NFL Week 2 Picks & Predictions: Rams vs. Eagles & Ravens vs. Texans Among Sharpest Sunday Bets
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- Sharp betting action has been hitting Sunday's NFL slate all week, and our new PRO Report feature has easily identified the games attracting the most smart money.
- Two of the slate's biggest matchups, Rams vs. Eagles and Chiefs vs. Chargers, are among those games, and they've also been on the receiving end of picks from our NFL experts.
- Check out how those picks are aligning with the pro action below.
It’s already Overreaction SZN! Now that analysts, fans and recreational bettors have seen a full week of action, they now know exactly what all 32 teams are, right?
Of course not. Savvy bettors not only understand this, but also know exactly how to take advantage of these perceptions to find value in Week 2.
Using our NFL PRO Report, let’s look at a handful of games popping as solid contrarian bets for NFL Week 2, including …
- Los Angeles Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles (1 p.m. ET, FOX)
- Baltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS)
- Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS)
NFL Week 2 PRO Report Betting Picks
Los Angeles Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Earlier this week I wrote about how the Eagles are in a profitable bounce-back spot and the market appears to agree.
As recently as Tuesday the Rams sat as 1.5-point favorites at Parx, but 10 (!) smart money indicators have been triggered on Philly by Sports Insights’ Bet Signals since Wednesday, detailing just how steady the action has been on the Eagles.
With professional bettors typically comes big money and that’s exactly what The Action Network’s NFL public betting data is suggesting.
The Eagles are attracting just 28% of all spread tickets, yet that small minority accounts for 59% of the money wagered, indicating that Philly is the landing spot for the biggest bets.
The combination of Sharp Action and Big Money have flipped the Eagles to -1 at Parx.
Three of our top NFL betting experts have also gotten down on Philadelphia, giving the home favorites three PRO Report indicators.
Pro Report Angle: Eagles (moved from +1.5 to -1)
Baltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans
Baltimore and Houston both sport high-powered offenses, so of course the sharp money is coming in on this under.
Two unique instances of professional betting action have the under throughout the week, driving the number from 52.5 to 50.
Smart money also equals big money here, evidenced by 97% of dollars landing on the under despite needing just 57% of the betting tickets to make up such a large majority of loot.
Two of The Action Network’s experts are tagging along for the ride as well, making the Ravens vs. Texans under another PRO Report betting edge trifecta.
Pro Report Angle: Under (moved from 52.5 to 50)
Kansas Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers
There’s no two ways about it — sharp action is pummeling the Chiefs vs. Chargers under.
On Monday this total was 49. Now, it’s 47.5. Why? Three waves of wiseguy money have hit the under throughout the week, pushing the number down to 47.5 at DraftKings and even lower at a handful of sportsbooks.
Similar to the Ravens vs. Texans under, this total is also getting bombed with huge wagers.
Fifty-four percent of bets are actually on the over, suggesting that the splits are pretty even. But thanks to our real money percentages, we know that 94% of the money, on just 46% of the bets, is flowing on the under, providing more evidence as to why this number has been falling throughout the week.
Thanks to two top betting experts agreeing with the sharps, the Chiefs vs. Chargers under marks the third NFL Week 2 wager lighting up at least three PRO Report indicators.
Pro Report Angle: Under (moved from 49 to 47.5)