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NFL Betting: Week 3 Opening Lines

The New York Giants are still looking for their first ATS victory of the season, and they'll get their next chance to pay off on the NFL betting lines on Thursday night as they take on the Carolina Panthers on the road in a game that opened as a pick'em at the online sportsbooks for Week 3 of the season.

If that game follows the patttern from Week 2, Carolina could be a good bet at home.

Home teams went 14-2 SU last week and four home underdogs all won outright (Carolina, St. Louis, Miami, Seattle). Underdogs went 9-7 ATS overall, but it was the big public games - Dallas, New England, New Orleans - that mattered most in driving a huge day for sportsbooks such as Bovada.

The Sunday night game this week has the Baltimore Ravens hosting the New England Patriots, with Tom Brady and company pegged as 2.5-point underdogs on the Week 3 opening lines at 5Dimes.

Looking ahead to Monday night? The Seattle Seahawks opened as 3.5-point underdogs for that game against the Green Bay Packers, and Seattle has been a dynamite bet at home in September lately (a trend that continued Sunday when they upset the Cowboys).

Week 3 Opening NFL Betting Lines (from 5Dimes)

Thu - N.Y. Giants at Carolina (pick) (8:20pm ET)
Sun - San Francisco at Minnesota (+8) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Tampa Bay at Dallas (-8) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Detroit at Tennessee (+2.5) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - St. Louis at Chicago (-9) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Kansas City at New Orleans (-10) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Jacksonville at Indianapolis (-3) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Cincinnati at Washington (-4.5) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - N.Y. Jets at Miami (+2.5) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Buffalo at Cleveland (+3) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Atlanta at San Diego (-3) (4:05pm ET)
Sun - Philadelphia at Arizona (+4) (4:05pm ET)
Sun - Pittsburgh at Oakland (+4.5) (4:25pm ET)
Sun - Houston at Denver (pick) (4:25pm ET)
Sun - New England at Baltimore (-2.5) (8:20pm ET)
Mon - Green Bay at Seattle (+3.5) (8:30pm ET)

Week 3 NFL Betting Trends and Notes

NY Giants at Carolina - Matchup Report
NY Giants are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina's last 7 games when playing NY Giants

NY Jets at Miami - Matchup Report
The total has gone OVER in 16 of the NY Jets last 21 games on the road
Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

St. Louis at Chicago - Matchup Report
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games at home

San Francisco at Minnesota - Matchup Report
San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home

Buffalo at Cleveland - Matchup Report
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home

Kansas City at New Orleans - Matchup Report
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games

Tampa Bay at Dallas - Matchup Report
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games

Detroit at Tennessee - Matchup Report
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 11 games on the road
Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit

Jacksonville at Indianapolis - Matchup Report
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Jacksonville's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indianapolis's last 6 games

Cincinnati at Washington - Matchup Report
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home

Philadelphia at Arizona - Matchup Report
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Atlanta at San Diego - Matchup Report
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing Atlanta

Houston at Denver - Matchup Report
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Denver's last 16 games at home

Pittsburgh at Oakland - Matchup Report
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home

New England at Baltimore - Matchup Report
New England is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Green Bay at Seattle - Matchup Report
Green Bay is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle's last 8 games at home