NFL Week 1 is in the books, and Week 2 starts on Thursday night with the Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Let’s take a look back at Week 1 before diving into Week 2, as it was a crazy one for the favorites.

 

Week 1 NFL Betting Recap:

  • In Week 1, the favorites were 10-5-1 straight up. That means of course the underdogs were 5-10-1. With that being said, it was a great week for the dogs against the spread.
  • Underdogs were 9-6-1 ATS, giving smart bettors an edge in Week 1 of the NFL regular season.

 

Let’s check out the top odds and NFL Consensus Picks for Week 2 in the NFL, from DraftKings Sportsbook.

 

NFL WEEK 2 PUBLIC BETS REPORT

Team Spread % Money % Bets Total (Over/Under) % Money % Bets Moneyline % Money % Bets
Buccaneers 7 26% 25% Over 49 19% 42% 240 1% 10%
Panthers -7 74% 75% Under 49 81% 58% -305 99% 90%
Bills -1.5 42% 48% Over 43.5 55% 50% -130 28% 42%
Giants 1.5 58% 52% Under 43.5 45% 50% 107 72% 58%
Seahawks 4 71% 67% Over 46.5 61% 59% 160 63% 63%
Steelers -4 29% 33% Under 46.5 39% 41% -195 37% 37%
Colts 3 25% 34% Over 44.5 59% 69% 145 26% 28%
Titans -3 75% 66% Under 44.5 41% 31% -177 74% 72%
Chargers -2.5 97% 87% Over 48 74% 82% -148 94% 86%
Lions 2.5 3% 13% Under 48 26% 18% 120 6% 14%
Vikings 3 70% 57% Over 44 66% 59% 135 32% 56%
Packers -3 30% 43% Under 44 34% 41% -165 68% 44%
Cowboys -5.5 95% 89% Over 46 83% 75% -240 98% 96%
Redskins 5.5 5% 11% Under 46 17% 25% 195 2% 4%
Cardinals 13 57% 52% Over 46.5 48% 56% 510 5% 11%
Ravens -13 43% 48% Under 46.5 52% 44% -715 95% 89%
49ers 1.5 12% 26% Over 45 73% 42% 104 55% 56%
Bengals -1.5 88% 74% Under 45 27% 58% -125 45% 44%
Jaguars 9 27% 27% Over 43.5 72% 67% 320 1% 10%
Texans -9 73% 73% Under 43.5 27% 33% -420 99% 90%
Patriots -19 65% 63% Over 48.5 37% 56% -2500 94% 83%
Dolphins 19 35% 37% Under 48.5 63% 44% 1300 6% 17%
Chiefs -7.5 83% 85% Over 53.5 91% 64% -360 96% 96%
Raiders 7.5 17% 15% Under 53.5 9% 36% 280 4% 4%
Bears -2.5 99% 89% Over 40.5 17% 39% -159 92% 75%
Broncos 2.5 1% 11% Under 40.5 83% 61% 130 8% 25%
Saints 2.5 60% 74% Over 52.5 73% 95% 112 79% 85%
Rams -2.5 40% 26% Under 52.5 27% 5% -136 21% 15%
Eagles -2 85% 76% Over 51 90% 88% -130 90% 80%
Falcons 2 15% 24% Under 51 10% 12% 107 10% 20%
Browns -3 70% 67% Over 45 92% 57% -150 60% 43%
Jets 3 30% 33% Under 45 8% 43% 123 40% 57%

 

Week 2 Heavy Hitters

As you can see, there are a few games where a lot of the money wagered is on one side. A look at the heaviest games in terms of spreads, totals, and moneyline.

For example, Bears -2.5 vs Broncos – 99% means that 99% of the money on that game has been bet on the Bears covering 2.5 points against the Broncos.

Spread

Bears -2.5 vs Broncos – 99%

Chargers -2.5 vs Lions – 97%

Cowboys -5.5 vs Redskins 95%

DraftKings Sportsbook will be a big fan of Joe Flacco, Matt Stafford, and Case Keenum this weekend. The public is heavily favoring the Bears and Chargers to cover a small spread against two inferior teams, and the public is not impressed with the Redskins’ first half against the Eagles last week, giving Washington no respect by loading up on the Cowboys -5.5.

Total

Browns vs Jets over 45 – 92%

Chiefs vs Raiders over 53.5 – 91%

Eagles vs Falcons over 51 – 90%

 

Everyone loves betting the overs. The top three totals bet on are all on the over, so DraftKings Sportsbook is hoping for some punts, turnovers, and field goals.

Browns and Jets is interesting, because Sam Darnold has been ruled out with mono and Le’Veon Bell is getting a MRI on his shoulder. Maybe that number drops before kickoff?

Eagles and Falcons are two of the better offenses in the NFC, and they have a plethora of speed to show off on that Atlanta turf. Over 51 in that game is not surprising from a public point of view.

Moneyline

Texans -420 over Jaguars – 99%
Panthers -305 over Bucs – 99%

Cowboys -240 over Redskins – 98%

Chiefs -360 over Raiders – 96%

 

This is where sportsbooks make their money during the season, yes the heavy favorites normally win…but every now and then there is an upset.

If one of the huge upsets occur, including one not listed above with the Ravens being -715 against the Cardinals at 95% of the bets, DraftKings Sportsbook will make out given the odds.

Notice that the top moneylines bet in terms of money wagered are all heavy favorites, this is a trend that has occurred for a long time with public bettors…and it’s how books can make a lot of money should there be a big upset.

Best of luck on your bets for Week 2 on DraftKings Sportsbook!