NFL preseason betting for Week #2 has been greatly affected by injuries.
Some starting quarterbacks are out, star receivers and running backs are injured, while some teams have multiple injuries. Making an NFL preseason bet at the online sportsbook should be done with full information regarding injuries.
NFL preseason betting on Thursday has already seen a big line move as the New England Patriots host the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals will be without starting quarterback Carson Palmer and the NFL preseason betting line has moved from New England a 4.5 point NFL preseason bet favorite to the Patriots a touchdown favorite. The other game on Thursday has also been affected by injuries. Philadelphia is at Indianapolis and the Colts are dealing with injuries. The Eagles started as a two-point favorite in NFL preseason betting and they are now a three-point favorite at the online sportsbook. The Colts are missing six starters and perhaps more important, they are without backup quarterback Jim Sorgi. In NFL preseason betting, the backup quarterbacks are critical when making a NFL preseason bet.
On Friday a big NFL preseason betting move occurred as the Atlanta Falcons face the St. Louis Rams. The Rams will be without starting quarterback Marc Bulger and those making an NFL preseason bet have taken the Falcons from a one-point underdog to a three-point NFL preseason betting. That could be an overreaction in NFL preseason betting since the Rams have a solid backup in Kyle Boller who will get more playing time.
Other teams have had injuries that could impact the NFL preseason betting result. The Lions will be without long-time kicker Jason Hanson as he had a minor procedure to deal with a knee injury. The Lions are a three-point online betting underdog at Cleveland and perhaps the NFL preseason betting result could come down to a field goal.
Arizona has a lot of talented receivers but they are missing three that probably would have gotten a lot of playing time behind starters Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin. Steve Breaston (knee), Early Doucet (shoulder) and Michael Ray Garvin (knee) are out. Speaking of receivers, the Bills will be without Terrell Owens again this week. The Bills are 3.5 point NFL preseason betting underdogs at Green Bay this week. T.O. has missed five of six practices and the preseason game against Chicago since getting hurt in the Hall of Fame game.