Week 2 of the NFL season ends Monday night with a doubleheader. In the previous game, the The Buffalo Bills are the home favorites with 10 points against the Tennessee Titans. A little later, the Philadelphia The Eagles are 2.5-point home favorites against the Minnesota Vikings. Three of those four teams are looking to improve to 2-0, while the Titans are looking to avoid a 0-2 start after claiming the AFC’s No.1 seed last season. Who do punters like before kick-off?
Bettors love Buffalo, lean Philadelphia
The Buffalo Bills sent a message in their Week 1 win over the Los Angeles Rams. The Bills outplayed the defending champions on both sides of the ball en route to a 31-10 victory. They cemented themselves like favorite bets to win the Super Bowl and Josh Allen also opened a lead in the MVP race.
The Tennessee Titans were expected to take a step back this year, but very few people lost them directly as 5.5-point home favorites to the New York Giants.
Following the Week 1 scores, the The Bills are 10-point home favorites over the Titans. The Titans have beaten the Bills in consecutive years, but bettors don’t seem to care. Currently at BetMGM, 59% of the bets and 69% of the money is on Buffalo to cover the massive spread.
In the last game, the action is more divided in terms of the amount of bets. Only 51% of bets support the Eagles as 2.5-point home favorite against Vikings. However, it should be noted that the distribution of wagered money is much more pronounced. Currently, 71% of the money backs the Eagles.
Minnesota kicked off its season with an impressive victory over the Packers. Philadelphia looked good against Detroit before letting the Lions come back late in the game, which resulted in back cover for Lions bettors. Minnesota and Philadelphia both received significant hype in the offseason and looked solid in their opening games. It should be a great game, but bettors are siding with the home team.
Despite the unders that cash everywhere, bettors like overs
In the first 30 games of the NFL season, minus is 20-10. However, that’s not stopping punters from chasing points on Monday night.
In the Bills-Titans game, 60% of bets are on the game to go over 47.5 points. In the last game between the Eagles and the Vikings, 65% of bets are on the game to go over 50.5 points.
The Bills, Titans and Vikings all sank in their first games of the season. The Eagles game against the Lions has ended. So far, scoring in the first two weeks of the NFL season is down nearly five points per game from the first two weeks of last season. That’s down 7.3 points from the first two weeks of 2020.
Eventually, the score will increase. bettors are expecting it to start on Monday evening.
Let’s take a look at the three most popular accessories for each of the two games:
The most popular prop bet for the Titans-Bills game is Derrick Henry to score the first touchdown of the game at +700. Obviously, the Titans offense goes through King Henry. Last year against Buffalo, Henry rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns. In 2020, he scored two touchdowns against the Bills. Some people, however, are beginning to worry about Henry. In his two games since returning from last year’s injury, Henry has rushed for just 144 yards on 41 carries. He can stop that narrative with a big performance on Monday night. Bettors are hoping he finds the end zone early.
Stefon Diggs is featured in the second and third most popular props. Diggs to score anytime is currently -105 on BetMGMand this is the second most popular bet. Diggs exceeds 75.5 receiving yards is the third most popular bet. Diggs had 122 yards and a touchdown in the season opener. In two games against Tennessee as a member of the Bills, Diggs posted lines of 9-89-1 and 10-106-0.