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Breaking down odds, picks, betting splits for Week 3 of 2020 NFL season

We go over some Week 3 picks as the betting public sorts out their decisions at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes  runs against Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Matt Judon during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium.  Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Week 3 of the 2020 NFL season is underway, and 15 games remain to be played following Thursday’s matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins. DraftKings Sportsbook has odds and lines for Week 3 matchups available, and we’ll go over the betting splits and latest odds for some of those here.

The Indianapolis Colts are surprisingly the biggest favorites of Week 3 at -530, as they’ll be up against the skeleton crew New York Jets (+420). New York has been ravaged by injuries and could be without Jamison Crowder, Breshad Perriman, and multiple starting offensive linemen. The public is completely behind the Colts, who command 94 percent of the handle and 96 percent of the total bets on moneyline wagers.

Bettors appear to think the matchup between the Buffalo Bills (-130) and Los Angeles Rams (+119). Both teams are 2-0 and have managed to get there in very different ways. Buffalo leads the NFL in passing yards while the Rams have rushed the ball more than every team but the Los Angeles Chargers. Injuries to multiple Los Angeles running backs could make Jared Goff air the ball out a little but more against a Bills team that hasn’t been great defensively this season. Buffalo is a 2.5-point favorite but has 41 percent of the handle on moneyline bets. The Rams command 68 percent of the total bets and have a decent shot at getting the upset in my opinion.

Week 3 will be wrapped up by an exciting Monday Night Football matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs. Everyone wants to see a quarterback showdown between the NFL’s last two MVPs — Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs edged out the Ravens 33-28 when these teams last met in 2019, but are underdogs at +170. They struggled against the Chargers’ sturdy defense in Week 2, and Baltimore (-195) might have an even better defensive unit. However, bettors favor the defending champs heavily. Kansas City has 75 percent of the handle and 74 percent of the total bets on moneyline wagers. Fans are expecting a shootout, as 97 percent of the handle on total points bets were placed on the over of 54 points.

Here’s the the full breakdown of odds, lines, and betting splits for Week 3.

NFL Week 3 betting splits

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
CHI Bears +3 11% 18% Over 47.5 71% 75% +143 38% 31%
ATL Falcons -3 89% 82% Under 47.5 29% 25% -165 62% 69%
CIN Bengals +5 54% 59% Over 46.0 92% 81% +180 40% 37%
PHI Eagles -5 46% 41% Under 46.0 8% 19% -210 60% 63%
HOU Texans +4 45% 46% Over 45.0 85% 80% +180 53% 36%
PIT Steelers -4 55% 54% Under 45.0 15% 20% -205 47% 64%
LV Raiders +5.5 40% 42% Over 48.0 69% 83% +230 48% 35%
NE Patriots -5.5 60% 58% Under 48.0 31% 17% -275 52% 65%
LA Rams +2.5 59% 71% Over 47.5 78% 77% +115 59% 68%
BUF Bills -2.5 41% 29% Under 47.5 22% 23% -130 41% 32%
SF 49ers -4 64% 72% Over 41.5 38% 49% -195 74% 80%
NY Giants +4 36% 28% Under 41.5 62% 51% +165 26% 20%
TEN Titans -2.5 89% 87% Over 48.5 54% 44% -130 80% 72%
MIN Vikings +2.5 11% 13% Under 48.5 46% 56% +115 20% 28%
WAS Football Team +7 61% 57% Over 44.0 80% 74% +255 24% 21%
CLE Browns -7 39% 43% Under 44.0 20% 26% -295 76% 79%
CAR Panthers +6.5 21% 25% Over 44.0 65% 64% +245 15% 11%
LA Chargers -6.5 79% 75% Under 44.0 35% 36% -286 85% 89%
NY Jets +11 27% 38% Over 43.5 49% 48% +420 6% 4%
IND Colts -11 73% 62% Under 43.5 51% 52% -530 94% 96%
DAL Cowboys +5 38% 31% Over 56.0 84% 75% +190 24% 21%
SEA Seahawks -5 62% 69% Under 56.0 16% 25% -220 76% 79%
DET Lions +5.5 8% 9% Over 55.5 86% 51% +205 6% 7%
ARI Cardinals -5.5 92% 91% Under 55.5 14% 49% -240 94% 93%
TB Buccaneers -6 92% 91% Over 43.5 53% 75% -250 95% 95%
DEN Broncos +6 8% 9% Under 43.5 47% 25% +215 5% 5%
GB Packers +3.5 68% 79% Over 52.5 94% 91% +150 96% 88%
NO Saints -3.5 32% 21% Under 52.5 6% 9% -175 4% 12%
KC Chiefs +3.5 67% 68% Over 54.0 97% 94% +170 75% 74%
BAL Ravens -3.5 33% 32% Under 54.0 3% 6% -195 25% 26%

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