PlayUSA NFL Bets Navigator: Week 2

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on September 15, 2021 - Last Updated on June 8, 2022

Welcome back to the PlayUSA Bets Navigator!

For those new to legal sports betting, each week PlayUSA will gather a handful of bets we are watching over the course of the NFL betting season.

You should know, we are not professional betting experts or seasoned oddsmakers in any way, shape, or form. Although we do follow the legal US betting market and NFL odds, this content is strictly from an analysis perspective. In short, we want to have a little fun with it.

With that said, let’s dive into Week 2.

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Bets we are watching: Week 2

Ouch, what a way to kick off the season. Rookie players did not perform up to talent standards, and Baltimore just had too many issues to overcome. However, although Cincinnati looked sharp on offense, their defense almost let Minnesota steal one. But in any case, a win’s a win. 

This week’s bets come by way of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Season record: 1-2

LA Rams @ Indianapolis Colts

  • Point spread: -3.5 LA Rams 

Coming off a stout performance against the Chicago Bears, the Rams travel East to Indianapolis to take on the 0-1 Colts. Indy didn’t fair too well against Seattle, giving up 254 yards and 4TD to Russell Wilson and another 91 yards on the ground to Chris Carson. Meanwhile, Matthew Stafford hung 321 yards and 3TD on Chicago.

Since this is a point spread bet, the Rams need to win by 4 points. However, with the firepower they displayed last Sunday, there is a chance they could win by double-digits.

Arizona Cardinals Over 3.5 total team TDs

  • Moneyline: +115 

If you watched the complete dismantling of the Tennessee Titans last week, then you know how exciting Kyler Murray and the Cardinals can be. In come the 0-1 Minnesota Vikings who are searching for an identity after a week 1 loss to the Bengals. Murray can throw 3TDs on his own. Mix in a rushing game and possibly a defensive score, and the Cardinals could be in for a big Sunday.

Since this is a moneyline bet, all the Cardinals have to do is score 4 total TDs.

Mac Jones, Joe Burrow both over 1.5 passing TDs + Tom Brady over 2.5 passing TDs

  • 3-Leg Parlay: +538

New England heads to MetLife Stadium to face the 0-1 New York Jets. Other than winning Super Bowls, there is nothing Bill Belichick enjoys more than beating up on the Jets. Belichick will have Mac Jones ready to go and two touchdowns is manageable. 

Burrow comes to Chicago after completing 20 of 27 passes for 261 yards and 2 TD against Minnesota. Right now, the Bears’ defense looks subpar and the Bengals’ passing game appears elite. 

Lastly, we have Tom Brady, need we say more? Brady has a chance to pass for at least 4TDs against a very weak Falcons secondary.

Remember, a parlay bet is a bet where you combine any number of individual bets into one large bet. If one of the bets (legs) fails, you lose the entire bet.

So for the above action:

  • Mac Jones -105
  • Joe Burrow -140
  • Tom Brady -110

Both Jones and Burrow need to pass for 2 TD and Brady needs to pass for 3TDs for the bet to win.

If you enjoyed the above selections, be sure and follow the PlayUSA Picks Navigator each week for more exciting content. Be sure to also check out how I’m tracking futures odds for the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

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Nick has had stints in Chicago and Washington, D.C., writing about politics, financial markets, and sports betting. He graduated from Texas Tech University and completed his master's degree in journalism at Columbia College Chicago.

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