Lorenzo’s Lock is a weekly series with our partner Gannett Media and part of Bet For the Win. It includes 3 picks for the upcoming NFL weekend.
NFL week 2 is here and so is Lorenzo with his picks, brought to you by Tipico Sportsbook! After a thrilling opening weekend, Lorenzo is back to deliver his locks of the week.
DON'T SLEEP ON THE UNDERDOGS
To kicks things off, Lorenzo is looking at a massive line in the Seahawks vs 49ers game. There is a lot of uncertainty with what Trey Lance can bring to the table. On the other side, Seattle is coming off a huge victory against Denver and Geno Smith looked very comfortable in the pocket. Watch out as Seattle is very undervalued to begin the season. Though Lorenzo thinks Seattle won’t win outright, he feels they’ll keep it close.
Lorenzo is locking in SEA +9.5 at SF
DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS
On to the second pick, an AFC classic rivalry. The Patriots are on the road again and look to avoid opening the season 0-2 as they face a tough Steelers defense. Pittsburgh will be without T.J. Watt, while the Patriots' Mac Jones will be slowed down by a back injury. Mike Tomlin has been lights out when his team is an underdog, going 14-3-2 against the spread. New England seems to lack an offensive identity this season and Lorenzo is all over Pittsburgh in this matchup.
Lorenzo is locking in PIT +2.5 vs. NE
CLEVELAND'S DEFENSE LINE WILL PREVAIL
The Jets haven’t covered the spread in a September game since week 3 of the 2019 season. Lorenzo doesn’t believe Flacco and the Jets can keep pace with the Browns, who ran for 217 yards in week one, the second most in the NFL this season. Cleveland's ferocious defensive line should get to Flacco on almost every play, limiting Flacco's ability. The Browns look to start the season 2-0 after trading Baker Mayfield. Will this investment pay dividends? Lorenzo is expecting the Browns to roll through the Jets and cover the spread.
Lorenzo is locking in CLV -5.5 vs. NYJ
We hope you fans are ready for week 2's slate of games. Please enjoy the games and remember, Lorenzo's Locks are BOOSTED from +569 to +650 live in Tipico Sportsbook on desktop and in the mobile app on the App Store and Google Play store.
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