Pre-Season NFL Odds & Lines: Saturday Winners in Week 2

Pre-Season NFL Odds & Lines: Winners in Saturday of the Week 2

Many NFL coaches don’t like playing their starters in the preseason finale, so we could see a lot of them around the league on a very busy Saturday in Week 2. Here’s a breakdown of three games to bet on NFL and where we clearly favor one side.


Saturday Winners: Top Games to Bet in Pre-Season Week 2 | NFL Lines by MyBookie

NFL Preseason: August 2, 2023 – August 27, 2023


Miami at Houston

NFL Odds: Miami at Houston (-3)
When: Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 4 PM ET
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
TV / Streaming: NFL NET

The Texans haven’t named No. 2 overall pick CJ Stroud as their Week 1 regular-season starter yet but it should be simply a matter of time and perhaps after this game. Unless Stroud really struggles again. Stroud completed two of four passes for 13 yards and an interception in last Thursday night’s 20-9 preseason-opening win over the Patriots. Stroud started in his first NFL action and was sacked and picked off on the opening drive. The former Ohio State star draft played only two series — the Patriots defense didn’t make it easy on Stroud, as he was under pressure on three of his five dropbacks — before giving way to Davis Mills, who completed nine of 12 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown and lost a fumble. It is expected Stroud will play more Saturday. “We all have things to clean up and get better at, but I thought it was a good first outing,” Coach DeMeco Ryans said. “Good look at live action. I thought it was good for him.”

The Dolphins have no QB concerns with Tua Tagovailoa other than keeping him healthy. Miami lost 19-3 at home to Atlanta last Friday and Tua didn’t play. He probably won’t here, either. Star wideout Jaylen Waddle for sure will not and won’t even take part in live joint practices this week as he deals with an abdomen injury. Fellow wideout/returner Braxton Berrios had to get some stitches this week and also isn’t expected to play. Defensive tackle Christian Wilkins is not participating in team drills at practice because there are ongoing contract negotiations. Wilkins, a 2019 first-round pick, is entering the fifth year of his rookie deal and has “made it clear” to the Dolphins that he wants a new contract. Pick: Texans (buy down to -2.5)

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Kansas City at Arizona

NFL Odds: Kansas City at Arizona (+8)
When: Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 8 PM ET
Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, A
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You rarely see spreads like this in the preseason but that tells you how bad oddsmakers think the Cardinals will be this year. No. 1 Arizona QB Kyler Murray will not play in the preseason off a torn ACL and probably won’t be ready for the start of the regular season. “Kyler’s doing a good job,” Cardinals coach Jonathan Gannon said this week. “He’s on his plan. He’s having some good days, and he’ll get out there when he’s ready to go.” The Cards beat visiting Denver 18-17 in the preseason opener. Third-string quarterback David Blough led the winning drive, hitting Brian Cobbs for an 18-yard touchdown pass with two seconds left to pull within 17-16. Arizona then converted its 2-point attempt when Emari Demercado pushed the pile and fell into the end zone. Former Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz has been cleared for full football activity off his own serious knee injury last year but won’t play.

Kansas City coach Andy Reid is one of the best ever in the regular season but is under .500 in the preseason because he doesn’t much care. The Chiefs were 26-24 losers in New Orleans on Sunday. Patrick Mahomes started but took just five snaps before Kansas City’s first drive ended with a failed fourth-and-1 play on a direct snap to reserve tight end Blake Bell. No word yet on whether Mahomes plays here, although the spread tends to indicate he might. Ditto Travis Kelce, who logged five snaps in the opener. Pick: Cardinals +8.

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Dallas at Seattle

NFL Odds: Dallas at Seattle (-7)
When: Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 10 PM ET
Where: Lumen Field, Seattle, WA
TV / Streaming: NFL NET

Another touchdown spread! Seattle’s Pete Carroll has one of the best preseason records of any active coach and the Hawks looked good in the opener with a 24-13 home win over Minnesota. With starting quarterback Geno Smith serving as a spectator, backup QB Drew Lock threw a pair of touchdowns passes and completed 17 of 24 passes for 191 yards. Third-string QB Holton Ahlers added a 30-yard TD pass to Matt Landers in the fourth quarter. After being in a battle with Smith for the starting job last offseason, Lock was forced to sit as he didn’t play a meaningful snap. Smith is expected to play a bit in this one. Starting linebacker Jordyn Brooks (knee) passed a physical Tuesday, and the Seahawks activated him from the active/PUP list, but he won’t play. Brooks tore his right ACL in Week 17 of last season.

Dallas was a 28-23 loser at home in its preseason opener. Third-string QB Will Grier had two touchdown passes. The first was a 17-yarder to Jalen Tolbert, a second-year receiver trying to get into the rotation after a quiet rookie season. The Cowboys didn’t play quarterback Dak Prescott or any other projected starters on offense in coach Mike McCarthy’s return to play-calling. McCarthy called the plays for the first time since midseason in 2018 when he was Green Bay‘s coach. Prescott hasn’t played a preseason game since 2019 so you are almost surely not seeing him here. McCarthy just doesn’t care about exhibition games. Pick: Seahawks (buy down to -6.5)

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Teams Odds
San Francisco 49ers +550
Kansas City Chiefs +700
Baltimore Ravens +800
Buffalo Bills +1000
Detroit Lions+1200
Cincinnati Bengals +1300
Dallas Cowboys +1600
Philadelphia Eagles +1800
Miami Dolphins +2000
Green Bay Packers +2200
Houston Texans +2200
LA Chargers +2500
New York Jets +2500
Jacksonville Jaguars +3500
Los Angeles Rams +3500
Cleveland Browns +4000
Minnesota Vikings +4000
Atlanta Falcons +5000
Chicago Bears +5000
Indianapolis Colts +5000
Denver Broncos +7500
Las Vegas Raiders +7500
New Orleans Saints +7500
Pittsburgh Steelers +7500
Seattle Seahawks +7500
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +7500
Arizona Cardinals +10000
New England Patriots +15000
New York Giants +15000
Tennessee Titans +15000
Washington Commanders +15000
Carolina Panthers +25000

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