NFL Picks: Week 2 NFL Team Prop Picks

Jordan Sharp

Saturday, September 14, 2013 5:11 PM GMT

Saturday, Sep. 14, 2013 5:11 PM GMT

We did rather well on our team prop picks last week, however the player prop portion of the week turned a pretty successful Week 1 into a very marginally profitable week.

 

However I’m not complaining, because with months of football remaining, I’m back in Week 2 to give you my best bets for this week’s team props. All of these NFL Odds are courtesy of Bet 365.3 Unanswered

Scores

Dolphins vs. Colts

Both teams are 1-0 SU coming into this one, and I have a feeling this one will be closer and much more back and forth than some are letting on. The Dolphin

s played stout defense last week and even though their offense was slowed, the Browns have the better defense between them and the Colts this week.

Indianapolis on the other hand is good, however it will be tough for them to get their running game going for reasons on both sides, and I doubt Andrew Luck and company will be able to run off three straight scoring drives. The value is there at +130 for a ‘No’ here, and I’m taking the leap.

My Pick: ‘No’ (+130)

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Cowboys vs. Chiefs 

This one is a bit trickier, but the Sports Betting Odds for a ‘No’ are just as, if not more enticing. Both teams have solid defenses and both will likely have their respective troubles scoring the ball at times. I think this could be a pretty low scoring game between these two teams, but both offenses have the ability to put up points too. This should create a nice balance between the two teams, and I doubt one team takes control of the offense that much to score three unanswered times. I always look for lower spreads with this prop, and this one is as close to perfect as you can get.

My Pick: ‘No’ (+135)

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Team Totals

Chicago Bears 23.5

Chicago hosts the Vikings this week, and even though the Bears were two different teams on offense last week, now they face a very overrated Vikings defense. Minnesota’s secondary is not going to stop many people this season, and even if they try to take away Brandon Marshall, the Bears have proven after one game that they have the weapons to score, even if Marshall faces double coverage. Chicago played it safe on offense in the entire first half of last week, and they still put up over 23.5 points. I think they can reach and exceed that again this week.

My Pick: Bears’ Team Total ‘Over’ 23.5 (-120)

Raiders

We’ll keep this one short and sweet. The Raiders are back home this week, and they play the Jaguars, perfect opportunity to score some points, right? Wrong. The Jags’ defense should be a lot better than they were last week, and against the Raiders who can’t throw the ball very well, I can’t see the Raiders getting well into the 20-point range. They are somewhat overvalued here at home at 22.5 points, and I think they will fall just under.

My Pick: Raiders Team Total ‘Under’ 22.5 (-110)

Number of Touchdowns

Titans vs. Texans (4.5)

The difference between four and five touchdowns in this game could be resting on if the Titans can have a repeat performance from last week. Tennessee’s defense is much improved from a season ago, and now going into Houston, if they can clamp down on the struggling running from the Texans, the Titans could make this a very low scoring game. Both defenses could keep this at a field goal-fest, and with the NFL Odds from Bet365, I am willing to bet on less than five touchdowns.

My Pick: ‘Under’ +140

Browns vs. Ravens (4.5)

Both of these teams are dealing with some offensive issues, but their defenses are the least of their own respective concerns right now. Granted, the Ravens got blasted by the Broncos last week, but they looked good doing it. Plus, the Browns are not the Broncos on offense. It all boils down to the Cleveland defense, and even though they are on the road, outside of Ray Rice and Joe Flacco, there isn’t much else to plan for on this team. Once again, it could turn into a field goal fest, just enough for only 4 or fewer touchdowns to be scores. Plus the value is nice.

My Pick: ‘Under’ +140

Dolphins vs. Colts (4.5)

Here we are again with this game, but once again, I think this one could stay lower and back and forth. The value isn’t as good, but the chances are just as, if not better than the two above here. The Colts lack a running game still with the Vick Ballard injury and Ahmad Bradshaw slowly making his way back. Grind it out games are great for this prop pick, and with the two very improved defenses, I think less than five touchdowns is likely.

My Pick: ‘Under’ +125 @ Bet 365

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