NFL Week 2 | Pigskin Parlay Preview and Betting Tips

Jason Paglia

Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:48 AM UTC

Thursday, Sep. 12, 2019 7:48 AM UTC

Pigskin Parlay 2nd week features our first totals play of the year

<div><p>Each week of the NFL season the Odds Market NFL team will release a Pigskin Parlay article. They may differ from week to week. One week it could be a Teaser, the next week it could be a spread or money line parlay. The goal, to finish the season with more units than we started with.</p><p>We kicked off the 2019 NFL season with our first winning Pigskin Parlay and we are back for more. This week it’s an old fashioned 2 team accumulator. No alternative spread lines this week, just the norm. The 2<sup>nd</sup> week of the season will feature our first totals play of the year and then a side. If you cashed with us last week, I started the first article will sound advice for the first month of the NFL season that bears repeating. MODERATION!!! Don’t get crushed the first month of the season before you know how the offseason free agency moves and incoming draft class translates to the field. You don’t want to finally have a handle on these teams in week 5 but realize you are down 20 units since in the first month of the season. So, remember, the first 4 weeks – LOW VOLUME / HALF STAKE… Alright, let’s do the damn thing.</p><h2><strong>Week 2: 2 TEAM ACCUMULATOR</strong></h2><div style="text-align:center"><strong><img alt src="https://www.opptrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Broncos-vs.-bears.jpg" style="width:700px;height:392px" /></strong></div><p style="text-align:center"><b>Chicago Bears vs Denver Broncos</b></p><p>So, what do we know after week 1? The two teams playing in this game looked absolutely abysmal on offense last week. On the defensive side of the ball, the Chicago Bears looked as dominant as they did last season. The analytics say they are ranked the #5 defense in the league after week 1, but I did not see 4 other defenses that looked better than the Bears last weekend. On the other sideline the Denver Broncos looked pretty average on defense considering they were playing an inept Raiders offense and the Broncos defensive unit is supposed to be the strength of their team.</p><p>The entire world was on the Denver Broncos Monday night, and the entire world lost. I felt it was a game to stay away from because both the Broncos and the Raiders are bad football teams. If the Denver defense looks as bad as they did last week, going forward they are in big trouble. The defense was projected to be a top 10 defense going into the season and they looked AVERAGE. From what I see the Denver Broncos have one big issue with this offense and that is Joe Flacco. There is a reason he is not the quarterback for the Ravens anymore, he really isn’t that good anymore. He was serviceable on Monday night. He threw for 268 yds and 1 touchdown and it still wasn’t good enough to beat the Raiders. His offensive line is average at best and none of his weapons really impress me. There is one thing I can guarantee you about the game this weekend. Joe Flacco will have nowhere near as good a game as he did against the Raiders. The Bears defensive front seven will be in the backfield every play. They should have their way with the Broncos offensive line and sack Flacco at will.</p><p>At the end of the day, I have more faith in this Bears defense than any unit the Denver Broncos will bring on the field this Sunday. While I do have my concerns with Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky, I don’t think he will have to do much to win this game. I’m laying it.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="NFL Betting Odds"><strong><em>LEG ONE – Chicago Bears to win with -2.0 at 50/59 (1.84) with Bet365</em></strong></a></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong><em><img alt src="https://www.gamblingsites.org/picks/wp-content/uploads/saints-vs-rams.png" style="width:700px;height:352px" /></em></strong><br /><b>New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Rams</b></p><p><strong>New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Rams:</strong></p><p>This game screams one thing to me, OVER OVER OVER!!! Both Offenses were projected to be the #1 &amp; #5 offenses in the league this season and that sounds about right to me. Both teams disappointed me slightly in week 1 offensively. We were on Houston +7 last week against the Saints and we covered even though the Saints escaped with a win on a last second field goal. We saw a Saints team that looked absolutely terrible in the first half of that game. They had 3 point going into half time and put up 25 points in the 2<sup>nd</sup> half to pull out the win. What the Saints did offensively in the 2<sup>nd</sup> half is more reminiscent of what we should see during most games this season. At 39 years old, it doesn’t look like Drew Brees has missed a beat. Defensively the Saints looked very ordinary against the Houston Texans. The Texans offense hung 27 points on the scoreboard and looked a step faster than the Saints Defense all night long. Now the Saints play and even better offense in the Rams, and I expect we see similar points put on the board.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=160&amp;a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://imstore.bet365affiliates.com/AffiliateCreativeBanners/Sports/General/Bet%20Builder/en-GB/UK/STD/728x90_2.jpeg" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>On the flip side, the Rams offense and more specifically Jared Goff did not look great. Goff threw for only 186 yards with a 1/1 touchdown to interception ratio. That is not what we are used to seeing from a player who a year ago was top 3 ranked for NFL MVP most of the 2018 season. I am not worried about Jared Goff, he will shake the rust of the offseason off and we will see what we expected from him moving forward. He plays in a system that is tailor made to put him in successful situations. Head Coach Sean McVay proved that a year ago.</p><p>What makes me very optimistic about the Rams offense is how good everyone looked besides Jared Goff. Todd Gurley shut everyone up last week and looked great, rushing for just under 100 yds and averaging 6.8 yards per carry. One of the big question marks for the offense coming into the season was his health and he looked great. Another bright spot in the offense was the return of Cooper Cupp. The offense turned stale last season after the injury to his leg that made him miss half the season. He is Goff’s security blanket on 3<sup>rd</sup> down and having him back means more sustainable drives. As far as the Rams defense they looked OK not great against a Panthers team with an average offense, so I expect the Saints to move the ball successfully.</p><p>Last season these two teams combined for 80 points in what was an epic football game. This total opened up at 53.5 and has dropped almost 2 full points. At 52 it’s a no brainer for me, we’re going over the total. Book It!</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=dcba5f2b-1dd5-4c29-82c4-99531abcc5db&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="NFL Betting Odds"><strong><em>LEG TWO – Saints/Rams over 52 points at 100/103 (1.97)</em></strong></a><strong><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=dcba5f2b-1dd5-4c29-82c4-99531abcc5db&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="NFL Betting Odds"><em> with Matchbook</em></a> </strong></p><h2 style="text-align:center"><strong>Pigskin Parlay Wrap Up</strong></h2><p style="text-align:center"><strong>NFL Week 2: 2 TEAM-ACCUMULATOR </strong><br /><strong><em>Leg ONE – Chicago Bears -2points to win at (1.84)</em></strong><br /><strong><em>Leg TWO – Saint/Rams over 52 points at (1.97)</em></strong><br /><strong><em>TOTAL STAKE – (1 unit) TO WIN (3.88)</em></strong><br /><strong><em>PARLAY BANK – (10 Units to start)</em></strong><br /><strong><em>TOTAL PROFIT/LOSS – (+1.00u)</em></strong><br /><strong><em>CURRENT BANK – (11 UNITS)</em></strong></p></div>
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