It was a good solid start for my picks last week — which I will take considering how crazy Week 2 of an NFL season can be after the uncertainty of Week 1. Get-even week can be challenging.
I went 9-7 against the spread in our CBSSports Expert picks, 10-6 straight up and 3-2 with my best bets as part of the Pick Six Podcast. That brings my record ATS to 17-15, 17-14-1 straight up and 8-3 with my best bets.
The best bets should have been 4-1, but the Rams dozed off late and let the Falcons get the cover after dominating most of the game.
That happens. But if I can go 8-3 with the best bets every two weeks, I will take it.
This week features some great matchups, but it also features games where I think the line is a little out of whack. I think I can use that to keep the hot start going.
Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET (Amazon Prime)
Featured Game | Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Browns are coming off a terrible home loss to the Jets, while the Steelers did little on offense in losing to the Patriots. These division road games can be tough on a team on a short week. But the Browns haven’t looked great so far this season. They will win it, but it’s close.
Pick: Browns 24, Steelers 23
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox, FuboTV)
Featured Game | Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints