They allowed a first-time starter to drive down the field for three touchdowns and were gashed by Aaron Jones on the ground. It is very hard to see them bouncing back in Tampa Bay, where rain is in the forecast and the humidity will be at an all-time high.

The Baker Mayfield-led Bucs looked good in their win in Minnesota last weekend. While Mayfield is far from a great quarterback, he did everything he needed to get the win. That is even more impressive considering the struggles from the Tampa backfield, who averaged just 2.2 yards per carry. Instead, they relied on safe passes and a defense that generated three turnovers. We expect a repeat performance at home this weekend.

Bears injury report

  • CB Kyler Gordon – Q
  • CB Josh Blackwell – Q
  • LB Dylan Cole – Q

Buccaneers injury report

  • CB Carlton Davis III – Q
  • DT Calijah Kancey – Q
  • S Christian Izien – Q
BookmakerPickOdds
FanDuel Sportsbook ReviewBuccaneers -2.5-115
DraftKingsBuccaneers ML-115
BetMGM Sports ReviewOver 41-110

Jets vs Cowboys

The Jets defense help secure a key Week 1 win against the Bills, despite Aaron Rodgers going down with an Achilles tear on his fourth snap. New York dominated Josh Allen and the Bills, finishing the game with three interceptions, five sacks, and one touchdown. It was good enough to catch the Bills off-guard at home, but their offense can no longer compete with teams like Dallas. Expect an ugly loss that leads the Jets to add another quarterback. 

Nobody played better than Dallas in the league’s opening weekend. The shut out the Giants 40-0 in New York by dominating both sides of the ball. The first quarter saw them return an interception and a blocked kick for touchdowns, which quickly put this game out of reach for New York. The Dallas defense looks elite, and we know their offense is filled with playmakers. The Jets win last weekend was a great story, but it will not extend into Week 2.

Jets injury report

  • QB Aaron Rodgers - IR
  • RB Breece Hall – Q
  • OT Mekhi Becton – Q
  • OT Duane Brown – Q

Cowboys injury report

  • OT Tyler Smither- Q
  • WR Brandin Cooks – Q
  • S Donovan Wilson – Q
BookmakerPickOdds
FanDuel Sportsbook ReviewCowboys -9.5110
DraftKingsCowboys ML-500
BetMGM Sports ReviewOver 38.5-110

Dolphins vs Patriots

As long as Tua can stay healthy, the Dolphins are going to win a LOT of games this season. They dominated a Chargers offense, led by Tyreek Hill who finished with 215 yards and two touchdowns. The Chargers had no answer for Hill, nor has anyone else in the league. While we like the Patriots defense, they don’t have the secondary or pass rush to shut the Tua-Tyreek connection down, and we are going to profit from that this weekend.

We like the Patriots a lot this season, especially after how Mac Jones and the defense both looked on Sunday. They had a chance to beat the Eagles at the end, a team that is expected to once again be one of the best in the league. However, the Pats will be 0-2 to begging the season after being torched by the Miami passing game this Sunday.

Dolphins injury report

  • S Elijah Campbell – Q
  • TE Julian Hill – Q
  • OT Terron Armstead – Q
  • WR Jaylen Waddle – Q
  • RB Raheem Mostert – Q

Patriots injury report

  • C David Andrews – Q
  • OT Trent Brown – Q
  • G Sidy Sow – Q
  • WR Kayshon Boutte – Q
  • WR DeVante Parker - Q
BookmakerPickOdds
FanDuel Sportsbook ReviewDolphins -3-105
DraftKingsDolphins ML-148
BetMGM Sports Review

Over 46.5

-110

Browns vs Steelers

The Browns shocked a lot of fans by beating the Bengals on Sunday, but we aren’t buying into them yet. They faced a Joe Burrow that was hobbled by injury, which showed in a big way during the game. Conversely, the Browns offense did not look great. The run game was solid, but Deshaun Watson is clearly not the same player that he once was. He looked bad, and he is going to look even worse with TJ Watt in the backfield with him on Monday night. 

The Steelers were annihilated by the Niners on Sunday. It brought an end to their preseason hype, but we see them bouncing back against their rival on Monday. They may have the better offense, and their defense is still elite. TJ Watt had three sacks against a great Niners offensive line last week, and he should do so again against Watson and the Browns on Monday night.

Browns injury report

  • S Juan Thornhill – Q
  • OT Jack Conklin – IR

Steelers injury report

  • DE DeMarvin Leal – Q
  • OT Chukwuma Okorafor – Q
  • DT Cameron Heyward – O
  • TE Pat Freiermuth – Q
  • WR Diontae Johnson – D 
BookmakerPickOdds
FanDuel Sportsbook ReviewSteelers +2.5-115
DraftKingsSteelers ML+105
BetMGM Sports ReviewOver 38.5-110

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