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.
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.