Winning in Week 3 a daunting task for NFL bettors
Week 3 of the National Football League season is a tough one for Football Betting fans, with a number of close matchups and lots of line movement.
But a few games standout, including the Tennessee Titans’ trip to New York City on Sunday, where they’ll face the Jets (1 pm ET, CBS).
New York is a 2.5-point favorite in NFL Betting Lines at betED.com.
What makes this tilt noteworthy is that the once-mighty Titans are winless in 2009, and the Jets are, somewhat surprisingly, unbeaten.
The Titans will also be looking for payback, as they got thumped 34-13 by the Jets as 5.5-point home favorites last season.
The Jets beat the New England Patriots 16-9 as a 3.5-point underdog in Week 2. The score fell under the total of 45.
Tennessee is 0-2 SU and 1-1 ATS while New York is 2-0 SU and 2-0 ATS.
Another matchup that stands out is the San Francisco 49ers visiting Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings in a clash of unbeaten teams.
The Vikings are a near-perfect 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS the last five teams they’ve hosted the 49ers. The teams haven’t squared off since Dec. 9, 2007, when the Vikings had little trouble downing the 49ers 27-7 as 8.5-point road favorites. The score in that game went under the total of 39.
In their last game, the 49ers beat division rival Seattle Seahawks 23-10 as a 1-point home favorite in Week 2, while the Vikings defeated division rival Detroit Lions 27-13 as a 10-point favorite in Week 2.
San Francisco is 2-0 SU and ATS and Minnesota is also 2-0 SU and ATS.
And another game of note is the Chicago Bears taking on the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field.
The Bears and Seahawks play each other very evenly, as Seattle has a slight 3-2 SU edge over the past five while Chicago has a 3-2 ATS edge over that span.
The teams last met in the NFL Playoffs on Jan. 14, 2007, when Seattle won 30-23 as 5.5-point home favorites.
Chicago is 1-1 SU and 1-1 ATS and Chicago is also 1-1 SU and 1-1 ATS.
Check out betED.com for a full list of NFL Lines.
Week 3 Matchups
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2009
New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins vs. Detroit Lions
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans
San Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings
Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots
Tennessee Titans vs. New York Jets
Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Rams
Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens
New Orleans Saints vs. Buffalo Bills
Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Miami Dolphins vs. San Diego Chargers
Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders
Indianapolis Colts vs. Arizona Cardinals
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2009
Carolina Panthers vs. Dallas Cowboys