Saturday’s Week 2 NFL Preseason Trifecta
After checking out the NFL odds board, I discovered that the line on this match had tumbled from Patriots -3 to where it currently stands, at this Friday morning composing, to Patriots -1. All of us know how critical the number three is at football and anytime the amount moves from it, I get questionable, especially in preseason playwith. The Pats ruined the Lions 31-3 final week into their preseason opener and it would not surprise me one little bit to see Belichick tinker with the game plan to realize how his troops perform under specific circumstances. There is nothing the coaching legend loves more than a hybrid, a player who is called upon to carry out various tasks and assume various roles. This game smacks of this ideal period for New England to begin experimenting so financing a team like the Titans within our NFL picks is the wise move ahead. Grab the number with Tennessee at home.
Final rating: Titans 24 — Patriots 21
Detroit (0-1 SU, 0-1 ATS) vs. Houston (0-1 SU, 0-1 ATS)
Game Time: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday
Free NFL Pick: Texans
Very best Line Launched: Bookmaker
Betting preseason soccer is always a small roll of the dice but there are a few trends we could sniff out which will give us a slender one way or another. Perhaps chief among these are the coaching records which can indicate how significant a head trainer views losses and wins in the exhibition period. Look no further than Detroit’s Matt Patricia who possesses a 1-4 preseason record versus Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien who appears to place great import on Week 2 of the preseason slate with a 4-1 mark in those competitions. Moreover, Detroit will have to rely on former San Jose State, along with sixth-round pick of this 2014 draft, David Fales as well as lately signed journeyman Josh Johnson to lead the assault with No. 1 backup Tom Savage on the sidelines courtesy of a potential concussion suffered in last week’s loss to New England. This does not work well for Detroit and thus we will put our dough onto the Texans.
Last rating: Texans 27 — Lions 17
Dallas (0-1 SU, 0-1 ATS) vs. LA Rams (0-1 SU, 0-1 ATS)
Game Time: Saturday, 10:00 PM ET
Free NFL Pick: Cowboys
Finest Line Launched: BetOnline
Both of these clubs failed to obtain the endzone last week as Dallas dropped 17-9 into the 49ers while the Rams fell 14-3 to the Raiders. But once more, something smells a bit fishy in this one as the Rams opened as three-point house favorites but now the Cowboys are ranging from 2 to 2 1/2 point road chalk. The big names on both sides will not find much if any activity in this meaningless preseason tilt but I would not be surprised to see that the Cowboys emerging victorious, or covering the number in what is shaping up to be a close contest. The Rams are 1-5 ATS in their last six Saturday games along with the Cowboys are seeking to put emphasis in their running attack today that it appears like Ezekiel Elliot is intent on withdrawing a Le’Veon Bell this year and sit until he gets what he wants. This resembles a ground-and-pound matchup and because Dallas should know what they have in the backfield, expect them to utilize their key backs more than the Rams. Todd Gurley won’t understand the area and that is good news for the Boys.
Score: Cowboys 17 — Rams 14