The Week 2 NFL schedule brings a slew of apparent mismatches, with the latest NFL odds from William Hill showing six spreads of a touchdown or more. But be careful reading too much into Week 1 when you make your Week 2 NFL parlays and bets. Historically, teams that flop on opening day rebound in a big way. The Steelers waxed the Giants on Monday Night Football, but should they be laying 7.5 points to the improved Broncos?
The Buccaneers are fuming after their loss in New Orleans, but can they cover nine points against the upstart Panthers? Who should you back with your NFL picks, and which NFL bets should you avoid? Before you make any Week 2 NFL predictions and picks, see the NFL best bets from legendary handicapper Hammerin' Hank Goldberg over at SportsLine.
A beloved national treasure, Hammer enters Week 2 on a major heater: Over the final 10 weeks of last season and counting Week 1 this year, he is 25-8 on his NFL best bets, a 76 percent cash rate. Hammer's incredible roll continued last Sunday when he went 2-1 on his NFL picks, cashing easily with the Bills and Packers.
This is the same handicapper who enjoyed 15 winning seasons in his 17-year ESPN run. In 2017, Hammer competed against 10 top handicappers in the Las Vegas Review-Journal's NFL Challenge and beat them all, finishing 50-29-6 on NFL against-the-spread picks.
Now, Hammer has locked in three best bets for Week 2. If you parlay them, you could be looking at a 6-1 payout. You can only see them here.
Top Week 2 NFL expert picks
Goldberg says the visiting Vikings (+3) will beat the Colts outright. Hammer knows Minnesota's offense was strong in the Week 1 loss to Green Bay, averaging an eye-popping 7.8 yards per play. He's also counting on 38-year-old Philip Rivers to commit more turnovers: He had 23 last year with the Chargers and began the 2020 season with two costly interceptions.
Moreover, Minnesota is 5-0 against the spread after allowing more than 30 points in its previous game. Expect Mike Zimmer's young defense to take a big step forward.
How to make Week 2 NFL parlays
Hammer, who has inside sources throughout the league, also jumped on Falcons vs. Cowboys and Saints vs. Raiders, the Monday Night Football showdown in Las Vegas. In one of those games, Hammer says, the public is completely overreacting to Week 1, creating a spread that's way off. You can only see his best bets at SportsLine.
What are Hammer's top Week 2 NFL expert picks? Which side of Cowboys vs. Falcons and Saints vs. Raiders do you need to jump on? Visit SportsLine now to see Hammerin' Hank Goldberg's Week 2 NFL best bets, all from the legendary handicapper who's on a 25-8 heater.