Brandon A. Quick |  Tue 18/09/2018 - 15:31 EDT

Best Picks for NFL’s Week #3

Best Picks for NFL’s Week #3
It's hard to believe that two NFL weeks are already in the books, but that's where we are. Time to focus on these Week 3 lines and find our best plays. As usual, I'll dig into the top games according to wagering value. Here we go.

A quick glance at the Week 3 board shows that of the 13 lines posted this Sunday (no line yet posted on the Titans/Jags game), 10 home field teams are favored. That’s a pretty strong statement from the linemakers in Vegas, but what exactly does it say? 

To me, it may suggest that the lines are simply weak and that home teams are getting a bit too much credit in the absence of other quality information. Thus, the strategy will be to find the best 3 road dogs and roll the dice. Here are the 3 point spreads we will take a closer look at:

TOP 3 Road Underdogs

  • Cincinnatti + 3 at Carolina
  • Buffalo +17 at Minnesota
  • San Francisco +6.5 at Kansas City

Best Bet

Let’s start with what I think is the best bet of Week 3. The 49’ers (1-1) were a dark horse pick to make some noise this season and that hasn’t changed after splitting their first two games. The bettors and oddsmakers are probably giving KC too much credit after two dominating offensive performances and it just feel like the right time to jump on the opposite side here. 

It looks like this game could turn into a shoot-out as the boys from the west coast travel to KC and I like the fact that we’ll have 6.5 to work with. I’ll stop short of saying San Fran wins this game outright, but I think they’ll be able to compete every step of the way in a tight and high-scoring game. 

Let’s go with San Fran +6.5

Next-best play

The Bills are bad and the Vikings are good. That’s starting with the obvious as Buffalo travels to Minnesota for a game that looks like a sure win for the boys in purple. But aren’t these still professonal football teams? Buffalo showed signs of improvement last week against the Chargers after being obliterated by the Raves in Week 1. I’m thinking that horrid Week 1 performance is still lingering in the minds of gamblers everywhere, but I also think the Buffalo secondary improves enough to keep things closer than most expect. 

Let’s take Buffalo +17

Another pick to click

The Bengals have looked unexpectedly solid in the first two weeks and start the season 2-0, backing their good preseason form. I think they reasonably have a better team than Carolina, so they wrong squad is favored in this game. If Vegas is going to gift us three points, why not take them up on the offer? 

Play Cincinnatti +3

See below the top sportsbooks where you can wager online and choose the best one for you:

Category : Sports Betting News

Tag : nfl , nfl odds , NFL Week 3

Leave a comment
More articles...
Sports Betting News - 18/02/19
Major League Soccer Betting Guide for the 2019 Season 
The 2019 Major League Soccer (MLS) season is the 24th season of the exciting competition running from March 2nd through to November 10th when the 2019 MLS Cup takes place. Atlanta United FC are the reigning MLS Cup champions, having defeated Portland Timbers two-nil in 2018 and they are the second-favorites to win this year’s competition. New York Red Bulls are the favorites, but can they get the job done and win their first-ever MLS Cup?
Read this article 
Sports Betting News - 13/02/19
Major League Baseball Future Bets 2019 
The 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) season is going to be something special thanks to it being the 150th season in MLB history. The postseason is scheduled to start October 1st with the World Series schedule set to begin on October 22. Boston Red Sox won both the American League and were the 2018 World Series winners and are the +600 joint favorites to retain their World Series title this year. Can anyone stop Alex Cora’s Sox?
Read this article 
Sports Betting News - 06/02/19
UFC 234 Predictions 
UFC 234 takes place at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday 10th February and sees Robert Whittaker defend his UFC Middleweight Championship titles against Kelvin Gastelum in the pick of the bouts. The Main Card also sees Israel Adesanya take on Anderson Silva in the Middleweight class, Rani Yahya face off against Ricky Simon in the Bantamweight division, Jim Crute lock horns with Sam Alvey in the Light Heavyweight category and Montana De La Rosa fight Nadia Kassem in the Women’s Flyweight.
Read this article 
Sports Betting News - 25/01/19
What are the available 2019 Super Bowl Prop Bets? 
It’s estimated that some 140 million people will watch Super Bowl 53 on television. Many people who don’t watch a football game all season long will tune in on Super Bowl Sunday. You don’t have to be a football fan to take in the Super Bowl, and thanks to the advent of Super Bowl Prop Bets, you don’t need to know football in order to wager on the Super Bowl.
Read this article