Office Pool Picks: Week 2

September 14, 2023

I am back for another season and taking on the oddsmakers and helping you try to take down whatever type of football pool you’re in. Here are my Office Pool Picks for Week 2.

16 Cowboys vs. NYJ
15 49ers at LAR
14 Bills vs. LV
13 Lions vs. SEA
12 Eagles vs. MIN
11 Giants at ARI
10 Bengals vs. BAL
9 Chargers at TEN
8 Chiefs at JCK
7 Broncos vs. WAS
6 Dolphins at NE
5 Bucs vs. CHI
4 Falcons vs. GB
3 Saints vs. CAR
2 Browns at PIT
1 Colts at HOU

Season Record: 7-9-0


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Each week I will pick two games, my “Play it Safe” selection as well as my “Out on a Limb” pick:

Play It Safe (1-0): Cowboys vs. NYJ
The Cowboys’ defense is on top of the world after an awesome first week and now they get to return home to face an Aaron Rodgers-less Jets’ offense. Look for a physical battle, but in the end Dallas has too much fire power to ignore.

Out on a Limb (0-1): Giants at ARI
Taking a team that got beat by 40 points on the road the following weeks doesn’t seem like the brightest of ideas, but that only shows you what I think of the Cardinals. Take advantage of the lower ownership percentages here.

Look for my “Against the Spread” plays in a separate article that will run each Saturday this season. Here I will look at my Thursday night betting recommendation.

The Pick:
$100 Under 49.5 (-110 PointsBet)
Season total: $100 (1-0 on season)

The game line is tricky as I expect the Eagles to win, but laying 6.5 seems like just a tad too much. That said, I am going to go back to the old reliable, taking the under on the short weeks. I do expect some scoring here, but getting to 50 points might be a bit too much.

Same Game Parlay Prop Bet (DraftKings)
$20 (+750 DraftKings)
Season total: (-$20)

TJ Hockenson Over 44.5 ReYd
Alexander Mattison Under 64.5 RuYd
Kirk Cousins 5+ RuYd
Devonta Smith Anytime TD

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