I am about to say something I never thought I would be saying: the Cleveland Browns are NFL Week 3 betting favorites on the road! They are facing the lowly Indianapolis Colts who may be vying for the worst team of 2017 with the New York Jets also in the hunt.
Now let’s take a look at the complete NFL Week 3 betting board.
Betting Cheat Sheet NFL Week 3
Rams (-2.5) at 49ers | Thursday, Sept 21 at 8:25 PM ET
This is when the Niners get their biggest win of the season. The 49ers have won seven of the last ten Rams visits to San Francisco.
Ravens (-4.5) at Jaguars | Sunday, Sept 24 at 9:30 AM ET in London
The Ravens will 3-0 after Week 3. Their wins so far have been against teams punching above their weight class: the Bengals & Browns. This week they face the bi-polar Jags.
Broncos (-1.5) at Bills | Sunday Sept 24 at 1:00 PM ET
Denver just held Cowboys star RB Ezekiel Elliott to just eight rushing yards on nine attempts. The Bills are a run first team who are about to suffer the same fate.
Saints at Panthers (-6) | Sunday, Sept 24 at 1:00 PM ET
It’s obvious QB Cam Newton missing pre-season has hurt his play. His accuracy has been way off. The Panthers D won’t be able to hold Drew Brees at bay for a full four quarters. Will Newton have enough in the tank to keep it close?
Steelers (-7.5) at Bears | Sunday, Sept 24 at 1:00 PM ET
The Bucs scored 29 points over the Bears even after going on cruise control in the third quarter. The Steelers can do about the same on Sunday.
Falcons (-3) at Lions | Sunday, Sept 24 at 1:00 PM ET
The Falcons beat the Packers in their home-opener in every way possible. But was that enough to put their Super Bowl collapse behind us.
Browns (-2.5) at Colts | Sunday, Sept 24 at 1:00 PM ET
The Browns are favored on the road. That makes this game Must See TV!
Buccaneers at Vikings | Sunday, Sept 24 at 1:00 PM ET
The Bucs cruised in their first game of the season. This week they face a legit defense. Can Winston and co take it to the bruising Vikings?
Texans at Patriots (-12.5) | Sunday Sept 24 at 1:00 PM ET
The series between the Texans and the Patriots have been one of the most one-sided rivalries in the NFL over the past few years. Since hiring Bill O’Brien, who served on the Patriots’ coaching staff from 2007-11, in 2014, the Texans have gone 0-3 straight-up and ATS against the Patriots with those three losses all coming in huge blowouts (27-6 in 2015, 27-0 in 2016, 34-16 in the playoffs following 2016 season).
Dolphins (-6.5) at NY Jets | Sunday Sept 24 at 1:00 PM ET
The Jets are 0-2 ATS this year, which is really ugly when you consider the fact that they were a 14-point underdog in one of those games.
NY Giants at Eagles (-3.5) | Sunday, Sept 24 at 1:00 PM ET
The Giants have lost their last three visits to Philadelphia. The Eagles covered the spread in all three of those games.
Seahawks at Titans (-2) | Sunday, Sept 24 at 4:05 PM ET
The Titans’ front seven is going to eat the porous Seahawks offensive line alive. QB Russell Wilson will be running for his life for four full quarters.
Bengals at Packers (-9.5) | Sunday, Sept 24 at 4:25 PM ET
If the Bengals don’t put up serious numbers in this tilt, there will be a full mutiny in Cincinnati.
Chiefs (-2.5) at Chargers | Sunday Sept 24 at 4:25 PM ET
The Chargers MO is to score early and then to lose the game late by a field-goal. Is it surprising the spread is 2.5 in favor of the visiting Chiefs?
Raiders (-3.5) at Redskins | Sunday, Sept 24 at 8:30 PM ET
The Raiders are the real deal. They took down the Titans in Week 1 before destroying the Jets. Sunday Night they get to show the nation that they should be in the Super Bowl conversation.
Cowboys (-3) at Cardinals | Monday, Sept 25 at 8:30 PM ET
After getting blown out by the Broncos on Sunday, the Cowboys will have to try and rebound against a team that they’ve had some serious trouble with over the past few years. The Cowboys haven’t beaten the Cardinals since 2006, and they’ve gone 0-4 against Arizona since then. Not only have the Cowboys had trouble against the Cardinals recently, but they’ve had trouble covering the spread after a loss. Since 2015, the Cowboys are 4-9-1 ATS following a loss, which is the second-worst mark in the NFL over the span.