NFL Betting Tip: A Profitable Over/Under Strategy for Week 2


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Sep 12, 2019, 10:08 AM EDT
  • The Bears' and Broncos' totals went under in Week 1 and the teams have the lowest total (40.5) in Week 2.
  • Using Bet Labs, we share a profitable approach to wagering on totals after both teams went under the previous week.

The Bears-Broncos total on Sunday (4:25 p.m. ET, FOX) is 40.5 — the lowest over/under in Week 2. Oddsmakers expect a low-scoring game after each offense sputtered in Week 1.

Chicago failed to score a touchdown and kicked just one field goal for three points in its opener — tied for the fewest points scored in Week 1. Denver wasn’t much better, putting up 16 points against an Oakland unit that finished 30th in defensive DVOA in 2018.

As you’d imagine, the offensive struggles by the Bears and Broncos hurt over bettors to start the season. Each team went under its Week 1 total, and the public clearly hasn’t forgot the poor performances as more than 60% of tickets are on this Week 2 under.

But history has shown that overreacting to one bad offensive game could be costly.