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NFL Betting Trends: Week 3

When the three most-bet NFL games of the week all go against the public, you can be sure oddsmakers are smiling on Tuesday morning.

And after the Patriots, Saints and Cowboys all lost straight up in Week 2, sportsbooks were celebrating a profitable week.

“Sportsbooks hope to get one or two of those big public games, but they got all three of them,” said Jack Randall. “Even losing the late Sunday games and Monday night as the favorites covered four straight times didn’t put a huge dent in the weekend for them.”

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Indeed, the Falcons, Steelers, Chargers and 49ers all covered late to take out some of the sting for NFL bettors. Without that, Week 2 would have been a major slaughterhouse for bettors as they look ahead to Week 3 NFL trends. [ Get updates and injury notes on Twitter ]

When the public teams all lose, most of the teaser and parlay action also goes to the sportsbook. Underdog bettors who picked some of those longshots on the moneyline make a huge profit, but there are not enough of those dog bettors to hurt the book normally.

Totals betting was split 8-8 in a week that saw home teams go 14-2 SU. But four of those home teams were underdogs. Overall, underdogs were 9-7 ATS.

Check out all of the Week 3 NFL betting trends and see the latest NFL odds as well.

Giants at Panthers – Thursday night

Six of 7 career meetings played OVER the total

Giants 8-2 ATS past 10 road games

Bengals at Redskins

Redskins 2-11 SU past 13 home games

Redskins 2-10-1 ATS past 13 as favorite

OVER is 8-1-1 past 10 Bengals games as underdog

Bengals lost 6 straight as underdog (0-5-1 ATS)

Lions at Titans

Lions 0-6 ATS past 6 road games

OVER is 10-1-2 past 13 Detroit road games

Lions played 6 straight OVERs as favorite

Chiefs at Saints

Chiefs won SU 2 of past 3 as double-digit underdog

OVER is 7-0 past 7 Saints games as favorite

Saints played 7 straight games where at least 60 pts scored

49ers at Vikings

49ers 1-7 ATS past 8 trips to Minnesota

49ers 9-3-2 ATS past 14 games as chalk of 8 or more points

Jets at Dolphins

Dolphins 3-11 ATS past 14 at home vs Jets

Jets 2-8 ATS past 10 road games

Dolphins 5-1 ATS past 6 home games

Jaguars at Colts

Jaguars 6-2 ATS past 8 trips to Indy

Bucs at Cowboys

Bucs 2-7 ATS past 9 against Cowboys

Bucs 6-2 ATS past 8 as double-digit underdog

Cowboys 4-15-1 ATS past 20 games as favorite

Bills at Browns

Three of past four meetings saw less than 20 points scored

Rams at Bears

6 of past 8 meetings played UNDER the total

Rams have covered three straight as underdog

Rams 2-8 ATS past 10 games as road underdog

Bears 8-3 ATS past 11 as favorite

OVER is 10-2 past 12 games as favorite

Falcons at Chargers

All 6 meetings since 1980 played UNDER the total

Falcons 1-4 ATS past 5 as road underdog

Eagles at Cardinals

Cardinals 9-2 SU past 11 games overall

Cardinals 9-2 SU, 8-3 ATS past 11 at home

Cardinals 7-2 ATS past 9 as underdog

Cardinal 5-1 SU past 6 games as underdog

OVER is 8-2-1 past 11 meetings

Steelers at Raiders

UNDER 6-1 past 7 Steeler games when favored

Raiders 9-3 ATS past 12 games as underdog

Steelers 2-8 ATS in 10 recent Sept road games

Raiders 3-12 ATS in 15 recent Sept home games

Texans at Broncos

Home team has covered all three career meetings

Texans 6-1 ATS past 7 road games

Texans 11-3 ATS past 14 games as favorite

Patriots at Ravens

Patriots 8-1 SU past 9 vs Ravens

Patriots 5-1 ATS as underdog since 2009, 10-3 ATS since 2006

Patriots 10-2-1 ATS past 13 road games

Packers at Seahawks – Monday Night Football (bet at Bovada)

Seahawks 14-3-1 ATS past 18 September home games

Seahawks 8-1 ATS past 9 as home underdog

Packers just 2-5-1 ATS in eight MNF road games since 2005

Seahawks 4-0-1 ATS past 5 Monday Nighters, including 3 shutouts and one win over Green Bay (total score 146-37)