Week 2 NFL Picks Against the Spread (ATS): Trifone

Here are my Week 2 picks against the spread:

Miami Dolphins pick'em over Buffalo Bills (4 units)

The Dolphins upsetting the Patriots at home in Week 1 was one of the surprises to the start of the NFL season. Perhaps an even bigger surprise, though, was Buffalo going into Chicago and getting the win. While both teams were impressive enough to win, the Dolphins really showed that they might be much better than expected.

A new offensive line was their biggest concern coming into the year, and Knowshon Moreno led the league in rushing against a pretty good New England defense. It's tough to look better than Miami did in the second half of Week 1, and I expect they'll keep it rolling against what should be an easier opponent in Week 2.

Jacksonville Jaguars +5.5 over Washington (3 units)

The way that Washington's offense has looked in the preseason and in Week 1 of the regular season, it's hard to believe that they are pushing a touchdown favorite over anyone in the league. Jacksonville was all over the Eagles in the first half, but clearly tired later in the game, and ended up getting beat by 17. Still, they had some positive takeaways from the effort, and I like them to keep this one close.

St. Louis Rams +6 over Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5 units)

I was one of the people that bought into the Bucs this season, expecting a big turnaround from last year. I'm not totally abandoning them after one week, but they clearly have some work to do offensively. The Rams didn't look good in their first game, but their defense is their strong point, and I think they will make it tough for Tampa to score. I think this game could go either way, but I think the St. Louis defense will keep the game close.

New York Giants vs. Arizona Cardinals — Under 42.5 (4 units)

The Cardinals have one of the better defenses in the league, and the Giants offense was uninspired and looked in disarray this past week. The Giants lone bright spot was their run defense, which might keep this one relatively close. Still, I expect points to be at a premium with defense dominating the game.

Note: NFL lines are from sportsbook.ag

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