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BetDSI Sportsbook NFL Week 2 Betting Guide
By: Staff Writer - StatFox
Published: 9/16/2013  at  2:30:00 AM
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NFL Week 2 Football Betting Guide

Denver Broncos @ New York Giants “Manning Bowl,” Sunday, 4:05 pm ET
Denver Broncos -4; total 54 ½ at BetDSI Sportsbook
This weekend is Football’s family affair as the “Manning Bowl” delights bettors and football fans around the globe. The Elder Manning sibling trots his Denver Broncos into New York to take on baby brother Eli Manning and the city slicker New York Giants. This game scheduled for the afternoon set is sure to draw a crowd. Early betting money is indicating that the betting public is leaning towards Peyton and the Broncos.

Football Betting Odds Analysis:
The current line is sitting at -4 and the total is at 54 ½. Home teams usually get a 3-point home field line buffer, so this one looks like a 7-point spread if this matchup was played at a neutral field. Based on the total at 54 ½ the expectation is offense and a lot of it. Look for both squads to air it out this Sunday afternoon.

Factors Affecting Game Betting Odds:
Based on last week’s performances, a record tying performance by Peyton Manning tossing seven touchdowns has the football world wondering just how good is this team going to be this season. For what it’s worth, those 7 TD also came in three quarters of play…ouch!

The other Manning also put on a nice passing show after a slow start. However, there are some questions that need to be answered in the running game in New York. This is a tough Broncos defense that will be prepared for the Manning to Cruz connection.

Football Betting Notes:
The New York Giants have won three straight home games in this series. The Broncos are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Giants are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games in Week 2. The Over is 8-3 in the Broncos last 11 road games. The Under is 17-7 in the Giants' last 24 games overall.

Sunday Night Football

NFL Odds - San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, 8:30 pm ET
Seattle Seahawks -3 ev, total 44 ½ at BetDSI Sportsbook
The NFL has delivered some great games early this season and this one should not disappoint. The San Francisco 49ers visit the Seattle Seahawks in the Sunday Night Football tilt. This game puts division rivals and two heavyweight contenders in the ring at Century Link Field. At the conclusion of the Manning Bowl that pits two of the NFL’s veteran star QBs versus one another, the Sunday Night event ups the viewing pleasure by putting the NFL’s newest star QBs head to head with Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson taking center stage. The two exciting play callers should deliver one of the better Sunday night games of the 2013 NFL Season.

Football Betting Odds Analysis:
The current line is at -3ev, which suggests that according to oddsmakers, this game is a dead heat. The total is not as high as some would have thought. That being said, both squads sport solid defensive line-ups that sometimes get overshadowed by the excitement of their offensive play callers. The money has poured in on this game, but equally on both sides to date.

Factors affecting the betting odds:
San Francisco probably looks a bit more polished based on last week’s performance. The addition of WR Anquan Boldin really showed some significance last week. The 49ers didn’t need more fireworks, but they for sure have more now than ever.

The Seahawks didn’t look dominating in their season opener. The offense looked a bit out of sync at times. They were able to get the win on the road against a solid Carolina defense. The defensive performance was more than solid and they should give the 49ers offense some tough resistance this Sunday.

Football Betting Notes:
The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The 49ers are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 2. The 49ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Seahawks are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 vs. the NFC. The Seahawks are 41-20-2 ATS in their last 63 home games. The Over is 11-1 in the 49ers last 12 games overall. The Over is 15-7 in the Seahawks last 22 home games.

Monday Night Football

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, 8:40 pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals -6.5, total 41 at BetDSI Sportsbook
The Cincinnati Bengals are getting the public betting nod as the favorite versus the Pittsburgh Steelers on this week’s installment of Monday Night Football. Current bet counts have gotten as high as 5-to-1 favoring the host. The Steelers are beat up and limping into a game after a lackluster performance versus Tennessee last week that is leaving fans wondering if they have any offense at all. On the flip side, bettors seem motivated by a Bengals team that looked solid in a road loss to Chicago that they really handed to the Bears on some late turnovers.

Football Betting Odds Analysis:
The current line is at -6.5 and the total is at 41. After last week’s non-existent offensive showing by the Steelers, the total here makes a lot of sense and the Under play has seen some business. The side value at –6.5 is an interesting take on the game from oddsmakers point of view. The betting public has piled on the home squad in droves.

Factors Affecting Game Betting Odds:
Pittsburgh is hurt and it shows. Center Maurkice Pouncey and running back LaRod Stephens-Howling are out for the season with injuries. Big Ben Roethlisberger is going to need to get creative, and the Steelers rookies and bench will need to step up to the plate this season.

There is a lot to like about the Bengals. The potential is there, but executing and finishing games is falling a little short. The Andy Dalton to A.J. Green connection is close to unstoppable when on, and the Cincy team is solid in most places on the field. If they live up to expectations, 6 ½ points isn’t close to enough in this matchup, but can they deliver is the real question.

Football Betting Notes:
The Steelers are 13-2-1 ATS in their last 16 meetings in Cincinnati. The Steelers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games. The Bengals are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 2. The Bengals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The Over is 7-2 in the Steelers last 9 road games. The Under is 8-2 in the Bengals last 10 games overall.

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