Week 3 within the NFL kicked off Thursday evening with Cleveland’s 29-17 win over Pittsburgh.
There are six extra divisional matchups on this week’s schedule, together with an anticipated AFC East matchup between the Buffalo Payments and Miami Dolphins who put up the 2 excessive scores in Week 2 combining for 83 factors in a pair of spectacular wins.
The favorite (Browns -4.5) and over (37.5) each hit on Thursday, which has been an unusual double outcome early this season. General, underdogs are 18-14-1 in opposition to the unfold (ATS) and a whopping two-thirds of video games (22-11) have completed below the whole.
Let’s take a look at the Week 3 board with betting traces, totals and tidbits, plus weekly picks and parlays.
SPREADS & TOTALS
New Orleans Saints (-2.5) vs. Carolina Panthers (+2.5) | Over/Underneath: 40.5
Houston Texans (+2.5) vs. Chicago Bears (-2.5) | Over/Underneath: 39.5
Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (-5.5) vs. Indianapolis Colts (+5.5) | Over/Underneath: 50.5
Buffalo Payments (-5.5) vs. Miami Dolphins (+5.5) | Over/Underneath: 52.5
Detroit Lions (+5.5) vs. Minnesota Vikings (-5.5) | Over/Underneath: 52.5
Baltimore Ravens (-2.5) vs. New England Patriots (+2.5) | Over/Underneath: 44.5
Cincinnati Bengals (-6.0) vs. New York Jets (+6.0) | Over/Underneath: 43.5
Las Vegas Raiders (-1.5) vs. Tennessee Titans (+1.5) | Over/Underneath: 45.5
Philadelphia Eagles (-6.5) vs. Washington Commanders (+6.5) | Over/Underneath: 47.5
Jacksonville Jaguars (N/A) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (N/A) | Over/Underneath: N/A
Los Angeles Rams (-3.5) vs. Arizona Cardinals (+3.5) | Over/Underneath: 48.5
Atlanta Falcons (+1.0) vs. Seattle Seahawks (-1.0) | Over/Underneath: 41.5
Inexperienced Bay Packers (+1.5) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-1.5) | Over/Underneath: 41.5
San Francisco 49ers (-1.5) vs. Denver Broncos (+1.5) | Over/Underneath: 43.5
Dallas Cowboys (+1.0) vs. New York Giants (-1.0) | Over/Underneath: 39.5
As you may see above, oddsmakers expect the Week 3 slate to be slightly aggressive with no unfold exceeding 6.5 factors.
The Chiefs, Payments, Ravens, Saints, Bengals, Raiders, Eagles, Rams and 49ers are visiting groups laying chalk this week. Highway favourites are 8-5-1 on the season.
The Chargers had been this week’s largest listed favourites at a transformed landing minus the hook (-7.0) till Friday afternoon when the workforce introduced QB Justin Herbert can be a sport time choice after Chase Daniel took first-team reps on Friday. You’ll should verify nearer to kickoff earlier than deciding how or if to guess on their AFC matchup in opposition to the Jaguars.
Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes is 6-0 with 15 TDs and two INTs enjoying in a dome in his profession and he’s enjoying on the Colts, who might select to open their retractable roof. Indy is predicted to get receiver Michael Pittman again following an embarrassing 24-0 loss to the Jaguars.
May this maybe be the ultimate time we see an Aaron Rodgers vs. Tom Brady showdown?
Buffalo is permitting fewer than 150 passing yards per sport and going up in opposition to Miami’s dynamic duo of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle who mixed for greater than receiving 290 yards final week alone. The Dolphins, in the meantime, have allowed extra yards per passing try (8.7) than any workforce this season.
Denver is essentially the most penalized workforce in each whole penalties and penalty yards. Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett and Matt Rhule of the Panthers may already be feeling the stress.
Wasington’s Carson Wentz at the moment ranks second in passing yards and is tied for the league lead with seven passing TDs via two video games. He’s beginning in opposition to the Eagles, the workforce that drafted him second general in 2016, for the primary time in his profession.
Micah Parsons of the Cowboys didn’t document a sack a sack in opposition to the Giants throughout his unbelievable rookie season however can he wreak havoc on Daniel Jones in prime time Monday evening?
MIKEY J’S CARD …
(Every week all through the common season I’ll be sharing a few of my picks for the Sunday/Monday slate and can observe my document, so you may observe or fade responsibly all season lengthy. 2022 general document so far: 10-16)
Right here’s hoping you light my Week 2 picks as a result of if you happen to did you made financial institution! I’m having a Matt Ryan-esque begin to my 2022 – taking the below in two of the three highest scoring video games of the week didn’t enhance the arrogance – however similar to the Colts QB goals to bounce again in opposition to a frightening opponent in Week 3, I purpose to bounce again in opposition to a frightening board.
Favourites ATS (3-4): 49ers -1.5, Raiders -1.5, Rams -3.5, Chiefs -5.5
Underdogs ATS (2-3): Packers +1.5, Cowboys +1.0, Dolphins +5.5
Overs (1-3): BUF/MIA 52.5, LV/TEN 45.5
Unders (1-3): HOU/CHI 39.5, DAL/NYG 39.5, GB/TB 41.5
Moneyline canines (2-3): Packers, Cowboys
Hill, Stefon Diggs and Waddle rank 1/2/3 respectively in NFL receiving yards this yr and after each groups posted 40-burgers in Week 2, I’m betting the over largely hoping this sport lives as much as its thrilling potential. There’s additionally a number of key defensive accidents for the Payments.
The Colts solely being 5.5-point canines in opposition to the Chiefs has the scent of a rat line. Sniff sniff Ravens -2.5 is one other. Greater than 70 per cent of the general public is on each the Chiefs and Ravens but these traces have shifted in direction of the Colts and Patriots all through the week. Ravens-Patriots is a canine or go state of affairs for me with however similar to the general public I’m having a tricky time envisioning this Colts workforce shutting down Mahomes after how unhealthy they’ve seemed to open the season. I understand this can be a sq. decide but I’m making it in any case!
THE WEEKLY RIDLEY
(Falcons star WR Calvin Ridley was suspended for the complete 2022 marketing campaign for betting on video games. The NFL concluded he positioned three multi-leg parlay bets (three-, five- and eight-game parlays) that included the Falcons profitable. Every week all through the common season we are going to try to money three ranges of Ridley-inspired parlays. 2022 document: 0-6 after two weeks)
OK, buddies, this might be one! Expectations for the Falcons have been so low this season there have been solely a handful of weeks on the schedule we had circled as a possible victory. Week 3 in opposition to Seattle is the primary of these weeks. Atlanta put up a struggle within the fourth quarter versus the Rams however fell to 0-2 on the season. There’s some legit optimism the Falcons can publish their first win of the yr. Hitching my wagon to final yr’s Tremendous Bowl finalists to assist full the primary stage.
Ridley Parlay Degree 1 (+330): Falcons (-105), Rams (-180), Bengals (-240)
Ridley Parlay Degree 2 (+941): Falcons (-105), Rams (-180), Bengals (-240), Eagles (-290), 49ers (-125)
Ridley Parlay Degree 3 (+5668): Falcons (-105), Rams (-180), Bengals (-240), Eagles (-290), 49ers (-125), Vikings (-260), Packers (+100), Cowboys (+100)
Weekly Ridley Confidence Degree…