NFL Preseason Week 2: Saturday Night's Over/Under Picks

Jason Lake

Friday, August 21, 2015 5:51 PM UTC

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 5:51 PM UTC

There are 16 teams in action this Saturday, and many of them have already been whittled down by injuries. How many games on our NFL odds board will end up going UNDER?

Rub some dirt on it, Jennifer. We've got eight NFL picks to make against the total this Saturday, so there's no time for you to be lollygagging on the trainer's table. Strap that helmet on – it's Go Time.


Miami at Carolina (7:00 p.m. ET)
Not only is Miami's Joe Philbin 3-10 ATS in preseason action, he's also got the UNDER raking in the long green at 8-4-1. We like this football pick even more with the Panthers losing WR Kelvin Benjamin to a torn ACL.

Free NFL Pick: Take UNDER 40 (–107) at Pinnacle

Click here for Jason's ATS picks for Saturday

Baltimore at Philadelphia (7:00 p.m. ET, NFLN)
If it's the preseason, and Chip Kelly's involved, we're betting the OVER. It's a delicious 8-1 since Kelly and his fast-break offense landed in Philadelphia. What shenanigans might we see from Tim Tebow this week?

Free NFL Pick: Take OVER 44.5 (–109) at Matchbook


Chicago at Indianapolis (7:30 p.m. ET)
There's not much to pick from between the two coaches in this matchup, against the spread or the total. The Bears just lost starting RT Jordan Mills, so this could be the start of another long season for Chicago's offense.

Free NFL Pick: Take UNDER 41 at William Hill


Jacksonville at New York Giants (7:30 p.m. ET)

In theory, Tom Coughlin likes to crank it up in the preseason, pushing the OVER to a 46-33 record. Will that get Big Blue past defensive specialist Gus Bradley (UNDER 6-3) and the Jaguars? Maybe not with all these injured Giants receivers.

Free NFL Pick: Take UNDER 40.5 at bet365


New England at New Orleans (7:30 p.m. ET)
We want the ball and we're gonna score! Bill Belichick (OVER 50-32) and Sean Payton (OVER 19-13-2) both like to open things up in these games, or really any game for that matter. The Saints look a lot better on the offensive line with Max Unger at center.

Free NFL Pick: Take OVER 43 at The Greek


Oakland at Minnesota (8:00 p.m. ET)
One one sideline, you've got Jack Del Rio (OVER 20-17), and on the other, you've got Mike Zimmer (UNDER 4-2). You've also got Raiders back-up QB Christian Ponder, who used to play for the Vikings. Revenge angle? Perhaps, but that's grasping for straws a bit. Make it a small bet.

Free NFL Pick: Take OVER 38.5 at GTBets


Denver at Houston (8:00 p.m. ET)
Here's another offense-defense clash between Denver's Gary Kubiak (OVER 22-9-2) and Houston's Bill O'Brien (UNDER 4-1). We'll take the relative security of the larger sample size, and maybe some of that nebulous revenge angle with Kubiak facing the Texans.

Free NFL Pick: Take OVER 40.5 at Bookmaker


San Diego at Arizona (10:00 p.m. ET, NFLN)
Bruce Arians has the UNDER at 6-3 in the desert. San Diego's Mike McCoy is leaning ever-so-slightly in the same direction at 5-4. We expect both teams to be conservative with their lineups given their injury woes.

Free NFL Pick: Take UNDER 39.5 at SportsInteraction

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