2023 NFL Week 2 Odds, Best Bets & Predictions for Key Games

2023 NFL Week 2 Odds, Best Bets & Predictions for Key Games

Football came back with a bang last week as there were upsets, intrigue, injuries and incidents aplenty in an action packed week 1. It has been said that you can’t determine much from the first week of the NFL season, as teams are still finding out about themselves and you always get unexpected results. That may come as a relief for Chiefs and Giants fans, in particular. The good news for the fans of any franchise still reeling from a disappointing week 1 loss is they have a chance to get back on track straight away as we look ahead to week 2.

That is the beauty of the National Football League. There is no time to feel sorry for yourselves as the action doesn’t stop. It is also great news for bettors, as there are some exciting and intriguing matchups in week 2. Let’s dive into the best bets and odds heading into the second week of NFL action.

NFL Thursday, September 14

Minnesota VikingsMinnesota Vikings Philadelphia EaglesPhiladelphia Eagles

Bet TypeWagerOdds
MoneylineMinnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings Win+280
Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles Win-350
SpreadMinnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings (+7.5)-110
Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles (-7.5)-110
🔥 Expert Pick:Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles (-7.5)-110

The Vikings and Kirk Cousins will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing opening home loss to the Buccaneers. Justin Jefferson was as impressive as ever (9 recs, 150 yards) and he will need to be again if they are to put up a fight against the Eagles. Both of these teams reached the playoffs last year but the Eagles looked in ominous form in week 1, despatching the Patriots with relative ease. Many have tipped the Eagles to reach the Super Bowl for the second year running and they should have too much for the Vikings in this one.

NFL Sunday, September 17

Baltimore RavensBaltimore Ravens Cincinnati BengalsCincinnati Bengals

Bet TypeWagerOdds
MoneylineBaltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens Win+135
Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals Win-160
SpreadBaltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens (+3)-115
Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals (-3)-105
🔥 Expert Pick:Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals Win -160

Perhaps one of the biggest shocks of the opening week was the Bengals getting blown out at the Cleveland Browns. Joe Burrow looked flustered all afternoon and talk of his troublesome calf will now intensify. However, it is only week 1 and there is plenty of time for Burrow and his plethora of weapons to get in sync. The Ravens took care of business in week 1 in a game they were expected to win at home to the Texans, with rookie Zay Flowers impressing. This one could be close.

San Francisco 49ersSan Francisco 49ers Los Angeles RamsLos Angeles Rams

Bet TypeWagerOdds
MoneylineSan Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers Win-300
Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams Win+240
SpreadSan Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers (-7)-110
Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams (+7)-110
🔥 Expert Pick:San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers Win-300

This NFC West division matchup sees two of the best performing teams of week 1 clash. The 49ers were extremely impressive on the road with a 30-7 against the Steelers. Brock Purdy answered any lingering questions about his health following offseason surgery as he threw for 220 yards. Christian McCaffrey also put up impressive numbers, running for 152 yards with 1 TD. They already look formidable and welcome a Rams team that picked up an impressive win of their own in week 1 in Seattle. Many tipped the Rams to struggle this year, but Kyren Williams put on a show in that week 1 win and they may surprise a few.

Kansas City ChiefsKansas City Chiefs Jacksonville JaguarsJacksonville Jaguars

Bet TypeWagerOdds
MoneylineKansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs Win-155
Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars Win+130
SpreadKansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs (-2.5)-115
Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars (+2.5)-105
🔥 Expert Pick:Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs (-2.5)-115

Well well well, Patrick Mahomes suffered the first season-opening defeat of his amazing NFL career at home the Lions. There were mitigating circumstances. Namely superstar tight end Travis Kelce missing the game through injury while one of the best defensive tackles in the game, Chris Jones, was watching from the stands as he continues his holdout over a new contract. The early reports indicate Kelce will be good to go against the Jags, and he will be needed. Jacksonville’s offense looked great against the Colts. QB Trevor Lawrence continues his ascent and it was a fantastic return for WR Calvin Ridley, whose stat line read 8 recs, 101 yards, 1TD.

New York JetsNew York Jets Dallas CowboysDallas Cowboys

Bet TypeWagerOdds
MoneylineNew York Jets New Yorks Jets Win+280
Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys Win-170
SpreadNew York Jets New Yorks Jets (+2.5)-110
Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys (-2.5)-110
🔥 Expert Pick:Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys Win-162

Oh dear oh dear. Aaron Rodgers arrival in New York had fuelled Super Bowl talk in Gotham, but the four-time MVP left the field injured on his first drive in a Jets uniform. This was not how it was supposed to go this year for the Jets or A-Rod, as fans watched on in disbelief. To their credit, the Jets still secured a dramatic victory over the Bills in overtime, thanks largely to an amazing defensive effort and a wonderous catch from Garrett Wilson. However, their season no doubt now has a different outlook with Zach Wilson under center. As always, lots of people debated if the Cowboys are for real this year all summer. They certainly looked the part in week 1, with an absolute demolition job on the other New York club, the Giants, winning 40-0. The stars will be out for this one.