Packers, Patriots among favourites on Week 2 NFL odds


Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers drops back during the first half against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (Morry Gash/AP)

The Green Bay Packers will be looking to build on their season-opening 10-3 victory over the Chicago Bears when they return home to take on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday as three-point favourites on the NFL odds at sportsbooks monitored by

With Sunday’s victory in Chicago as a three-point underdog, Green Bay put the brakes on a 2-8-1 straight-up run against NFC North rivals that includes a 1-3-1 record in five home dates against divisional opponents going into Sunday afternoon’s matchup at Lambeau Field.

The Packers’ Week 1 win was welcome after the team stumbled to a dismal 6-9-1 record last season, and has lifted their Super Bowl odds to +1600. However, Green Bay still has work to do in their bid to return to playoff contention. The Packers have failed to record consecutive SU wins since December 2017, but have been dominant at home in September contests, going 14-1-1 SU in 16 games since 2010, according to the OddsShark NFL Database.

The Vikings travel to Green Bay after opening their schedule with a 28-12 win over the Atlanta Falcons as 3.5-point road chalk. However, Minnesota struggled on the road down the stretch last season, going 1-3 SU over their past four, and have posted just three wins in their last 14 visits to Lambeau Field, capped by a 29-29 draw as 1.5-point road favourites in their last visit last September.

Elsewhere on the Week 2 NFL odds, the New England Patriots roll into Miami as massive 18.5-point favourites. The Buffalo Bills visit the struggling New York Giants as 2-point chalk, while the Pittsburgh Steelers try to rebound from Sunday night’s lopsided 33-3 loss to New England as they host the Seattle Seahawks as four-point favourites.

The Patriots silenced the doubters with their crushing win over Pittsburgh as 5.5-point favourites, and now ride a six-game SU win streak, going 5-1 ATS. Conversely, the Dolphins were left reeling by a stunning 59-10 loss to Baltimore as seven-point home underdogs in Week 1, but have managed to knock off New England in five of six meetings in South Florida.

The Bills escaped with a narrow 17-16 win over the rival New York Jets last weekend, paying out as 2.5-point road underdogs, and will face a Giants squad that has lost four in a row, capped by last weekend’s 35-17 defeat in Dallas as seven-point underdogs.

And in Sunday Night Football betting action, the Philadelphia Eagles visit the Falcons as slim 1.5-point favourites, while this week’s Monday Night Football matchup has the Jets hosting the Cleveland Browns as 2.5-point underdogs.

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