NFL Week 3 Betting Preview and Trends

Week 3 in the NFL kicks off Thursday night with the Cleveland Browns hosting the New York Jets.

At Bovada Sportsbook, the Browns are a 3-point home favorite. Cleveland may not have a straight-up win this season but has won three straight against the spread. The Jets are 1-5 SU and ATS in their last six, but dominate this matchup with five straight wins vs Cleveland, both SU and ATS.

If you’re looking for road favorites, the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears fit the bill.

The Packers are a 3-point road favorite at Bovada Sportsbook vs the Washington Redskins. Green Bay tied the Minnesota Vikings as a 1.5-point underdog last week to snap a four-game ATS losing streak. Washington was a 6-point favorite in a SU loss to the Indianapolis Colts last week, dropping the Redskins to 3-4 SU and ATS in their last seven. In this matchup, Green Bay is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10.

Cardinals are 5-1 UNDER in last six games

The Bears are 6.5-point road favorites vs the Arizona Cardinals. Chicago has surprisingly won four straight ATS, but the Bears are 2-4 ATS in their last six as a road favorite. The Cardinals have been a profitable UNDER pick lately at 5-1 UNDER in their last six, and as a home underdog they’re 3-3-1 ATS in their last seven.

The biggest spread on the board this week has the Minnesota Vikings listed as a 17-point home favorite vs the Buffalo Bills. Minnesota failed to cover as a 1.5-point favorite in a tie with Green Bay last week, dropping the Vikes to 1-4 ATS in their last five. Buffalo has lost three straight at 1-2 ATS and when listed as a double-digit underdog the Bills have lost 17 straight while going 7-10 ATS.

The AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals visit the Carolina Panthers this week as a 3-point underdog. The Bengals have won four straight SU and ATS and they’re 6-1 ATS in their last seven as the underdog. Carolina has been money at home in its last six at 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS, and in this matchup the favored team is 4-0-1 SU in the last five.

On Monday night the winless Pittsburgh Steelers visit the undefeated Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a 3-point road favorite. Pittsburgh has dropped four straight ATS and is 1-8 ATS in the last nine. The Bucs have won five in a row ATS and as a home underdog they’re a solid 5-1 ATS in their last six.