The NFL is fast approaching the quarter point of the 2019 season, and we still have a host of questions as we consider Week 3 wagers. We won’t get final answers this weekend, but we’ll get a better handle on things.
The biggest question might be how for real are the Baltimore Ravens? They blew out the Miami Dolphins in Week 1 and then held off the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2. This week they travel to face the Kansas City Chiefs in a very clear step up in competition. A third straight win would boost Baltimore’s Super Bowl odds considerably, but we’ll see if they can overcome being a 5.5-point underdog.
An unexpected unbeaten team is the 1-0-1 Detroit Lions. They blew a big lead in Arizona, resulting in a tie with the Cardinals, and then edged out the beaten up Los Angeles Chargers. They travel to face a banged up Philadelphia Eagles as a 5.5-point underdog. I grabbed the line at 6.5, but there still might be some intriguing value.
I’m sitting at 17-15 on the season after an 8-8 performance in Week 2. I’m off to an inauspicious start in Week 3, having picked the Jacksonville Jaguars as a 1.5-point favorite. I managed a victory by taking the under on the 38 point total, so that’s something!
Here’s my full list of picks for Week 3. All odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Titans @ Jaguars (+1.5): Titans — LOSE
Jets @ Patriots (-20.5): Patriots
Lions @ Eagles (-5.5): Lions
Broncos @ Packers (-7.5): Broncos
Bengals @ Bills (-6): Bills
Raiders @ Vikings (-9): Vikings
Ravens @ Chiefs (-5.5): Chiefs
Dolphins @ Cowboys (-22): Cowboys
Falcons @ Colts (-1.5): Colts
Giants @ Buccaneers (-6): Giants
Panthers @ Cardinals (-2.5): Cardinals
Steelers @ 49ers (-6.5): 49ers
Texans @ Chargers (-3): Texans
Saints @ Seahawks (-4.5): Seahawks
Rams @ Browns (+4): Browns
Bears @ Washington (+4): Washington
Odds and lines subject to change. See website for actual odds.
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