NFL odds, picks for Week 2: Advanced computer model loving Vikings and Eagles –

With major storylines unfolding like Le’Veon Bell’s continued absence in Pittsburgh and NFL stars like Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger and Leonard Fournette battling injuries heading into Week 2, NFL odds continue to change. The Steelers are now favored by 5.5 points after opening at -4.5 against the Chiefs, the Broncos are -6.5 against Jon Gruden and the Raiders after opening at -4.5, and the Packers are favored by just one point against the Vikings in an NFC North showdown that opened at Green Bay -2.5. With NFL odds and lines swinging from side to side in the hours leading up to kickoff on Sunday, you’ll want to see the Week 2 NFL picks and predictions from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

This proprietary computer model went 176-80 last season and beat over 95 percent of CBS Office Pool players in 2016 and 2017. It also performed better than 98 percent of experts tracked by during that span. Additionally, it went 48-34 on A-rated picks against the spread last season, and $100 bettors who followed it the past two seasons are up nearly $4,000.

It finished Week 1 strong, nailing three of its final four picks, including backing the Jets (+281) on the money line in their 48-17 upset of the Lions on Monday night.

Now it has simulated every snap of Week 2 of the 2018 NFL season 10,000 times and its Week 2 NFL picks are in.

One Week 2 NFL pick the model likes: the Eagles (-3) knock off the Buccaneers on the road.

Nick Foles continues to fill in for Carson Wentz and the model says he pushes for 300 yards and two touchdowns. The Bucs get 263 yards from Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was impressive in place of Jameis Winston (suspension) in Week

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