NFL Pick ‘Em Rankings: Week 2 Picks For Straight Up & Against the Spread Pools

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Sep 20, 2020, 12:20 AM EDT

Straight up. Against the spread.

Whether you’re playing in your office’s (virtual) pool or in a higher-stakes contest, I’ve created pick ’em confidence ratings to help you make your picks each week — complete with a custom against the spread edge calculator.

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These pick ’em ratings are based on my NFL Power Ratings, which help power the model projections in our PRO Report. They account for various factors such as travel, injuries and any news that could impact betting odds.

In theory, those odds should be fairly close to my ratings, but if we can identify any differences between the two, we can exploit them.

Now let’s run through Week 2 pick ’em confidence ratings for straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) contests.


Jump to ATS Ratings


Week 2 NFL Pick ‘Em Rankings

These are for straight-up pick ’em pools.

Conf
Team
Opp
Win Prob%
1
Titans
vs. JAX
79%
2
Buccaneers
vs. CAR
77%
3
Chiefs
@ LAC
74%
4
Packers
vs. DET
71%
5
Steelers
vs. DEN
70%
5
49ers
@ NYJ
70%
5
Cardinals
vs. WAS
70%
5
Ravens
@ HOU
70%
9
Browns
vs. CIN
69%
10
Cowboys
vs. ATL
68%
10
Bills
@ MIA
68%
10
Saints
@ LV
68%
13
Seahawks
vs. NE
67%
14
Bears
vs. NYG
63%
15
Colts
vs. MIN
56%
16
Eagles
vs. LAR
54%
17
Rams
@ PHI
46%
18
Vikings
@ IND
44%
19
Giants
@ CHI
37%
20
Patriots
@ SEA
33%
21
Falcons
@ DAL
32%
21
Dolphins
vs. BUF
32%
21
Raiders
vs. NO
32%
24
Bengals
@ CLE
31%
25
Broncos
@ PIT
30%
25
Jets
vs. SF
30%
25
Football Team
@ ARI
30%
25
Texans
vs. BAL
30%
29
Lions
@ GB
29%
30
Chargers
vs. KC
26%
31
Panthers
@ TB
23%

Week 2 NFL Pick ‘Em Rankings

I’ll update the embedded table featuring my ATS confidence ratings throughout the week, but your contest may use different lines, so I’ve also created this downloadable spreadsheet so you can calculate ratings specific to your pool.

Simply add the odds your contest is using into Column D, then the edge and ratings will automatically recalculate.

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