An early look at Sunday’s slate of games and betting odds ahead of an action-packed NFL Week 3
Week 3 of the NFL season will begin with a closely contested fixture between the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars tonight on Thursday Night Football. This will lead into a loaded Sunday slate of 14 matches, bound to be full of excitement, big plays and big talking points.
NFL Week 3 Betting Insights
This will be just the second time in history that there are two favourites of 20 or more points both in action during a single week. The Cowboys (-21) host the Dolphins on Sunday, marking the first time in 32 years that they have been favored by at least that many points. Similarly, the New England Patriots are currently 23-point chalk over the New York Jets.
The Indianapolis Colts have covered the spread in five of their last six match ups with the Atlanta Falcons. Sportsbooks are favoring the Colts on Sunday, installing the club as a two-point favorite.
The New York Giants are 7-1 against the spread across their last eight road meetings with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The G-Men will look to continue that form on Sunday, with opening line Bucs -6.5.
Exciting Sunday Match Ups
Ravens @ Chiefs
Both with 2 wins out of 2, this match up is sure to be a thriller. You always expect brilliance from a team with Mahomes at the heart, which makes betting against the Chiefs a risky move. However, a well-coached Ravens team come into Week 3 full of confidence and momentum. Ravens are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on the road too, which may be significant.
Saints @ Seahawks
Saints quarterback Drew Brees left Sunday’s game with a thumb injury which could see him taking substantial time out. This, and the fact the Seahawks have made their best start to an NFL season since 2013, makes it seem like a straightforward affair for the hosts. The total has gone Over in 5 of the Seahawks’ last 6 games. The Saints are 15-4 SU in their last 19 games.
Rams @ Browns
This one is tough to call. Last season’s Super Bowl runners up, the Rams have been one of the best road teams in the NFL under Sean McVay. They have also been dominant over AFC teams under McVay, going 8-0 straight up and 5-2-1 ATS in his career. However, McVay teams seem to have struggled in primetime. On the other hand, the Browns have covered in four straight games against NFC teams and are 2-0 both straight-up and ATS in primetime games that quarterback Baker Mayfield has played in.