Last Updated Sep 21, 2022, 5:17 PM

NFL Week 2 Parlay Picks and Predictions

Betting expert Michael Crosson provides his top parlay selections for Week 2 of the NFL season. Odds provided by DraftKings.

ATS Parlay Best Bet

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers -2.5 (-110) @ NO
  • Cincinnati Bengals -7.5 (-110) @ DAL

Payout: +264

New Orleans stumbled out to a slow start with head coach Dennis Allen at helm following the retirement of Sean Payton, as the Saints went to the fourth quarter of their Week 1 contest against Atlanta trailing the Falcons 24-10, which was a matchup New Orleans was a 5.5-point favorite in. New Orleans ultimately rallied from behind to win 27-26 last week, however, that type of wishy-washy performance against an NFC bottom-dweller like Atlanta gives me very little confidence in New Orleans heading into their Week 2 matchup against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.

The Bengals pretty much played the worst they could possibly play in their season-opener against Pittsburgh, as Cincinnati’s offense turned the ball over five times against the Steelers in Week 1, and Bengals’ K Evan McPherson still had an opportunity to knock down a game-winning 29-yard field goal in overtime; but clearly, it just wasn’t meant to be for Joe Burrow and co. last week, as McPherson shanked the 29-yarder and the Steelers escaped with a 23-20 victory. I’ll back Cincinnati to cover here, as the Cowboys scored just three points on 244 total yards in last week’s 19-3 loss to Tampa Bay, and with Cooper Rush under-center in Week 2 due to Dak Prescott’s thumb injury, I don’t see Dallas competing in this matchup.

ML Parlay Best Bet

  • Washington Commanders ML (+110) @ DET
  • Baltimore Ravens ML (-185) vs. MIA

Payout: +223

Carson Wentz was far from perfect in his Commanders’ debut, as the former Eagles and Colts’ QB threw two ugly interceptions against Jacksonville last week, marking just the third time Wentz has been picked off multiple times in a contest since his departure from Philly. However, his debut was still very encouraging, as Wentz completed 66% of his passes for 313 yards and four touchdowns en route to a 28-22 victory over the Jaguars in Week 1. Detroit, on the other hand, nearly came from behind to beat the Eagles last week, as Philadelphia jumped out to a commanding 31-14 lead in the third quarter, but the kings of garbage time struck again, as the Lions rallied back and lost the contest by just three points (L, 38-35). I’ll back the Commanders here, as this is a Washington squad that’s 15-19 under head coach Ron Rivera, and while it’s not exactly a stellar record, it’s still impressive considering the lackluster group of QB’s Rivera has worked with over the last two seasons; and it’s much better than the Lions’ 3-14-1 mark since acquiring Jared Goff.

Before last year’s terribly injury-ridden 8-9 showing, Baltimore was widely considered one of the best teams in the league, as the Ravens compiled a regular season record of 25-7 across their two campaigns prior to last year, and Lamar Jackson was quickly blossoming into a perennial MVP candidate. However, in last week’s season-opener, the Ravens looked like they never missed a beat, as Baltimore went on the road and stomped the Jets 24-9 in Week 1; and now return home to host Miami in Week 2. The Dolphins, on the other hand, also had an impressive Week 1 showing, as Miami took care of business with relative ease at home in their season-opener against New England (W, 20-7). However, the Patriots have been a funky squad since the departure of Tom Brady, and they’ve become notorious for their struggles against Miami over the last few seasons; so, I’d say the jury is still out on this new-look Dolphins squad, especially hitting the road against an AFC contender like Baltimore.

Six-Point Teaser

  • Green Bay Packers -3 (-10) vs. CHI
  • Cleveland Browns -0.5 (-6.5) vs NYJ

Payout: -120

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offense sorely missed Davante Adams in Minnesota last Sunday, as Green Bay scored just seven points on 338 total yards and turned the ball over twice in an ugly 23-7 loss to kick off the season. However, this Packers squad is no stranger to abnormally slow starts on the road, as Green Bay posted a miserable 38-3 road loss to New Orleans in Week 1 last season before ultimately going on to win 13-of-16 games and claim the top seed in the NFC. I’ll take the Packers -3.5 here, as the Bears knocked off San Francisco in a fluky slip-and-slide game last week, but make no mistake, Green Bay still has the far superior roster in this matchup, and I expect them to cruise to a comfortable home win over Chicago in Week 2.

The Browns hit the road as short underdogs against Carolina in last week’s “Baker Mayfield Revenge Game,” and to the majority’s surprise, Cleveland came out on top, as Jacoby Brissett and co. gouged the Panthers’ defense for 26 PTS and 355 total yards in their thrilling road victory in Week 1. However, this week should be a much easier task for Cleveland, as they play host to Joe Flacco and the Jets, who got spanked by Baltimore at home in their season-opener (L, 24-9). I’ll back Cleveland here, as Brissett isn’t exactly the cream of the crop at the QB position, and that showed in Week 1, as he completed just 53% of his passes for 147 YDS in the Browns’ win over Carolina. However, the Browns still run the ball very well and play solid defense, which should still be good enough to top the Jets with Flacco under center.

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