#sportsscores | NFL odds, picks, predictions for Week 2, 2020: Advanced computer model loving Ravens, 49ers


Despite mostly playing in empty stadiums around the league, home teams still had a 9-7 edge against the spread in Week 1 of the NFL schedule. Super Bowl contenders like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks will make their home debuts in Week 2 and are hoping to continue that trend. The latest Week 2 NFL odds from William Hill list Green Bay as a six-point favorite against Detroit.

Tom Brady and the Bucs are laying nine points at home against the Panthers, according to the latest Week 2 NFL spreads, while Russell Wilson’s squad has a four-point edge over Cam Newton and the Patriots on Sunday Night Football. Which Week 2 NFL bets should you be all over? All of the Week 2 NFL lines are listed below, and SportsLine’s advanced computer model has all the NFL betting advice and predictions you need to make the best Week 2 NFL picks now.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times and is up over $7,400 for $100 players on its top-rated NFL picks since its inception five years ago.

After going 4-0 on top-rated picks in Week 1, it enters Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season on an incredible 100-65 roll on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. The model ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch in three of the past four years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports office pool players three times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, it has examined the latest Week 2 NFL odds and lines, simulated every snap, and its predictions are in. Head to SportsLine now to see them all.

Top NFL predictions for Week 2

One of the top Week 2 NFL predictions the model recommends: the Ravens (-6.5) cover against the Texans. Baltimore went 10-6 against the spread in the regular season during its breakout 2019 campaign. The Ravens easily covered a seven-point spread in Week 1 against the Browns as they rolled 38-6 on Sunday. 

The Ravens have historically dominated the Texans too. In fact, they are 9-2 all time straight-up, including a 41-7 blowout in their last meeting in 2019. Baltimore covered a four-point spread with over 30 points to spare in that game. SportsLine’s model is calling for more of the same from Baltimore on Sunday, as the Ravens cover in more than 60 percent of simulations, while the under (52.5) hits 60 percent of the time.

Another one of the top Week 2 NFL picks from the model: The 49ers (-6.5) cover against the Jets. The defending NFC champions got off to a rough start, as the Niners were upset by the Cardinals in Week 1. However, New York looked even worse, falling 27-17 to Buffalo in a game the Jets needed a late touchdown to make the score look competitive. 

New York also likely lost running back Le’Veon Bell (hamstring) for at least a few weeks, further limiting its offensive options. At just 12-20-1 since 2018, the Jets have the worst record against the spread in the NFL during that span. SportsLine’s model is calling for the Jets to come up short again, as the Niners cover in almost 60 percent of simulations, with the under (42.5) also hitting at the same rate. 

How to make Week 2 NFL picks 

The model also has made the call on the big Seahawks vs. Patriots matchup on Sunday Night Football as well as every other game on the Week 2 NFL schedule. It’s also identified a favorite that loses outright in a surprising upset. You can only get every pick for every game at SportsLine.

What NFL picks can you make with confidence in Week 2? And which favorite gets stunned? Check out the latest NFL odds below and then visit SportsLine to see which NFL teams are winning more than 50 percent of simulations, all from the model that is up over $7,400 on its top-rated NFL picks. 

NFL odds, matchups for Week 2

Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns (-6, 43.5)
Los Angeles Rams at Philadelphia Eagles (+1, 46)
New York Giants at Chicago Bears (-6.5, 42)
Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys (-5, 52)
San Francisco 49ers at New York Jets (+6.5, 42.5)
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-9, 49)
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers (-6, 47.5)
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins (+5.5, 41)
Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers (-6.5, 41.5)
Minnesota Vikings at Indianapolis Colts (-3, 48)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans (-9, 42.5)
Washington Football Team at Arizona Cardinals (-6.5, 46.5)
Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers (+8.5, 47.5)
Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans (+6.5, 52.5)
New England Patriots at Seattle Seahawks (-4, 45)
New Orleans Saints at Las Vegas Raiders (+5.5, 51.5)





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