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Read on below for our NFL tips and best bets for Week 2 of the 2020 season.
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NFL Tips, Picks & Predictions: Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals
🗓 Date: Friday September 18
⏰ Time: 10.20am AEST
🏟 Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium
Is history about to repeat itself for the Cleveland Browns?
Once again, they went into a season with immense hype and for the second consecutive campaign, they produced a shocking performance in the opening week.
Sure, the Ravens are arguably favourites for the championship this season, but it was the manner in which they succumbed that is of great concern for Cleveland after they were demolished by a 38-6 scoreline at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Browns were lacklustre and underwhelming all over the field. Their defence was non-existent and their passing game was all over the place. Giving up 80 yards on penalties through ill-discipline was the icing on the cake in what was an all-round dire display.
Cincinnati were also defeated in Week 1, going down 16-13 to the Chargers, but they looked a far better outfit.
Rookie superstar Joe Burrow also offered glimpses of his supreme talent at starting quarterback, rushing for the team’s only touchdown and positioning his side with the chance to claim victory – only for Randy Bullock to miss a 31-yard field goal that would have forced overtime.
With the bookies installing Cleveland as the clear favourites for this clash, we think it’s worth backing home Cincinnati as the underdogs at excellent value.
We do expect the Browns to improve considerably from their Week 1 showing, but Thursday Night Football is notorious for producing upsets due to the lack of preparation time, which can often give the advantage to the underdogs.
Burrow is certainly not in the same ball park as his Ravens counterpart Lamar Jackson as of yet, but he showed enough in Week 1 that, with the assistance of AJ Green and Tyler Boyd, he’s capable of leading Cincinnati to their first victory of the season against a Cleveland team who is shaky in defence.
If you want to play it safe, you can back the Bengals to cover the line.
- The Bengals have lost each of their last 13 road games
- The Bengals have covered the line in each of their last six road openers
NFL Tips, Picks & Predictions: Indianapolis Colts vs Minnesota Vikings
🗓 Date: Monday September 21
⏰ Time: 3.00am AEST
🏟 Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium
Both the Vikings and the Colts will be hoping to register their first win of the season after suffering respective defeats in the opening week.
Minnesota were woeful in their 43-34 defeat to the Packers as Aaron Rodgers through four touchdown passes to rip through the dismal Vikings’ defence. The scoreline flattered Minnesota as they put 24 points on during the final quarter and Mike Zimmer will be desperate for his team to improve considerably for this clash.
Meanwhile, the Colts also dropped their first game of the season, but they weren’t blown off the park like the Vikings were, leading the Jaguars at half-time before going down by a 27-20 scoreline. Indy were forced to abandon their running game due to an injury sustained to Marlon Mack and unfortunately veteran QB Philip Rivers couldn’t ice the game on his Colts debut, tossing a couple of costly interceptions.
It wasn’t as poor a performance than the Vikings, but nevertheless, it’s not a very inspiring result against a young and inexperienced Jaguars side.
So, who bounces back in Week 2?
We are going to side with the Vikings as underdogs. Their defence needs significant improvement, but there’s enough positive signs in their attack in enigmatic QB Kirk Cousins, along with Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison in the backfield. The Colts don’t have as much promise when it comes to their potential, so if the Vikings can tighten up their defence, they should have enough firepower to get the win here.
- The underdogs have covered the line in seven of the Colts’ last eight Week 2 games
- Each of the Vikings’ last five games against AFC opponents have gone over the total points line
NFL Tips, Picks & Predictions: Houston Texans vs Baltimore Ravens
🗓 Date: Monday September 21
⏰ Time: 6.25am AEST
🏟 Stadium: NRG Stadium
Baltimore exploded out of the blocks in Week 1 and emphatically justified their standing as one of the leading Super Bowl favourites as they demolished Cleveland by 32 points.
Lamar Jackson was on fire as he completed 20 of his 25 pass attempts for 275 years, three touchdowns and no interceptions, while he ran for 45 years off seven carries. He if continues to post those numbers, he will terrorise teams all season.
It wasn’t just a blistering attacking performance from the Ravens as they also reduced Cleveland to just six points.
Meanwhile, the Texans have received a nightmare draw across the opening two rounds after being forced to face the top two Super Bowl favourites.
Houston were no match for the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes in Week 1 as they were swept aside by a 34-20 scoreline. The Texans didn’t make much of an impact on either side of the football and obviously isn’t encouraging when coming up against another of the league’s heavyweights.
Considering both of their respective Week 1 performances, there should only be one winner here. We don’t see how the Texans can slow down Lamar Jackson and his favourite targets in the passing game and it’s also looking like another long day at the office for Deshaun Watson against the brick-wall Ravens defence. Baltimore to prevail comfortably.
- The Ravens have won 13 of their last 14 games
- The Ravens have covered the line in eight of their last nine games vs AFC opponents
- Eight of the Texans’ last nine days games vs AFC North opponents have gone under the total points line
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