The Chicago Bears were the consensus top ATS pick on the NFL betting board for Week 1 of the season, but instead of winning and covering they ended up getting upset 23-20 in overtime by the Buffalo Bills.
So will the top choice on the NFL Consensus Picks page here at VSB.com fare better in Week 2? That’ll be up to Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals, who sit with a consensus of 67% in their game on the road against the New York Giants as 2.5-point road favorites. Arizona topped San Diego 18-17 in Week 1, and the Giants were thumped 35-14 by Detroit.
Those Lions are then at 66% on the Week 2 consensus report on the road against the Carolina Panthers, with Detroit sitting as a 2.5-point road underdog for the matchup. The Panthers didn’t have Cam Newton at quarterback in Week 1, but they didn’t need him to pull off a 20-14 victory vs. Tampa Bay.
Matchup Reports: Cardinals vs. Giants | Lions vs. Panthers | Saints vs. Browns
The consensus on the Saints vs. Browns matchup in Cleveland on Sunday afternoon favors New Orleans at 65%, with the Saints and Browns both losing in Week 1 – New Orleans fell 37-34 in overtime against Atlanta, while Cleveland couldn’t complete the comeback in a 30-27 loss to Pittsburgh.
As for the totals for the week, the consensus wager for the Philadelphia at Indianapolis matchup is at 67% on the OVER, with the Eagles winning 34-17 over Jacksonville last week and the Colts losing 31-24 to Denver. The OVER/UNDER for the game is set at 53.5 at the sportsbooks as of Thursday.
The OVER is also favored at 67% in the New England at Minnesota game for Sunday, and at 62% for the Detroit at Carolina matchup. The total for Patriots vs. Vikings is sitting at 49 points, and for Lions vs. Panthers it is sitting at 43.5 points. Check out the latest Consensus Picks right here.