2017 NFL Picks Against the Spread (ATS) - Week 2

Since we began, all of our handicappers have made exactly three picks each week. No more, no less. By limiting our picks to three per week, the goal was to narrow down our picks to only those we thought were quality plays.

Starting in 2014, we have switched to a new format allowing each handicapper to make between two to five picks versus the spread each week. In addition, we will use units to better designate each handicapper's confidence in their picks ranging from one to five units.

For tracking purposes, we have tracked (and will track) both wins/losses and units (+/-) against the spread throughout the season.

Cumulative results since 2011: Week 2 lines are from Sportsbook.ag:

DateFavoriteSpreadUnderdogO/U
Sun., Sept. 17 at 1:00 PMTennessee Titans1JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS42
Sun., Sept. 17 at 1:00 PMBALTIMORE RAVENS7.5Cleveland Browns39
Sun., Sept. 17 at 1:00 PMCAROLINA PANTHERS6.5Buffalo Bills43
Sun., Sept. 17 at 1:00 PMNew England Patriots6.5NEW ORLEANS SAINTS56
Sun., Sept. 17 at 1:00 PMArizona Cardinals7INDIANAPOLIS COLTS43.5
Sun., Sept. 17 at 1:00 PMKANSAS CITY CHIEFS5.5Philadelphia Eagles47.5
Sun., Sept. 17 at 1:00 PMPITTSBURGH STEELERS8Minnesota Vikings44.5
Sun., Sept. 17 at 1:00 PMTAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS7Chicago Bears43.5
Sun., Sept. 17 at 4:05 PMLOS ANGELES CHARGERS3.5Miami Dolphins46
Sun., Sept. 17 at 4:05 PMOAKLAND RAIDERS14New York Jets43.5
Sun., Sept. 17 at 4:25 PMDallas Cowboys2.5DENVER BRONCOS43.5
Sun., Sept. 17 at 4:25 PMLOS ANGELES RAMS3Washington Redskins46
Sun., Sept. 17 at 4:25 PMSEATTLE SEAHAWKS14San Francisco 49ers41.5
Sun., Sept. 17 at 8:30 PMATLANTA FALCONS3Green Bay Packers56
Mon., Sept. 18 at 8:30 PMNEW YORK GIANTS3Detroit Lions42.5
Odds are as of Sunday, September 17th at 10:50 AM ET.

Our Week 2 NFL Picks Against the Spread

All of our Week 2 NFL picks against the spread will be centralized in the table below:

ContributorPicks
Sean Beazley (@XtremeDynasty)

2017: 3-3-0 (50.0%), +1 unit
2016: 30-29-3 (50.8%), -2 units
2015: 31-33-0 (48.4%), -10 units
2014: 36-26-3 (58.1%), +32 units
2013: 23-26-2 (46.9%)
2012: 31-20-0 (60.8%)
2011: 27-21-3 (56.3%)

Titans -1.5 over Jaguars (5 Units)

It's time to capitalize on Week 1 overreactions. The Jaguars defense was amazing on the road vs. Houston last week recording 10 sacks and four turnovers. The Titans didn't play well in a loss at home vs. Oakland. I think the Titans will be fired up in this one especially since they were ...

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Kevin Hanson (@EDSFootball)

2017: 3-2-0 (60.0%), +5 units
2016: 24-25-4 (49.0%), +1 unit
2015: 25-25-1 (50.0%), +6 units
2014: 32-23-0 (58.2%), +22 units
2013: 25-24-2 (51.0%)
2012: 22-28-1 (44.0%)
2011: 33-14-4 (70.2%)

Patriots -6.5 over Saints (4 Units)

Since 2003, the Patriots are 47-1 straight up and 34-13-1 ATS coming off a loss. Even if their Week 1 loss dropped them from the top spot in our consensus NFL power rankings, they are still the best team in football. With a mini-bye and New Orleans playing on a short week ..

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John Trifone (@JohnTrifone)

2017: 4-3-0 (57.1%), 0 units
2016: 27-34-1 (44.3%), -29 units
2015: 29-25-0 (53.7%), +18 units
2014: 31-34-3 (47.7%), +3 units
2013: 26-22-3 (54.2%)
2012: 20-28-3 (41.7%)
2011: N/A

Saints +7 over Patriots (4 Units)

You certainly don't make a living betting against Tom Brady the Patriots, especially coming off a surprise Week 1 loss on opening night. I just think that happening has inflated this line, which should probably be around four points. The Saints underwhelmed against a tough Minnesota ...

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Dan Yanotchko (@TheTipDrill_Dan)

2017: 4-2-0 (66.7%), +6 units
2016: 23-25-3 (47.9%), -7 units
2015: 24-28-1 (46.2%), -16 units
2014: 25-28-0 (47.2%), -9 units
2013: 15-34-2 (30.6%)
2012: 28-23 (54.9%)
2011: 24-21-6 (53.3%)

Patriots -6.5 over Saints (4 Units)

It's been a crazy start to the season, and I think perhaps most surprising of all was the Patriots losing to the Chiefs on championship banner night. As a certified Patriots homer, I know there has been a lot of panic in Patriots Nation, but in the end, we trust Bill Belichick to fix it. ...

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Note: All lines used will be as of the time picks are made.

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