BlackJack Fletcher: Giants-Cowboys Headlines My NFL Week 2 Betting Card
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- Sunday night's New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys matchup (8:20 p.m. ET) offers one of BlackJack Fletcher's favorite Week 2 NFL bets.
- BlackJack is also targeting market overreactions to find value in Week 2's Miami Dolphins-New York Jets (1 p.m.) and Arizona Cardinals-Los Angeles Rams (4:05 p.m.) matchups.
Week 2 of the NFL season is upon us. This is the week when everyone overreacts to Week 1 and then gets bounced back to reality. This is how we make our money.
We zig when others zag. This is our spot to line the pockets with a little extra coin as the season continues its march.
Let’s get those wins, brother.
Miami Dolphins at New York Jets (-3)
1 p.m. ET
The Jets defense looked outstanding in Week 1 against the Lions. Sam Darnold impressed in his first start after the opening pick-six as well. Having said that, this line is an overreaction to the Jets’ performance.
The Dolphins looked good in their opener against the Titans. Ryan Tannehill shook off the rust and played well. Kenny Stills appears to be able to fill the void left by Jarvis Landry.
I think the points make this a value pick on Miami.
The pick: Dolphins +3
Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams (-13)
4:05 p.m. ET
If you’re looking for an overreaction from Week 1, this is the perfect example. The Rams dominated the second half at Oakland, and the Cardinals got picked apart by Alex Smith and the Redskins.
The Rams are legitimate Super Bowl contenders, and the Cardinals are not. But having said that, the Cards are not as bad as they looked in Week 1.
There will be improvement. Also, this is a divisional game, and the Rams have a short week after the Monday night late game. It’s just too many points in the NFL.
The pick: Cardinals +13
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys (-3)
8:20 p.m. ET
The Cowboys’ offense looked abysmal in their Week 1 loss to Carolina. Their lack of playmakers on offense was glaring, as Dak Prescott had very few downfield receiving options.
The Giants fell in Week 1 as well, but they gave the Jaguars a fight. The Jags might have the best defense in football, and the Giants’ playmakers still found ways to get theirs.
Odell Beckham Jr. went for more than 100 yards on 11 catches, and rookie Saquon Barkley rushed for more than 100 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown. The Giants defense also looked pretty solid against Jacksonville.
I like the Giants on the money line here, but take the points just to be safe.
The pick: Giants +3
Let’s cash those tickets, baby!