NFL Las Vegas Week 2 Odds
How do oddsmakers in Las Vegas view the matchups this weekend in the NFL?
According to oddsmakers from the MGM Mirage in Las Vegas, the Jets are a 1-point road favorite on Thursday night versus the Bills while the over/under is currently sitting at 41 points. Most online books list the game as a pick’em, so this is one matchup where the online oddsmakers and Vegas bookmakers differ.
On Sunday, the Texans are 2-point home favorites versus the Chiefs in one of the better matchups on the Week 2 schedule. Both teams won in Week 1, with Kansas City coming from behind to beat San Diego (and fail to cover as a 6.5-point underdog), and Houston beating Chicago while covering as a 6.5-point home favorite. The total in the Kansas City-Houston game sits at 43.5 points.
Following the Patriots upset of the Cardinals as a 9.5-point underdog last Sunday, New England is a 6.5-point home favorite on Sunday versus Miami. The total for that game sits at 41.5 points in Las Vegas, down from the opening number of 42.5.
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Here’s the rest of the odds for Week 2 in the NFL according to the MGM Mirage: The Lions are a 5.5-point home favorite versus the Titans, the Browns are a 6.5-point home underdog versus the Ravens and the Steelers are -3.5 at home versus the Bengals after blowing out the Redskins on Monday night. The Cowboy, meanwhile, are 2.5-point underdogs versus that very Washington team while the Giants are a 4.5-point home favorite versus the Saints, who look to be horrible on defense again this season.
Continuing with Sunday’s odds, the Panthers are 13.5-point home favorites versus the 49ers, the Cardinals are 6.5-point home favorites versus the upset-minded Bucs, and the Seahawks are a 5.5-point road favorite at the now-Los Angeles Rams. The Broncos, meanwhile, are -6 versus the Colts at home, the Raiders are 5-point favorites versus the visiting Falcons and the Chargers are 3-point home favorites against Jacksonville.
As for the primetime games this week, the Vikings are 2.5-point home underdogs versus the Packers while the Bears are a 3-point home favorite versus the Eagles.