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NFL picks, Week 3: Predicting every game against the spread

The NFL is back for the 2021 season, and that means we’re picking games against the spread! Here’s my full list of Week 3 picks.

Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers shakes hands with Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers after winning the NFC Championship game at Levi’s Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

We’re back for Week 3 of the NFL season following a moderately entertaining Panthers-Texans game on Thursday Night Football. Carolina struggled out of the gate but pulled away in the second half to remain unbeaten at 3-0.

While I did not wager money on the game, my pick against the spread was Texans +8 and the under on the 43.5 total. I got the under but lost out on the spread. Houston hung close, but Carolina was the superior team and handled their business in the fourth quarter.

Last week was an improvement overall. I stumbled some with my best bets, going 2-3, but I went 9-7 overall. That puts me at 3-7 on best bets and 13-19 overall. It’s not great, but a bounce-back effort.

All odds below come courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook. Each week, I’ll also pull out my five best bets. These are based on Sunday morning lines, so they’re not necessarily best bets I grabbed earlier in the week before some of the current line movement.

Bills (-7) over Washington
Dolphins (+3.5) over Raiders
Vikings (+2) over Seahawks
Rams (+1) over Bucs
49ers (-3) over Packers

Here are all my picks for Week 3.

Panthers vs. Texans (+8): Texans — LOSS
Ravens vs. Lions (+7.5): Ravens
Cardinals vs. Jaguars (+8): Jaguars
Chargers vs. Chiefs (-7): Chiefs
Saints vs. Patriots (-3): Patriots
Colts vs. Titans (-5.5): Titans
Washington vs. Bills (-7): Bills
Falcons vs. Giants (-2.5): Falcons
Bengals vs. Steelers (-3): Steelers
Bears vs. Browns (-7): Browns
Jets vs. Broncos (-10.5): Jets
Dolphins vs. Raiders (-3.5): Dolphins
Bucs vs. Rams (+1): Rams
Seahawks vs. Vikings (+2): Vikings
Packers vs. 49ers (-3): 49ers
Eagles vs. Cowboys (-3.5): Cowboys

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