NFL Week 2 Opening Lines: Patriots Biggest Favorite

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 16: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots prepares to throw to Aaron Hernandez #81 of the New England Patriots for the the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots won 20-16. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The Patriots opened as huge favorites with a huge totals as Week 2 NFL lines were posted. But looking at their history against Arizona, it's easy to understand why.

The betting public hammered the New England Patriots in Week 1 and it looks like they will do the same in Week 2 as they host the Arizona Cardinals.

The Pats, already the biggest Week 2 favorite as Vegas and online sportsbooks opened their lines Tuesday, saw early cash push them to -15.5 at one shop. A huge amount of the early totals wagering was on the OVER in this game.


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The Cardinals have now won six of seven overall, but have lost five straight to the Patriots (having been outscored 128-33 in the past four). Small wonder the early action is on the Pats and the OVER.

The Bears go from being an 11-point home favorite one week to a 7-point road dog the next, as they open the week Thursday at Green Bay. Historically, this matchup produces a Packer win (7-2 ATS past nine meetings) and an UNDER play (8-1 past nine).

Houston covered last week as the biggest chalk on the NFL betting board and they open as the biggest road favorite in Week 2, -9 at Jacksonville.

Several games remained off the board early Tuesday, all of them involving the Monday night teams from Week 1 (Raiders, Chargers, Ravens, Bengals). Expect those numbers to get posted shortly as sportsbooks test the early market and assess any injury situations stemming from those games.

Check out the latest NFL odds here at SBNation and see trends and matchup report information as well.

Chicago +7 at Green Bay -7, Total 51 - Matchup Report


Trends:

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 9 games when playing Green Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Green Bay's last 5 games at home

Houston -9 at Jacksonville +9, Total 41.5 - Matchup Report


Trends:

Houston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Jacksonville's last 6 games

Kansas City +3 at Buffalo -3, Total 44.5 - Matchup Report


Trends:

The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 12 games
Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Oakland at Miami - Matchup Report


Trends:

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games at home

New Orleans -2.5 at Carolina +2.5, Total 51 - Matchup Report


Trends:

The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Carolina's last 9 games when playing at home against New Orleans

Arizona +15.5 at New England -15.5, Total 48 - Matchup Report


Trends:

Arizona is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
New England is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona

Cleveland at Cincinnati - Matchup Report


Trends:

The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cleveland's last 13 games
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Tampa Bay +9 at NY Giants -9, Total 43.5 - Matchup Report


Trends:

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Giants
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the NY Giants last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay

Minnesota 0 at Indianapolis 0, Total 44 - Matchup Report


Trends:

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indianapolis's last 5 games

Baltimore at Philadelphia - Matchup Report


Trends:

Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Dallas -3 at Seattle +3, Total 41.5 - Matchup Report


Trends:

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games at home

Washington -3 at St. Louis +3, Total 45.5 - Matchup Report


Trends:

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games when playing Washington

NY Jets +7 at Pittsburgh -7, Total 41.5 - Matchup Report


Trends:

The total has gone OVER in 16 of the NY Jets last 20 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home

Tennessee at San Diego - Matchup Report


Trends:

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games on the road
San Diego is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tennessee

Detroit +7.5 at San Francisco -7.5, Total 46 - Matchup Report


Trends:

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit

Denver +3 at Atlanta -3, Total 51 - Matchup Report


Trends:

Denver is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing Denver

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