NFL Betting Preseason Week 2: Upcoming Matches Preview and Free Picks

NFL PredictionsWith week one of the preseason now in the books, the chains will be relieved somewhat as the starters get a little more playing time to show what they can do in the second week of the 2011 NFL betting lines preseason. The focus for this week will be on the AFC with a couple of key matchups to look forward to, beginning with a couple of playoff teams from a year ago clashing on Friday night.

Kansas City Chiefs @ Baltimore Ravens

Friday, 7:30 PM ET

The Ravens have managed to keep the Super Bowl window open for years, and with Joe Flacco finally reaching a Pro Bowl level, this could finally be the year that everything comes together in Baltimore. The Ravens’ defense had no answer for Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense in week one, but should have a much easier time against a Chiefs’ team that was shutout 25-0 at home, especially if Matt Cassell doesn’t see much time. Baltimore was the team that knocked Kansas City out of the playoffs a year ago, but this game will be more about building for the sports betting bonus season than getting revenge.

NFL Betting Pick: Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills @ Denver Broncos

Saturday, 8:30 PM ET

The Bills have the best pass-rush in the NFL after week one of the preseason, and they will look to let their motors loose once again with veteran Shawne Merriman leading the way against Denver. Buffalo has a ton of question marks on both sides of the ball, but the one spot that is locked in is at quarterback, where Ryan Fitzpatrick is the unquestioned starter. The Broncos are now in a stage where it appears as though Kyle Orton is also a lock to start at quarterback, but that doesn’t mean that Tim Tebow won’t make things interesting over the next couple of games. Tebow will have every opportunity to prove his merit with three preseason games remaining, and he could make the betonline difference in front of the home crowd at Mile High Stadium in week two.

NFL Betting Pick: Denver Broncos

Cincinnati Bengals @ New York Jets

Sunday, 8:00 PM ET

The Jets were somewhat humbled in week one of the preseason as the Houston Texans beat them up on both sides of the ball, and a return trip home will mean getting back to the basics. With fullback John Connor penciled in as a starter, New York will play to the run more than ever on offense this season, allowing Mark Sanchez to go over the top on play-action passes. The Bengals were blown away 34-3 by a Detroit Lions’ team that isn’t considered to even be in the same class as New York, and with head coach Rex Ryan’s defense looking to dial up some blitzes to make life difficult for Cincinnati rookie Andy Dalton, things could get ugly in a hurry as the favorites look to make a sports betting statement.

NFL Betting Pick: New York Jets


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