The computers at OddsTrader have more picks for Week 2 of the NFL preseason action. I’ve found three bets that I agree with. Will you join the fun?
- Lions ML (+155) at Caesars Sportsbook
- Texans -3 (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook
- Bills ML (+120) at Caesars Sportsbook
Saturday, August 19, 2023 – 01:00 PM EDT at Ford Field
Our AI Model believes that the Detroit Lions will earn a massive upset win by scoring 26-14. The Lions are four-point underdogs and listed at +155. There’s value in the underdog.
The Jaguars played some of their starters in Week 1 of the preseason. It’s unclear if they’ll do the same in Week 2. Nathan Rourke put together an incredible play for a touchdown while dodging multiple defenders, but he still went 9-for-17 from the field. Rourke and C.J. Beathard will likely get most of the snaps in this game.
Meanwhile, Tank Bigsby got the most carries for the Jaguars. He added nine carries on 52 yards, while D’Ernest Johnson added five for 31 yards. On the other hand, the Lions let Nate Sudfeld play most of their Week 1 game against the Giants. He added two interceptions but finished with 194 yards passing.
Detroit’s defense was also much better than Jacksonville’s. They forced an interception and added five sacks on Tommy DeVito and the Giants.
The Jaguars quarterbacks will feel the pressure in this game.
Let’s take the Lions at +155 on the NFL odds board.
NFL Pick: Lions ML (+155) at Caesars Sportsbook
Saturday, August 19, 2023 – 04:00 PM EDT at NRG Stadium
Our AI Model believes the Houston Texans will earn a 10-point win against the Dolphins on Saturday. With the Texans at -3, there’s plenty of value in Houston.
The Dolphins managed just three points against the Falcons in their first preseason game. Skylar Thompson threw two interceptions, and Mike White added another interception in the first preseason game.
That’s some ugly stuff. Miami has Myles Gaskin, Erik Ezukanma, and Devon Achane as big playmakers, but the Dolphins were sacked five times and never got in a rhythm.
Meanwhile, the Texans added a 20-9 win over the Patriots on the road. Houston didn’t get much out of C.J. Stroud, but he’ll learn from his mistakes and return better in Week 2. Davis Mills and Case Keenum got the other reps. Those two are solid preseason quarterbacks.
Plus, the defense held the Patriots to only nine points and allowed nine first downs in the entire game. Houston controlled the clock, added more yards per play, and held on to the ball longer. They’ll likely do the same against Miami.
I agree with the AI Model. Take the Texans -3 in this game.
NFL Pick: Texans -3 (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook
Saturday, August 19, 2023 – 06:30 PM EDT at Acrisure Stadium
The AI Model suggests that the Buffalo Bills will earn a minor upset against the Steelers on Saturday. The Model has the Bills earning a 22-19 win over the Steelers as +120 underdogs.
The Bills earned a 23-19 win over the Colts in Week 1 of the preseason. Matt Barkley added 14 completions on 15 attempts and added two touchdowns. The running game was weak, but there were a lot of standouts in the passing game for the Bills. Barkley and Kyle Allen found 13 different receivers in that first game.
On the other hand, the Steelers played four quarterbacks in that first game against the Buccaneers. Mason Rudolph got most of the snaps and looked the best out of the backup quarterbacks. Tanner Morgan threw an interception, and Mitch Trubisky went 1-for-4 with an interception. Pittsburgh’s giving more players an opportunity. Nobody has stood out on the offense other than Calvin Austin III.
Austin III added two carries for 23 yards and has two catches for 73 yards and a touchdown. He’s got prominent playmaking ability, but that’s all Pittsburgh can rely on.
If Buffalo can limit those big plays, the Steelers won’t score nearly as much in this second preseason game.
Let’s roll with the Bills as underdogs. This will be one of the final times this season that you’ll see the Bills as underdogs. Take advantage of it at one of the top sportsbooks!
NFL Pick: Bills ML (+120) at Caesars Sportsbook