NFL Week 2 odds, picks, schedule, how to watch, streaming: Expert picks, teasers, survivor picks and more

The 2021 NFL regular season is finally here, which means it’s time to win money. Well, you’ll win money, because you have come to the right place when it comes to expert picks against the spread. While your friends are losing money on favorites they were certain would cover in Week 2, you did your research and knew better. This is your study guide, compiled by the experts.

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Each week, we’ll collect all of the best picks and gambling content from CBSSports.com and SportsLine in one place, so you can get picks against the spread from our CBS Sports experts as well as additional feature content for each game, including plays from top SportsLine experts and the SportsLine Projection Model, best bets from our staff, survivor picks and more. 

Enjoy our run-through of a busy Week 2! All odds via Caesars Sportsbook.

Which picks can you make with confidence in Week 2? And which Super Bowl contender goes down hard? Visit SportsLine, as their incredible model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times and is up almost $7,900 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six years ago.

Raiders at Steelers

Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS), stream on Paramount+ (click here)

Open: Steelers -6, O/U 48.5

Current: Steelers -6.5, O/U 47

Legendary handicapper Hank Goldberg enters Week 2 on a solid run: Since Nov. 17, 2019, he is 52-36-5 on his best bets, turning a profit of $1,260. This Sunday, we can tell you he loves Pittsburgh to cover despite Derek Carr and Co. storming from behind to upset the Ravens in Week 1. But you’re gonna wanna check out his full analysis on why the Raiders are in trouble visiting Heinz Field, especially because he’s dropped two other best bets for Week 2, including one in which he foresees a team claiming an easy win and turning a big profit. Check out Hank’s projections at SportsLine.

Raiders at Steelers (-5.5)

49ers at Eagles

Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox), stream on fuboTV (try for free

Open: 49ers -3, O/U 48

Current: 49ers -3, O/U 49

“I’m taking the Eagles in this spot … When I look at this, I just think that the way the Eagles play will keep them in the game. The 49ers have all those injuries. I don’t think the Eagles just cover this game; I think they win it outright.”

That’s Pete Prisco on the “Pick Six NFL Podcast,” calling on Philly to pull out its second straight win to open 2021. Prisco acknowledged San Francisco presents a much bigger challenge than Atlanta, and R.J. White swung the other way in forecasting Eagles-49ers, but you can check out Prisco’s and White’s full breakdowns, as well as all kinds of other Week 2 betting analysis with Will Brinson and Co. on this week’s preview episode:

49ers (-3.5) at Eagles

Texans at Browns

Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS), stream on Paramount+ (click here

Open: Browns -11.5, O/U 48.5

Current: Browns -13, O/U 48

SportsLine’s Mike Tierney is all over teasers this season. If you’re unfamiliar, a teaser is a play that involves at least two games with more favorable point spreads than are offered with a traditional bet. Our picks will be limited to two-game, six-point teasers, meaning that a half-dozen points will be tacked on in favor of our chosen team in each game.

We can tell you he likes teasing the Texans up to +18.5. Head on over to SportsLine to see what else he’s suggesting. 

Texans at Browns (-12.5)

Broncos at Jaguars

Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS), stream on Paramount+ (click here)

Open: Broncos -6, O/U 44.5

Current: Broncos -6, O/U 45

The Broncos had the privilege of getting the Giants in Week 1, and after New York surrendered 30+ to Taylor Heinicke and the Washington Football Team on Thursday, Denver’s big season-opening win doesn’t necessarily seem as surprising. Still, Teddy Bridgewater looked comfortable in his first gig as the club’s QB1, and he’ll get an equally favorable matchup in Jacksonville, where the Jags are reeling from a blowout loss to the Texans. Urban Meyer’s squad can’t look much more uneven than it did in Week 1, especially now that the Jags are back home, but the Broncos — a fringe contender coming into the year — are touchdown favorites for a reason.

SportsLine’s model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times and is up almost $7,900 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six years ago. You can see if the Broncos are SportsLine’s top pick for this week, along with the other teams the model believes have the best chance of winning straight up, right here

Broncos (-6) at Jaguars

Saints at Panthers

Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox), stream on fuboTV (try for free)

Open: Saints -3, O/U 46

Current: Saints -3, O/U 44.5

“What the Saints offense did last week in Green Bay was ridiculous and not sustainable. Like, you have to try very hard to score 38 points with only 322 yards of offense. Still, while I don’t think Jameis Winston will toss five touchdowns per game, I think this Saints offense will continue playing well overall. There are a lot of good parts, and Sean Payton has proven to be a good play-caller with and without Drew Brees. So, I expect the Saints will be able to move the ball on the road in Carolina.”

That’s Tom Fornelli, calling for New Orleans to keep rolling — but not quite as smoothly — in a tight win over the Panthers this week. Check out his full rundown of best bets for Week 2 right here.

Saints (-3.5) at Panthers

Rams at Colts

Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox), stream on fuboTV (try for free

Open: Rams -4.5, O/U 47.5

Current: Rams -3.5, O/U 48

“The Rams are entering a new era with Matthew Stafford at quarterback. He threw two 50-plus yard touchdown passes in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears, matching the amount of 50-yard touchdown passes recorded by the Rams all of last season … With Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp at his disposal, this Rams’ passing attack could be one of the best in the league … As for the Colts, Jonathan Taylor looks like a stud, but he’s not enough on offense. They still lost by double digits to the Seahawks, and now they have to face one of the best defenses in the NFL. I’m laying 3.5 with the Rams.”

This comes courtesy of Jordan Dajani, aka #DajaniDimes, who sits atop the CBS Sports ATS leaderboard thanks to an 11-5 performance in Week 1. Dajani isn’t just backing the Rams to win big in Week 2, though, so check out his full rundown of best bets and picks against the spread right here

Rams (-4) at Colts

Bills at Dolphins

Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox), stream on fuboTV (try for free)

Open: Bills -3.5, O/U 47.5

Current: Bills -3.5, OU 47.5

“I would bet on this (Bills) defense finishing top 10 in DVOA this season fairly easily assuming no cluster of injuries. More importantly for this game — the Steelers didn’t blitz at all (in Week 1)! They sat back and played a ton of zone against Josh Allen and still got home with their front four. That’s not gonna work against anyone, even an MVP candidate. The Dolphins don’t do that — they’re man heavy (54 percent last year but only 47% last week against Mac Jones, which warrants monitoring) which is why Josh Allen shredded them last year. Don’t rule out a defensive shift, because Brian Flores ain’t no dummy, but the Bills are just good and we underestimated the Steelers preseason.”

That’s Will Brinson, highlighting Buffalo’s defense as a big reason he likes the Bills to bounce back in a big way against their AFC East rivals. Check out Brinson’s full rundown of Week 2 picks and best bets, which includes some free props, for more of his projections.

Bills (-3.5) at Dolphins

Patriots at Jets

Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS), stream on Paramount+ (click here)  

Open: Patriots -4, O/U 43

Current: Patriots -6, O/U 43

“Last week I tried to focus on games where the mismatch in the trenches looked the most acute and this is another example. Zach Wilson is going to see some looks that will confuse him. The chasm in experience and accomplishment between the New England staff and the Jets staff is massive at this point. Belichick will have the Patriots prepared as if this is a playoff game because he knows starting 0-2 and, in particular, starting 0-2 against divisional opponents that he feels he should beat, could end up damning their season. New England will win the turnover battle and the Jets will struggle to score more than 14 points. This doesn’t look like a particularly inhospitable trip for the Patriots.”

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora is all over the Patriots to cover against their division rivals despite falling to Miami in Week 1. Check out his full rundown of Week 2 best bets right here.

Patriots (-5.5) at Jets

Bengals at Bears

Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox), stream on fuboTV (try for free)

Open: Bears -3, O/U 45.5

Current: Bears -2.5, O/U 45

R.J. White has been SportsLine’s No. 1 NFL expert over the last four years, going 354-292-22 against the spread during that stretch. He’s also delivered a 57.1% hit rate on his Westgate SuperContest picks over the last six seasons. In Week 2, he’s back with his favorite value picks for the next weekend of action.

We can tell you he’s leaning Bears in this cross-conference battle, expecting a rebound from Chicago’s defense against the Bengals. But you’ll want to check out R.J.’s entire rundown of SuperContest projections for Week 2 right here at SportsLine

Bengals at Bears (-3)

Falcons at Buccaneers

Time: Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET (Fox), stream on fuboTV (try for free)  

Open: Buccaneers -13, O/U 53

Current: Buccaneers -12.5, O/U 51.5

SportsLine’s Projection Model model enters Week 2 of the 2021 season on an incredible 121-79 run with top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. In other words, you can trust the model to give you a good read on smart bets.

We can tell you the model is leaning heavily toward the Buccaneers for this Week 2 divisional showdown with Atlanta, who got walloped by the Eagles on opening weekend, but you’ll want to hit up SportsLine for a full rundown of the safest Week 2 wagers to make.

Falcons at Buccaneers (-12.5)

Vikings at Cardinals

Time: Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET (Fox), stream on fuboTV (try for free)

Open: Cardinals -4.5, O/U 51

Current: Cardinals -3.5, O/U 50.5

“The Cardinals whooped the Titans offensive line last week, and I don’t have much faith in how Minnesota is going to stand up against Chandler Jones and Co. this week on the road, where their communication struggled vs. Cincy. Mike Zimmer’s defense also let me down, and there’s no one on that “D” who can do a good job at containing Kyler Murray.”

Senior reporter Jonathan Jones isn’t buying a Vikings bounce-back after the club’s season-opening loss to the Bengals, concurring with Arizona as the clear favorite here. Check out Jones’ full rundown of Week 2 picks right here.

Vikings at Cardinals (-4.5)

Titans at Seahawks

Time: Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET (CBS), stream on Paramount+ (click here)   

Open: Seahawks -5.5, O/U 52.5

Current: Seahawks -6.5, O/U 54

“The Seahawks never blow anyone out in their home opener. Over the past four years, their openers have been decided by 4.8 points per game. Something crazy always happens in Seattle’s home opener and I don’t expect this year to be any different. That being said, I can’t pick against the Seahawks and that’s mostly because Pete Carroll has never lost a home opener during his time in Seattle. The man is 11-0, and I think he pushes that to 12-0 this year with a wild win over the Titans.”

John Breech reviewed film of the Titans’ Week 1 loss to the Cardinals and came away thoroughly uninspired by Tennessee’s offensive approach. He loves Seattle’s trajectory, meanwhile, but can’t quite forecast a blowout because of the team’s track record. Check out more of his best bets and Week 2 predictions right here.

Titans at Seahawks (-5.5)

Cowboys at Chargers

Time: Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET (CBS), stream on Paramount+ (click here

Open: Chargers -3, O/U 52.5

Current: Chargers -3, O/U 55

“Dallas showed that they can hang with the best of them as they went toe-to-toe with the defending champion Buccaneers in the season opener. Dak Prescott looked like the quarterback who was on a record pace in 2020 prior to his ankle injury, and the Cowboys defense also showed some promising signs. As they are expected to get Zack Martin back for this contest, there’s an argument to be made that this offense will be even better in Week 2. Getting three points here likely won’t last long, and they’ll be playing against a Chargers team that likely won’t have much of a home-field advantage at SoFi Stadium. In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a Dallas-dominant crowd in L.A. given the Cowboys’ popularity.”

CBS Sports’ Tyler Sullivan thinks the wrong team is favored in this marquee Sunday afternoon matchup. Read his full explanation for predicting a Cowboys upset, and check out his other Week 2 best bets, right here.

Cowboys at Chargers (-3)

Chiefs at Ravens

Time: Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC), stream on fuboTV (try for free

Open: Chiefs -2.5, O/U 56

Current: Chiefs -3.5, O/U 54.5

SportsLine senior analyst Larry Hartstein entered the 2021 season 351-291 all time on NFL sides (plus $2,212), including a 326-280 ATS mark. In addition, he’s gone 16-4 on his last 20 picks involving Kansas City, returning more than $1,100.

Now, Hartstein has locked in a must-see ATS pick for Chiefs vs. Ravens in primetime. We can tell you he’s leaning under, but he’s identified a crucial X factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back! Check out his full preview and betting analysis for Sunday night’s clash on SportsLine.

Chiefs (-3.5) at Ravens

Lions at Packers

Time: Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET (ESPN/ABC), stream on fuboTV (try for free)

Open: Packers -10.5, O/U 49.5

Current: Packers -11.5, O/U 48

Our guy R.J. White ended the 2020 season on an 80-59 run on all NFL picks, returning more than $1,400 during that span. It’s no surprise, as White has cashed huge twice in the world’s most prestigious football handicapping competition, the Las Vegas SuperContest. White is 43-13 in his last 56 ATS picks involving the Packers, and he has a pick locked in for this week.

White is leaning toward the Over in this game, but to get his must-see ATS pick, you’ll have to check it out on SportsLine.

Lions at Packers (-10.5)
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