With only two weeks of the 2015 season in the books, it’s tough to gauge just how good or bad some NFL teams truly are. Rather than trying to take guesses with a small sample size, we’d prefer to take advantage of bad lines that are being offered due to public perception.
The Steelers should not be favored on the road in St. Louis, but last week’s results have heavily influenced this week’s line. The Steelers pummeled the 49ers in Week 2, 43-18, while the Rams stumbled, getting manhandled by the lowly Redskins in a 24-10 loss, but that outcome shouldn’t have come as a shock to anyone. St. Louis knocked off the NFC West rival Seahawks in Week 1 and fell victim to the infamous “letdown spot” in Week 2.
The Rams are a good football team, which they proved in that Week 1 win. Pittsburgh gets Le’Veon Bell back for this matchup, but their offensive line has some major issues and they don’t stand a chance of holding up against the Rams' fearsome defensive front.
The Rams are 1.5-point betting underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, and that’s simply too good to pass up.
The Cowboys lost Tony Romo to a broken collarbone last week, and the general consensus seems to be that Dallas can’t survive without their star signal caller. While there’s no denying that Brandon Weeden is a major downgrade at quarterback, the Cowboys still boast an elite offensive line and a running game that will be tough for the Falcons to handle in their Week 3 matchup in Dallas.
While everyone wants to talk about Atlanta’s perfect 2-0 start, they could just as easily be 0-2. Both of their games came down to the wire, and this is still a Falcons team that has been notorious for poor play on the road. Dallas is another team that shouldn’t be getting points, so we’re glad to scoop up the Cowboys at +2.
New York has forced a whopping 10 turnovers through two weeks of the season, but turnovers are highly random and the Jets can’t expect to keep posting those numbers week after week.
Philadelphia’s stock is as low as it can possibly get after an awful performance against Dallas last week, but this is still one of the most talented squads in the league. This line implies that these teams are relatively even, but we give a big edge to the Eagles, and will surely grab them as a 2.5-point underdog.