by Matt Fischer
NFL Week 3 is here and keep my the momentum from last week’s picks cashing 11 of 16! Just a 17-15 (53%) start though.
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Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars (-3, 48.5) – Thursday Night Football
The Dolphins need a win and the Jags could get back to a winning record here. I think Miami needs this game more and will come to play. You never know what you’re going to get on Thursday Night Football though. I’m going to take the defenses are tired on the short week and play the total.
The Bet: Over 48.5
Las Vegas Raiders at New England Patriots (-5.5, 47.5)
The Raiders are on a short week and after the Pats had to fly back across the country that’s a wash. I like the Patriots defense in this match-up to force Derek Carr into a late turnover that turns the game.
The Bet: Patriots -5.5
Los Angeles Rams at Buffalo Bills (-2.5, 47)
The Rams have looked good against better competition than Buffalo has played. I like the Bills here to make a statement to get to 3-0.
The Bet: Bills -2.5
Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers (-4, 45)
The Texans have had a brutal start with games against the Chiefs and Ravens. Doesn’t get much easier this week but I expect them to let it all hang out to try to get a W. I love this Pittsburgh team though. With this number I’m worried about a backdoor cover so I’m gonna take the total.
The Bet: Over 45
San Francisco 49ers (-4, 41.5) at New York Giants
Both clubs are banged up. The Niners are traveling back to the same stadium they complained about with the turf last Sunday. I think this is a lackluster game and take the total.
The Bet: Under 41.5
Tennessee Titans (-2.5, 49.5) at Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings haven’t looked good at all in the first two weeks which makes this line stink. Tennessee should be favored by more right? I’m gonna take the Vikings to go for broke and pull out a win at home.
The Bet: Vikings +2.5
Washington Football Team at Cleveland Browns (-7, 45)
The Redskins offense is bad. If Baker and Co. can get up early they’ll roll. I’ve got a feeling that’ll happen and I don’t trust Dwayne Haskins to keep up.
The Bet: Browns -7
Cincinnati Bengals at Philadelphia Eagles (-4.5, 46.5)
I love the Bengals in this spot. I simply don’t trust the Eagles to beat anyone other than maybe the Jets by 5. The Bengals could win outright.
The Bet: Bengals +4.5
Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons (-3, 47.5)
The Falcons come off a crazy disappointing loss in Dallas. I think that’s the motivation to knock the 2-0 Bears back to the pack. I love the Falcons on Sunday.
The Bet: Falcons -3
New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts (-11.5, 44)
Who’s at the wide receiver spot for the Jets this week? They’re injured and have the worst coach in the NFL. I hate laying double digits in the NFL but I think the Colts run away with this one as the Jets don’t get more than 10 points.
The Bet: Colts -11.5
I don’t know what to expect from these two after both defenses looked bad in week 1. I have no confidence in either side so I’ll just take the points.
Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals (-5.5, 55.5)
I love the Cardinals. Kyler Murray is off to a great start and their offense is clicking already. Detroit will be desperate so I look for them to throw everything at the Cardinals trying to get a win. I think the Cardinals put up a bunch of points and the Lions just can’t keep up.
The Bet: Cardinals -5.5
Tampa Bay Bucs (-6, 43.5) at Denver Broncos
Tampa is the better team but I’m not ready to say they are ready to cover laying a TD on the road. The Broncos have played the Titans and Steelers tough the first two weeks so I think they keep this a field goal game.
The Bet: Broncos +6
Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks (-5, 51.5)
Russell Wilson is playing great and I think he torches Dallas on Sunday. Dallas was lucky to win last week and I don’t see them hanging with the Seahawks this Sunday.
The Bet: Seahawks -5
Carolina Panthers at Los Angeles Chargers (-6.5, 43.5)
Justin Herbert looked great in his surprise debut for the Chargers last week. Carolina is improving. I think the Chargers are a little overvalued here.
The Bet: Panthers +6.5
Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints (-3, 52.5) -Sunday Night Football
The Pack has looked great in the first two games and I think it continues this week. I like them to win this game outright.
The Bet: Packers +3
Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens (-3.5, 54) – Monday Night Football
Could be the NFL game of the year. I don’t like the spot for the Chiefs having gone to OT last week on the West Coast and now having to go to the East Coast. I like the Chiefs defense to keep this one close and I’m going to take the hook.
The Bet: Chiefs +3.5
My NFL Week 3 Best Bets:
- Bengals +4.5
- Packers +3
- Falcons -3
- Panthers +6.5
Let’s win in NFL week 3!
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