NFL Preseason Week 2: Betting Odds & Angles for Seahawks-Vikings, Saints-Chargers

Aug 18, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

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  • Ian Hartitz breaks down the betting odds for Sunday's NFL Preseason Week 2 matchups.
  • See his analysis and picks for Seahawks-Vikings and Saints-Chargers.

We get a two-game slate of preseason football on Sunday. It’s only Week 2, so don’t expect to see many starters play for more than a quarter or two in most cases. Either way, offenses and defenses will largely rely on simplified schemes.

Let’s take a look at key storylines and actionable betting takeaways for all four teams in action.

New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers

  • Spread: Chargers -2.5
  • Over/Under: 43.5
  • Kickoff: 4 p.m. ET
  • TV: CBS

New Orleans Saints

All the hype out of Saints’ training camp has been about the ability of 32-year-old Jared Cook.

It’d make sense if Cook emerges as Drew Brees’ No. 3 target behind Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara, but we should potentially pump the brakes a bit on the ceiling of any Saints tight end not named Jimmy Graham.

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