Washington Commanders vs. Detroit Lions picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 2 game?

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The Washington Commanders and Detroit Lions play on Sunday in an NFL Week 2 game.

Which team will get the victory?

Check out these NFL Week 2 picks and predictions for the game, which can be seen at 10 a.m. MST on Fox.

The Lions are a 2.5-point favorite in the game.

NFL Week 2 picks, predictions:

Jeremy Cluff writes: “The Lions narrowly lost to the Eagles in Week 1. We like their chances to narrowly beat the Commanders in Week 2. The Detroit running game will end up sealing the game late.”

Bookies.com: Take the Lions with the points vs. Commanders

Bill Speros writes: “The Lions Betting Hype Train rolled in Week 1. The Cats roared to a back-door cover against Philly with 14 unanswered points in a 38-35 loss. Detroit is a +1.5-point home underdog in Week 2. That seems a bit suspicious. But then again, those swanky casinos and sportsbooks didn’t pay for themselves. The Lions were 11-6 ATS last season. And Washington QB Carson Wentz is 0-2 vs. Detroit as a starter. We like the Lions. We don’t like the Commanders, despite their nail-biting win over Jacksonville.”

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Draft Kings: Go with Commanders with the points vs. Lions

It writes: “The Lions fought back well in their loss to Philly while the Commanders bounced back from a blown lead to get a late touchdown and victory. Detroit at home could be intriguing under Dan Campbell, but I think they’ll be a little overrated coming into this one. In a battle of two shaky quarterbacks, I’ll take Carson Wentz and his weapons over Jared Goff and his.”

ESPN: Commanders have a 54.8% chance to win the game

The site’s Football Power Index gives the Lions a 44.6% shot at picking up the victory.

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Pro Football Network: Take the Lions against the spread vs. Commanders

BJ Rudell writes: “If not for their late-game heroics, the Commanders might be four- or five-point underdogs. The current perception is that Washington is well positioned to compete. But Detroit showed they could keep pace with a tougher Philadelphia unit. I believe D’Andre Swift, Jared Goff, Amon-Ra St. Brown, and the rest of the Lions’ offense will score 30+ again and prevail.”

ATS.IO: Go with the Lions to cover vs. Commanders

Jay Sanin writes: “The Commanders did not do a good job against the run against the Jaguars in Week 1, which will be an issue against Detroit in Week 2. Washington allowed 6.8 yards per carry against Jacksonville, while the Lions averaged 6.5 yards per carry against the Eagles in their opener. Detroit will be able to move the ball on the ground to set the tone for their first win of the 2022 season.”

More: NFL power rankings Week 2: Cardinals, Bengals, Patriots, Packers plummet after Week 1 losses

Reach Jeremy Cluff at jeremy.cluff@arizonarepublic.com. Follow him on Twitter @Jeremy_Cluff.

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