Sep 17, 2021
NFL Week 2 Parlays, Props and Teasers
- Two-Team Parlay: Buffalo Bills -3.5 (-110) & Tennessee Titans +6.5 (-105)
- Odds-Payout: +272
For my first play, I’ll start with an AFC East matchup between Buffalo and Miami – as quarterback Josh Allen and the Bills will be hoping to avoid a second straight loss during their Week 2 meeting with QB Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins this Sunday afternoon.
I’ll take Buffalo to bounce back here, as the Dolphins barely scraped by against New England’s talent depleted squad in Week 1 (W,17-16) – and despite the Bills’ somewhat head-scratching loss to Pittsburgh last week (L, 23-16), Buffalo still strikes me as a top-tier contender within the AFC.
For my second play, I’ll head to a matchup hosted on the West Coast between Tennessee and Seattle, as QB Russell Wilson and the Seahawks will be looking to pick up a second straight win at home this Sunday – after handling business with relative ease against Indianapolis last week (W, 28-16).
I’ll take the points with Tennessee here though, as the Titans’ ugly loss to Arizona in Week 1 appeared somewhat fluky, in my opinion - and I expect them to come out looking much sharper against a Seahawks’ defensive unit that previously ranked 16th in scoring (23.6 PPG).
- Two-Team Parlay: Los Angeles Rams ML (-200) & Los Angeles Chargers ML (-190)
- Odds-Payout: +128
For my first money-line play, I’ll dive into a matchup between the Rams and Colts – as Indianapolis heads into Week 2 still eyeing its first victory since acquiring quarterback Carson Wentz from Philadelphia during the offseason.
I’ll take the Rams money line here, as L.A. head coach Sean McVay’s squad looked incredibly sharp during QB Matt Stafford’s long-awaited debut for the club last week (W, 34-14) – while the Colts appeared adversely dysfunctional in Wentz’s debut loss with Indy (L, 28-16).
For my final money-line play, I’ll double-down on Los Angeles’ football – as the Chargers will host the Cowboys for possibly the most compelling matchup on Sunday afternoon’s slate.
I’ll take the Chargers money-line here, as the Cowboys’ defense was a total mess during their loss to Tampa Bay last week (L, 31-29) – and I don’t expect them to look any better against QB Justin Herbert and company in Week 2.
- Dak Prescott - Over 39.5 Pass Attempts (-110)
- Nick Chubb – Over 84.5 Rush Yards (-115)
After lighting up Tampa Bay for 403 passing yards and three touchdowns last week (42-58 CMP), Dallas QB Dak Prescott will be hoping to build upon his previous performance in Week 2 – as the Cowboys will likely require another hefty scoring output in order to compete with L. A. this upcoming Sunday.
I’ll back Dak to toss more than 39.5 passes this week, as Prescott has averaged 51.8 pass attempts across his last five full performances for the Cowboys – and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore seems perfectly content leaning on his star QB’s shoulder again in Week 2 against the Chargers.
After rushing just 15 times for 83 yards during Cleveland’s passing-filled showdown with Kansas City last week, running back Nick Chubb and the Browns will be hoping to get their rush attack churning against Houston this week – as the Chiefs’ quick-strike scoring ability appeared to slightly inhibit Cleveland’s willingness to run throughout their latest matchup.
I’ll back Chubb to have a big day on the ground this week, as Houston surrendered a league-worst 160.2 rushing yards per game last season – while Chubb rushed for 80 yards or more in eight of his 12 appearances for Cleveland last year (88.9 YPG, 5.62 YPC).