Matthew Manouli | Thu 22/09/2016 - 17:12 EDT

NFL Week 3 Predictions

NFL Week 3 Predictions

Get ready for NFL Week 3 everyone! Rivalries abound as the Redskins and the Giants' Odell Backham clash, along with the Battle of Pennsylvania on Sunday afternoon. With the Steelers going 0-8, having last won in Philadelphia in 1965, could they be false favorites here? Is this a game to play or pass? We'll break down the games and give you the value pick so we can cash more tickets.

NFL Odds Week 3

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We made more profit last week, going 5-2 ATS. The New York Jets did us well on Thursday night, and the Broncos, Saints, and Lions kept us going on Sunday afternoon. We capped it off with a Sunday night winner in the Minnesota Vikings +2. Our only two losses were the Lions losing outright to the Titans, and the Chiefs underperforming in Houston. Our record for the season is now 8-4 ATS.

Week 3 NFL Predictions

This week, we have 8 picks for you. We'll break down the Sunday night game with the Dallas Cowboys hosting the Bears, and the afternoon games: Miami hosting the lowly Cleveland, the Ravens visiting Jacksonville, an NFC West match between the Seahawks and 49ers, Detroit at Green Bay, Pittsburgh visiting Philly, Denver against Cincinnati, and San Diego traveling East to face Indy. Let's get into it.

Denver Broncos @ Cincinnati Bengals Prediction

BET DENVER BRONCOS +3 AT SPORTSINTERACTIONAll eyes will be on the Denver Broncos as they embark on their first road trip of the season. It will be interesting to see how QB Trevor Siemian deals with his first road game of the season at the loud Paul Brown Stadium. He impressed at home against Super Bowl runners-up, the Carolina Panthers, and the Colts,  coming into this game 2-0. The Cincinnati Bengals, however, need this game. They are 1-1 and still only in 3rd place in their division. Must-win doesn't mean they will win though. Between these two teams, the road team has gone 5-1 ATS in their last 6 against each other, and the underdog has gone 6-1 ATS in their last 7. Advantage: Denver. If the Broncos can effectuate their pass rush like they have in their previous games, accumulating 8 sacks, against this weak Bengals offense, and shut down AJ Green, it's game over and the Broncos could win this outright. Take the Denver Broncos +3.

Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers Prediction

BET DETROIT LIONS +8 AT BODOGThe Detroit Lions failed us last week, but we will give them a shot again this week. They played a great game, but the 17 penalties the Lions accrued destroyed their momentum. This is an NFC North game, so we will probably see more discipline, but tensions could be high. The Green Bay Packers are surprisingly reeling offensively, and don't be fooled, Matthew Stafford has the edge here. Having thrown for 600 yards (67.1% cmp) and ranked 9th in the league against a banged up Aaron Rodgers, who has only thrown 412 yards (57.1% cmp) and ranked 22nd, who was sacked 5 times against rival Minnesota. The Packers don't even do that much better at home, only going 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, while the Lions have gone 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. Take the Detroit Lions here at +8.

Baltimore Ravens @ Jacksonville Jaguars Prediction

BET JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS +1 AT SPORTSINTERACTIONThe Baltimore Ravens came back from a deficit to hammer the Browns last week and trends show that the Ravens stay fired up and play well after beating division rivals, going 6-1 ATS in the last 3 seasons coming off such a win. They are also 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games, and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 overall. The Jacksonville Jaguars seem to be feeling the opposite effects. They are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 overall. The key stats though, are how well they match against each other. The home team is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 matchups, the underdog is 7-3-3 ATS in the last 13, and the Ravens are just 1-4 ATS in these two teams' last 5 meetings. QB Blake Bortles was the leading rusher last week, but T.J. Yeldon will step up and play his role this week. Hopefully this game will be as wild as the last time these two teams met up. Take the Jacksonville Jaguars +1.

Cleveland Browns @ Miami Dolphins Prediction

BET MIAMI DOLPHINS -10 AT SPORTSINTERACTIONWhile a clash of 0-2 teams, this game could still prove to be exciting. The Cleveland Browns showed they have offensive power, well at least in the first half. They have failed to score a TD in the last halves of their first two games. None of that matters, however, as the Browns will be bringing in yet another QB as starter. Robert Griffin III is out, Josh McCown is not playing, and rookie Cody Kessler gets the nod. This will be the fifth regular season game in a row in which the Browns start a new QB. The Miami Dolphins will use the Browns' instability to get their first win. Tannehill and company have played decently only losing 12-10 at Seattle, and 31-24 at New England, not blowouts by any means. Cleveland isn't a team to surprise. They are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. Take the Miami Dolphins -10.

San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks Prediction

BET SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS +9.5 AT BET365This NFC West matchup promises to be entertaining. The San Francisco 49ers wouldn't usually fare well here, having gone 0-8-1 ATS in their last 9 against the Seattle Seahawks, and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 in Seattle. But, with such an anemic offense, it will be tough for Russell Wilson and his team to cover a spread this high. They have scored an abysmal 15 total points in their first two games, compared to the Niners' 55 total points. Offensive line troubles will keep the Wilson scrambling and until there is a turnaround, we can't lay 9 points on an offensive that has scored such few points. They are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 because they are relying on their top ranked defense, but low scoring games will favor taking the big number here. Take the San Francisco 49ers at +9.5

San Diego Chargers @ Indianapolis Colts Prediction

BET INDIANAPOLIS COLTS -2.5 AT SPORTSINTERACTIONIt's do or die time for Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. They go into this game at 0-2 and need to stop the pain. It's a familiar feeling, as they have gone 0-2 in their last two seasons. Look for them to buckle down at home and limit the San Diego Chargers' rushing game which they relied on heavily in the Week 2. Indy is ranked 29th against the run, but will contain it at home this week. The Colts also know they need to protect already banged up Luck. Philip Rivers is sitting on a 120.3 QB rating, and while he is elite, he is overachieving. All signs point to a Chargers victory, but where this line is now, the smart play is the Colts. They will find a way to win to avoid going 0-3. They bounce back well, going 21-9 ATS in their last 30 games after a loss, while the Chargers get fat and satisfied, going 1-5 ATS in their last 6 coming off a win. Take the Indianapolis Colts at -2.5.

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Philadelphia Eagles Prediction

BET PITTSBURGH STEELERS -3.5 AT SPORTSINTERACTIONIt has taken 4 years, but the Battle of Pennsylvania is back and better than ever. Both teams coming in at 2-0, one of these teams will have to sustain their first loss to an in-state rival. The Pittsburgh Steelers will be headed by the veteran Ben Roethlisberger, who gained a couple of important wins in their first games. The Philadelphia Eagles will be headed by rookie Carson Wentz, who has been playing impressively, being the first QB to win his first two games without throwing a pick. But beating the Bears and Browns isn't anything to write home about. If the Steelers can get DeAngelo Williams running, this Eagles team will see what a real offense is like. Some situational stats to consider, is that Philly is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 playing on a Sunday after playing on Monday Night Football, and are 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 at home against a team with a winning road record. The Steelers proved they play well on the road, and will put the Eagles back in their place. Take the Pittsburgh Steelers -3.5.

Chicago Bears @ Dallas Cowboys Prediction

BET DALLAS COWBOYS -7 AT SPORTSINTERACTIONAfter the Chicago Bears got humiliated on Monday night, they will look to bounce back again on the national stage on Sunday Night Football. The Bears can blame their 0-2 start on their pathetic 31st ranked offense. They can't rely on Jay Cutler, or his replacement Brian Hoyer, as much, and need to run the ball. The first two games only saw the team rush for more than 75 yards. The Dallas Cowboys are no elite team, but when they get their pass and run game balanced, like they did in their Week 2 win with 30 passes and 30 runs each, then they benefit. Dak Prescott isn't going to blowout the opposition on his own. The 23-year-old has stunned though, breaking Warren Moon's record by throwing 75 passes without an interception in his first two games. With a bevy of Bears' injuries, the new look Cowboys should be able to get a win here by around 10. Prescott will find his boys Cole Beasely and Jason Witten, who are second place in the league in combined receptions, at 25. RB Elliot will try to redeem himself after he was benched last week. The Bears might lead at the beginning, but there will be a meltdown and the Cowboys will take it in the second half. Take the Dallas Cowboys -7.

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