Week 2 of the 2017 NFL schedule features the Bills versus Panthers in a NFL picks matchup at Bank of America Stadium, where Head Coach Sean McDermott and the 1-0 Buffalo Bills will go head to head against the 1-0 Carolina Panthers who share the NFC South #1 spot with the Atlanta Falcons. This week 2 NFL picks contest kicksoff at 1:00 p.m. and according to the current Vegas odds, Vegas odds makers install the Carolina Panthers as the NFL betting favorite with a -7(-120) point spread.
The Bills are coming off a 21-12 win over the New York Jets and are on top of the AFC East. The Panthers won their week 1 NFL picks contest against San Francisco 49ers 23-3. The Bills defensive line held the rushing attack to 38 yards on 15 carries in week 1 as well as the rushing attack in the 1st three preseason games. Rookie Jordan Poyer had 1 sack and 1 interception in his debut. The Bills rotated the defensive players a lot to keep them fresh. “Our run defense was outstanding.” said Sean McDermott coming off his first win as a head coach.
The defense was not alone in this matchup, the offense led by QB Tyrod Taylor with a 92 rating. LeSean McCoy finished with 159 total yards, 22 rushes and 5 catches. RB Mike Tolbert, formerly a Panther, added 42 rushing yards and 1 touchdown. Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison said McCoy will be getting more passes this season.
The Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton had an 87.3 rating in their week 1 NFL picks contest versus the 49ers. Rookie RB Christian McCaffrey from Stanford led with 5 receptions for 38 yards and was 2nd in rushing yards with 47. RB Jonathan Stewart had 18 rushes for 65 yards. The Panthers Shepard, Olsen, Funchess and Benjamin also contributed to moving the ball down the field. First year defensive coordinator Steve Wilks replaced none other than the opponents new Head Coach Sean McDermott. Wilks is now in charge of the reunited Julius Peppers, Thomas Davis, Shaq Thompson, Luke Kuechly and Wes Horton. If the defensive line does what Steve Wilks ask of them, they could be one of the top defenses in the 2017 NFL schedule.
The Vegas odds makers favorite for this week 2 NFL picks matchup is the Carolina Panthers with a -7(-120) point spread, while the game total is posted to 42.5 (-110) ou.
Week 2 Free NFL Pick
A special note for this week 2 NFL picks contest is that 67% of the NFL betting public is on the Bills, who are listed as the underdog with a +7(EVEN) point spread.
|AWAY||Vegas Betting Trends||HOME|
| Buffalo Bills|| 67%|
|< Moneyline >|| 33%|
@ +7 [-110]
|< Point Spreads >|| 33%|
@ -7 [-110]
@ OV 43 [-110]
|< Over/Under >|| 38%|
@ UN 43 [-110]
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