Skip to main content

NFL Week 2 Odds, Picks & Predictions: Commanders vs. Lions (2022)

by September 16, 2022
NFL Week 14 Anytime Touchdown Scorer Prop Picks & Predictions (2022)

Here is our preview and best bet for the 2022 NFL Week 2 game between the Commanders vs. Lions.

Prop Bet Analyzer: View top rated props and historical prop performance by player >>

FanDuel No Sweat First Bet up to $1000

NFL Week 2 Odds, Picks & Predictions: Commanders vs. Lions

The Commanders travel to Detroit to take on the Lions in Week 2. Washington, in their win over Jacksonville, was able to make some big plays through the air, but QB Carson Wentz also threw two interceptions. Meanwhile, the Lions were beaten in the air and on the ground by dynamic QB Jalen Hurts in their loss to the Eagles. Wentz doesn’t pose the same kind of ground threat as Hurts but can hurt Detroit through the air if they are unable to get pressure. Meanwhile, the Lions running game was excellent against a strong Eagles front seven, which could be a problem for a Washington defense that gave up 6.8 yards per carry in Week 1. Both teams should be able to move the ball and it may come down to which quarterback makes the least amount of mistakes.

Picks: Lean Lions -1.5 | o48.5

What is Betting Against the Spread?

Betting “against the spread” refers to the act of choosing the winning team based on a numeric handicap placed on the team that oddsmakers believe is superior, rather than picking the outright winner. For example, if the Rams face the Bengals, and oddsmakers set the spread at Rams -3.5, you would need Los Angeles to win by 4 or more points in order to cash your Rams bet.

What is an Over/Under Bet?

Over/Under is a wager based on how many points you think will be scored in a specific game. Oddsmakers set the total, and bettors decide whether the final score will be higher or lower than that number. If an Over/Under is set at 44.5 points and you bet Over, you will need the combined score of both teams to be 45 points or higher to win your bet.

What is a Moneyline Bet?

A moneyline bet involves choosing which team you believe will win a specific matchup. The moneyline favorite carries a minus designation, like -130. This means that you need to wager $130 to earn a $100 profit. Conversely, the underdog carries a plus designation, like +110. This means that you win $110 in profit on a $100 bet.

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | Breaker | Castbox | Pocket Casts

Whether you’re new to sports betting or a betting pro, our How To Bet and Sports Betting Strategy and Advice pages are for you. You can get started with our How To Section — including How to Avoid the 7 Biggest Sports Betting Mistakes — or head to a more advanced strategy — like Thinking Like an Expert Sports Bettor — to learn more.

Game Previews, NFL, Picks