NFL Week 3 Expert Betting Preview | Odds & Tips

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There are 11 unbeaten teams in the NFL after two weeks. The two best, the Chiefs and Ravens, will clash in what should be a game filled with touchdowns, unreal plays, and the next generation of superstars.

Before their Monday Night meeting, the old guard will have a Primetime spot to shine, when the Packers and Saints meet on Sunday night football.

As you can see, NFL Week 2 had insane storylines. Let’s check out the NFL Week 3 games and odds:

Miami Dolphins (0-2) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1)

+2.5 (-110)Spread-2.5 (-110)
O 47.5 (-110)TotalU 47.5 (-110)
Bet On Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Week 3 Game At

The Jaguars are tougher than people thought. Jacksonville averages 28.5 points per game, and their QB Gardner Minshew has thrown six touchdowns in two games.

Miami can’t say the same. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was intercepted three times during the Week 1 defeat against the Patriots. He also got sacked three times in the loss against the Bills.

Public: 57% is with the Jags -2.5.

Game Details

  • Game time: Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 8:20 PM ET
  • Venue: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL
  • TV: NFL Network

Tennessee Titans (2-0) at Minnesota Vikings (0-2)

-2.5 (-110)Spread+2.5 (-110)
O 47.5 (-110)TotalU 47.5 (-110)
Bet On Tennessee Titans vs. Minnesota Vikings NFL Week 3 Game At

The Vikings have been atrocious in the first two weeks. Their defense has allowed 35.5 points per game (second-worst), and their offense ranks dead last in passing yards.

Titans RB Derrick Henry has averaged 3.6 yards per carry this season and hasn’t scored. QB Ryan Tannehill has been balling without Henry’s production. Tannehill has thrown six touchdowns already.

Public: 68% is with the Titans -2.5.

Game Details

  • Game time: Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 1:00 PM ET
  • Venue: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
  • TV: CBS

Chicago Bears (2-0) at Atlanta Falcons (0-2)

+3.5 (-110)Spread-3.5 (-110)
O 47.5 (-110)TotalU 47.5 (-110)
Bet On Chicago Bears vs. Atlanta Falcons NFL Week 3 Game At

The Bears are 2-0, but nothing has been easy. Chicago barely beat the Lions and Giants, two of the worst teams in the league. Mitchell Trubisky threw two interceptions against New York last weekend.

The Falcons have the second-best passing offense in the NFL. That hasn’t stopped them from starting the season 0-2 after blowing a 20-0 lead against Dallas. Their defense has allowed the most points (39.0 PPG) in the NFL.

Public: 88% is with the Falcons -3.5.

Game Details

  • Game time: Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 1:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
  • TV: FOX

LA Rams (2-0) at Buffalo Bills (2-0)

+2.5 (-110)Spread-2.5 (-110)
O 47.5 (-110)TotalU 47.5 (-110)
Bet On LA Rams vs. Buffalo Bills NFL Week 3 Game At

This is a low-key great game. The Rams have taken advantage of two weak NFC East teams. Now they are about to face real opposition.

These two teams have different styles. Buffalo has become a passing team, leading the NFL alongside Atlanta in passing yards. Josh Allen has thrown six touchdowns without interceptions.

The Rams have the third-best rushing average in the league. The best part is they have done with a running back committee. Yet, keep in mind RB Malcolm Brown left the game against the Eagles with a finger injury.

Public: 51% is with the Bills -2.5.

Game Details

  • Game time: Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 1:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Bills Stadium, Orchard Park, NY
  • TV: FOX

Washington Football Team (1-1) at Cleveland Browns (1-1)

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+7 (-110)Spread-7 (-110)
O 44 (-110)TotalU 44 (-110)
Bet On Washington Football Team vs. Cleveland Browns NFL Week 3 Game At

The Browns will have ten days to prepare for Washington after beating Cincinnati. Their defense sacked Bengals QB Joe Burrow three times.

They have a favorable matchup against Washington’s offensive line. QB Dwayne Haskins has been sacked seven times in two weeks already.

Public: 54% is with the Browns -7.

Game Details

  • Game time: Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 1:00 PM ET
  • Venue: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
  • TV: FOX

San Francisco 49ers (1-1) at NY Giants (0-2)

-4.5 (-110)Spread+4.5 (-110)
O 41 (-110)TotalU 41 (-110)
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The Niners and Giants were the two most beaten up teams in the NFL in week two. San Francisco lost DE Nick Bosa and DT Solomon Thomas for the season, while QB Jimmy Garoppolo and RB Raheem Mostert will miss a few weeks.

The Giants lost RB Saquon Barkley for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, and WR Sterling Shepard is dealing with a turf toe.

Public: 51% is with the Giants +4.5.

Game Details

  • Game time: Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 1:00 PM ET
  • Venue: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  • TV: FOX

Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (0-2)

+6.5 (-110)Spread-6.5 (-110)
O 46.5 (-110)TotalU 46.5 (-110)
Bet On Cincinnati Bengals vs. Philadelphia Eagles NFL Week 3 Game At

The Eagles are desperate for a win, and Cincinnati seems to be the perfect fit to bounce back after a poor start.

Both teams have depleted offensive lines. Don’t expect either Joe Burrow or Carson Wentz to be comfortable in the pocket. Yet, both are good enough to score points without having good protection around them.

Public: 94% is with the Eagles -6.5.

Game Details

  • Game time: Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 1:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
  • TV: CBS

Houston Texans (0-2) at Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0)

+3.5 (-110)Spread-3.5 (-110)
O 45 (-110)TotalU 45 (-110)
Bet On Houston Texans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Week 3 Game At

According to PFF, the Texans allowed the most pressures on their quarterback after two weeks. That’s a lousy matchup considering Pittsburgh sacked Broncos’ QB Jeff Driskel six times and Drew Lock once.

The Steelers offense has scored 26 points in back-to-back weeks, but both against inferior teams. Houston is another bad team with very little to fight for this season.

Public: 97% is with the Steelers -3.5.

Game Details

  • Game time: Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 1:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
  • TV: CBS

Las Vegas Raiders (2-0) at New England Patriots (1-1)

+6 (-110)Spread-6 (-110)
O 48 (-110)TotalU 48 (-110)
Bet On Las Vegas Raiders vs. New England Patriots NFL Week 3 Game At

Both Las Vegas and New England have overachieved so far. Nobody saw the Raiders as a 2-0 team to start the season, let alone when one of those games was against the Saints.

And few believed the Patriots would be ready to compete with all their offseason subtractions. New England has been impressive with the little talent they have on both sides of the ball.

Patriots’ QB Cam Newton is averaging 8.8 yards per pass this season, which is sixth-best in the league. The problem is he has only thrown one touchdown pass in two games.

Public: 52% is with the Raiders +6.

Game Details

  • Game time: Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 4:05 PM ET
  • Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
  • TV: CBS

NY Jets (0-2) at Indianapolis Colts (1-1)

+10.5 (-110)Spread-10.5 (-110)
O 43.5 (-110)TotalU 43.5 (-110)
Bet On NY Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts NFL Week 3 Game At

Adam Gase is the odds-on favorite at +125 to be the first coach fired this season. The Jets have been a mess as they rank second-worst in passing yards, rushing yards, and scoring.

The Colts defense intercepted Vikings’ QB, Kirk Cousins, three times, and kept him at a 15.9 passer rating in Week 2. However, the unit will miss safety Malik Hooker for the rest of the season. The defensive back tore his Achilles.

Public: 94% is with the Colts -10.5.

Game Details

  • Game time: Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 4:05 PM ET
  • Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
  • TV: CBS

Carolina Panthers (0-2) at LA Chargers (1-1)

Both the Panthers and Chargers fought hard against a more prominent opponent in Week 2 but came up short.

Carolina lost RB Christian McCaffrey for 4-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain. The Panthers have scored five touchdowns this season. Four have come from C-Mac.

The Chargers haven’t named a starting QB for Week 3. Tyrod Taylor had some chest pains before the meeting against Kansas City. Rookie Justin Herbert replaced him. Herbert almost beat Kansas City, completing 22 of 33 passes for 311 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.

Game Details

  • Game time: Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 4:05 PM ET
  • Venue: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA
  • TV: CBS

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) at Denver Broncos (0-2)

-6 (-110)Spread+6 (-110)
O 43.5 (-110)TotalU 43.5 (-110)
Bet On Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Denver Broncos NFL Week 3 Game At

The Buccaneers struggled a little to beat the lousy Carolina Panthers. According to PFF, Buccaneers’ receivers have dropped eight passes in the first two games, three that would have been touchdowns. That’s the most by any team in the NFL.

The Broncos suffered several injuries against the Steelers. Denver won’t have QB Drew Lock (shoulder) for several weeks, while WR Cortland Sutton (knee) is out for the season. Those two join RB Philip Lindsay (toe), who will miss a month.

Public: 87% is with the Bucs -6.

Game Details

  • Game time: Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 4:25 PM ET
  • Venue Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
  • TV: FOX

Detroit Lions (0-2) at Arizona Cardinals (2-0)

+5.5 (-110)Spread-5.5 (-110)
O 54.5 (-110)TotalU 54.5 (-110)
Bet On Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals NFL Week 3 Game At

These two teams tied in the first game of the 2019 season. A lot has changed since then. Arizona looks like an absolute juggernaut on offense, while Detroit looks worse every week.

The Lions have lost eleven games in a row dating back to last season, including four where they had a double-digit advantage at some point in those games.

Public: 94% is with the Cardinals -5.5.

Game Details

  • Game time: Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 4:25 PM ET
  • Venue: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ
  • TV: FOX

Dallas Cowboys (1-1) at Seattle Seahawks (2-0)

+5 (-110)Spread-5 (-110)
O 53.5 (-110)TotalU 53.5 (-110)
Bet On Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks NFL Week 3 Game At

After two weeks, Russell Wilson is the odds-on favorite to win the MVP award at +330. He has thrown nine touchdowns against only 11 incompletions, completing 82.5% of his passes. It’s clear why he has leapfrogged Mahomes in odds markets for the NFL MVP.

Dallas looks like a poorly coached team that was lucky against Atlanta. The Cowboys should have been 0-2, entering desperation mode in Seattle. It doesn’t look like the team has improved under Mike McCarthy.

Public: 90% is with the Seahawks -5.

Game Details

  • Game time: Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 4:25 PM ET
  • Venue: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
  • TV: FOX

Green Bay Packers (2-0) at New Orleans Saints (1-1)

+3 (-110)Spread-3 (-110)
O 52 (-110)TotalU 52 (-110)
Bet On Green Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints NFL Week 3 Game At

Somehow after just two weeks, Saints’ QB Drew Brees looks very ordinary. It looks like he has lost his touch on downfield throws, and in the loss against the Raiders, he sure missed WR Michael Thomas.

Thomas will try to play on Sunday night against the Packers. He’s dealing with a high ankle sprain, which means there is no guarantee he will be available. Keep an eye on him during the week.

Aaron Rodgers, on the contrary, looks renewed. He has thrown the six touchdowns and no interceptions and leads the best scoring offense in NFL (42.1 PPG). Their running game deserves a lot of praise as well. The Packers lead the league with 208.5 rushing yards per game after two weeks.

Packers WR Davante Adams (hamstring) will be limited in practice all week, but he should be ready to go on Sunday.

Public: 52% is with the Packers +3.

Game Details

  • Game time: Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 8:20 PM ET
  • Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
  • TV: NBC

Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) at Baltimore Ravens (2-0)

+3 (-110)Spread-3 (-110)
O 53.5 (-110)TotalU 53.5 (-110)
Bet On Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens NFL Week 3 Game At

It is the biggest game of the week, with the last two MVPs going against each other on national TV. Pat Mahomes leads the series 2-0 against Lamar Jackson, and neither of those games has been close. Yet, this is the first time the meeting is in Baltimore.

The Chiefs’ offensive line is a problem. It’s allowing the fifth most pressure in the NFL and committed a bunch of penalties in the last drive against the Chargers during regulation.

Either way, this game should have fireworks all over the place.

Public: 51% is with the Ravens -3.

Game Details

  • Game time: Monday, September 28, 2020 | 8:15 PM ET
  • Venue: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
  • TV: ESPN

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