NFL Week 3 Odds + Predictions
Looking for NFL Week 3 Odds and free NFL picks? Week 3 of the NFL season is upon us and as per usual there is a solid slate of games for us to chomp on. Vegas has come out with the early lines for each of the games – some are shocking like the one from the Thursday Night and the Broncos/Bengals game while some are as you would expect. Keep in mind that the lines may move as we get closer to game-time.
That means if you like what you see, act fast and avoid the line moving in a way that may not be beneficial to your thinking.
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NFL Week 3 Odds for Week 3 NFL Action
Texans at Patriots (Opening line: Texans, -2.5)
This is one of the games that may see some movement of the line – either way. Jacoby Brissett figures to get the start at QB – who knows what to expect?
That said this is a Bill Belichick team that prides itself on a superior system.
The Patriots haven’t lost a home primetime game to an AFC team since 2008 (11-0) and are 28-0 straight up at home since 2009 against non-divisional AFC teams.
That said I am taking the surging Texans to get it done by a field goal this week – New England is due for a hiccup without Brady – they absolutely have to be!
Broncos at Bengals (Opening line: Bengals, -3.5)
Here’s another interesting line – the 2-0 Broncos are underdogs against a Bengals team that is 4-0 in their last four home openers. I am one that thought the Broncos were an aberration but has come around to the realization that they are for real!
I’m not quite sure about the Bengals yet – I like the underdog to ride their insane defense to an unfathomable 3-0 start.
Raiders at Titans (Opening line: Pick’em)
This line has moved – the Titans are actually favored at home in this game.
The problem with Oakland is their defense that has given up 500+ yards in each game this year. The good thing is that Tennessee’s offense still isn’t all that great.
Oakland won this meeting in Tennessee last year – I like them to do so again – they are simply the better team.
Cardinals at Bills (Opening line: Cardinals, -6.5)
The Cardinals will look for their first win in Buffalo since 1971! Buffalo is a mess right now and based on the look of Arizona’s offense in Week 2 there is little reason to think they won’t absolutely blow Buffalo out of the stadium in this one.
This game isn’t close with Arizona running up the score yet again.
Ravens at Jaguars (Opening line: Pick’em)
The Ravens will likely be favored in this game despite being on the road. After all the Jags are STILL the Jags! Jacksonville arrives off a 38-14 loss to a pretty bad San Diego team while the Ravens?
They are 2-0. Despite the fact that the Jags won this matchup last year I’m taking the better team in this one – that distinction belongs to Baltimore!
Browns at Dolphins (Opening line: Dolphins, -7)
Does anyone know who is going to start at QB for the Browns? It could be ugly! Take Miami no matter what the line is.
Redskins at Giants (Opening line: Giants, -4)
The Redskins haven’t won in New York since 2011 and they don’t look like they are in any position to snap that streak anytime soon. The G-Men have won by at least 11 in all of those games – stats too difficult to ignore. Take the 2-0 Giants to push Washington to 0-3 here!
Lions at Packers (Opening line: Packers, -8)
The Lions won in Green Bay for the first time in 25 tries last season – I can’t see it happening again. It seems like it’s just a matter of how much the Pack win by!
The last eight games between the teams in Green Bay has resulted in a 7-1 record for the Pack with the average margin of victory being almost 12 points. I think Green Bay walks in their home opener – there is no way that they are as bad as they showed against Minnesota in Week 2.
Vikings at Panthers (Opening line: Panthers, -6.5)
First it was Teddy Bridgewater and now it’s Adrian Peterson who is unlikely to suit up for the team. That said the Vikings offense looked pretty good against Green Bay on Sunday and with their stout defense they have a real chance to keep this game close.
I am a believer in Minnesota – my guess is that they give Carolina all they can handle – a win on Sunday wouldn’t be a shock at all. Take Minnesota to cover the 6.5.
49ers at Seahawks (Opening line: Seahawks, -11)
Ugh! The Seahawks have scored one offensive TD in their two games this year – totally out of sync! They have averaged 8.5 points per game – out of whack when looking at the line.
Mind you they have beaten San Fran by 10 or more points in their last four meetings. Something tells me that Seattle’s offensive struggles aren’t over and that they win but in a low scoring game. It all adds up to San Francisco covering the 11 points.
Rams at Buccaneers (Opening line: Bucs, -3.5)
The Rams are a pretty bad road team – 7-18 straight up and 8-16-1 ATS in their last 25 away from home. That said LA may have found some mojo in their win against Seattle and Todd Gurley has a real chance to finally break out on Sunday.
I like the underdog Rams in this one – I can’t believe I’m saying that!
Steelers at Eagles (Opening line: Steelers, -5.5)
The Eagles have beaten up on some pretty bad teams en route to their 2-0 start. I think the Cinderella ends Sunday as the Steelers reborn defense holds down Carson Wentz and company and the Steelers score at will… again.
Take the Steelers by a TD.
Jets at Chiefs (Opening line: Chiefs, -4)
The Chiefs haven’t looked great so far in the young season – the Jets defense should be able to control the Chiefs offensive line which has been awful so far.
The Arrowhead mystique seems to be a thing of the past – I like the Jets to get their first win there since 1998. The Jets look like a contender – the Chiefs have all the makings of a pretender.
Chargers at Colts (Opening line: Colts, -3)
The Colts are a better team than their 0-2 record suggests. Injuries have absolutely ravaged the Chargers offense – they will absolutely need to score against a Colts offense that will likely put up a ton of points on Sunday.
I don’t see San Diego scoring enough. This game has blowout written all over it – gotta love Indy here.
Bears at Cowboys (Opening line: Cowboys, -4)
Wow – the Bears look totally inept and now they face the prospect of heading into Week 3 without Jay Cutler who got another boo-boo on his hand.
Chicago could wind up being one of the three or four worst teams in the NFL this year – Sunday will be further proof as the Cowboys offense operates with impunity and Chicago’s offense gets stuck in the mud… again.
Falcons at Saints (Opening line: Saints, -3.5)
Two disappointing teams square off on Monday night. Drew Brees at home on Monday night is pretty hard to bet against – he is 12-4 straight up in such games.
The Falcons Matt Ryan is the exact opposite – he seems to wilt in prime time and is 1-5 in his last six tries. New Orleans is due – I am expecting them to roll over the Falcons and a hobbled Julio Jones.
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