Week 3 of the NFL regular season has a few good matches to consider. The Miami Dolphins will face the Buffalo Bills at 1 PM ET, Tom Brady, and Aaron Rodgers will clash in Tampa Bay, and the Dallas Cowboys will take on the New York Giants. These games all offer solid NFL picks against the spread.
While the Minnesota Vikings looks like a good team to bounce back after a tough loss to the Lions, they’re still looking for an offensive identity under Kevin O’Connell. Kirk Cousins is a huge passer and Justin Jefferson can make big plays on the ground. Despite losing Dalvin Cook to injury, the Vikings’ running game still has room to grow. Meanwhile, the New Orleans Saints is still finding their balance with James Winston and will be hurting without Dalvin Cook. They will also struggle with a defense that is 28th in the NFL.
Another game with a large spread is the Bills vs. Dolphins. The early lines have the Dolphins as a +6 betting underdog, showing a fair amount of respect for Buffalo after their early-season losses to the Titans and Rams. Miami may be underrated this week, but that doesn’t mean they’re not a team worth betting on this week.
In addition to picking NFL picks against the spread, you can also bet on money line odds on certain games. These are popular with most bettors because they involve betting on the underdog and winning. These games are often featured in the best NFL picks of the week. However, it is important to note that NFL betting sites are not always the same when it comes to money line odds.
The Cleveland Browns is another team that you can consider for Week 2 NFL picks against the spread. The Browns were defeated by the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football, but they’ll likely need to win to make it to the playoffs. Nick Chubb scored his third touchdown of the game with one minute and 55 seconds left, making the final score 30-17. If Chubb had not been stopped short of the end zone, Cleveland would have easily covered the spread and won the game.
Another option for NFL picks is to make a look-ahead wager on the New Orleans Saints. The Saints were mispriced early on and the line eventually closed between +125 and +140. They even led the game at halftime but lost 20-10 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
While it’s tempting to make a play on a game without an in-depth analysis, there are some potential mistakes you should avoid making. The Atlanta Falcons was a shocking 0-2 in Week 2. They won’t be able to sustain that level of intensity in a primetime game. On the other hand, the New York Giants is playmaker thanks to RB Saquon Barkley, who leads the NFL in rushing yards. Hence, a TD in this game is a good bet.