NFL Betting Lines: Week 3 Odds, Trends, and Top Matchups Preview
Week 3 of the NFL season gets started Thursday night with a possible clunker, as the San Francisco 49ers host the Los Angeles Rams as a 3-point home underdog.
The Rams are 1-8 straight up and against the spread in their last nine games, but San Francisco isn’t any better with a 1-16 SU record and 4-12-1 ATS mark in their last 17 games. The 49ers have lost eight straight as a home underdog while going 1-7 ATS. However, San Francisco is 6-2 SU and ATS in their last eight versus the Rams, and last season as a 2.5-point home underdog they crushed Los Angeles 28-0.
Moving on to Sunday, a few other road favorites this week include the Denver Broncos and the Miami Dolphins.
The Broncos are 3-point favorites at the Buffalo Bills. Denver is a disappointing 2-4 SU and ATS in their last six road games, but as a road favorite they’re 7-2 SU and 5-3-1 ATS in their last nine. Buffalo will try to improve their 2-5 SU and 2-4-1 ATS mark in their last seven games. Against Denver Buffalo is 2-6 SU in their last eight, but 6-2 ATS.
The Dolphins are 6-point road favorites this week when they visit the New York Jets. Miami is 5-2 SU and ATS in their last seven on the road and 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS in their last six as a road favorite. The Jets have lost their last two versus the Dolphins SU and ATS, but they are 5-2 ATS in their last seven matchups. New York is also a surprising 5-2 ATS in their last seven at home versus teams with winning records.
New York’s other team, the Giants, are also an underdog this week, a 3.5-point road underdog against the Philadelphia Eagles. Philadelphia is 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six versus the Giants and at home overall they’re 6-2 SU and ATS in their last eight. The Giants have been awful on the road lately at 2-6 SU and 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight.
The biggest spread right now is the Houston Texans at the New England Patriots, with the Patriots listed as a 13-point favorite. New England has won six straight versus Houston while going 5-1 ATS. The Patriots are also 5-0 SU and ATS in their last five at home versus Houston and overall at home they’re 25-5 SU and 19-8-3 ATS in their last 30 outings.
In this week’s Sunday nighter the Washington Redskins host the Oakland Raiders as a 3.5-point underdog. Oakland has won their last three games as a road favorite SU and ATS. Washington is no slouch as a home underdog, with a 6-2 record SU and ATS in their last eight. In this matchup Washington is 3-1 SU and ATS in their last four.