NFL Betting Rewind: Week 3 Results

The NFL’s Week 3 produced a couple of blowouts that were never in doubt and several sweaters that showed the value of getting the best number.

Depending on what lines bettors took, favorites went 9-5-2 against the spread. But, with multiple games finishing right on or near the number, records will vary. There was no doubt about a couple games, though.

Carolina’s 38-0 beatdown of the New York Giants will be one of the biggest covers of the season. The Panthers opened as small favorites, but the betting market pounced on the Giants, who went off as 1-point favorites. Cam Newton’s Panthers ended up covering by 39 points.

The Indianapolis Colts’ impressive 27-7 win at San Francisco also was about as easy as winners come. The Colts went off as 10-point underdogs and never trailed. They scored the game’s last 20 points and covered the spread by more than four touchdowns.

Those two games were the definitions of locks of the week. The Monday night game between the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos was the exact opposite, not necessarily on the scoreboard but definitely at the betting window.

At one point during the week, the Broncos were as low as 14-point favorites. By kickoff, though, some books pushed Denver up to -17. A late Oakland touchdown made the final score 37-21, a 16-point margin that opened some shops up to being middled.

Overall, the victorious week for the favorites evened the season results. Favorites head into Week 4 with a 23-22-3 edge against the spread. As for totals, there were seven OVERs and nine UNDERs in Week 3.  On the season, there have been 23 OVERs and 25 UNDERs.

Odds & Ends

The Jets, Cowboys, Dolphins, Raiders, and Seahawks are the only teams that are 3-0 against the spread. The Titans and Bengals are both 2-0-1 against the spread.

The Rams, Buccaneers, Steelers, Jaguars, Giants, and Redskins are the only teams that are 0-3 against the spread.

All three of the Bears, Packers, Vikings, and Broncos games have gone OVER the total.

All three of the Patriots, Chiefs, Saints, and Bucs games have stayed UNDER the total. 

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