NFL Week 2 Expert Picks: Bookies Battle Consensus Selections

Other than a double-digit underdog on the high of the listing, oddsmakers competing in Bookies Battle 2022 once more have a heavy lean to favorites, because the second by sixth hottest NFL Week 2 picks are all laying factors.

One of those top-six picks has already misplaced in opposition to the unfold, with the Chiefs (-3.5) letting the Chargers in by the again door on Thursday night time in a 27-24 win. Despite the ATS loss, 65% of pool individuals scraped a half-point of closing-line worth with KC going off -4.

Four picks are tied for the highest Week 2 consensus choose, and at the very least two, along with the Chiefs, of those are on tempo for strong CLV.

NFL Week 2 Expert Picks, Bookies Battle 2022

Consensus Pick Contest Line Friday’s Market Line Opponent % of Picks
Bears +10 -9.5 at Packers 68.3%
Bengals -7 -7 at Cowboys 68.3%
Browns -6 -6.5 vs Jets 68.3%
Lions -2.5 -1.5 vs Commanders 68.3%
Bills -10 -10 vs Titans 66.7%
Chiefs -3.5 -4 vs Chargers 65.0%
Panthers +2.5 +2 at Giants 61.7%
Seahawks +9 +9 at 49ers 60.0%
Steelers +1 +2 vs Patriots 58.3%
Vikings +1.5 +2 at Eagles 55.0%
Cardinals +5.5 +5.5 at Raiders 53.3%
Falcons +10.5 +10 at Rams 53.3%
Saints +3 +2.5 vs Bucs 53.3%
Ravens -3.5 -3.5 vs Dolphins 51.7%
Texans +10 +10 at Broncos 51.7%
Colts -4 -3.5 at Jaguars 51.7%

About 68% of the competition area sees a half-point of worth with Browns -6.


Myles Garrett, Martin Emerson Jr., and the Browns are a high consensus choose amongst our specialists for NFL Week 2 (Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini)

The outlier by way of CLV is Lions -2.5. That unfold is all the way down to a -1.5 market value forward of the Commanders’ go to to Detroit.

Of the video games with spreads of 10 factors or extra, our bookmakers are taking the underdog in three of them, topped by the Bears catching 10 at Green Bay. Bills -10 vs. the Titans is the exception.

As the above chart reveals, after the Bills, it’s quite a lot of canines. In truth, contestants are taking the factors in 10 of the 16 Week 2 video games.

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Early Leaders in Bookies Battle 2022

Kenny Martin (Caesars Sportsbook, Horseshoe Tunica) and Brad Carpenter (DraftKings, Scarlet Pearl Casino) took the early lead with 11 winners apiece in Week 1.

That pair is intently adopted by a gaggle of 10 contestants who went 10-6 in opposition to the unfold to open the season.

Overall, it was a middling kind of week for the pool, with consensus picks going 7-9.

About 70 sportsbook VPs, administrators, and managers – together with among the most professional oddsmakers within the enterprise – entered the Bookies Battle this season.

Check out the standings and follow along with the pool right here.

Bookmaker Spotlight: BetMGM’s Jason Scott

We caught up this week with one among our Bookies Battle 2022 contestants, Jason Scott, VP Trading at BetMGM.

Scott, who relocated from his native Australia to the US in December 2019, supplied his ideas on the US gambling business. Among the takeaways:

  • Fixed odds is the “solely was to reinvigorate” horse racing on this nation
  • Week 1 deal with set data at BetMGM, and the guide’s maintain share was “ridiculous”
  • Changing the American expression of odds – ie, -225, +350 – to a digital format will occur ultimately (3.25, 4.50), despite the fact that seasoned betting professionals will “throw a match” if it modifications

Read it right here: Q&A with BetMGM’s Jason Scott

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