NFL Odds: Week 3 Betting Trends
Week 3 of the NFL season kicks off Thursday night in Kansas City, where coach Andy Reid will bring the Chiefs into the city he coached for 14 seasons to take on the Philadelphia Eagles.
At Bovada, Kansas City is catching 3.5 from the Green Birds, who have covered all four meetings dating back since 1992. And while the Chiefs are 1-11 straight-up when oddsmakers install them as an underdog, the Eagles have also failed to cover 6 of their last 7 as the favorite.
On Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys will look to rebound from their loss to Reid's Chiefs, as the Pokes return home, where they're laying -4 points to the St. Louis Rams. Dallas, which covered its home opener in Week 1 against the New York Giants, is mired in a 4-14 ATS skid at owner Jerry Jones' play palace, AT&T Stadium. On the flipside, the Rams have covered 6 of their last 7 while toting a travel bag.
The San Diego Chargers are making their second consecutive trip across the country, and though Tennessee is in the Central time zone, and it's not quite as far as Philadelphia - by about 800 miles - it's still a long haul to endure after last week's emotional road win over the Eagles.
Then again, perhaps bettors don't need to worry about logistics since the Bolts have won nine straight over the Titans and have covered eight of those games, dating back to 1993. Also, the Chargers are in on an 8-3 ATS run when catching points, while the Titans have failed to cover 11 of their last 15 as the chalk.
Green Bay got back on track with a 38-20 victory Sunday over the Washington Redskins, and head back on the road to take on the Bengals in Cincinnati, where the Packers are laying -3 points. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers was masterful last week, completing 34 for 42 pass attempts with no interceptions, and became just the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for more than 480 yards and four touchdowns without throwing a pick.
The good fortune may carry over, as the Packers check in on ATS win streaks of 5-1 versus the Bengals since 1986 and 8-1 when laying the points. Buyers beware, though, as the Bengals have won 5 of 9 straight-up when installed as the underdog.
Chiefs +3.5 at Eagles
Eagles 4-0 ATS vs KC since 1992
Chiefs 1-11 SU past 12 games as underdog
Eagles 1-6 ATS past 7 games as favorite
Packers -3 at Bengals
Packers 5-1 ATS vs Bengals since 1986
Packers 8-1 ATS past 9 games as fave
Bengals won 5 of 9 SU as a underdog
Packers OVER is 8-2 past 10 seasons before a bye week (Week 4)
Bears -2 at Steelers
Steelers 8-1-1 ATS past 10 games as home underdog since 2000
Chicago is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games at home
Raiders +14.5 at Broncos
Oakland 6-1 ATS past 7 at Denver
Broncos 9-1 SU, 7-3 ATS past 10 games within AFC West
Raiders 10-1 ATS past 11 road games within AFC West
Texans -2.5 at Ravens
Ravens 6-1 SU in 7 career meetings with Houston
Colts +11.5 at 49ers
Road team covered spread in past four meetings
Colts have not won as a double-digit dog since 2002 (Philly Nov. 10)
49ers have played 7 straight home OVERs
Rams +3.5 at Cowboys
Cowboys 4-14 ATS past 18 home games
Rams 6-1 ATS past 7 road games
Chargers at Titans -3
San Diego 9-0 SU, 8-1 ATS vs Titans since 1993
Chargers 8-3 ATS past 11 games as underdog
Titans 4-11 ATS past 15 games as favorite
Browns at Vikings -5.5
Browns 1-16 SU past 17 road games
Vikings 7-1 SU past 8 home games
Vikings 1-7-1 ATS past 9 games as favorite
Buccaneers at Patriots -8
Bucs are 8-3-1 ATS past 12 games as underdog
Cardinals at Saints -9
Saints 6-1 SU & ATS at home to Cardinals since 1983
OVER is 8-1 past 9 Saints games vs NFC West foes
Lions at Redskins -1.5
Washington 13-0 SU (10-3 ATS) at home to Lions since 1981
Lions 2-11-1 ATS past 14 road games
Giants at Carolina -1
Panthers 1-7 ATS past 8 seasons before a bye week
Giants 0-5 SU & ATS past 5 road games
Falcons at Dolphins -1
Miami 0-6-1 ATS vs Falcons since 1983
UNDER is 13-3 past 16 games when Dolphins were favored
UNDER is 14-4 past 18 Falcons road games in Sept.
Bills at Jets -3
Bills 1-6 SU, 2-5 ATS past 7 games vs Jets
Bills 2-13 SU past 15 road games
Bills are 3-16 SU as underdog
Jaguars at Seahawks -19.5
Seattle 8-2 ATS past 10 games as favorite
Seattle is 16-3 ATS past 19 home games