2009 Week 2 NFL Predictions

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C Costigan
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2009 Week 2 NFL Predictions

These are Gambling911.com's 2009 Week 2 NFL predictions.  Keep in mind we still may add one or two on the site before game time so visit Gambling911.com regularly since these plays are FREE.

Detroit Lions +10 at Sports Interaction:

The home team has won 6 of 10 in this series.  Minnesota has won 9 of the last 10 in this series.  The Vikings only won by 4 and 2 points, respectively, last season against Detroit.  Only 3 of the last 10 games in this series were won by a touchdown or more and all of those games were played in Minnesota. 

The Vikings are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.

The Vikings are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC North.

Minnesota is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.

The Vikings are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.

The Lions are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NFC North but are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 vs. NFC.

The Lions are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games as a home underdog including 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games as a home underdog of 3.5-10.0.

Detroit is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games.

With all that said though, we like Detroit's ability to keep this series close and this is a Lions team so desperate for a win against a team that still is suspect in our opinion here at Gambling911.com. 

We are really going out on a limb here with our first pick for NFL Week 2 of the 2009 regular season and going with the Detroit Lions at +10.

Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Interaction:

Kansas City has 46  Wins and 16  Losses  since 1992 against division opponents at home on the money line, which by the way is -160.  This is a somewhat important factor since Kansas City has won by less than 3 points twice in its 8 wins over Oakland during their last 10 meetings. 

The Raiders are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog of 0.5-3.0.

The Chiefs are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 home games.

It should be noted that the Chiefs hung in with Baltimore, at one point even leading until the final minutes where - like Oakland - they collapsed...only much harder.

Matt Cassel missed the opener with a knee injury and backup Brodie Croyle played well in his absence against a fierce Ravens defense. Cassel's status for this Sunday remains up in the air, but even if he does not play, Croyle showed he is capable of filling in admirably and has good chemistry with emerging receiver Dwayne Bowe.

Defense is a major concern for the Chiefs. Kansas City had only one sack and gave up 198 rushing yards to the Ravens last week.

A bright spot for Oakland: the newly-acquired defensive end from New England, Richard Seymour, had six tackles and two sacks.

Gambling911.com really likes Kansas City to cover the -3 here playing at home and looking like an improved team over last year's group.  This is a small play nonetheless.

Jacksonville Jaguars -3 at Sports Interaction:

The things that really stand out in our minds when we examine the Cardinals vs. Jaguars is the Cardinals tough time coming to the East during the regular season.  Sure this changed in the post season and shocked everyone but the trend was to completely come unraveled visiting the East during the entire 2008 regular season. The Cardinals lost in all five of their regular-season trips across country last year. They did travel to Carolina and beat the Panthers in the playoffs, but questions remain about Arizona's ability to win consistently on the East Coast.

Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher


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