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2021 NFL Week 3 Best Bets
2021 NFL Week 3 Best Bets
Pat Mayo, Rob Pizzola and Cam Stewart give their 2021 NFL Week 3 Best Bets with their Gold, Silver and Bronze Selections of the Week.
Author(s): Pat Mayo. Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images
NFL Picks: Week 3 Underdog Bets to Consider on DraftKings Sportsbook
NFL Picks: Week 3 Underdog Bets to Consider on DraftKings Sportsbook
A 1-2 record with my NFL underdog picks in Week 2 dropped my season record to 4-2. As we look to bounce back in Week 3, there are a few interesting options to consider. Here are three underdogs that could prove to be profitable this week on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Author(s): mikebarner. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images
NFL Betting Trends: Team Records Against the Spread and Totals on DraftKings Sportsbook for Week 3
NFL Betting Trends: Team Records Against the Spread and Totals on DraftKings Sportsbook for Week 3
The underdogs prevailed again in Week 2, covering in nine games with the Las Vegas Raiders, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Titans winning straight up. The over/under was an even split at 8-8, so there were no leans in any direction.
Author(s): Reid Fowler. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

2021 NFL Week 3 Odds and Betting

NFL Week 3 begins with a Thursday Night Football game between the Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans, and it’s one of several games with a betting line that’s lopsided towards the favorite. Week 2 had more mismatches than Week 1, but Week 3 appears to have even more than Week 2 with six teams that are favored by at least a touchdown, although only one of them is favored by double-digits. The team with a line that’s more than 10 is the Denver Broncos, facing the New York Jets, and it could be a game that draws a lot of attention from Colorado and New Jersey bettors. It’s not uncommon to see the Jets as large underdogs, but the Broncos being favored to this degree is something that hasn’t happened much in recent years.

There are a few NFL Week 3 lines that have already moved around to a significant extent, with the clearest example being the Sunday afternoon game from Las Vegas between the Raiders and the Miami Dolphins. The Raiders had initially opened as one-point favorites, before the combination of results in Week 2 moved the line up to 5.5. The number has since fallen back to 3.5, and it appears as though the mix of quarterback injury updates on both sides is causing the spread to wiggle back and forth. There’s one game on the Week 3 schedule with an especially relevant move to the total, as the initial line of 47 in the New England Patriots vs. New Orleans Saints game has plummeted all the way down to 41.5.

In the futures betting market, there continues to be some stagnation in the odds, at least in terms of the divisional favorites. The Tennessee Titans are up to -200 to win the AFC South, but they were already slight favorites when the season began. The Kansas City Chiefs’ odds have taken a hit following their loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night, though they remain the favorites to win the AFC West at -190. In the AFC North, the Ravens are back in front after that win against the Chiefs, though the Cleveland Browns are still just slightly behind them after winning their first two games of the season. There hasn’t been much change to the NFL MVP odds either, though Tom Brady and Kyler Murray both moved from +1000 to +750 after some strong performances in Week 2.

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