Top Five NFL Week 2 Point Spread Picks (ATS)

Coach Rick took it on the chin last week but did get a nice call on the Bengals. Cincy won in overtime at home against Minnesota in their season opener.

Like every team in the NFL, we’ll get better in Week 2. Here’s a look at the top five NFL Week 2 ATS picks.

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Bills vs. Dolphins Week 2 ATS Pick

Bills vs. Dolphins Betting Preview

Yes, it was a surprise when the Pittsburgh Steelers went to Buffalo and beat the Bills 23-16 in Week 1. Don’t overreact. This is still a very good football team. Josh Allen completed 31-of-50 passes for 270 yards and a touchdown. Those numbers may not be great, but they aren’t bad.

Devin Singletary ran for 72 yards on 11 carries against one of the best defenses in the NFL. Miami notched a one-point win over New England and its rookie quarterback Mac Jones. The Dolphins do not have the offense to matchup with the Bills.

Plus, Buffalo has beaten Miami five straight games. Allen is 5-1 against Miami and the Bills are still 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games despite the loss (and ATS loss) last week. Buffalo gets back on track with a big AFC East Division win.


Broncos vs. Jaguars Week 2 ATS Pick

Broncos vs. Jaguars Betting Preview

In Teddy Bridgewater, the Denver Broncos got exactly what they needed – an effective, efficient quarterback that won’t lose games on his own. The combination of Broncos running game and Bridgewater led to an easy 27-13 win over the Giants in Week 1.

Bridgewater threw two touchdown passes and the Broncos ran for 165 yards led by Melvin Gordon’s 101. Broncos head coach Vic Fangio and the defense held the Giants to 13 points. They held New York to just 60 yards on the ground and sacked Giants QB Daniel Jones twice.

Jacksonville is still a year or two away from being competitive. Rookie QB Trevor Lawrence is going to be a good one, but not this year. With the Broncos laying 2.5, Denver can get the win by a field goal.


Rams vs. Colts Week 2 ATS Pick

Rams vs. Colts Betting Preview

The Rams covered last week in a huge win over Chicago. Matthew Stafford broke in his new team with three touchdown passes. He’ll look to do the same against a Colts defense that allowed Russell Wilson to throw for four scores.

LA proved once again that it is one of the best defenses in the NFL. The Rams held Andy Dalton to 206 yards passing. They sacked him three times and picked him off once. The Rams will get after Colts QB Carson Wentz though Indy’s offensive line is much better than the Bears.

With the Colts at home, the Rams are getting a point and this is a game they can win outright.


Cowboys vs. Chargers Week 2 ATS Pick

Cowboys vs. Chargers Betting Preview

Despite a Week 1 loss, one thing is clear. The Dallas Cowboys are much better than they were a year ago. Quarterback Dak Prescott makes the Cowboys offense one of the best in the NFL. He threw for over 400 yards last week.

The Chargers are a good defense, but they will have trouble defending Prescott and his collection of top receivers. The Dallas defense is better under Dan Quinn. They picked off Tom Brady twice last week, and they held the Bucs to just 52 yards rushing.

The Chargers don’t have the weapons that Tampa Bay has. The Chargers won on a fourth-quarter touchdown pass from QB Justin Herbert to WR Mike Williams. LA just won’t have the weapons to keep up with Dallas.


Ravens vs. Chiefs Week 2 ATS Pick

Ravens vs. Chiefs Betting Preview

It’s a rematch of last year’s divisional round playoff game. The Chiefs got the better of Baltimore while advancing to their second straight Super Bowl. Baltimore lost its top three running backs to injuries for the season. QB Lamar Jackson will have to take on a bigger role in the run game.

It’s hard to play at Arrowhead Stadium. In the late summer/early fall, it is usually extremely hot. However, those conditions may favor Jackson and Baltimore which is built around a power running game and defense. The Chiefs like to air it out.

Kansas City wins a lot at home, but what they don’t do is cover spreads. In their last ten games, they have covered once for a record of 1-9-1. Baltimore, on the other hand is 7-1 ATS (prior to facing Las Vegas on Monday night of Week 1).

The Ravens will keep it close, but the Chiefs get the win … and the ATS win.


About the Author

A native of Western Pennsylvania, Rick, a Generation X-er, who now lives just north of the Motor City, Detroit, Michigan. A former high school, college, and professional football player, Rick now spends his time as a high school coach and as a personal quarterback trainer. An all-state high school quarterback, he went on to become an Academic All-American at Division II Indiana University of PA. He later coached at his alma mater helping lead the program to the 1990 NCAA Division II national championship game. Rick has also served as a high school head coach and as an assistant in Pennsylvania, New York, and Michigan.

His passion for sports writing started when he was the sports editor for his high school newspaper and continued when he worked as a sportswriter for the Jamestown (New York) Post-Journal in the early 1990s. A true sports fanatic, Rick enjoys all things Pittsburgh: Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins. The Immaculate Reception, the 1979 We Are Family Pirates, and the ’91-’92 Penguins are among his favorites. After working as an educator and athletic director for several years, he again took up sports writing and has contributed to several websites and publications, including Coach & Player magazine, X & O Labs, American Football Monthly, and many others.

When not consumed with coaching, watching, thinking about, or writing about football and other seasonal sports, he finds himself working out like he was still in college and reading everything from military history to Brad Thor novels. Rick has also been chasing rock god stardom as a drummer who has played with bands that have opened for the likes of Fuel, Days of the New, and Alien Ant Farm. He continues to play with his church worship group. Most importantly, Rick is married to the love of his life, Lisa, and has two beautiful daughters.