Seattle will have its fans back in the stands for the first time in almost 21 months when it hosts Tennessee on Sunday. The Seahawks played nine games in front of cardboard cutouts last year, so they will be thrilled to have the “12s” back in their seats. Seattle is currently a 6.5-point favorite in the latest Week 2 NFL odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Is home-field advantage being properly accounted for in the Week 2 NFL spreads after Tennessee was blown out at home against Arizona in its season-opener?
Titans vs. Seahawks is one of the most anticipated matchups of the Week 2 NFL schedule. Is there value on either side of one of the largest NFL Vegas lines of the week? All of the NFL lines are listed below, and before placing any NFL bets on these games or others, be sure to see the Week 2 NFL predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,900 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. It went a sizzling 24-14 on top-rated NFL picks last season, returning more than $800. The model also enters Week 2 of the 2021 season on an incredible 121-79 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model also ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, it has turned its attention to the latest Week 2 NFL odds from Caesars and locked in picks for every NFL matchup. Head here to see every pick.
Top Week 2 NFL predictions
One of the top Week 2 NFL predictions the model recommends: The Falcons (+12.5) stay within the spread against the Buccaneers. The defending champs looked sloppy in their opener, as Tampa had four giveaways while allowing 29 points to the Cowboys. Dallas should have had even more points and possibly a win, but kicker Greg Zuerlein left seven points on the board by missing three attempts.
While Atlanta’s dreadful Week 1 performance is a big reason for the 12.5-point spread, quarterback Matt Ryan usually rises to the occasion in these types of games. He is 6-2 against the spread in his career as a double-digit underdog and has gone 3-0 since 2019. This is the largest spread Ryan and the Falcons have gotten since being 14-point underdogs in 2019 against the Saints, a game Atlanta won outright.
The model has Ryan throwing for 250 yards. It projects Tampa to win straight-up almost 80 percent of the time, but Atlanta covers the 12.5-point spread in over 50 percent of simulations.
Another one of the top Week 2 NFL picks from the model: The Bears (-1.5) cover the spread at home against the Bengals. The Bears are sticking with veteran quarterback Andy Dalton as the starter in this game. Dalton did not turn any heads in Week 1, but he was facing one of the top defenses in the NFL. Chicago running back David Montgomery rushed for 108 yards against the Rams and now will face a much softer unit on Sunday.
The Bears will take confidence away from the fact that Minnesota sacked Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow five times last week. Chicago is excellent at pressuring the quarterback, so Burrow might have a tough time staying upright in this game. SportsLine’s model has Chicago covering this spread in well over 50 percent of simulations.
How to make Week 2 NFL picks
The model has also made the call on who wins and covers in every other game on the Week 2 NFL schedule, and it’s calling for a Super Bowl contender to go down hard. You can only get every pick for every game at SportsLine.
So what NFL picks can you make with confidence? And which Super Bowl contender goes down hard? Check out the latest NFL odds below, then visit SportsLine to see which teams win and cover the spread, all from a proven computer model that has returned almost $7,900 since its inception, and find out.
Week 2 NFL odds, spreads, lines
Sunday, Sept. 19
Saints at Panthers (+3, 44.5)
Featured Game | Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints
Bengals at Bears (-1.5, 44.5)
Featured Game | Chicago Bears vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Texans at Browns (-13.5, 48)
Featured Game | Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Texans
Rams at Colts (+3.5, 48)
Featured Game | Indianapolis Colts vs. Los Angeles Rams
Broncos at Jaguars (+6, 45)
Featured Game | Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Denver Broncos
Bills at Dolphins (+3.5, 47.5)
Featured Game | Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills
Patriots at Jets (+6, 43)
Featured Game | New York Jets vs. New England Patriots
49ers at Eagles (-3, 49)
Featured Game | Philadelphia Eagles vs. San Francisco 49ers
Raiders at Steelers (-6, 46.5)
Featured Game | Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Las Vegas Raiders
Vikings at Cardinals (-3.5, 50.5)
Featured Game | Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings
Falcons at Buccaneers (-12.5, 51.5)
Featured Game | Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons
Titans at Seahawks (-6.5, 54)
Featured Game | Seattle Seahawks vs. Tennessee Titans
Cowboys at Chargers (-3, 55)
Featured Game | Los Angeles Chargers vs. Dallas Cowboys
Chiefs at Ravens (+3.5, 53.5)
Featured Game | Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Monday, Sept. 20
Lions at Packers (-11.5, 48.5)
Featured Game | Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions