- The Buffalo Bills have +105 odds to cover 3.5 points against the Miami Dolphins.
- The Cincinnati Bengals have a -120 betting line as 3-point underdogs to the Chicago Bears.
- The New Orleans Saints are 3.5-point favorites against the Carolina Panthers.
- The Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Chargers have the highest total of the week at 55 points.
MIAMI - Betting lines for the second week of the NFL season are now available and some lines look a bit more interesting than others.
Buffalo Bills (-3.5) Vs. Miami Dolphins
The Buffalo Bills were on the wrong side of one of the bigger upsets in Week 1 and will travel to take on the Miami Dolphins in Week 2. NFL betting sites have the Bills as favorites despite their disappointing season-opener.
Bills Vs. Dolphins Spread Odds
- Buffalo Bills -3.5 +105
- Miami Dolphins +3.5 -125
The Dolphins looked alright against the New England Patriots in Week 1 but would’ve lost if Damien Harris didn’t fumble in the Redzone on the final drive. Miami was outgained by about 150 yards, had fewer first downs, fewer yards per play, and 13 fewer minutes of time of possession. The Bills, despite losing, were the opposite.
Take the team who actually outplayed their opponent in the first week and in this case, it’s the Buffalo Bills regardless of what the win column says.
Cincinnati Bengals (+3) Vs. Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears only allowed 4.4 yards per carry to Darrell Henderson and will now have to face the Cincinnati Bengals and Joe Mixon, who just recorded 127 yards on the ground in Week 1. Sports betting sites label the Bears as favorites for this matchup.
Bengals Vs. Bears Spread Odds
- Cincinnati Bengals +3.0 -120
- Chicago Bears -3.0 EVEN
The Bears’ identity, for as long as Andy Dalton is the quarterback, is to run the football. Considering the Bengals just held Dalvin Cook to 61 yards on 20 carries, Chicago may struggle to establish a run game against Cincy. There’s a case to be made that the Bengals should be the favorites despite being on the road for this one.
New Orleans Saints (-3.5) Vs. Carolina Panthers
The New Orleans Saints were one of the biggest surprises of Week 1 in their dominant performance against the Green Bay Packers. However, the team is not favored as much as one may expect in their Week 2 matchup against the Carolina Panthers.
Saints Vs. Panthers Spread Odds
- New Orleans Saints -3.5 -115
- Carolina Panthers +3.5 -115
While the Panthers barely beat a team at home with a rookie quarterback and first-time head coach, the Saints demolished the reigning MVP in a statement game. The odds seem to suggest Week 1 was a fluke, but Jameis Winston’s MVP odds also dropped from +4000 to +2800 after the game, so which one is it?
Dallas Cowboys Vs. Los Angeles Chargers: Total 55.0 Points
The Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens game is the only game without available betting lines but the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Chargers currently have the highest total set for their game by sportsbooks.
Cowboys Vs. Chargers Total Odds
- OVER 55.0 -115
- UNDER 55.0 -105
Both the Chargers and Cowboys played what is thought to be two of the top defenses in the NFL in Week 1 and faired pretty well.
The Cowboys tallied 29 points against Tampa Bay while the Chargers put up 20 points against Washington. Los Angeles also had two Redzone turnovers that could’ve seen their point total raise significantly. Although the total is high, it may not be high enough.
Nick is a football fanatic with years of sports journalism experience. He achieved a degree in Broadcast/Journalism from Penn State University. When he’s not covering the latest NFL odds you can catch him debating Brady > Belichick in his free time.