Attacking the Spread – Week 3 NFL Picks

Week 2 brought some exciting games and some other ones that I had no idea what to expect. I ended up winning two of the five bets last week. One of the three bets was a really bad bet. Can you guess which one it is?

The really bad one was betting the over in the Bengals/Bears game. That game was low-scoring and I REALLY underestimated the Bears’ defense. I am fortunate that the two bets I won last week were the ones giving the better odds. Enough about what happened last week. Let’s move on to my five picks for Week 3.

OVER 52(-108) Arizona Cardinals @ Jacksonville Jaguars

I really think that the Cardinals will put up 40+ points in this game. Jaguars have a soft defense and the Cardinals have an explosive offense that puts points on the board when they please. I would not be surprised if the Cardinals cover the over by themselves. 

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers -107 @ Los Angeles Rams

Who doesn’t like the Buccaneers this year? This is the first time I am betting the money line in this series. I didn’t like the odds I was getting with the spread, so I took them straight up with -107 odds.

I guess the Rams are the favorite in this game because they were able to keep it close with the Cowboys. When the Buccaneers played the Cowboys, it seemed that both teams were able to score with little resistance. I think the Rams could keep it close but I think the Buccaneers will be the outright winners. 

UNDER 46.5(-112) Chicago Bears @ Cleveland Browns

I think this game will be an ugly, defensive game. The Bears just showed how good they are on defense. The power of the Browns’ offense is in the running backs. The front seven on the Bears will be able to keep the backs at bay and making Mayfield beat them. The Browns have a good defense as well. OBJ could be back for the Browns but I don’t think that will be enough for this game to go over 46 total points. 

Miami Dolphins @ Las Vegas Raiders -5.5 -110

I have a feeling that I will be betting the Raiders just about every week this year. Just being a 5.5 point favorite against Miami seems low with Tua possibly missing this game. The Raiders have been looking good, especially on defense. The Raiders’ defense was their biggest issue last year and it seems that they fixed the issue. 

Seattle Seahawks -1.5 @ Minnesota Vikings -103

With how these two teams have played so far, this game will be close and go to overtime. If I look at both teams as a whole, the Seahawks look like the better team and not by much. The Vikings lost some heartbreaking games with a bad call and a missed game-winning field goal. I think their defense will let the Vikings down against the Seahawks. This game will be a good sweat win or lose. 

Week 3 bets are locked in. Make sure you follow me on Twitter for updates on other bets I like and daily fantasy takes. Good luck and make sure you gamble responsibly. Please obey the Bankroll Management rules. 

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