If the rest of the NFL season is going to deliver as many surprises as we saw in Week 1, then we are in for a treat in 2021. We saw a few potential Super Bowl favorites lose in the opening weekend, while also seeing a couple of teams emerge as potential dark horses. Of course, it is ridiculous to make any such statements after just 1 game, but it is going to be interesting to see how everyone responds in Week 2. Is there trouble in Green Bay? Are the Ravens about to fall to 0-2? And is the Steelers defense the best in the league? These are just a few of the questions that we are looking at heading into the second week of the season. We will get those answers soon enough, but for now, let’s turn our attention to our O/U picks for Week 2 of the 2021 Regular Season so you can bet against the NFL odds. We went 2-1 last week, so hoping for better in Week 2.
Week 2 O/U Picks for the 2021 Season | NFL Betting
New York Giants at Washington Football Team (UNDER 40 ½)
Last season, the NFC East was a bit of a nightmare, with Washington coming out on top and heading to the playoffs with a losing record. After the opening weekend, we are looking at 3 teams in the East sitting at 0-1, with the Philadelphia Eagles the only team to get a win in their season opener. It goes without saying that even at this early stage, a win in needed for both of these teams, which suggests we might be looking at a bit of a cagey affair here. Setting aside the win here, let’s instead look at the point total. The Giants are on a run that has seen them go UNDER in 8 straight games, with the same outcome in 6 of Washington’s last 7. The UNDER has hit in 13 of the last 19 meetings between these teams, so it looks like a good bet here.
Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears (UNDER 45)
As we mentioned at the top of this piece, there were several surprises delivered in Week 1. While not a surprise of the huge variety, many of us were still shocked to see the Cincinnati Bengals take out the Minnesota Vikings as a 3-point dog. Perhaps less surprising was the Chicago Bears getting blown out 34-13 by the LA Rams. It’s still early, but already we are seeing Bears fans looking for the coaching staff to yank Andy Dalton and put Justin Fields in at QB. Dalton will likely start again this weekend, which could help keep the score in this one low. Both teams have seen 5 of their last 6 against non-conference foes go UNDER, so let’s stick with that trend.
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (OVER 52)
It’s never easy to go out and repeat as a Super Bowl champion, which was something that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quickly learned in Week 1. They needed a late FG to get past the Dallas Cowboys at home in the Thursday night game, but I’m not so sure they will be tested quite as much in this one. The Falcons looked terrible in a blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in their season opener and may well be on the end of another spanking here. That said, the Falcons could take advantage of what looks to be a week Buccaneers secondary, so that could mean a lot of points hitting the board. Let’s take the OVER.