The long-awaited NFL 2020 Week 1 has got every football fan on the edge of their seats after it just ended last Monday night. Fortunately, bookmakers have already released early odds for NFL Week 2. However, note that betting on early lines is risky, due to the odds being consistently dependent on critical developments like accidental physical injuries.
Nonetheless, every veteran NFL bettor knows that it’s still advantageous to check out the bookmaker odds before the spreads are influenced by public opinion. This is especially true for those who are planning to make Moneyline bets.
Moneyline Odds and Betting
One of the most mainstream types of sports betting is the moneyline. This popular wagering option is utilized by recreational, experienced, and even new bettors. Moreover, it’s probably one of the easiest methods to wager in sports since you’re only betting on which team will lose or win.
Each team in a matchup for a moneyline bet is given a different numerical value. These values are called “chances,” where bettors are instructed to bet on. Chances are determined by sportsbooks and oddsmakers, dependent on how two teams match up. Each chance is shown either with a plus sign (+) or a minus sign (- ) before it.
Week 2 Moneyline Playing Odds
For those who want to play fantasy football by betting on week 2 money lines, it’s vital to know the bookmaker’s moneyline favorites and their corresponding odds. Although betting on early predictions is risky, it’s better to capitalize on the spreads even before the public’s picks influence it.
With that in mind, check out the five week 2 money lines that have gained the spotlight after the week 1 play.
Cincinnati +7.5 at Cleveland
Even though choosing a side isn’t too simple in this matchup, the total still seems to be leaning towards the Browns. Cleveland has a lot of tricks up its sleeves when it comes to offense. Moreover, the Bengals are going to incline toward their rushing attack.
Betting on teams who play more on the ground can instigate a battle of endurance while the time runs out. Moreover, it’s believed that defenses have more of an advantage over offenses at the beginning of the season. However, in this case, the defenses are expected to endure enough to propel the score into the high 40s and acquire an over.
Atlanta +6.5 at Dallas
Atlanta got Todd Gurley onboard this offseason. Moreover, Raven Hayden Hurst might prove to be waiting for a chance to turn the tables against the opponent. Many fans are expecting much from him after he achieved a 30-349-2 stats last season for Baltimore.
An excellent lineup on offense supports the Cowboys. However, Dallas will play their second match under the new head coach, Mike McCarthy. All in all, this is a decent spread to base on, in addition to the fact that Atlanta previously proved last season that they are capable of defeating good teams.
Detroit +6 at Green Bay
The Packers and Lions went down different ways a year back. Detroit dove after a 3-4-1, beginning with a strong and stable Stafford. They completed the season with a horrid 3-12-1 mark and finished last in the NFC North.
The Packers, on the other hand, were led by Matt LaFleur, a first-year head man. They played 13-3 and emerged victorious in their first-ever NFC North division triumph since 2016. Their season finished by a loss to the San Francisco 49ers in an NFC title game.
Jacksonville +11 at Tennessee
A year ago, the Jaguars defeated the Titans for the very first time since their 2016 win. Unfortunately, the 2020 season seems to be another year where the Titans pack the season series. Although Gardner Minshew might be the Jaguar’s future under center, Doug Marrone has a lot of work to do on this list. Tennessee will also return home after a significant win in Week 1, and they’ll likely use this energy to stay undefeated to begin the season.
NY Giants +5.5 at Chicago
Having a match in Chicago is never easy. Nonetheless, it’s unquestionably more favorable to play there during September before the climate turns. The Giants went against the Bears last season in Chicago and almost snuck one out. But the defense wasn’t able to keep Mitchell Trubisky away from the field, while the offense struggled with gaining few possessions.
The Giants were able to beat the Bears in 2018. In 2020, the Giants plan to steal a win on the road by breaking off two major plays through Saquon Barkley- one in the pass game, another in the run game.
Naturally, there’s much more risk in basing on look-ahead spreads before the week starts. Alternately, there is also an advantage in putting a few early bets on NFL Week 2 odds that look possibly exploitable. Spreads are going to be influenced by the public wagers once they’re released. Thus, profiting on the numbers the oddsmakers set before the week begins is favorable.