NFL Week 2 odds headlined by Buccaneers, Bills as favourites

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints. (Brett Duke/AP)

Tom Brady will continue the search for his first victory as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when the team hosts the Carolina Panthers on Sunday as 9-point home favourites on the NFL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Brady struggled at times last weekend as Tampa Bay fell in a 34-23 loss at New Orleans, and has now led a team to victory in just two of his past six outings going into Sunday afternoon’s matchup at Raymond James Stadium.

The Buccaneers opened the season amid high expectations after acquiring Brady, tight end Rob Gronkowski, and rusher Leonard Fournette during the offseason, and remains a respectable +1600 wager on the Super Bowl odds. However, Tampa Bay has produced mixed results against Carolina, claiming straight-up victory in just two of their last six overall meetings, including a 1-2 SU record on home turf.

The Panthers travel to Tampa Bay as +300 moneyline underdogs after seeing their current SU losing streak get extended to nine games with last weekend’s 34-30 loss to Las Vegas. Carolina has also been a dismal performer at the sportsbooks during its slide, going 1-7-1 against the spread, averaging just 17.2 points per game while losing five in a row on the road.

Elsewhere on the NFL Week 2 odds, the Buffalo Bills will be looking to remain undefeated as they visit the Miami Dolphins as 6-point favourites. NFC North rivals clash as the Green Bay Packers host the Detroit Lions as 6.5-point chalk, and the Dallas Cowboys search for their first win of the season as they host the Atlanta Falcons as 4-point favourites.

Later on Sunday, the New England Patriots visit the Seattle Seahawks as 4-point underdogs at online betting sites, while Monday Night Football has the Raiders taking on the Saints as 6-point underdogs in their debut at Allegiant Stadium.

The Bills opened the campaign on a winning note, handing Miami a decisive 27-17 defeat, and have been rewarded with improved +2000 Super Bowl odds. The Dolphins offence stalled in a 21-11 loss to New England as 7-point road underdogs in Week 1, but Miami was steady on home turf down the stretch last season, winning SU in three of their final four, and going 4-1 ATS in their final five.

The Cowboys fell flat in a 20-17 road loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football, and have now lost SU in six of nine outings. Dallas has also dropped five of its last eight meetings against Atlanta, and faces a Falcons squad that rides a four-game SU and ATS win streak on the road.

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