FOX Sports Betting Analyst
Week 2 of the NFL preseason is upon us, and after a winning Week 1, I’m back to see if we can win some more preseason wagers. I also included a bonus college football wager.
Chiefs at Cardinals (Saturday, 8 p.m. ET)
The common refrain when discussing the performance of a preseason contest is always, “It’s just the preseason. Wait until the regular season.”
While I don’t deny that’s a big picture way to view preseason results, the micro way is seeing a team like the Chiefs get pushed around by the Saints in the first preseason game and expecting the Super Bowl champions to fight back this weekend in their second preseason game. For players and coaches, “It’s just the preseason” isn’t a mantra when you’re in the middle of training camp.
The Chiefs played a majority of their starters against the Saints and scored zero points in two offensive drives while allowing 14 points in their two defensive drives. Their defense allowed those 14 points while getting dominated by the Saints offensive line. There were large rushing lanes and plenty of space for the quarterbacks to throw. The Chiefs will bring it against the Cardinals because Andy Reid has been crushing these guys in camp this week.
The Chiefs will play Patrick Mahomes as well, so I like them to cover the first half of this game.
PICK: Chiefs cover first half
Cowboys at Seahawks (Saturday, 10 p.m. ET, NFL Network)
Might be boring to repeat the same preseason system, but I’m taking a Pete Carroll team in the preseason.
Seattle won and covered in its first preseason game, running Carroll’s preseason record against the spread to 37-23. The Seahawks will play their starters against the Cowboys, something they did not do against the Vikings in Week 1. That gives me even more of a reason to take them. The Cowboys did not cover last week against the Jaguars, a trend that continues for their head coach Mike McCarthy, who is 47% against the spread in…
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Publish date : 2023-08-17 14:50:25
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