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NFL Week 2 Odds, Picks & Predictions: Patriots vs. Steelers (2022)

by September 16, 2022
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Here is our preview and best bet for the 2022 NFL Week 2 game between the Patriots vs. Steelers.

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NFL Week 2 Odds, Picks & Predictions: Patriots vs. Steelers

As they head to Pittsburgh, the Patriots look to forget their woeful Week 1 start. On the bright side, the Pats’ defense allowed only 59 yards of rushing at a 2.57 yards per carry rate. They will have to keep Harris contained, as the Steelers will almost surely utilize Najee more than the 10 rushes he saw in Week 1.

For the Steelers, the loss of T.J. Watt will impact their potent defense, but how much? With six sacks and three interceptions from other defenders (including one pick-six), the Steelers might just have enough talent to cover for Watt while his pec recovers.

Nonetheless, with New England down to -2 even with the Steelers receiving 65+% of the spread bets, be watching for even more late-line movement as the game approaches.

Picks: Patriots -2 | Lean o40

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.


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