Week 2 Monday Night Football Odds: Saints vs. Raiders Analysis, Predictions
Week 2 of the 2020 NFL regular-season comes to a close with the Raiders’ Las Vegas debut against the New Orleans Saints. BetRivers.com is your destination for all Week 2 Monday Night Football options, props and NFL betting odds.
Rob Dauster is here to break down the Week 2 Monday Night Football odds for Saints at Raiders and takes a look at the props he likes.
Week 2 went quite well in these parts. Giants (+5.5) hit. Packers (-6.5) hit. Chargers (+8.5) hit, and while they lost to the Chiefs in overtime, that total stayed under 47.5. Another hit.
That’s a 4-0 week, and according to my sources, 4-0 is not bad.
But Week 2 is not over yet, which means that we have a chance to run it up tonight as New Orleans heads to Las Vegas to take on the Raiders. (Yes, that still feels weird to say.)
BetRivers.com Monday Specials:
- Darren Waller to score 1st TD of game (+1200)
- Malcolm Jenkins to record INT (+1150)
- Drew Brees 300+ passing yards & Emmanuel Sanders 100+ receiving yards (+485)
- Saints & Raiders to score 2+ TDs and 2+ FGs each (+420)
- Drew Brees & Derek Carr each record over 249.5 passing yards (+190)
- Alvin Kamara & Josh Jacobs to score over 2.5 combined TDs (+185)
WEEK 2 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ODDS: SAINTS at RAIDERS
- Week 2: 8:20 p.m. ET, ESPN
- MONEYLINE: Saints -195, Raiders +170
- SPREAD: Saints -4, Raiders +4
- OVER/UNDER: 48.5
- IMPLIED SCORE: Saints 27, Raiders 21.5
The most important thing to know heading into this game is that Michael Thomas is not going to be available for the Saints, and that’s important. Not only is he arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL right now, but the Saints offense looked bad in Week 1. They hung a big number up on Tampa Bay, but that had a lot to do with special teams and turnovers. The Saints actually finished Week 1 second-to-last in the NFL at 4.1 yards-per-play.
Brees himself was just 18-30 with 160 yards, and while the Las Vegas defense is not all that impressive, they do have a couple of young, first round picks at cornerback that will have a much easier time dealing with Tre’Quan Smith and 87-year old Emmanuel Sanders than they would have had dealing with Thomas.
So I like Oakland (+5.5). I would love Oakland at (+6), if the line gets that high. It may feel uncomfortable, but so did betting on the Chargers against the Chiefs.
There are a few prop bets that I am intrigued in as well.
The first involves Alvin Kamara. Without Michael Thomas available, there are going to be 10-12 more targets to go around. Kamara is usually in the 7-10 target range himself, and if he is going to soak up a couple more, then I think that Kamara over 37.5 receiving yards (-130) and over 4.5 receptions (-152) seem like good bets.
The other line to keep an eye on is that of Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller. It’s unclear at the time of this writing if Henry Ruggs is going to be able to play tonight. If he is unable to go, someone is going to have to catch passes from Derek Carr. Right now, those lines are currently set at 35.5 receiving yards for Renfrow and 47.5 receiving yards for Waller.